January 23, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City assures peace and order this Dinagyang weekend

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday assured the security of guests and revelers this Saturday and Sunday, highlights of the 2009 Dinagyang Festival, as hundreds of uniformed and plainclothes policemen are deployed on the streets particularly on parade routes and performance areas.

Ilonggos feast on biggest bowl of La Paz batchoy

Ilonggos yesterday feasted on the largest ever cooked bowl of Iloilo City's famed La Paz batchoy in a bid for a world record.

Around 1,000 residents and guests flocked to the La Paz District plaza where a giant stainless steel bowl was set up to cook the savory noodle dish.

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A kitchen crew pours hot soup from a gigantic bowl into a styropore container.
Ronilo L. Pamonag / NESTOR P. BURGOS JR

A kitchen crew pours hot soup from a gigantic bowl into a styropore container. (Inset) A girl finishes her bowl of batchoy oblivious of the crowd behind here lining up for servings of the dish during the record-setting feast yesterday in La Paz public plaza.

A look into the real essence of Dinagyang

Dinagyang of today is Iloilo’s biggest festival, the mother of all festivals for the 42 towns, one component city and Iloilo City itself.


Who will be the winners in this year's Dinagyang?

It remains to be seen on whether last year’s grand champion in the Kasadyahan and Dinagyang competitions will retain the championship award as 17 competing tribes perform in the ati competition and six participating tribes for the Kasadyahan this weekend.

Iloilo’s first in tri-media Dinagyang coverage

A team of broadcasters and journalists banded for the first-ever full FM live coverage of Dinagyang 2009 tribal competition.

TV Patrol Iloilo celebrates 6th year

ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol Iloilo celebrates its 6th anniversary with a series of activities highlighting the station’s vision for public service.


Porto is new 3ID chief

ROXAS CITY -- Brigadier General Vicente Porto is the new commanding general of the Philippine Army's (PA) 3rd Infantry Division (3rd ID) based at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.

RP to host 5th Eco-Products Int'l Fair

ROXAS CITY -- The country will host the 5th Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF) 2009 from March 19 to 22 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.


Bacolod business group questions new tax rate

BACOLOD CITY -- City Treasurer Annabelle Badajos confirmed yesterday that she received a complaint from Ramon Kilayko, Senior Vice President of the Prudential Guarantee Corporation, regarding the substantial increase in business permit fees for the year 2009.

Letter on flyover project finally reaches Bing

At last, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia already has a copy of a letter from Executive Director Emil Sadain of President's Bridge Program under the Department of Public Works and Highways.

SP warns public to avoid imported peanut butter

The Sangguniang Panglungsod Wednesday passed a resolution requesting and urging the city mayor through the City Health Office, Departmentof Education with the assistance of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


Longing for Boracay at Myrtle Beach
Bad Breath: Is there a cure?
Bridging the gap
The early years of the Iloilo Dinagyang
Sense of beginning
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Pit Senior!
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


Eye Opener:
Ill-gotten wealth is a curse

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

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


Jun Rio still tops; turns 80 this '09

Jun Rio still tops; turns 80 this '09

Bacolod City’s prime posh destination, L’ Fisher Hotel was turned into an evening of fun, memories and great food as soft-spoken Baldomero “Jun” Rio, Jr. welcomed his very own family, relatives, associates and friends.

Barangay Night In Jamindan

Barangay Night In Jamindan

Recognized as one of the towns in the 2nd district of Capiz with the biggest voting population, Jamindan is often wooed by both politicians and political “wanna bes.” Aside from Jamindan Mayor Ethel Jinon and the Sangguniang Bayan officials.

IBC's heart for children

IBC's heart for children

In the yesteryears, they slept on sidewalks and lazily roamed around the city streets. Many elementary and high school students cut classes so they could help their family look for many, to provide for their daily meals.

Rotary Club of Metro Roxas - Central

Rotary Club of Metro Roxas - Central

2008 was a busy year for ROXAS CITY METRO ROXAS-CENTRAL because of the various service programs and projects that they have undertaken for the Capicenos.



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