July 3, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

Gov't bank wrongly deposits P1.7M to Leon Liga account

Someone within the Liga ng mga Barangay in Leon, Iloilo is at least P1.7 million richer, no thanks to a government bank foul-up.

And if the bank and its team of auditors are to be believed, bad faith was evident from the end of the Leon Liga comprised of 85 village chiefs here.

P14M aid from Spanish gov't arrives today

Relief assistance from the Spanish government worth P14 million will arrive in the city today. Mayor Jerry Treñas said the assistance is in the form of water treatment plant and health kits.

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Personnel from Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) remove mud from the drainage

Personnel from Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) remove mud from the drainage along Lopez Jaena St. in Jaro district with the use of an automatic declogging equipment. Looking on are Mayor Jerry Treñas (3rd from right, partly hidden) and MMDA chair Bayani Fernando (4th from right).

Treñas asks PGMA for P1.9B extra funds for flood control project

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has requested President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to include for funding several components in the Iloilo Flood Control Project which are not included in the project's Stage 1 amounting to P1.9 billion.


Capitol '07 expenses up by P74M, net income down by P26M

The Iloilo Provincial Government scored higher in last year's expenditures that reached over P1 billion as the year ended. The figure is P74 million more as compared to the previous year's provincial government spending power.

COA maintains: Capitol's handling of P10M oil spill calamity fund irregular

The Commission on Audit (COA) in a verification made on last year's financial transactions of the Iloilo Provincial Government affirmed questionable handling of the Tupas administration on the P10 million Presidential calamity fund.

P4M lost in ISCOF fire

The worth of damage of the fire that hit 3 buildings inside the Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) in Brgy. Tiwi, Barotac Nuevo early morning yesterday has been initially placed to reach P4 million.


AFP holds fellowship with US Navy personnel

JAMINDAN, Capiz -- Just in time when help was needed, the US government was there to lend out a helping hand.

DILG urges reactivation of brgy. peace and order committees

Following the election of new set of barangay officials last year, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) felt necessary to reorganize the Barangay Peace and Order Committees (BPOC) nationwide.

PNP gets financial aid from PSMBFI

The Marketing Manager of Public Safety Mutual Benefit Fund, Inc., retired Police Senior Superintendent Frederick V Oconer, yesterday turned over at the Police Regional Office 6 the financial aid for police personnel in Panay Island who were badly affected by Typhoon Frank


Eye Opener
Ineffective government agencies
Quest for authenticity
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
The aftermath of a nightmare
The political passion of the Personalities (2)
Bridging the gap
The versatile patadyong of Panay
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (3)


In retrospect: Typhoon Frank and God

/ Florence Hibionda

Res Gestae:
Mamang Pulis: Reality or Fantasy?

/ 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


Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Philippine Independence Day Celebration

New York City - Filipino-American residents in the Tri-State area of New York- New Jersey- Greater Philadelphia-and Connecticut celebrated the 110th anniversary celebration of the proclamation of the Philippine Independence from the colonial rule of Spain with a grand parade (known always as the biggest Independence Day parade outside our country) on June 1, 2008 in New York City.

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.


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