Live Streaming 2009 NCLR ALMA Awards Online

The 2009 ALMA awards will be aired live at ABC, Friday, September 18, featuring the performances of ‘American Idol’ alum David Archuelta, Luis Fonsi, Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez, Sean Kingston and Pitbull.

ALMA Awards 2009 Press Conference

The following are the new changes in the show format; Web voting for this year’s Fashion Icon Award. To vote, visit the ALMA Awards' Web site and click for your favorite most stylish Latina. The nominees are: Jessica Alba, Alessandra Ambrosia, Elsa Benitez, Gisele Bundchen, Fergie, Daisy Fuentes, Adriana Lima, Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria Parker.

Catch the ALMA Awards 2009 Live Online!
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FIFA 2009 - Argentina VS. Peru

On October 10, 2009, Team Argentina will Challenge Team Peru on the Football grounds for a head to head fight in the world's biggest soccer league. Who take the momentum between the two Latin-American Team? Witness the action live online!

Goalkeeper Mariano Andujar told his manager's upbeat vision. "This isn't over," he said. "We need to pick ourselves up quickly because we have another final coming up. It's not over and it's still in our hands."

See the Latest Team Rankings:

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Chile VS. Brazil - Live Soccer

Chile will be facing the powerhouse of Brazil on Wednesday September 09, 2009 (Game Time: 22:00). This match is still part of the on going FIFA World Cup 2009 in South Africa.

This is another great Brazil and Chile. Catch every action of the leading soccer league of the world. Experience the thrill and taste the winning moments of your favorite team through online streaming.

Over-all Ranking as of press time:

For the ever-present Auriverdes, who hold the record for the number of FIFA World Cup titles, games won and goals scored at the showpiece competition, nothing less than a staggering sixth world crown will do. The reigning continental champions are aiming for a repeat of their Germany 2006 qualifying campaign, the Verdeamarelos topping the regional table with relative ease. Yet very few of the faces remain the same. Incoming coach Carlos Dunga, captain of the side that triumphed at USA 1994, has wrung the changes in a bid to instil the tactical discipline sometimes lacking from the world's most technically gifted footballers.

FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking: 3

Last friendly result: Brazil 3 - 1 Mexico

Main men: Lucio (Bayern Munich, Germany), Juan (AS Roma, Italy), Ronaldinho (FC Barcelona, Spain), Kaka (AC Milan, Italy), Robinho (Real Madrid, Spain),

Absentees: Marauding full-backs Cafu and Roberto Carlos retired from Seleção duty after Germany 2006. AC Milan striker Ronaldo has yet to figure under the new regime.
Opening matches: Colombia (in Bogota) and Ecuador (in Rio de Janeiro).
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Aliwan 2009 - The Culmination of Philippine Festivals

Best Festival Float, Pamulinawen Festival

The 2009 Aliwan fiesta was concluded by a streetdance competition last Saturday, April 25, 2009. Iloilo managed to send three of its festivals, Iloilo Dinagyang Festival was represented by Tribu Paghidaet of Lapaz National High School, Tribu Kasag of Banate Iloilo's Kasag Festival represented the Kasadyahan of Iloilo Dinagyang Festival and Grupo del Oeste of Samba de Regatta - Iloilo Paraw Regatta festival joined as guest performer. Aliwan organizers allow only a maximum two contingent per region for streetdance competition. But Iloilo Paraw Regatta festival is allowed to join in the Float Competition and to send candidate for Reyna ng Aliwan.

See Videos of Iloilo Contigents to Aliwan 2009

Aliwan 2009 Winners;

(Aliwan Queen of Festivals)
Best in Festival Costume- Ms. Pakalog sa Pasig, Pasig City
Ms. Ibon-Ibon Festival, Candaba Pampanga
Runners Up- Ms. Kadayawan Festival, Davao City
Ms. Panagbenga Festival, Bagiuo City
Ms. Pamulinawen Festival, Laoag City
1st Runner Up- Ms. Tuna Festival, Gen. Santos City
Aliwan Queen of Festival - Ms. Alcoy Siloy festival, Cebu Province

Grupo del Oeste of Samba de Regatta (ILOILO Paraw Regatta Festival)

2nd Runner Up: Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City
1st Runner Up: Kasag Festival, Banate, Iloilo (ILOILO Dinagyang/Kasadyahan)
Champion: Buyogan Festival, Abuyog, Leyte

Tribu Kasag - Kasadyahan of ILOILO Dinagyang Festival - Aliwan 2009 1st Runner UP

Tribu Paghidaet - ILOILO Dinagyang Festival - Aliwan 2009 2nd Runner UP

(Festival Float)
2nd Runner Up: Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City
1st Runner Up: Lemba, Cotabato
Winner: Pamulinawen Festival, Laoag City

2009 Aliwan Parade of Floats

video credits: RHTV
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Batad - People and Nature

In 1895, the Municipality of Balasan was officially founded as a parish town by a Spanish "Real Orden" and Batad was considered an arrabal of Balasan. The word "BATAD" is a Hiligaynon version for a sundial shell of the Architectonicidae family of varied species, color and sizes abundant in Embarcadero, a coastal barangay two (2) kilometers away from the present townsite. The town of Batad has its beginning in Embarcadero until the settlement was transferred to the new site and called Batad Viejo due to Muslim raids.

Alapasco Dam

It was said that when the carabao and the cattle herd watchers would stand at the top of the mountain separating the new site from Embarcadero and view the picture of the houses in spiralling formation around the hill resembling the sundial shell popularly known as "batad" they were heard to exclaim "daw batad"!(looks like batad), because of their seashore orientation. The name become a by word to the people as so it was that the new site called Batad, the name it carries up to the present.

Maliaya Island

On October 30, 1949, Hon. Juan Borra of the 5th District of Iloilo passed a bill and was signed into law by former President Elpidio Quirino creating the Municipality of Batad, and separating it from the its mother municipality- Balasan.

At present the Municipality of Batad is composed 24 barangays that primarily produce crops like coconut, corn, and palay. Several Ponds including the coastal areas produce good catch of seafoods, to note numerous barangays in the municipality are named after a specific seafood or creature associating the place to the sea.

Source:Batad, Iloilo LGU
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