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Ateneo parents vs bullying

By Herman Lagon
“BULLYING is when an individual or group repeatedly misuse power to target another individual or group to intentionally threaten or harm them.”
This was intimated by developmental and behavioral pediatrician Dr. Celina Cordero-Gellada before scores of parents and guardians of Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School High School Department Saturday morning, January 31, at the school’s Multipurpose Room.


Themed “Bully-Proof Your Kids,” the Parent-Teacher Association-initiated conference was also participated in by the officers of the Student Council who happen to have an on-going anti-bullying campaign called R2BR or the “right to be respected.” The PTA partnered with the school’s Guidance Office led by counselor Cecilia Japitana who facilitated the event.
A fellow in behavioral pediatrics in UP Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Cordero-Gellada shared different local and foreign studies on bullying. She discussed not just what bullying really is, but also stressed the pro…

Tito Bob’s Magic

There are two things that can take stress away; a good sleep and good laughter.
And, if you’d like to breathe life into your party, whom do you call? Adhara-Eisele Robles Garvilles aka “Tito Bob”, one of Iloilo City’s premiere magicians because of his magic skills and funny antics.
The first time I saw him was at the Friends of Children with Cancer, Inc. Children’s Day Out where he volunteered to perform magic tricks to kids with cancer. “I wanted to see the children happy. It’s also my way of giving back for the blessings I received,” he said.
He showed many tricks but I was quite curious about the one where he had his hands tied but he was able to break free. When asked what the secret was, he answered, “Hmmm that's why it is a secret. Hahahaha.”
Tito Bob narrated that he already had a passion for magic in grade school. “I would buy cheap local magic tricks available in stores. I had grown that passion when I saw a magic shop at SM Cebu where I bought magic cards and other stuff,” h…

Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 ladies frolick at Sta. Barbara Heights

The Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 candidates frolicked in the serene and captivating view of Sta. Barbara Heights recently. Garbed in their respective long gowns created by no less than the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 Chairman and Iloilo’s highly esteemed fashion designer, Alex Soncio, the 10 candidates looked regal and every inch a queen as they flashed their smile and posed before the clicking cameras in the Sta. Barbara Heights Clubhouse and Model House 1.




During the Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 coronation night held last January 21, 2015 at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium, one candidate, whose beauty and personality best suits the charm and elegance of Sta. Barbara Heights, was named “Ms. Sta. Barbara Heights”: candidate no. 9,Ms. Zairah Marie Agsaluna. She took home a sash, bouquet, and a cash prize of Php 5000. She finished 2nd runner up in the Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 competition.



Sta Barbara Heights Residential Estates is a 173-hectare mixed use property of Global Estate Res…

IDFI releases Dinagyang Photo Contest 2015 Rules & Mechanics

The image shows the Dinagyang Photo Contest 2015 Rules & Mechanics released by Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc.
Accreditation guidelines and forms can be obtained from http://www.dinagyangsailoilo.com/



Boodle Feast at Blackbeard’s Seafood Island Grill

By Marie Katherine Villalon
The military’s way of eating is called “boodle fight”. Here, rice and viands laid out on banana leaves are set on top of a long table. Then, soldiers eat from the feast with their bare hands – no plates, no utensils.
What has long been a military tradition has become another trend in dining, but of course, it has a better name – boodle feast – and in more comfortable conditions.

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island (BSI) Northshore Grill, the group that created and brought the ‘Original’ Boodle Feasts, has opened in Amigo Plaza, Iloilo City, giving seafood and grilled food lovers a chance to enjoy the boodle-fight style of eating in an air-conditioned space.
Prior to its opening, Iloilo bloggers had a preview of three of their many sumptuous boodle feasts.
We had Tali Beach, which includes Pork Barbecue, Chicken Inasal, Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Squid, Grilled Talong, Grilled Tomatoes, Steamed White Shrimps, Steamed Crabs, Sauteed Tahong, Lato, Green Mango, Watermelon, an…