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August 16, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Oil spill havoc widens, alarm up on Negros, Iloilo coastal towns

Lives of over 20,000 islanders in the Province of Guimaras faced drastic change over the weekend courtesy of a tanker that submerged south of said island-province. Directly hit are some 3,000 fisherfolks and their families with the tanker's 2 million liter-bunker fuel spilt in at least 20 nautical miles (some 360 kilometers) of Guimaras waters.

Containment teams struggle to halt spread of oil spill

As teams from the Philippine Coast Guard started its difficult job of containing the oil spill yesterday, government officials have issued calls for help as the magnitude of the disaster starts to show. Up to 10,000 individuals have already been affected by the disaster.

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Philippine Coast Guard-Western Visayas officials, (from left) Captain Luis Tuason Jr., his deputy, Commander Bondan Chan, and Petty Officer one Francisco Chan, pore over a sea chart during their conference Monday morning to address the oil spill off the island of Guimaras.

Guimaras officials act together to fight environmental disaster

If anything good has come out in the devastation caused by the massive oil spill in the Province of Guimaras, it would be the "ceasefire" in too much politics here.


Oil slick won't reach city's coastal areas--prof

A maritime professor of the John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (JBLCF) said there is a remote possibility that the coastal waters of Iloilo City would be affected by the oil spill currently threatening the marine resources and tourism industry of the island-province of Guimaras.

City to extend help to Guimaras in oil spill clean-up

City Mayor Jerry Treñas assured that the city government will extend manpower to the provincial government of Guimaras in their effort to contain and clean up the oil spill in the island. The oil spill will be a major environmental disaster should they fail to contain the bunker oil coming from the sunken M/T Solar I.

Miriam's kin shoots self beside grandpa's tomb

A first cousin of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was found dead inside a cemetery Monday afternoon.

City welfare officer irked by City Council

City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief Claire Dignadice will not appear today before the Sangguniang Panlungsod to present her report on the number of families affected and the extent of damage on houses in the different barangays in the city.

Heavy siltation affects water supply

Consumers of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) in the different parts of Iloilo City and the municipalities covered by its service at present will experience low water pressure in the meantime that cleaning of the intake structure of the MIWD dam is going on due to heavy siltation caused by flood.


445,850 school kids benefit from rice distribution program

The National Nutrition Council (NNC) reported recently that 445,850 or 99.9 percent of 445,858 of the identified school children in selected areas of the country have benefited from the government's Summer Rice Distribution Program conducted from April to June.

Capiz carves niche in mega tourism map

The parts of the tourism map that Capiz officials are carving for the province in the emerging Central Philippines Mega Region are gradually falling into place.


A young man's dream
Anything Under the Sun
West Visayas, Beautiful and Wonderful (2)
Consumers Domain
OFWs, victims thrice over
Without the Whitecoat
Minor surgeries
Bridging the gap
Philippine Revolutionary Government
I am proud of my daughter
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
Bloop me
Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in the Philippines
The Iloilo Golf and Country Club Inc., home of the Sta. Barbara Golf Course which is the oldest existing golf course in the Philippines, is celebrating its centenary in 2007. Click here to visit the website


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Villanueva, Gengos, Treñas, Magos, Muyco, Gentoral, Deriada, etc



Res Gestae

Well done, farewell Task Force Waterfront

Rational Insanity

Health in the fast lane


The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered life (3)


DOLE and the workers


Lex birthday

Natal day bash of Lex Tupas

It was truly a glittering night despite the heavy downpour last August 11, what with all the bright young things of Cosmo-Iloilo out and about to celebrate the natal day of Iloilo's meritrocratic prince of social service and, dare we say, politics, the one and only Lex Tupas. The youngest son of Iloilo governor Niel Tupas, Sr. and the dazzling Myrna Causing-Tupas gave a fete to 200 of his closest friends plus other guests. Assorted dishes, desserts and pica-pica were especially chosen by the birthday boy.

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