June 23, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank ravages Western Visayas

Rescue and relief agencies and groups in Western Visayas scrambled to help victims of typhoon “Frank” in what officials described as the worst flooding experienced in the region.

102 city barangays affected by typhoon Frank, six confirmed dead

Officials who play major roles during typhoon occurrences were caught flat-footed when typhoon Frank lashed the city over the city affecting 102 barangays. The district of Jaro was badly hit as several barangays were submerged in water.

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Aerial photo shows vast floodwaters engulfing farmlands and residential areas in Pavia, Iloilo

Aerial photo shows vast floodwaters engulfing farmlands and residential areas in Pavia, Iloilo.

Pleas for help, stories of helplessness

Janiuay, located in the central part of Iloilo, is among the hardest hit with casualties expected to be highest.  Mayor Ben Margarico in an interview told Bombo Radyo that at least 19 are confirmed dead and hundreds feared missing.  Included in the missing is a family of five whose entire house was carried upstream and personally seen by the mayor to have hit the foundation of the Suage bridge.  He recalled seeing numerous others waving for help with frantic looks of desperation. 


'A very sad day for Iloilo'

The rampaging waters and angry winds spared no one. Entire villages were submerged with water as hundreds of thousands of Ilonggos woke up Saturday with water inside their homes. A family of eight in Barangay Napnapan in Tigbauan town 24 km north of here was swept by waters on Saturday.

City crisis management 'incapacitated', helpless

City Crisis Management head Joe Papa admitted they were “incapacitated” and caught flat-footed when typhoon Frank angrily lashed Iloilo City last Saturday. The city has no resources to conduct rescue operations in flood stricken areas specifically in Jaro district.

Death toll rises as Frank leaves massive destruction in Iloilo

At 150 kph, Typhoon Frank was not even the strongest to hit Iloilo yet today and many days thereafter, the entire Ilonggo community will feel its wrath and the massive destruction it left. With Frank's course altered between 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Panay Island was suddenly on its path that triggered non-stop heavy rains and strong winds for at least eight hours. 

Iloilo jet ski group helps rescue operations

For the past five years Rosendo Mejica II would often have fun with friends during most weekends jet skiing on the waters of Iloilo. But last Saturday, Mejica and his buddies found themselves on their jet skis surfing the flooded streets of Iloilo City and trying to pick up as many victims of the storm who were stranded on rooftops and trees.

Classes in city schools suspended

Classes in the elementary and secondary schools in the city are suspended until Tuesday in the  aftermath of Typhoon Frank. The cancellation of classes was decided by city school officials because of the typhoon's tremendous effects in the city.


2,311 Guimarasnons avail of Cash for Work

A total of 2,311 Guimarasnons have so far availed of the Cash for Work Program jointly implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI and the Provincial Government of Guimaras.

PGMA arrives in Panit-an, Capiz today

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will lead the inauguration of the 15-megawatt diesel mobile generating set in Panit-an, Capiz today.

Nava hopes to receive additional oil spill fund

Guimaras Gov. Felipe Nava said they are hoping to receive additional oil spill funds from the national government. He said, of the P800 million oil spill rehabilitation fund, only P100 million was released to the province.


Bridging the gap
The versatile patadyong of Panay
The political passion of the Personalities (1)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Eye Opener
Do we need MMDA-like demolishers in Iloilo City?
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (3)



/ Erly C. Garcia

Vegetables Versus Lymphoma

/ Philip S. Chua

Res Gestae:

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Cerebral Combustion:
Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all

/ Hacel Du-Chua

His cup of coffee

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


/ Aimee Andaya


Independence Day dioramas

Independence Day dioramas

Several schools added life to the already busy atmosphere at SM City Iloilo last June 12, 2008 to celebrate the Philippine's 110th independence. They held simultaneous 10-minute presentations at the different mall hallways, much to the delight of the mallers.

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Freedom at SM City Iloilo

SM City Iloilo and the rest of the SM Supermalls celebrated the country's 110th independence with a very colorful and one-of-a-kind funfare.

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'Fish': God doesn't give us trials we couldn't handle

People in some hospitals call Lenny Badaguas as "fish" or "isda." Her sons McAllen, 7 and Iverson, 6, call her Mama Fish. Her husband Andrew also joins in the endearment.

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Two Birthdays

Philippine Tatler's top hostess Hazel Buaron opened the door to her luxurious home in posh Southville a few nights ago to celebrate the birthday of her beloved mother Rebecca, who turned 76.


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