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May 21,2013 12:43 AM

THE ILOILO Dinagyang Festival will perform in the USA on June 2 and 8.

In a statement from the City Hall press office, the 23-man Dinagyang dancers will perform during the Philippine Independence Day Parade in Madison Avenue Manhattan, New York City on June 2.

On June 8, they will perform at the Filipinotown of Los Angeles, California.

The twin performances are part of the 115th Philippine Independence Day celebrations in the US.

The Dinagyang contingent will banner the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) taglines “It’s more fun in the Philippines” and “It’s fun to be Pinoy!”

The DOT’s Tourism and Promotions Board will sponsor the US trip.

This is the second time Dinagyang will be showcased in the NYC parade touted as the largest celebration of its kind. The first time that the contingent performed was in 2011 with 100,000 spectators getting a taste of the country’s 3-time best tourism event.

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Boracay

March 27,2015 01:12 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

The first time I set foot on Boracay was August 1985. I was on assignment for Asiaweek Magazine, the Hongkong-based news magazine patterned after Time (it was later acquired by Time). Its editors heard about the grumblings of local residents about “over-development” on the island and sent me to investigate. Read more...

Money, money, money

March 27,2015 01:10 AM

Isn’t there a ditty or song about money making the world go round? But more than the world it infects, money also makes peoples’ heads go round and round. Scenes of humanity’s idolization of money are everywhere. It seems that the more money one has, the better his or her life. That is the delusion we are made to believe. Money becomes a god but as human experience attests, money cannot buy happiness. Oftentimes they make people unhappy, empty and sad. Read more...

What happened to the ‘Triple A’ slaughter house of Iloilo City?

March 27,2015 01:06 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A READER of this paper was surprised to learn that the Iloilo City slaughter house or abattoir in a 1.1-hectare complex in Barangay Tacas, Jaro is not even accredited.

That story appeared in this paper in its March 17, 2015 issue. Read more...

Iloilo sugar planters should’ve lobbied in congress

March 27,2015 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“That’s what mayors do. They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city.” – Maxine Waters

TRAFFIC gridlock is worsening in the Bonifacio Drive, City Proper due to the on-going road-widening construction project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from the foot of Forbes Bridge (the bridge that connects Iloilo City Proper to the districts of La Paz and Jaro across the Iloilo River). Read more...

Offer ‘excess’ classrooms for K to 12 use – study

March 27,2015 01:02 AM

AMID the apprehension of some sectors and leaders over the viability of the K to12, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) released a timely policy note offering possible solutions to some of the challenges cited by the reform program’s critics. Read more...

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