July 2, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

Kalibo still reeling from havoc brought by typhoon Frank

KALIBO, Aklan— Residents of this quiet and peaceful town are desperately crying out for food, water and other assistance more than a week after typhoon Frank ravaged Western Visayas.

DBM readies release of funds for typhoon-ravaged areas

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr. yesterday asked Pres. Arroyo for him to be given authority to conduct "performance evaluation" of the budgetary needs of the different national agencies relative to the relief and rehabilitation efforts in the typhoon-ravaged areas in the country particularly on Panay island.

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Many streets in Kalibo remain impassable more than a week after typhoon Frank
Nestor p.Burgos jr.

Many streets in Kalibo remain impassable more than a week after typhoon Frank triggered a massive mud flow.

Defensor sets SP probe on Capitol revenue code, quarry permit issuances

Normalcy has been restored in the affairs of the Legislative Department of the Iloilo Provincial Government.

Forced to 'slow down' after Typhoon Frank hit Iloilo and the entire Panay Island, several scheduled investigations and committee hearings were postponed last week.

Yesterday though one of the hanging probes was firmed up and set to be heard next Thursday.


Navy, DMCI conduct search operation for MV Lake Paoay

Presidential Assistant for Panay and Guimaras Raul Banias said the Philippine Navy and the DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) are currently conducting search operation  to locate M/V Lake Paoay after it capsized in the waters of Carles when Typhoon Frank hit Iloilo.

DTI asks consumers to demand for receipts

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Director Diosdado Cadena urged the consumers to demand receipts when buying basic commodities especially purified water to be used in prosecuting erring business establishments in the city.

Marquez' .45 caliber pistol lost in Iloilo airport

The irony of all ironies, a .45 caliber pistol owned by a top official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here was lost in a fully-secured government building.

Medical missions up in Iloilo typhoon-hit areas

Ilonggos who were affected by typhoon "Frank" availed of medial services extended both by the government and private institutions in Sta. Barbara and Pavia, Iloilo while President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo held a cabinet meeting at the Iloilo Airport to discuss massive relief operations for Western Visayas.


West Visayas stockpiles ample rice supply

ROXAS CITY -- Western Visayas has about 2.748 million bags of rice equivalent to 46 days daily consumption in the region.

Distribution of relief goods to typhoon-hit areas continues

There are enough supplies of relief goods that are waiting to be dispatched to worst typhoon ravaged areas in Panay Island, according to Lt. Col. Oscar Lasangue of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Civil Relations Unit.

NFA: No rice shortage in Capiz

ROXAS CITY -- The National Food Authority (NFA) here declared that there is no rice shortage in Capiz province. According to Ms. Edna Artates, public information officer of the agency, the province has rice production surplus of 1,135,259 bags.


Labeling and branding
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
The aftermath of a nightmare
The political passion of the Personalities (2)
Eye Opener
The day typhoon Frank wrecked havoc in Iloilo
Bridging the gap
The versatile patadyong of Panay
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (3)


Res Gestae:
Good image

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Cerebral Combustion:
Of seraphims and cherubs, an ode to my daughter

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Picking Gum Wrappers

/ Maria Reylan M.Garcia

The war against pain

/ Kathy Villalon

Picking Gum Wrappers

/ Maria Reylan M.Garcia

A sack of rice for Capitol employees

A plea for help

/ Florence Hibionda

Try coal

/ Nina Isabela P. Juan Loa


PECO, TNT Reach Out

PECO, TNT Reach Out

Panay Electric Company (PECO) and The News Today (TNT) through its project called "Tabang - Bulig", raised funds for the victims of the flood caused by typhoon Frank that hit Iloilo City last June 21. Concerned citizens and organizations extended their help.

Laurence Ligier

Laurence Ligier: The substance of a woman

Volunteerism is a noble endeavor that is founded on public service. It is surprising how some people can help others without expecting anything in return, more so if the person in question is of no relation or a foreigner in the land where he or she does the charity work.

----------------------------------------Turnover Ceremony

The Iloilo City (Host) Lions Club: Turnover Ceremony

The Iloilo City (Host) Lions Club District 301-B held its formal Turnover Ceremony at the Golden Salakot of Hotel del Rio last June 18, 2008.


A night of good food at HRM Skills

A night of good food at HRM Skills

At the heart of Jereos Street, La Paz stands HRM Skills, a school that nurtures future chefs. Some students graduated recently and they held a dinner and program wherein Purr was lucky to be a part of.


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