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Japanese survey ship locates sunken tanker

A Japanese survey ship located yesterday the sunken tanker Solar 1.

Ombudsman warns Treñas vs. paying ABE

Ombudsman for Visayas Virginia Palanca-Santiago has expressed her intention to meet with the city officials of Iloilo relative to the latter's plan to pay Ace Builders Enterprises (ABE), contractor of the mothballed socialized housing project in Pavia, Iloilo, the amount of P14.2 million as remaining balance.

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Shin Sei Maru
AP Photo/Ariel Catubig
Japanese survey ship MT Shin Sei Maru, which arrived in Iloilo port Wednesday evening, searches for the sunken oil tanker MT Solar I in the waters off Guimaras island using its remote-operated vehicle Hakuyo 2000.

‘Get your hands off relief fund,’ Suplico warns Guimaras ‘vultures’

Government response on the continued devastation brought by the oil spill in the Province of Guimaras got an added boost of P2 billion in oil spill funds from the House of Representatives. The huge budget will not be in easy reach of local leaders with the House creating its own "Oversight Committee" if only to assure and ensure that all P2 billion will be "graft-free."


Temporary depository of oil sludge off limits to locals

Residents of Barangay Cabalagnan in Nueva Valencia were among those who were evacuated the other day as toxicity level of fumes coming from drums of collected oil sludge dumped along the shoreline increased.

Coke exec killed inside family home

A longtime Water-Treating Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Philippines here was killed in what remains to be validated as either a case of suicide or accidental firing.

Public will judge us—Petron exec

Petron Philippines Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khalid D. Al-Faddagh said it is the public who will judge them if they have indeed neglected their obligation in helping thousands of families in the three towns in the island province of Guimaras hardest hit by the oil spill.

Locals gang up on trio for fake P500 bills

Charges are up on three male suspects with counterfeit P500 bills after a failed escape from a group of irate locals in Oton, Iloilo.


DA-WV told formulate alternative livelihood program for Guimaras folks

Agriculture Secretary Domingo Panganiban directed the Regional Field Unit in Iloilo to coordinate with the local government in Region VI to formulate alternative livelihood program to assist fisherfolks who were affected by the MT Solar 1 oil spill in Guimaras.

DA 6 named outstanding RFU in Animal Waste Utilization

The Livestock Development Council (LDC) based at Diliman, Quezon City awarded the Department of Agriculture, Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU) 6, Iloilo City as the Outstanding RFU in animal waste utilization with the construction of Tubular Polyethylene Digester (TPED) in the region.

BSP launches 'Tulong Barya Para sa Eskwela'

The "Tulong Barya Para sa Eskwela" campaign of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) was formally launched here in this city at the I. Arroyo Elementary School, North Fundidor, Molo yesterday.

NFA's P10 M initial fund to start palay buying operations

An initial fund of P10 million is now available to start the National Food Authority's palay buying operations, said NFA Provincial Manager Hedy G. Jardeleza.


Oil spill: A crime against humanity
Anything Under the Sun
Guimaras - the Emerald Isle (1)
Consumers Domain
Petron oil spill and other stories
Without the Whitecoat
JOC....different faces of JOY
Bridging the gap
Bisayan tattoos and clothes of long ago
Are you a subversive?
Life's little disappointments & annoyances
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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Street blues

Res Gestae

Q & A and 8-11 tragedy

Rational Insanity

The Christian sleeping pill


The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered life 5


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



Verve reopens with Bebeth Pastilero Sto.Tomas' creations

Iloilo's prominent faces clad in their smart chic and smart casual attire flocked at the Upper Ground Floor of SM City Iloilo to marvel at the latest creation of no other than Miss Bebeth Pastilero Sto. Tomas.

  Saving Taklong Island

Saving Taklong Island
UPV scientists and volunteers work together to clean marine reserve of oil slick

At first glance and viewed from afar, Taklong Island, which is maintained by UP in the Visayas, may still look its pristine self. Rowing nearer to it however, one can already see the oil slick floating on the water surface.