July 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

DOH 6 directive halts medical missions for typhoon victims

The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas has now issued a guideline for all doctors and private groups out to conduct medical missions in the region's Typhoon Frank-affected areas.

PGMA, Erap racing to help typhoon victims in WV

While their parties both dismissed any political motives in the distribution of food and other relief aids to typhoon victims in Western Visayas, President Macapagal-Arroyo and ousted president Joseph Estrada have been neck to neck in visiting storm and flooded areas and victims.

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Jines Publico, who admitted to the shooting of a Swede national in Guimaras

Jines Publico, who admitted to the shooting of a Swede national in Guimaras, is being presented to the media by Police Regional Office 6 director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas and Guimaras Provincial Police Office director Senior Supt. Leo Puertollano.

Suspect in shooting of Swede yields

The suspect in the shooting of a Swedish national in Sitio Casulman, Brgy. Oracon, Sibunag, Guimaras last Tuesday voluntarily surrendered to authorities yesterday.

Jines Publico y Gallano, 25 years old, also a resident of Sitio Casulman, said he surrendered for fear that the family of the Swede's wife would retaliate against his kin.


City prioritizes drinking water distribution

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas Thursday said water supplies being distributed by the city's fire trucks and water tanks are potable drinking water and not other purposes.

Rains trigger panic on victims, non-victims

Wednesday and Thursday's downpour brought by shallow low pressure affecting the Visayas triggered 'panic' in Iloilo City and nearby towns.

DepEd 6 prepares for normal resumption of classes by July 7

The Department of Education in Western Visayas said it is working overtime to make the schools ready to resume normal classes in all areas hard-hit by Typhoon "Frank" on Monday, July 7.

Guimelco eyes increasing power rates

Guimaras Electric Cooperative Inc. (GUIMELCO) is eyeing an increase in power rates of up to P15 per kilowatt hour after its 13.2KV submarine cable was destroyed by Typhoon Frank. The cooperative will pass on the cost of damage of the submarine cable to its consumers.


Capiz has new PNP director

ROXAS CITYPolice Senior Supt. Josephus Angan formally assumed as Officer-In-Charge Provincial Director of the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) during a turn-over of command ceremony last July 2 at Camp Teodorico Apil in Barangay Loctugan here.

UNICEF assesses Frank's impact on children

ROXAS CITY – Officials from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) visited Capiz for a typhoon aftermath impact assessment.

Kabankalan issues Ordinance on curfew for minors

The Ordinance 2008-006 issued by the city of Kabankalan took effect on July 1.

This Ordinance provides special protection for children by imposing curfew on minors from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.


Bridging the gap
Kapwa, the relevance of indigenous knowledge in the age of globalization
'Imagine a world without Filipinos'
Res Gestae
Roles of media in PNP Transformation Program
Eye Opener
Ineffective government agencies
Quest for authenticity
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
The aftermath of a nightmare


Useless politicians


In retrospect: Typhoon Frank and God

/ Florence Hibionda

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


Paolo Benito 'Peabo' Tugbang

Explore Paolo Benito 'Peabo' Tugbang

Paolo Benito Tugbang or "Peabo" as he would like to be called, arrived at Coffee Break Robinsons for the interview dressed in a yellow T-shirt, a pair of walking shorts, a scarf and a pair of sneakers.

Operation Care Philippines

Operation Care Philippines

At the CPU Promenade today, July 5, Susie Yanson Jennings, president-founder of Operation Care Dallas, will kick off Operation Care-Philippines (OCP) with Dr. Augustin Pulido, former CPU President and caretaker of the university as keynote speaker.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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