July 8, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

Mayors accuse Tupas of selective distribution of relief goods

Politics has reared its very ugly head after thousands were left homeless, hungry and desperate in the aftermath of the onslaught of typhoon "Frank" in Iloilo and Western Visayas.

City needs P450 million for housing rehab plan

The city government has proposed a P450 million budget before the Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) for the development of relocation sites where the 2,910 families living in danger areas could be relocated.

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People walk through a makeshift bridge made of bamboo below the Tigum Bridge in Brgy. Tabucan, Cabatuan

People walk through a makeshift bridge made of bamboo below the Tigum Bridge in Brgy. Tabucan, Cabatuan which was destroyed by flood caused by typhoon Frank. Public works officials say it will still take several months to repair the damaged bridge.

Court awards over P1M to widower over BPI collection suit

Judgment has been rendered in favor of an Ilonggo widower who sued the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) for collection of money and damages.


Lopez family, ABS-CBN, Manresa School extend relief assistance to over a thousand families

A total of 1,276 families in three Iloilo towns were yesterday's latest beneficiaries of relief assistance from the Lopez family, ABS-CBN, the Manresa School and the Spouses of the Heads of Mission group.

'Certified Piolo Addicts (CPAs)': Helping from afar

Typhoon Frank with its unprecedented damage to Panay Island turned ordinary days into extraordinary times.

And with it, "ordinary" people into extraordinary citizens.

Treñas: No politics in distribution of relief goods

City Mayor Jerry Treñas dismissed allegations that the distribution of relief goods to typhoon affected residents in the city is tainted with politics.

Masons, PNP feed malnourished studs

The Iloilo City Police Office and Quintin Salas Memorial Lodge 231 (mason), sponsored the "Feeding Program", benefiting more than 200 malnourished students of Bo. Obrero Elementary School, Lapaz, Iloilo City last Friday, July 4.


Class suit vs. EDC over use of protected area for geothermal exploration

BACOLOD CITY -- Some 170 parents and children will file a class suit against the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) on its plan to utilize the buffer zone and the protected area of Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park for geothermal exploration.

IPG launches Search for Employee of the Month

The Iloilo Provincial Government (IPG) Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee launched on Monday the Search for Employee of the Month Program.

Bacolod will send aid to Iloilo's flood victims

BACOLOD CITY -- The city government of Bacolod will soon send assistance either in a form of money or relief goods to flood victims of Iloilo, said Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson.


Res Gestae
WVMC security guards, "may your tribe increase…"
Our crisis of faith
Bridging the gap
Kapwa, the relevance of indigenous knowledge in the age of globalization
'Imagine a world without Filipinos'
Eye Opener
Ineffective government agencies
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
The aftermath of a nightmare



/ Alain Russ Dimzon

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


Vivian Velasco

Date Line: New York: Philippine Independence Day Ball

The 110th Anniversary Celebration of the Philippine Independence from the colonial rule of Spain came to a climax with a Grand Parade, known as the biggest Independence Day parade outside the Philippines.

Maria 'Oyog'

Maria 'Oyog': A contemporary yet deeply rooted T'boli woman

Her life is as vibrant as the colors of her traditional dress. The carved headdress serves as crown of pride of being a woman and a community leader. The intricate designs of the Tinalak elaborate the wisdom sought from her experiences.

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


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