Antique Holds Two Historic Events


Two historic events were held in Antique yesterday, March 1, 2018, - the unveiling of the first Language Monument or Bantayog-Wika in the country and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's Antique Outreach Tour concert, 25 years after its first performance in the province.

The unveiling of the language marker for Kinaray-a was led by Senator Loren Legarda together with Chairman Virgilio S. Almario of Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF), Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao, Asec. Lorraine Badoy of the Presidential Communication Operation Office, and the Provincial Officials of Antique at the EBJ Freedom Park, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique.

Kinaray-a language is spoken mainly in Antique as well as some part, of Iloilo and other provinces in the Island of Panay.

"According to the United Nations, languages are important in preserving and developing tangible and intangible heritage. Thus, we need to comprehensively document all languages of our ethnolinguistic groups in the country and we should promote the continued use of such languages. The Bantayog-Wika project is one way of preserving our native languages," said Senator Legarda.

Bantayog-Wika is a nationwide project of Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) that seeks to identify areas where languages originated. This is the second out of three projects funded by Senator Legarda thru the National Commision for Culture and Arts (NCCA) with the total budget amounted to Php 2.5M under the Project Institute for Living Traditions.


Meanwhile, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed their concert at the San Juan de Nepomuceno Church in Anini-y following the successful restoration of the church which was completed last year; it is considered a historic event after its first performance in Anini-y 25 years ago.

The PPO concert was conducted by Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. A conductor, composer, arranger, performer and educator, Dr. Ranera is the associate conductor of the PPO.
Established in 1973 as an accompaniment for the performing artists at the CCP Theater, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra has become the country's leading orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the top musical ensembles in the Asia-Pacific region.

The concert was also attended by Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara, Vice Chair Committee on Finance. /PIO-Antique


The Medical Mission Matters Philippines has served 53 beneficiaries with cleft palate and cleft lip yesterday January 31 in a medical mission which consist of the removal of sutures for those who have already undergone the surgical operation.

The Medical Mission Matters led by Pepito Miagao together with Persons with Disability Affairs Officer (PDAO) headed by Paulo L. Castillo with the support of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Lazaro G. Petinglay and also attended by OIC Governor Fernando C. Corvera in behalf of Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao attended the program.

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The Province of Antique is the venue of the ongoing 2018 National State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Meet, with University of Antique as the host institution.

On February 18 at 3 in the afternoon, the delegates, together with their regional officials and school heads, assembled at EBJ Freedom Park. The delegates from all participating state universities and colleges all over the country paraded going to the Binirayan Sports Complex.

The opening program formally started with a doxology, followed by the singing of the Provincial theme song by the University of Antique Chorale. The visitors were then welcomed by a field demonstration performed by two thousand University of Antique students.

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NTC: Unified Radio Communication System for MDRRMO’s

The National Telecommunication (NTC) Regional Director Nestor P. Monroy, is in Antique to spearhead the establishment of a unified radio communication network system for the Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Officers (MDRRMO’s) of the Province.

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Tibiao, Antique - Last February 18, a national event was held in the Province of Tibiao, another first, not only in the province but in the whole Panay Island.

In celebration of its first Tibiao River Festival, the Municipality of Tibiao successfully conducted its first National Extreme River Tubing Race headed by Tibiao Mayor Gil Bandoja, Vice Mayor of Sebaste, Gaseva Villanueva Recopuerto and other local officials with the support of Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao and with the assistance of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office headed by Broderick G. Train.

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AICS Recipients Received Cash Assistance

Seven AICS (Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation) recipients from southern municipalities received their cash assistance today personally handed by Sangguniang Panlalawigan member, Fernando Corvera, the OIC-Governor.


Corazon P. Boston – Cubay South, Bugasong – 5, 000

Elsie M. Zamora – Tagudtod North, Bugasong – 2, 500

Jocelyn R. Boston – Igbalangao, Bugasong – 4, 000

Lory G. Merendad – Sinundulan, San Remegio – 4, 000

Adelaida B. Magdarapan – Villafont, Sibalom – 3, 000

Jinky G. Dulalia – Butuan, Anini-y – 6, 000

Ana O.Padohinog – Opsan, Tobias Fornier – 4, 000