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Japanese experts arriving to assess Guimaras oil spill

Experts from Japan will be arriving today to assess the Guimaras oil spill, and give their advice on containment and the coastal clean up operations.

Philippine Coast Guard-Iloilo commander Harold Jarder told The News Today over the phone yesterday that they are expecting the arrival of four oil spill experts all the way from Japan today.

Oil-spill related diseases up in Guimaras

Health personnel in the province of Guimaras are also working double time as health cases related to the oil spill continue to rise in number.

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Oil Drums
A.Chris Fernandez
Drums of spilt bunker oil gathered by Philippine Coast Guard volunteers from the sea off Nueva Valencia, Guimaras are being stocked ashore as clean up operations continue.

Alarm up as oil slick reaches 4 Iloilo towns

Emergency meetings were called yesterday as last-minute containment efforts were drawn and clean-up drive firmed up in the Province of Iloilo. This, after five coastal municipalities were reported to have now been affected by the dreaded oil slick, putting fishery resources, fishponds, mangroves and reefs in imminent danger.

The coastal towns all in northern Iloilo -- Ajuy, Concepcion, Barotac Nuevo, and the latest addition, Dumangas have now convened its respective Municipal Disaster Coordinating Councils (MDCC).


'Forget politics now please,' Lopez appeals for unity in oil spill response

"Let us forget our politics now. Let us put up a unified front and unified fight against the devastating oil spill. More than any other time, now is the time to be one. Let us support our governor, our congressman, our mayors, barangay captains and all other local officials."

LCP to seek help of foreign funding agencies

City Mayor Jerry Treñas, who is also president of the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP), will be asking the help of four foreign funding agencies relative to Guimaras oil spill which now affects parts of Negros Occidental and Iloilo towns.

1st district solon distributes waterpumps

The Office of Congresswoman Janette L. Garin, representative of the First District of Iloilo, distributed 26 units of surface waterpump sets to farmers coming from the district's seven towns on August 11, 2006 at the Bantayan Multi-purpose Hall, Guimbal, Iloilo.

German grant boosts Iloilo City solid waste program

Iloilo City's bid to free itself from the tag "The Dirtiest City" in the Philippines after it landed last in the Clean and Green contest years back got a much-needed shot in the arm after it was chosen as pilot area for a capacity-building initiative for solid waste management.


DENR urges Green Philippine Highway participants to observe guidelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) VI advises the heads of delegations or groups who will participate in the Green Philippine Highway project in the region to closely coordinate with the DENRs city and provincial offices for their specific road assignments.

GSIS asked to fix Capiz employees' records

The provincial government has called on the officials of the Government Service Insurance System to straighten the records of Capitol employees.

NPC ready to provide power on peak hours but on higher cost

Good news: The National Power Corporation (NPC) acceded to the request of the Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) to buy power on an as available basis anytime of the day from any of NPC's power plants.

Gov't expects P372-B expenditures for super regions

About P372 billion will be spent by the government starting 2007 until 2010 to propel its super region strategy through various catalyst projects for the identified investment and development areas to spur economic growth in the countryside and eventually lead the Philippines to achieving First World status in the next two decades.


Corruption and our nation
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
Love triangle
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?


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



Flamingoes in flight... for heaven's sake!

This caption synthesizes the very successful Congress on Religious Life held at Assumption-Iloilo on 12-13 August 2006. Organized by the Association of Women Religious in Iloilo (AWRI), this gathering had as its theme, Consecrated Life : Passion for Jesus...in Communion with Peoples ".

  Guimaras' gems

Guimaras' gems ... going, going, gone!

Few months before the 8-11 Tragedy, Manila-based Guimarasnon businessman Henry Babiera commissioned an assessment of the dive sites of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras. Among those surveyed were the underwater world of the coasts of the villages of Tando, Cabalagnan and the Taklong Island National Marine Reserve, areas that are badly hit by the oil spill.