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A joyous encounter with the Holy Infant of Prague

CHURCH of Virgin Mary the Victorious

After the frenzy of the Black Nazarene procession, the attention of Filipino Catholics shifted to the Holy Child. All over the country, from Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan to Cebu’s Sinulog and Iloilo’s Dinagyang, Filipino Catholics dedicated the third Sunday of January to revering the Holy Child, more popularly known as the Santo Niño.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

DepEd, CHEd heads to keynote University of San Agustin, Iloilo research confab

Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, and Commission on Higher Education Commissioner Minerva Alarcon will keynote the 1st San Agustin National Research and Education Conference on Nov. 27-29 at the University of San Agustin-Iloilo Auditorium.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Media can bridge the gap between the victims and the world


These days, media, both print and broadcast, has done its homework in giving the public a blow-by-blow account of the extent of the damage Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has wrought in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Capiz, Iloilo and Northern Cebu, as well as other places that unfortunately lay in its path.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji donates to Iloilo school

TADASHI Shoji, Gigi Pio de Roda

It was a night of sheer luxury and elegance when Japanese-American designer Tadashi Shoji unveiled his Fall-Winter 2013 Collection.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Best value-for-money destinations this summer

PICK fresh strawberries. PHOTO BY JILL LEJANO

How to get there: Take the bus from Victory Liner Cubao terminal; the fare going to Baguio is P445. If you’ll be coming from the Pasay terminal, the fare is P455. Deluxe buses with lavatories and more comfortable seats cost P715 one-way.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

St. Paul’s Hospital Iloilo upgrades with state-of-the-art operating room complex


Five years after the founding in 1911 of St. Paul’s Hospital in Iloilo (SPHI) in a converted warehouse, the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres set up an operating room with the most basic of equipment and instruments—and a most far-reaching vision. Today this essential and critical facility is almost a hundred years old, having continually undergone expansion and upgrading, making it as venerable as the hospital itself.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Iloilo’s University of San Agustin marks heritage milestone

UNIVERSITY of San Agustin Centennial Memorial put up in 2004

Panay pride and Augustinian audacity were in full display when the University of San Agustin (USA) in Iloilo City celebrated the 60th anniversary of its elevation as a university last March 1 with a solemn High Mass of thanksgiving, a concert that featured a magnificent Olympic-style gallery of lights performed by some 2,000 students, and an impressive fireworks display.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

French woman’s initial quest for adventure leads to noble work


In 1998, Elena (not her real name) was barely 13 when she got pregnant after having been raped by a neighbor. An orphan, she sought solace in a new center for abused girls.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

PH hosts 1st international gongs, bamboo music fest in Dipolog, Iloilo

Maguindanao Kulintang Ensemble in Cotabato City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Philippines will host the very first International Gongs and Bamboo Music Festival in Dipolog City from February 16 to 22, and Maasin, Iloilo from February 22-26. Dubbed as “Tunogtugan Festival,” the seven-day celebration will gather some of the finest gongs and bamboo ensembles and scholars from the Philippines and different parts of Asia.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

4,000 Lopez kin attend grand family reunion in Jaro, Iloilo


The powerful Lopez clan of Iloilo held its grand family reunion recently in Jaro, Iloilo, drawing 4,000 kin from all over the world.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Parenting | Read More »

Angat Kabataan, unique summer heritage pilgrimage, held in Iloilo

MIAG-AO Church, a Unesco world heritage site. PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

The youth as inheritor, protector and promoter of cultural heritage was the focus of Angat Kabataan, the unique yearly gathering of youth leaders from all over the country during National Heritage Month. This year, Angat Kabataan, supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, was held May 1-5 in Iloilo.

Posted: June 4th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  9. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  10. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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  • Lifestyle

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  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
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  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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