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Area II Congressional Jamborette @ Sta.Barbara Eco-Adventure Park

March 21-23, 2014 - The 2014 1st Area II Congressional Jamborette hosted by the historic town Santa Barbara kicked off on March 21 with a grand parade participated by the Boy Scout contingents from the municipalities comprising the Second District of the Province of Iloilo.

Approximately 237 participants composed of boys both in elementary and secondary levels, adult leaders and scout masters joined hands and waved their neckerchiefs as they paved their way to the newly developed Eco-Adventure Park where the Zip Line traversing the oldest irrigation dam of the province is located. This years' Jamborette hoists the theme "Scouting : Education for Life" which the Boy Scouts and Senior Scouts from Elementary and High School will undergo basic scouting, which also aims to strengthen, carry out, and obey the scouts law, to enhance their skill in physical activities, to learn how to associate with others and to elevate leadership.

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89 Couples Exchange Vows at Annual Mass Civil Wedding

"Love at its Purest"...The eighty nine (89) newly wed couples have legitimate reason to celebrate after they exchanged vows during the annual Santa Barbara Mass Civil Wedding on February 27, 2014. The ceremony was held at the Santa Barbara Covered Court Multi Purpose Gym with Hon. Mayor Dennis S. Superficial, M.D. as the solemnizing officer. It was also attended by Hon. Vice Mayor Rema B. Somo, Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Municipal Administrator Mr. Alfredo Y. Alas-as, Engr. Norman Julag-ay-NSO Regional Director [Region VI], Mr. William G. Jaro-OIC Provincial Statistics Officer [Province of Iloilo], Local Government Unit of Santa Barbara Department Heads and employees, barangay officials, principal sponsors and guests. 

The Civil Wedding did not only legalized the union of the couples but also made their children legitimate. Highlights of this year's Civil Wedding are the couples' kiss, slicing of cake, toasting of wine, releasing of doves, releasing of helium balloons, prosperity dance of the newly weds and the giving of gifts to lucky couples from the Local Government Unit of Santa Barbara and benevolent sponsors.

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Restoration of Santa Barbara Catholic Church & Convent

January 22, 2014 - The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) organized a Pre-Construction Meeting on January 20, 2014 for the proposed restoration of the historic Santa Barbara's Church and Convent. The NHCP will supervise the project, in time for 2015 Philippine Independence Day Celebration to be held in Santa Barbara and to be attended by the President of the Philippines His Excellency Benigno Simeon C. Aquino, III.

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