June 25, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

Experts blame deforestation, land conversion for flooding

Experts blame the worst flooding experienced in Western Visayas mainly to the continued depletion of trees and the conversion of agricultural lands to subdivisions and commercial areas.

Donations pour in but more needed

Donations continued to pour in for thousands of victims of typhoon "Frank" as the death toll continued to rise in the worst flooding to hit Western Visayas

Boxes of noodles, sardines, biscuits along with dry clothes and water were delivered to evacuation centers in churches and towns as Ilonggos continue to grapple with loss of lives, destruction of homes and other property and lack of electricity, water and communication.

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Aerial view of a swollen river passing Brgy. Tiring, Cabatuan, June 23, 2008.

Aerial view of a swollen river passing Brgy. Tiring, Cabatuan, June 23, 2008.

City officials warn vs. water borne diseases

Acting Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the problems on the shortage of potable drinking water in the city must be addressed to avoid water borne diseases.

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) Water Rationing Schedule

Pavia and Sta. Barbara - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Daily
Jaro - 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.  Daily
Lapaz and City Proper - 1 a.m. - 7 p.m. Daily
Mandurriao, Molo, Arevalo - Normal daily but with low pressure
Oton and San Miguel - Normal
Cabatuan - Water supply will resume after completion of the temporary  pipeline   being built in Brgy. Amerang.


Peco, TNT conduct relief operations

Panay Electric Company (Peco) and The News Today have joined together in conducting relief operations for the victims of flood in the city.

No classes yet in 25 city schools

Some 33 elementary and secondary schools will resume its classes today after the assessment made by officials of the City Schools Division and the city government. Classes however in at least 25 schools mostly in Jaro district remain suspended.

Janiuay couple cries for help on 2 missing kids

JANUIAY, Iloilo -- A couple who survived the onslaught of Typhoon Frank in Janiuay, Iloilo is seeking the public's help to find two missing children aged 2 and 4.

Typhoon victims asked to report stolen things to police

Residents affected by flood who are victimized by looters were told to report to the police station so that there could be proper accounting of things stolen from them other than those things carried by flash floods.


'Frank' kills 18 Capiceños

ROXAS CITY – The Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) of Capiz has recorded a total of 18 casualties as of 2 o'clock in the afternoon, June 24.

PA Banias allays fears of oil spill in N. Iloilo

Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias yesterday clarified that MV Lake Paoay is carrying coal when it capsized off the waters of Carles over the weekend. He thus allayed fears of another oil spill in Iloilo.

Zubiri scores weather bureau's inaccuracy in tracking 'Frank'

A senator who arrived here yesterday to give his rice donation to typhoon victims partly blamed the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Service Administration (Pagasa) for their failure to give accurate and proper warnings in areas devastated by typhoon Frank.


Eye Opener
The day typhoon Frank wrecked havoc in Iloilo
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
FRANKly speaking
Bridging the gap
The versatile patadyong of Panay
Knowledge and its pursuit
The political passion of the Personalities (1)
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (3)


Brisk businesses


Try coal

/ Nina Isabela P. Juan Loa

The Cookie Jar

/ Maria Reylan M.Garcia


/ 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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