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Solar I captain not trained for tanker operations--Marina

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has uncovered violations of maritime regulations in its preliminary investigation into the sinking of M/T Solar I, which caused the massive oil spill now threatening the island province of Guimaras.

Hundreds of oil spill victims unknown, unregistered

Thousands of oil spill victims in the Province of Guimaras have thus far received the first round of assistance, both from the government and oil company Petron. Yet in the last two days of validation and site visits, discovery was made that thousands more are left "unknown" thus spared from the relief intended to all victims.

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Taklong Island
Photo courtesy of Task Force Sunrise
A slick of oil stretches across the Taklong Island National Marine Reserve, an area with a rich biodiversity in Guimaras.

PECO wants to amend power supply agreement with NPC

Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) had requested the National Power Corporation (NPC) to amend their existing Non-Firm Power Supply Agreement after the latter only provides power to the lone power distributor in the city during off-peak hours.

Peco Senior Vice President for Operations Edmund O. Afzelius requested Atty. Cyril C. Del Callar, NPC's president, for the company's desire to amend the agreement since the available capacity for sale to them was limited to off-peak hours.


Ex-Guimaras guv calls for immediate review of Philippine maritime, environmental laws

Former Guimaras solon Emily Relucio-Lopez has now led the call for an urgent review of the country's maritime and environmental laws following the devastation brought by the oil spill that hit said island-province.

Creation of local economic enterprise will not displace employees

Employees of the city government will not be displaced with the creation of a local economic enterprise.

COA approves city's plan to give cash assistance to typhoon victims

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the Commission on Audit (COA) has given the city government a go signal to provide financial assistance to those whose houses were destroyed by the recent typhoon.

Brgy kagawad's family strikes back at complainant

A resident of Barangay Caingin, La Paz who complained against a barangay kagawad turned out to be one who is also subject of a number of complaints from his fellow residents.

PhilHealth grants more funds for Iloilo City

PhilHealth granted the City of Iloilo a total of 2.3 million pesos and would still release additional amount as its Capitation Fund (PCF) to augment the city's accredited health care facilities expenditures.


Transactions at NSO reach 100T level

Transactions at the Iloilo Census Serbilis outlet of the National Statistics Office (NSO) in Western Visayas posted as high as 100,626 for the first and second quarter of 2006. It is higher compared to last year's record on the same period.

HIV/AIDS test now available in Aklan

Testing for HIV/AIDS is now available in Aklan.


A young man's dream
Anything Under the Sun
West Visayas, Beautiful and Wonderful (2)
Consumers Domain
Petron oil spill and other stories
Without the Whitecoat
Minor surgeries
Bridging the gap
The government during the American regime
Comprehending the 'Bolivarian Revolution'
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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Res Gestae

What's in the uniform?

Rational Insanity

Dictionary hypocrites


The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered life 4


There is an issue on what to name the new airport in Cabatuan... what do you suggest? Why?


Cap'ns Zach and Ripley's Buccaneer Bash

Cap'ns Zach and Ripley's Buccaneer Bash

Ahoy, Mateys! T'was a day worth rememberin' for Cap'ns Zach and Ripley Pijuan as they jointly celebrated their 7th and 1st birthdays. The two cute Cap'ns led the pack of little pirates as they set sail for an afternoon of swashbucklin' fun at Shipwreck Bar and Restaurant.

  Kawilihan Dance Troupe

Gleaming feats of the the Kawilihan-USA Dance Troupe

The Kawilihan Dance Troupe is one among the four core bearers of artistic prestige in the University of San Agustin’s Performing Arts. Together with the USA Band, Choir, Little Theater, and the world renowned singing sensations, The USA Troubadors, it has imminently pursued recognition nationwide and looking forward to break through the limelight around the world.