July 7, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

102 Iloilo villages in 'high-risk' landslide zone, 9 major rivers 'heavily-affected'

A total of 102 barangays or villages in the Provinces of Iloilo face the possibility of a major landslide following recent assessment made by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here.

Medical missions for typhoon victims back on track

All's well that ends well.

The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Iloilo Medical Society (IMS) have continued conducting medical missions in typhoon-ravaged areas in Iloilo and other provinces in the region following the directive of Health Secretary Francisco Duque II temporarily suspending the guidelines issued by Center for Health Development 6 regional director Dr. Lydia Depra-Ramos relative to the conduct of medical missions.

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Farmers in the town of Mina, Iloilo, which was also hit by flood caused by typhoon Frank, go back to the rice field to plant palay.

Farmers in the town of Mina, Iloilo, which was also hit by flood caused by typhoon Frank, go back to the rice field to plant palay. Agriculture officials earlier expressed fear that destroyed rice plantations may trigger hike in the price of rice.

Noli to help city gov't develop relocation sites

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said Vice President Noli de Castro has assured help in developing the 16 hectares relocation site owned by the city in Barangay San Isidro, Jaro to accommodate the thousands of families living in the "danger zones."

Treñas said he is set to meet with the vice president and other officials of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) this week to formalize the plan. The vice president's plan to help the city in its relocation site was made during his recent visit to Iloilo City.


'Don't blame us,' DENR says, as calls made for major gov't reforms

For provinces within Panay Island to be spared by future devastation similar to what Typhoon Frank left, environmental laws must be fully implemented, political will of local chief executives must be exercised and judicial reforms must immediately be in place.

DENR to issue Recovery Permit over uprooted, drifted trees

To help in the recovery of affected victims of Typhoon Frank in the provinces of Panay Islands, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Jose L. Atienza, Jr. had issued clearance for the DENR Region VI to issue Recovery Permit over the uprooted/drifted trees that were carried to the lowlands by the flashfloods for the repair of houses and other infrastructures of the local government units.

DOH 6 bares restoration/rehab estimates for typhoon-damaged health facilities

The Department of Health in Region VI reported that the estimated cost for restoration/rehabilitation of DOH-retained hospital and CHD Western Visayas health facilities and infrastructures damaged by typhoon Frank amounted to P7,350,000.00.

Cost of litigation should be more affordable for the poor

To ensure that even the poorest in Philippine society could have equal access to the law, an official of a non-government legal organization recommended provisions which would lower the costs of litigation in the country.


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


Res Gestae
'Imagine a world without Filipinos'
'Imagine a world without Filipinos'
Eye Opener
Ineffective government agencies
Quest for authenticity
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
The aftermath of a nightmare


Hell and high water

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Rational Insanity:
After the storm

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Useless politicians


In retrospect: Typhoon Frank and God

/ Florence Hibionda

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

/ Hacel Du-Chua


Ester's birthday bash

Ester's birthday bash

Every momentous occasion in a person's life should be celebrated. Certainly, the most celebrated one is a person's birthday and what makes this special is that here, the celebrator gets to share good food, conversation, laughs and an unforgettable experience with the person one loves.


Persons with leprosy receive donations

Persons with leprosy receive donations

The Western Visayas Sanitarium in Sta. Barbara became a recipient of P720,000 from the Damien The Leper (DLS) through the effort of Dumarao Paglaum Development Association Inc. (DPAI) last June 5, 2008. The funds will be used to purchase prosthetics limbs, wheelchairs, crutches and medicines for the patients of the said leprosarium.

---------------------------------------- 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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