June 24, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank Photos
Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

Four Western Visayas provinces under state of calamity

The provinces of Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz, Antique and Iloilo City were declared under a state of calamity as the death toll and reports of damage brought by typhoon "Frank" in Western Visayas continued to rise.

Water rationing on, full power to take at least 3 weeks in Iloilo'

Search and rescue operations continue alongside relief efforts to the survivors on what stands as the worst calamity to hit Iloilo.

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Almost half of the Imelda Bridge in Brgy. Amerang, Cabatuan was carried away by flood

Almost half of the Imelda Bridge in Brgy. Amerang, Cabatuan was carried away by flood isolating the town of Maasin to Cabatuan and cutting the main pipeline of the Metro Iloilo Water District.

'Pray to God in good times and bad'

Pray to God in good times and bad.

This was the call of Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo as Ilonggos grapple with the loss of lives, destruction of property and sense of helplessness brought by the worst flooding experienced in Western Visayas.


City declared under the state of calamity

The Sangguniang Panlungsod yesterday declared the city under the state of calamity after 135 of the city's barangays are devastated by typhoon Frank. The number of affected families continue to rise based the record of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO). The death toll increased to 17.

MIWD to impose water rationing

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) Interim Manager Edwin Reyes announced yesterday that they will impose water rationing in the city after its main water transmission line in Barangay Amerang, Cabatuan was destroyed by typhoon Frank.

Ilonggo heads world-class research center

An Ilonggo from Oton, Iloilo gets the nod from President Gloria Arroyo to continue leading the world-class research center in aquaculture that has main offices in Tigbauan, Iloilo.

AFP soldiers off to a different battle minus guns, armed with relief goods

Soldiers hardened by the war in Mindanao and toughened by local hostilities here faced an entirely different battle brought by Typhoon Frank.

VP De Castro orders nat'l agencies to coordinate with LGUs

Vice President Noli De Castro yesterday ordered the national government agencies to coordinate with local government units affected by typhoon Frank to speed up the release of any assistance to them.


PLDT ARC bag national award

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) comprised of barangays Patria, Luhod-Bayang, Duyong and Tingib (PLDT) in the Municipality of Pandan in northern Antique bagged the national award as the Most Progressive ARC in the country

105 barangays hit by typhoon Frank Negros Occ.

BACOLOD CITY – Typhoon "Frank" lashed at 105 barangays affecting 7,312 families in Negros Occidental mainly because of floods, landslides and isolated tornado leaving 4 dead and 664 houses totally destroyed or damaged.

Free eye examination conducted in Negros Occidental town

Bacolod City -- A two-day free eye examination and giving of eyeglasses was conducted by the Eye Care We Care Foundation, Inc. in Murcia, Negros Occidental recently.


Knowledge and its pursuit
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)


The Cookie Jar

/ Maria Reylan M.Garcia

In good times and bad...



/ 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


Reclaiming an ancient wedding ritual

Reclaiming an ancient wedding ritual

She was ten years old when she last witnessed the Lordly Wedding that the Panay-Bukidnon calls "Hungaw". Now at 47, she's anxious to once again see the beauty of the ritual and to hear the lavish poetry of the ceremony.

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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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