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New oil sheen spotted; sick people on the rise

Oil continues to seep out from the sunken M/T Solar 1 as the number of people stricken by the disaster rise.

Electrification of relocation sites lies on PPC

Residents occupying the city's relocation sites in Barangay So-oc, Mandurriao and Barangay Lanit, Jaro will soon have electricity after the Panay Power Corporation (PPC), now owned by Mirant Global, made its commitment to pay P8.9 million dues under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira).

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Kayaba Festival
A.Chris Fernandez
Eighteen-year-old Jay Mark Cabasac was the first to reach Fort San Pedro in Saturday's Guimaras-Iloilo 1.7 nautical miles Cross Channel Swim Competition of Kayaba Festival 2006 organized by Aksyon Radyo Iloilo. Cabasac finished 1 hour and 29 minutes. Below, 9-year old swimmer Clement Villanueva, a student of Colegio delas Hijas de Jesus, is being assisted by his father in the middle of the sea.

A look into the many calamities in the oil spill calamity

Oceanographer Rex Baleña of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) - Miag-ao had his worst fears confirmed when faced with the news of the Guimaras oil spill exactly a month ago today.


Compensation package for Guimaras folk in the works

The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF) assures all the legitimate claimants in the island province of Guimaras who are affected by the country's worst oil spill the immediate release of the compensation package due them.

City gov’t to oppose Peco’s petition for rate increase

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said he will oppose the plan of the Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) to increase its power rates anew saying it is already too much for the electric consumers.

Remembering 9/11, honoring the life of Ilonggo Engr. Ramon Grijalvo

The world remembers today the devastation brought by the 911 tragedy, the day America came under attack.

Beyond the terror of 9/11

Five years ago, the great superpower in America moved to fight a great battle on American soil as it buoyed the world to take a closer, deeper and really serious concerted look on the face of terrorism.


Guidelines on processing of claims

To avoid confusion and to put a system on the processing of claims, PhilHealth has issued the OMNIBUS GUIDELINES ON CLAIMS PROCESSING.

‘International awards’ dangled to ‘Chinoy’ businessmen as DTI warning stays vs for-sale honors

Barely a week after The News Today (TNT) came out with a story on the proliferation of suspected bogus awards and marketing scams in Iloilo, more Chinese-Filipino (Chinoy) businessmen now disclosed new details and grander offers from one group named respondent in a case filed before the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Manila .

Aklan student writers take part, win awards in PIA writing workshop

High school student writers from different schools in Aklan did the province proud when they received major awards at the recently concluded Basic Journalism Seminar Workshop initiated by the Philippine Information Agency held in Bacolod City.

PAG-IBIG inaugurates new Aklan office

Pag-IBIG-Aklan recently inaugurated its new home at the 3rd Floor of Garcia Building at C. Laserna St., Kalibo, to serve its 11,212 members in the province better.

Antique provincial gov't donates improvised booms for Guimaras

As a show of support to the oil spill devastated Guimaras province, the provincial government of Antique turned over on Wednesday, September 6, truckloads of improvised oil spill booms to be used in blocking the oil slick from further reaching the shores.


Amparo Muñoz, a victim
Anything Under the Sun
Guimaras – the Emerald Isle (5)
Consumers Domain
Petron oil spill and other stories
Without the Whitecoat
"PCOM without borders"
Bridging the gap
Early Baptist workers in Western Visayas
She kneaded me
Unusual Channel
Blessed creatures
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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Rational Insanity

Bound Verse




Non multa, sed multum

Res Gestae



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


Prof. Ruth Gelvezon

Prof. Ruth Gelvezon, Metrobank Foundation's Most Outstanding Teacher Awardee

"As a teacher, I should embrace the mothering virtue of loving unconditionally without counting the cost, distance and time. I do believe that a teacher's and mother's love is parallel. If I can be a mother then I can endure all the sacrifices needed to develop my learners into a total person." -- Prof. Ruth Gelvezon