July 11, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Typhoon Frank Photos
Typhoon Frank:
The Aftermath

A photo gallery of the devastation that Typhoon Frank brought.

GSIS emergency loan hit as a farce

Newspaper advertisements showed a smiling President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with the Philippine Flag as background. Then in bold letters, "LABANAN ANG KAHIRAPAN (Let us stage a fight against poverty)," followed with the message, "Magtulungan tayo laban sa kahirapan (Let us help each other battle poverty)." And finally, the tagline, "Kahit saan, kahit kailan, maaasahan. (Anytime, anywhere, dependable)"

55 down in Iloilo town feeding program

Forty eight Fourth Grade pupils of a public school in Barangay Igtubli, Tubungan, Iloilo and seven others from a nearby barangay here were rushed to the hospital yesterday.

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Relief goods are being unloaded from the training ship Spirit of Mitsui OSK Lines

Relief goods are being unloaded from the training ship Spirit of Mitsui OSK Lines docked at the Iloilo International Port in Loboc, La Paz, Iloilo City. One hundred fifty maritime cadets from different countries on board the ship were also deployed to help in the clean up of muddied schools in the city.

Rising fuel, production costs stall investments in WV

Rising fuel and production costs have resulted in a slump in business investments in Western Visayas this year.

Investments based on the Business Name Registration (BNR) dropped by 39 percent to P1.153 million in first quarter of this year from the P1.882 million recorded in the same period last year, according to the first quarter regional economic situationer released by the National Economic Development Authority (Neda).


DOH monitors 15 suspected Lepto cases in city

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday said the Department of Health (DOH) is monitoring 15 suspected cases of Leptospirosis in the city.

WB consultants to help city draw up rehab plans

Consultants from World Bank (WB) will arrive over the weekend to help draw up a rehabilitation plan for the city. As such, the city government is consolidating all the reports on the damages, particularly in the infrastructures, wrought by typhoon Frank.

17 city schools still need clean up before resuming classes

The destruction on the school facilities and properties in the public elementary and secondary schools brought about by Typhoon Frank in the city amounted to P27 million. At present, there are still 17 schools that need to be cleaned of debris and mud.

Capitol quarry permit issuance highlights hearing on revenue code amendment

Matters that have long hounded the issuance of quarry permits by the Iloilo Provincial Government took the 'center stage' in yesterday's committee hearing at the Capitol.


BPOCs reorganized in 357 Capiz brgys

ROXAS CITY – More than 75 percent of all the barangays in Capiz have already re-organized their respective Barangay Peace and Order Councils (BPOC).

Capiz to give P10T to 'Frank' casualties

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz provincial government will give P10,000 assistance to each typhoon "Frank"-related casualty in the province.

COA: Bacolod's Gov't Center within budget limit

BACOLOD CITY – The new government center of the City Government of Bacolod situated at the 5-hectare donated property of the Gonzaga family at the Circumferential Road here is almost complete, but it still lack the electricity connections, furniture and fixtures necessary for its full utilization.

Newly-formed group pressures city gov't to pay P200-M bill to Ceneco

BACOLOD CITY -- A newly-formed consumers group launched yesterday a massive protest against the administration of Mayor Evelio Leonardia for its plant to connect the soon to be finished New Government Center directly National Power Corporation (Napocor) and National Transmission Corp. (Transco).


Res Gestae
Politics versus Police Operational Procedure
Observe World Population Day!
Bridging the gap
Bo. Obrero: The workingmen's village in Iloilo City
Year of St. Paul
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Who's fault?


Stressed Out? Stop!

/ Philip S. Chua

Help save the environment

/ Agnes C. Mejica

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


Faron Mijares

Dance becomes: Faron Mijares

Ballroom dancing enthusiasts and dance sports experts know this name by heart. After all, he is Iloilo's bankable dance instructor who's responsible for bringing out the best in Iloilo City's ballroom aficionados.


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.


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1. Panay Electric Co.
2. The News Today
3. The Cacho Family
4. Corazon Kir
5. Ingrid Therese Javellana
6. Carmen Antunez
7. Mari Antunez
8. Chef’s Secret Co.
9. Tri Vision Ventures, Inc.
10.Triumvirate Holdings, Inc.
11. Dr. Richard Co
12. Dr. Arlene Fernandez
14. Ferdinand & Honolina Gomez
15. Emil Diez
16. Robinson’s Land Iloilo
17. Jaime & Ester Magalona
18. Rosendo Mejica
19. Machalen Teves-Camahort
20. Longlong Teves-Villanueva
21. Rose Vecin
22. Pocholo & Remy Romero Salas
23. Rosa Cacho
24. Nene Chan
25. Leap 34
26. Susan Saulog
27. Cookie De Larrazabal
28. Manolo Cacho
29. Kat Legarda
30. Freddie Sia
31. Leo Alejandrino
32. Maribel Antunez
33. Romy Ronquillo
34. Anton & Maxine Cacho
35. Dr.Pablo Torre Foundation, Inc.
36. Mr. & Mrs. Mariano Cacho Iii
37. Teresing Menendoza
38. Mario Menendoza
39. Bud Sala
40. Noni & Isa Lovina
41. Booting
42. Annie Aboitiz
43. Noel & Mariel Tolentino
44. Mr. Ha
45. Ramil Cortez
46. Pauline Banusing
47. Toti & Chit Querubin
48. Minieng & Val Maravilla
49. Faith Soligen
50. Tony & Charito Villanueva
51. Shobe Yee
52. Rose Maransilla