January 19, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ilonggo players break record for longest soccer game

Players from Barotac Nuevo town broke the world record by playing marathon soccer for over 35 hours, and they were not even exhausted that the last game was so physical a fight nearly broke out.

City readies over 1,000 cops for Dinagyang celeb

A total of 1,022 men and women of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be stationed in various points of the city to ensure peace and order in the two-day Dinagyang highlights.


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Former RP national player and Philippine’s Mr. Football in 1986 Elmer Bedia (right, standing)

Former RP national player and Philippine’s Mr. Football in 1986 Elmer Bedia (right, standing) mingles with soccer players of the Barotac Nuevo Comprehensive National High School taking a break from a marathon game of soccer at the Barotac Nuevo public plaza.

‘No more WB financing for erring firms… prosecution up to RP govt,’ WB exec says

Last week’s World Bank (WB) announcement of a permanent ban to Philippine-based construction ‘giant’ E.C. DeLuna Construction Company, its owner and six other firms was met by a similar move by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).


Tribe composed of real Aetas steals show

KALIBO, AKLAN—They didn't need soot to blacken their bodies. Their dance steps were tempered and their costumes modest.

DTI-6 to provide free entrepreneurship training, business counseling

Good news! To those who are interested to become new entrepreneurs, the Department of Trade and Industry Region 6 will provide free entrepreneurship training and business counseling services through “A Responsive and Innovative Strategy for Entrepreneurship” or ARISE.

Defensor-Malones fix MIWD-Maasin row

All’s well that ends well. Or at least, almost, in the longtime row between the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) and the Municipality of Maasin, Iloilo.

80 percent of kiosks for food festival already taken

Eighty percent of the total kiosks intended for this week’s food festival are already taken by interested parties such as student entrepreneurs. The food festival is only one of the activities in line for the 2009 Dinagyang festival.

Treñas expects MIWD to solve water supply problem this week

City Mayor Jerry Treñas expects the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) to fulfill their commitment to address the water needs of the city as thousands of visitors are expected to visit the city for the Dinagyang 2009 festival this week.

US Rotarians conduct free kidney transplant in Iloilo City

The Rotary Club of Novato, California, United States of America, in coordination with the Rotary Club of Iloilo West and St. Paul’s Hospital-Iloilo, will conduct free kidney transplant to selected end stage renal disease Ilonggos on January 19-23, 2009 in Iloilo City.


Cuartero mayor denies harassing village chief

ROXAS CITY – Cuartero Mayor Roger Flores denied harassing Punong Barangay Maximo Candido of Brgy. Malagab-i, Cuartero during the Municipal Development Council meeting recently.

Nine 2nd district mayors go for Mrs. Castro

JAMINDAN, Capiz – Nine mayors in the 2nd district of Capiz have officially announced through resolutions that they want Congressman Fredenil Castro's wife Baby Jane to run for Representative in 2010 to replace her husband whose term is about to end.

DSWD launches Food-For-School program in Madalag

KALIBO, Aklan -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently launched its Food-For-School Program in the municipality of Madalag.


P10M worth of hospital equipment, supplies donated to provincial hospital

About 10 Million worth of hospital equipment and supplies was turned over to Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, in a simple ceremony recently attended by Gov. Isidro P. Zayco.

17-year old, education student crowned Hara Sang Negros

A 17-year old first year education student of University of San Agustin, Bacolod City, was crowned Hara Sang Negros 2009, in a pageant held on Jan. 16 with 19 other contestants which highlighted the 33rd Sinulog festival celebration in Kabankalan City.

Bacolod's flyover to rise at Lacson-Aquino intersection

Bacolod Lone District Congressman Monico O. Puentevella announced that a "Mega Bridge" flyover will soon rise in Bacolod City and shall answer the perennial traffic problem of the city.

Pacquiao leads opening of nat'l boxing tilt

BACOLOD CITY -- World renowned boxing icon Manny Pacquiao led the opening ceremony last Saturday of the 2009 Smart National Open Youth and Women's Amateur Boxing Championship at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC) here.


Theology and the current issues
Bridging the gap
The prominence of Iloilo in farming in early times
The son also rises
Ruptured Aneurysm
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Animal in U
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


Rational Insanity:
Planning or working abroad? Hear me first

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Paraw Regatta and motorcycle race

/ Erly C. Garcia

The call of the kudyapi

/ Gail Ilagan

Does force really count?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

More children need of care

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Eye Opener:
Israel chosen nation of God

/ Rodolfo Gumabong


The call of the wild

The call of the wild

One of the best soirees before the year end happened at the Volkswagon Club along the Board Walk Avenue in uptown Iloilo City. It was the 18th birthday party of young fashionista Amanda Trenas who commanded all her guests to come in their wild animal inspired clothes.

Tadtad Tattoo

Tadtad Tattoo

Tadtad Tattoo held at the Robinsons Place Iloilo gathered tattoo artists from around Visayas to compete recently.There were 13 artists and 13 models coming from Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Dumaguete and Boracay, who joined.

---------------------------------------- Jewel of her life

Jewel of her life

Close friends and relatives of the family of Jolin J. Regalado joined her to take part in celebrating the 1st birthday of Baby Juliana. Her parents, Totong and Erlinda Regalado ensured that Baby Julian's birthday bash will be an enjoyable one with their relatives who joined them that day.

Jaro Fiesta Princesses

Jaro Fiesta Princesses

On February 2, 2009, the district of Jaro will celebrate one of the country's grandest fiesta in honor of Nuestra Senero de la Candelaria. As a tradition, some of the fairest among the city are chosen to be princesses of the Jaro Fiesta Queen which this year was bestowed upon Marie Angelica A. Chan.


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