January 20, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Palace hopefuls warned vs. political posturing in Dinagyang

Campaigning, no. Shaking hands and giving out siopao, yes.

The mayor of the city has advised politicians-especially rumored presidentiables-against political posturing and making speeches during the Dinagyang Festival.

“There should be no political speeches,” Mayor Jerry Treñas said yesterday, cautioning presidential hopefuls on what to avoid when they visit Iloilo City for the highlight of the Dinagyang Festival on January 24-25. And, he stressed, the warning also applies to streamers and posters.

House invites SP dads to congressional hearing on Culasi townhood

Members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) have been invited to be the next resource persons on next week’s congressional hearing on the Culasi townhood.

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The "Resiklo Mariposa (Recycle Butterfly) drew the attention of merry-makers in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan Festival over the weekend.

The "Resiklo Mariposa (Recycle Butterfly) drew the attention of merry-makers in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan Festival over the weekend. The costume made of plastic bottles and containers, tin cans and bottle caps and compact discs calls for segregation and recycling of waste against global warming and climate change.

Tupas delivers SOPA

Dress code up for SP body

Iloilo’s official state will be known today as top government officials and executives from national and local agencies converge at the Capitol.


Ilonggos urged to witness city’s bid for world’s biggest bowl of batchoy

City Tourism Officer Ben Jimena is inviting all Ilonggos to witness the cooking of world’s biggest bowl of Lapaz Batchoy at the Lapaz Plaza on Thursday.

US military ship to visit Iloilo

A US military ship will visit Iloilo this March on a civic mission. In a phone interview aired over Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo, where she was a guest in a public affairs segment Sunday morning, US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney said that the ship will be conducting community projects in Iloilo.

2010 presidential hopefuls in Ati-atihan

KALIBO, AKLAN—Not missing a beat, presidential hopefuls joined revelers of the this year's Ati-festival which ended Sunday.

Gen. Peralta-Dinagyang Park to be inaugurated Jan. 21

The General Peralta-Dinagyang Park at the back of the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand will be inaugurated on January 21, 2009 at 10 in the morning. The blessing is in time for this week’s Dinagyang festival.

PRO-6 honors wounded cop

Efficient and effective public service truly pays. But for Police Officer III (PO3) Hernando Saguan, who was wounded in the course of the performance of his mandate, receiving an award for a well-performed duty is simply a bonus.


DOST VI, PIChE-Panay conduct training on operation of portable biogas digester

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office VI (DOST VI) and Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) Panay Chapter conducted the training on the operation of the portable biogas digester last January 14, 2009 at the DOST VI Conference Room.

City liga prexy tops resolutions, attendance

ROXAS CITY – City Liga President Wilson Acervo is top performer in terms of sponsored resolutions and attendance from January 1 - December, 2008.

DSWD turns over P7M ESA to 'Frank' victims of 3 Aklan towns

KALIBO, AKLAN -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently turned over a total of P7,530,000 to 753 beneficiaries under the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) program of the government for families who totally lost their homes to Typhoon Frank last year.


Sen. Legarda vows support to Sugar Industry

BACOLOD CITY -- Senator Loren Legarda, newly designated Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, recently committed to do everything for the good of the sugar industry.

Leonardia awaits PNB loan deal for land acquisition

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed yesterday that Philippine National Bank (PNB) representatives from Metro Manila will be here this week to validate the request of our city officials to seek another loan agreement for the acquisition of land to be used as urban poor relocation sites.

City DepEd, students welcome random drug testing plan

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City Schools Division Superintendent Milagros Gonzales welcomes the plan of Dangerous Drug Board to conduct random drug testing to high school and college students.

SM to host Bacolod's one-stop-shop

BACOLOD CITY -- For convenience and comfort, SM City Bacolod will be the venue of the city's one-stop-shop this year, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.


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


When you're ready

/ Kathy M. Villalon

“Where did I come from?”

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

Eye Opener:
Israel chosen nation of God

/ Rodolfo Gumabong


The Marañon House

The Marañon House

I got the chance to see the unique house of the Marañons in Araneta Street, Bacolod City, when my friend Archie visit his friend Anton a Sri Lankan guy who is staying there as a guest of the family.

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.


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