January 21, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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IDFI to decide on fate of Tribu Hamili, Himala today

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) will render its decision today on whether to allow the Tribu Hamili and Tribu Himala to perform during the 2009 Dinagyang Festival Ati competition this Sunday as their preparedness and costumes are put on question.

2nd flyover to rise in Iloilo City

Iloilo City will have its second flyover project under the forthcoming Mega Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project funded by the French government. It will be implemented by the President’s Bridge Program which is under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

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Two carabaos fight it out to show who's more powerful between them during the widely popular “pasungay” of San Joaquin, Iloilo last Saturday.

Two carabaos fight it out to show who's more powerful between them during the widely popular “pasungay” of San Joaquin, Iloilo last Saturday.

All set for world’s biggest bowl of La Paz batchoy

The table is set for the world’s biggest bowl of La Paz batchoy. The attempt at setting another world record in Iloilo comes within four days after players from Barotac Nuevo town made history for having played soccer for over 35 hours, two hours longer than the record set in Armidale, Australia.

The cooks, numbering six, will start preparations as early as 2 a.m. Thursday at the La Paz public plaza, Joel Adrias, spokesperson of organizer Edgar Sia II, told The News Today yesterday.


‘Dead’ Capitol projects highlight Tupas SOPA

Two multi-million “dead” projects designed by the administration of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. resurfaced in yesterday’s State of the Province Address (SOPA).

Sidelights and notes on Tupas SOPA

History was recorded anew in yesterday’s State of the Province Address (SOPA) of Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

DPWH to speed up P2.5B infra projects in WV

The regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) based in this city will fast track the implementation of its 2009 infrastructure projects estimated to cost some P2.5 billion to spur economic growth and generate more jobs in the region.

Pilgrim image of Senior Sto. Niño arrives today

The liturgical committee of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) will lead today the devotees in welcoming the pilgrim image of Senior Sto. Niño from Cebu. The image will arrive at 7 a.m. at the Iloilo Port Terminal.


Gov't assures farmers of fertilizer incentives

ROXAS CITY – The government has assured farmers of continuous grant of fertilizer incentives to farmers.

225 NPA rebels return to normal life

Two-hundred twenty five more of the country's rebels have given up the armed struggle and opted to return to normal life with the livelihood assistance extended to them by the government from June to December 2008.

Multi-purpose vans worth P1.872M turned over to barangays

SAN JOSE, Antique – A 12 unit muti-purpose vans costing P156,000.00 each with a total cost of P1.872 Million were turned over to different barangays in the town of Patnongon; namely Magsaysay, Aureliana, Apgahan, Padang, Poblacion, Igbobon, La Rioja, Carit-an, Tamayoc, Igbarawan, Mabasa and Badiangan.


NDCC releases P10M for city's flood control program

The National Disaster Coordinating Council released recently P10 million as assistance to Bacolod City's flood control program through the city's Flood Mitigation Committee chaired by Councilor Roberto Rojas.

Flyover contractor secures 'Enclosure Permit'

BACOLOD CITY -- Office of the Building Official Head Engineer Teresita Guadalupe confirmed yesterday that private contractor called "Astic Contractor" had already secured a permit for enclosure in order to continue the "boring test" along Northdrive-Lacson.

Foul odor from new abattoir disturbs villagers

BACOLOD CITY -- People of Barangay Handumanan are again experiencing bad smell from the new slaughterhouse few weeks after it was given solution by the city government and AVM Bernardo Engineering, the operator of the abbatoir.


Sense of beginning
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Pit Senior!
Bridging the gap
The prominence of Iloilo in farming in early times
The son also rises
Ruptured Aneurysm
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


PAGCOR’s Genuino

/ Alain Russ Dimzon

Bottled mishaps

/ Alain Russ Dimzon

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


A golden event for SAC

A golden event for SAC

Some 50 alumni of Saint Anthony's College (SAC) were given the Golden Harvest Award for being successful in their chosen field, thus giving pride to their Alma Mater.


‘Twas a b-day bash

‘Twas a b-day bash

It was a simple birthday celebration right on the feast of Señor Sto. Niño coinciding with the nth birthday celebration of Leila Ruth “Pinky” Javellana as she invited friends and closer family acquaintances to their Bacolod home.

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.


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