January 22, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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ICPO seals security measures for Dinagyang Festival

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has ironed out possible security glitches relative to the celebration of the Kasadyahan and Dinagyang Festival on January 23 and 24, respectively.

Religiosity still on top of revelry in Dinagyang festival

In spite of the popularity and the prestige reached by the Dinagyang Festival having been chosen the Best Tourism Event in the country for three straight years, still its religiosity is not at all forgotten since its evolution through the years.

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Troublemakers beware!

Troublemakers beware! These container vans have been placed in strategic places to serve as temporary lock-up cells for those who would cause trouble during the Dinagyang weekend.

BSP warns Ilonggos vs. counterfeit bills

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas warns Ilonggos on the possible proliferation of counterfeit paper bills this 2010 Dinagyang Festival and feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria in Jaro District.

BSP deputy director for Iloilo Job Nepumoceno said people should exercise precautionary measures in receiving paper bills when dealing with different transactions. The advocacy in detecting fake paper bills is on their priority list.


City cops keep watch on possible basag-kotse binge during Dinagyang

After making their presence felt last week, Basag-Kotse suspects are now subjects of a tight monitoring by different units of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO).

DA ready with measures to cushion effects of El Niño

The Department or Agriculture Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU 6) is ready with measures to assist farmers that will be affected by the mild El Niño phenomenon.

Cabral vows support to San Isidro relocatees

Outgoing Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza Cabral assured the occupants of the San Isidro, Jaro relocation site of her support even after she occupies a different cabinet position.

Multi-awarded Ilonggo writer launches book of Ilonggo short stories

Multi-awarded writer and winner of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Short Story in Hiligaynon) Prof. Alice Tan-Gonzales launched her book entitled “Sa Taguangkan sang Duta kag Iban Pa nga Sugilanon (In the Womb of the Earth and Other Stories)” at the UPV Art Gallery on December 4, 2009 at UPV Iloilo City Campus.


Drug raid yields suspected shabu

ROXAS CITY – Roxas City police led by PSupt. Leo Batiles, police chief, recovered suspected shabu in a raid at the house of suspected illegal drug pusher at dawn yesterday in Arnaldo Boulevard, Baybay this city.

24 squatters in city face demolition

ROXAS CITY – Some 24 informal settlers are now facing eviction in Barangay Punta Tabuc this city after the court issued writ of demolition against them in favor of the Philippine Veteran Bank.

Construction of Mambusao’s P40M municipal hall ongoing

ROXAS CITY – A new municipal hall building with a budget of P35 – 40 million is currently being constructed in Mambusao beside the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) building.


CLO downplays Gonzalez claim relocation lot

BACOLOD CITY — City Legal Officer Atty. Joselito Bayatan yesterday said that the claim of real estate developer Vladimir Gonzales that the lands, situated at Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, which are the subject matters of the loan of the City Government with the Philippine Veterans Bank are under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) is a non-issue.

Arroyo admin raise country’s energy self-sufficiency

BACOLOD CITY – The administration of President Gloria M. Arroyo has raised the energy self –sufficiency of the country from 49.07 percent during the year 2000 to 58.9 percent in 2009, strengthening its stand on clean environment policies.

Food For School Program benefits 11.5 M since 2004

BACOLOD CITY – Since the program’s inception in late 2004, it has served 11.5 million beneficiaries to date.


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My Dinagyang

My Dinagyang

THE beating of the drums, the busy and noisy streets and awesome activities! The Dinagyang fever is here. The Dinagyang Festival, installed in the Hall of Fame and the Best Tourism Event of the country, gives honor to Senior Sto. Nino for the gift of abundance and protection.

----------------------------------------See you in Dinagyang

See you in Dinagyang

It’s DINAGYANG Festival fever and all planes, boats, ferry boats, roros and cars lead to Iloilo City, the land of the world-famous Dinagyang. Many friends and people we’ve met told us that they are going to DINAGYANG 2010

----------------------------------------Knights of Columbus by the Riverside

Knights of Columbus by the Riverside

THE knights of Columbus, Molo Council 5028 under the stewardship of Grand Knight Dr. Greg Sancho has been providing free blood pressure check-up and blood sugar screening to early morning joggers

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Nobody but you ...

SOMEHOW the famous song “Nobody But You” was the theme of the Christmas Party of The News Today because all the departments prepared for a dance number with that as the music. Thus, sounds of the said song permeated the TNT area while many practiced their pieces in not so secret places.


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