July 10, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

'Stop the 5th district checkpoints,' Cuevas orders

An order is out from the region's top cop, Police Chief Superintendent Isagani Cuevas, calling for the immediate halt of all and any police checkpoints particularly in Northern Iloilo. While at it, the separate order too, for the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) director to conduct an investigation and validate the numerous complaints against one of the province's senior police officials.

No fare matrix, no increase, says Clavel

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional director Porfirio Clavel called on operators and drivers of public utility vehicles in the region to wait for the issuance of fare matrices before charging the passengers of the new fare rate recently granted by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

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While fish vendors in Romblon and some parts of southern Luzon are suffering from low sales

While fish vendors in Romblon and some parts of southern Luzon are suffering from low sales, it's business as usual for fish vendors at the Iloilo Central Market. While, Iloilo's fishing industry faces its biggest challenge as it rebuilds from the damage brought by typhoon Frank.

Iloilo fishing industry to take 6 months to recover

Iloilo's fishing industry faces its biggest challenge yet as it rebuilds from the damage brought by typhoon "Frank."

Industry players said it would take from five to six months to recover from the damage after the worst flooding experienced on Panay Island.

Provincial agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo said the flooding brought "very significant" losses to fish producers especially fish pond operators after flood waters washed out dikes and fish pond structures. Large volumes of ready-to-harvest stocks were also lost after the fishponds overflowed.


Treñas asks SP to defer increase in real property taxes

City Mayor Jerry Treñas requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod to defer the enactment of the proposed increase in the real property taxes which is supposed to take effect next year.

Sara execs issue plea to PRO 6 director: 'Restrain 'amok' cop'

Peace and order situation in northern Iloilo is feared to have been jeopardized with one town here virtually turned into a "police state."

Many public schools still closed after Typhoon Frank

A number of public schools here heavily damaged by Typhoon Frank have yet to resume classes.

Foreign maritime cadets to help in clean up operations

More manpower help is pouring for the city as 150 maritime cadets coming from different countries are here to help in the clean up and rehabilitation of typhoon affected areas.


Neg. Occ. small planters bewail high cost of fertilizers

BACOLOD CITY -- The small planters associations in Negros Occidental will hold a protest action on July 19, Saturday, at the Bacolod City Public Plaza to ask Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to address the drastic increases in the price of fertilizers.

Capiz top priest to say mass in NY

ROXAS CITYCapiz Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo, D.D. has accepted an invitation to be the principal celebrant of the solemn feast day mass of San Lorenzo Ruiz on September 28 at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Magallanes 1stCAPSU lady president

ROXAS CITY – Capiz State University (CapSU) has already its new president.

Dr. Editha Lavezores. Magallanes, the former Vice President for Administration and Finance of said university has already taken her oath of office, July 5, after a 12-man Board of Regents had chosen her as the new president.


Res Gestae
Isolated cases?!?
Year of St. Paul
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Who's fault?
'Imagine a world without Filipinos'
Bridging the gap
Kapwa, the relevance of indigenous knowledge in the age of globalization


Cerebral Combustion:
Oh, those cruel lips upon you been bestowed

/ Hacel Du-Chua


/ 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


Skinetics turns 5

Skinetics turns 5

Skinetics Medical Day Spa and Skin Center celebrated its five years of existence recently. The celebration was an intimate affair, with only Skinetics' loyal clients, staff, and families of the Garcia-Quiampang couple in attendance. This was held at the Ohana Japanese Restaurant in Hotel del Rio, which is now managed by Prosecutor Laurea and Doc Yule's attorney sis.

The Chiongson Homestead

The Chiongson Homestead

The house isn't at all ordinary. The Chiongson homestead located in Fundidor, Molo seemed to have popped out of a modern architectural and interior designing magazine. I was in awe of the way architect and artist Dante Aguirre transformed the place into a modern abode that's a fusion of the old and the new.

----------------------------------------Sanny Yabillo

Honesty is still the best policy

Sanny Yabillo, 38, earns a living as part of the workforce of Romac Group, an agency that offers janitorial services to companies here in Iloilo City.

He works full time at the foodcourt area of Marymart Mall. In the morning, he washes dishes and cleans the dining area. "I mop the floor, wipe the tables and arrange the chairs," he said.

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.


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