January 28, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Senator backs move to decriminalize libel

Senate Majority Floor Leader Francis Pangilinan on Saturday said he supports the prioritization of pending bills in Congress that will decriminalize libel.

Music, revelers dominate Dinagyang celeb

Music literally livened Iloilo City over the weekend with concerts after concerts, shows after shows and street revelry dominating the celebration.

With stages set up all over city proper, name it and the city had it from local bands and guest performers from Manila.

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Business was brisk for vendors of food, alcoholic drinks, toys and souvenir items

Business was brisk for vendors of food, alcoholic drinks, toys and souvenir items during the two-day highlight of the Dinagyang Festival 2008 over the weekend.

Iloilo eyes to regain title as RP's top rice producer

The province of Iloilo aims this year to surpass Nueva Ecija as the number one rice producer in the country.


Advisory council for stronger judiciary to convene next month

The executive, legislative and judicial branches will convene next month to discuss ways on strengthening the judiciary and solve the problems plaguing it, Sen. Francis Pangilinan announced here Saturday.

Expansion of Freedom Grandstand eyed

City Mayor Jerry Treñas asked the City Engineers Office (CEO) to check on the possibility of constructing a second floor for the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand to accommodate more spectators during Dinagyang festival.

USA-Iloilo medical mission is back

Twenty one million pesos worth of medicines and medical equipment were brought in yesterday by the American medical volunteers for their upcoming medical mission at Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan.

Authentic Chinese cuisine to be served during Chinese New Year foodfest

The Iloilo Chinese-Filipino Cultural Association encouraged Chinese restaurants here to serve and prepare authentic Chinese cuisines during the Chinese New Year food festival to tickle the Ilonggos' palate on Chinese foods.


Reds' bomb-try of Globe tower goes 'pffft'

Quick response of Army soldiers in Tubungan, Iloilo stopped short yet another attempt to bomb a cell site communication tower of Globe Telecommunications Company.

Boracay to undergo rehabilitation

KALIBO, Aklan -- Boracay will undergo a massive environmental rehabilitation which will address its pressing environmental concerns.

PRO 6: Iloilo City Police Office still the best

The Police Regional Office (PRO 6 Director, Chief Supt. Wilfredo Dulay Sr. is all praises to Iloilo City Police Office with the results of 2007 4th Quarter Performance Evaluation Rating showing that it bested eight other police units in the region.


Remember! Celebrate! Act!
Bridging the gap
The Indag-an Primary Multi-purpose Coop in Miag-ao, Iloilo
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Of being stressed
On Cruise Control
Consumers Domain
Time to move

Enjoying the holidays


Rational Insanity:
Rearing to write

Today in Medicine

/ Philip S. Chua

Without the Whitecoat:
Medical Practice in 2008

/ Dr. Florentino Alerta

What's cooking up for Dinagyang 2008?

/ Ben Jimena

Mental health and spirituality

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Dollars for you

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

tong2 + francis = migedc

/ Ed Jalbuna


Blue Chili Tea House

Blue Chili Tea House: A New Discovery

Another delightfully quaint little tea house opened last week in Iloilo that I am sure will add to another unique dining experience for the city's discriminating restaurant habitués. Located just across from St. Clements's Church

---------------------------------------- Arte Dinagyang

Arte Dinagyang: Obramaestra sa Galleria of the WVCST Alumni Association

The Dinagyang Festival, being a part of our culture, should be celebrated in many ways. For the artists of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Alumni Association, holding "Arte Dinagyang" is one way.

----------------------------------------Pastry Fever

Pastry Fever

Having a pastry shop is a tough task. If you've seen the movie Chocolat in 2001, starring Catherine Benoche, the difficulty of her task in establishing her chocolate shop is the same as running a pastry establishment.

----------------------------------------In the eyes of the child

In the eyes of the child

Last January 6, the Imperial Professional Education headed by Arden Rodeo, manager, gave gifts to 215 kids ages two to six years old at the Sta. Teresita Parish.


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