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Topic: Guimaras province

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  About Guimaras Province, Philippines
Guimaras, considered one of the exotic islands in the Philippines; believed to have been once part of the Panay group of islands.
Once a sub-province of Iloilo, Guimaras was proclaimed as a regular and full-pledged province on May 22, 1992.
Guimaras is blessed with natural and historical attractions.
www.islandsaccommodations.com /places/guimaras.htm   (546 words)

 GlobalPinoy, Travel - Guimaras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The province is composed of 96 barangays distributed to 5 municipalities: Jordan, Sibunag, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo and Buenavista.
The province is largely agricultural with principal crops palay, coconut and mangoes.
Guimaras’ golden carabao mango is renowned worldwide for its sweetness and quality, which makes it the most important commercial crop in the province.
www.globalpinoy.com /travel/province/guimaras.php   (664 words)

 Province of guimaras
Guimaras is the youngest and smallest of the six component provinces of the Western Visayas Region (Region 6).
The province is composed of five municipalities, namely: Jordan, the provincial capital; Buenavista; Nueva Valencia; and the newly created Sibunag and San Lorenzo.
The fastest route to the province is by means of a pump boat which is about 10-15 minutes ride from Iloilo City.
www.nscb.gov.ph /ru6/guimaras.htm   (154 words)

Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region.
To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental.
Guimaras used to be a sub-province of Iloilo until it was made an independent province on May 11, 1992.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/g/gu/guimaras.shtml   (90 words)

 The Provincial Profile of Guimaras
Guimaras, a paradise for growth, is among the youngest provinces of the Philippines having been created only in 1992.
Guimaras is only a 10 to 15 minute pump boat ride from Iloilo City and an hour away from Negros Occidental.
Guimaras has five banking institutions that serves the financial needs of the people although the proximity of Iloilo City allows residents to tap into that city’s well developed banking system.
www.geocities.com /lppsec/pp/guimaras.htm   (986 words)

 Jordan, Guimaras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jordan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Guimaras, Philippines.
It is the capital municipality of Guimaras, and it considered to be the gateway to the province.
Jordan is bounded by the three municipalities of the province, Buenavista to the north and the newly created municipality of San Lorenzo to the east and Sibunag to the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jordan,_Guimaras   (191 words)

 WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Famous For   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Guimaras is home of the famous and the best export-quality mangoes in the Philippines, thus “Manggahan Festival” has been established.
Guimaras is known for its splendid white sand beaches and island coves.
A race among native outriggers in the strait between the island province of Guimaras and Iloilo City.
www.tourism.gov.ph /explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=famousefor&province=36   (221 words)

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Guimaras (population: 142,000) is a small island found in central Philippines.
Roughly the size of Singapore, this 60,465-hectare province is known as the “Mango Capital of the Philippines” in reference to its signature crop.
Guimaras has 24 beach resorts, seven of them found in small islets in the southern coast of the island.
www.projectsunrise.org /about_guimaras.html   (306 words)

 Guimaras Province, Region 6, Philippines
Guimaras is an island province in Western Visayas between the islands of Panay and Negros.
Guimaras was an integral part of the Iloilo province established by the Spaniards.
Guimaras was created as a sub-province of Iloilo by Republic Act No. 4667 on June 18, 1966.
oasis.fortunecity.com /acapulco/215/region6/guimaras/guimaras.htm   (308 words)

Evan Anthony Arias, supervising planner of the island province of Guimaras, said the P800 million has not yet been released to the provincial government in the absence of an IRR or implementing rules and regulations for the fund.
He said the only hope left for Guimaras to lessen the damage of the spill is the plan of IOPCF to siphon off the oil remaining in the hold of the sunken M/T Solar 1.
GUIMARAS – Four months after the MT Solar I, laden with two million liters of bunker fuel, sank in waters some 10 miles from here, the national government has yet to release funds to rehabilitate areas of the province devastated by the resulting oil spill.
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 Iloilo: Guimaras
Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region.
Guimaras is an exotic island off the coast of Iloilo.
Guimaras is noted for plantations of mango trees, locally believed to produce the finest fruit in the country, and the excellent beaches dotting the outer shore.
iloiloonline.blogspot.com /2006/02/guimaras.html   (1130 words)

 Welcome to FreshPlaza
He said that Iloilo province is also producing good quality mangoes similar to that of the nearby Guimaras that is noted to have "the sweetest mango in the world." Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Crops Division Chief Reynaldo M. Osano said that in fact the mango trees planted in Guimaras province must have originally come from Iloilo.
However, the presence of the National Mango Research Center in Guimaras has really been a big help to the mango producers of the island province who are now able to export their produce even to the United States.
Osano said that for the province of Iloilo, which has about 237,864 mango trees planted with 83 per cent of it considered to be bearing and 16 per cent as non-bearing trees.
www.freshplaza.com /2006/14feb/2_ph_mangocongress.htm   (355 words)

As for the provincial government of Guimaras, it has set up a website, www.projectsunrise.org, to call for organizations that have the capacity to recover sunken vessels 600 to 700 meters underwater, relief assistance for at least 4,000 families displaced by the oil spill, and the introduction of initiatives to restore their livelihood.
LA PAZ, Guimaras (AP) — Boasting of unspoiled white beaches, some of the Philippines’ best coral reefs and arguably the world’s sweetest mangoes, the island province of Guimaras was poised as an emerging tourist haven.
Guimaras has been trying to crawl out of poverty by promoting itself as a marine and tourism haven, and is one of the priority areas identified by President Arroyo for tourism and infrastructure development.
www.newsflash.org /2004/02/hl/hl104534.htm   (2309 words)

 DAILY STAR: Top Stories
JORDAN, Guimaras -The massive oil spill off the coast of the island-province of Guimaras has spread to three towns, prompting the provincial government to declare a state of calamity.
Guimaras Gov. JC Rahman Nava said the oil spill has contaminated the coastline of 14 barangays --11 in Nueva Valencia town and three in Sibunag town -- as of noon yesterday.
President Macapagal-Arroyo has assured Guimaras officials of the support of national government in the containment and cleanup of the oil spill, the governor said.
www.visayandailystar.com /2006/August/16/topstory3.htm   (613 words)

 Guimaras Travel Destinations, Guimaras Hotels & Resorts, Guimaras Accommodation
Between the islands of Panay and Negros and accessible by pumpboat from Iloilo is the small island of Guimaras, known to Visayans as the site of the much-admired Roca Encantada (Enchanted Rock), summer house of the distinguished Lopez family of Iloilo.
The house is perched on a promontory overlooking Guimaras Strait.
Guimaras was created a separate province on May 11, 1992.
www.lakbaypilipinas.com /travel_guimaras.html   (472 words)

 Paraw Regatta
The Iloilo Paraw (sailboat) Regatta, instituted in 1973 is a race among native outriggers in the strait between Guimaras Island and Iloilo City.
The San Miguel Beer 29th Iloilo -Guimaras Paraw Regatta is co-hosted, by the Province of Guimaras and sponsored by the City of Iloilo and the Province of Iloilo in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Region VI.
The Iloilo Paraw Regatta as a tourism promotion project was devolved by the Department of Tourism Region VI to the Province of Iloilo in 1992 in pursuance to pertinent provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991.
members.tripod.com /~Katterina/paraw.htm   (803 words)

 Guimaras governor, Greenpeace piqued by ‘inaction’ - 8/21/06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
THE governor of Guimaras province and the international environmental group Greenpeace on Monday vented their frustration over what they perceived to be a lack of commitment and immediacy from the national government and Petron Corporation to what is now acknowledged to be the worst oil spill in Philippine history.
Crewmembers of the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, which is on a Philippine visit and sailed for Guimaras to join the cleanup efforts, and marine experts from the University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV) set up booms at the most critical areas of the Taklong reserve.
The booms, made of bamboo, rice straw and sacks, were made by UPV as prototypes for communities that can use the indigenous and biodegradable materials to stem the spread of the oil slick, Greenpeace said.
services.inq7.net /print/print.php?article_id=16470   (503 words)

 SOS Guimaras - INQUIRER.net
WHEN GUIMARAS became a province in 1992, it was called "The Island to Watch" because of so much promise that its resources bring.
Guimaras remained ‘The Island to Watch’ but this time, it is a death watch.
The oil spill off Guimaras province, considered the worst oil spill in the Philippines, has wreaked havoc on the environment.
showbizandstyle.inquirer.net /you/2bu/view_article.php?article_id=17900   (757 words)

 Coastal Marine Habitats of Guimaras
The research report describes the state of coral reefs, mangrove swamps, and seagrass bed of Guimaras Island as well as highlights the issues and recommendations for the sustainable development of coastal resources, particularly in each of the three habitats.
The study found out that available marine resources in the coastal areas of Guimaras Province are already dwindling and being subjected to excessive stresses principally from human activities.
The conditions that caused the deterioration of the coastal environment of Guimaras are also happening in other parts of the country.
arcoastnews.tripod.com /issue2/htmls/coastal_marine.htm   (394 words)

 Iloilo: State of the Province Address (SOPA) - Governor Neil D. Tupas Sr.
During the year just passed, the Province of Iloilo has continued to receive bountiful blessings amid political and economic problems besetting the nation, and it is only proper that we acknowledge God’s supreme will in making us recipient of His generosity.
We are promoting the production of yellow corn in the province because of its high demand in the livestock feed market, and we succeeded in producing nearly 30,000 metric tons during the year, with a good one-half of the area planted still due for harvest in the first quarter of 2006.
This is a vital road section of the province, as it serves sugar planters in the fourth and fifth districts hauling their cane to the mills in Passi City and San Enrique.
iloiloonline.blogspot.com /2006/02/state-of-province-address-sopa.html   (4287 words)

 UnderwaterTimes.com | Print an Article
Guimara, Philippines (2006-08-15 10:07:15 EST) The island province of Guimaras has declared a "state of calamity" following what authorities have called the country's worst oil spill, as international lobby group Greenpeace urged the government to hold petroleum firm Petron and its partners “accountable” for the disaster.
The Guimaras provincial board held a meeting Monday in Nueva Valencia town and declared the entire province under a "state of calamity," which allows the speedy release of relief funds during a disaster, said town Mayor Diosdado Gonzaga.
Officials in Valladolid on the southern tip of nearby Negros Occidental province also declared a "state of calamity" as the oil slick approached its shores late Tuesday.
www.underwatertimes.com /print.php?article_id=18503671024   (691 words)

 Oil spill blights Philippine province - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
The oil spill, the worst in Philippines history, has affected more than 20,000 people, or about 15 percent of the population of Guimaras Province in the central Philippines, about 400 kilometers south of Manila.
Guimaras depends heavily on tourism, agriculture and fishing.
The province has been talked about as the next tourism frontier in the country, owing to its excellent beaches and island resorts.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/08/21/news/oil.php   (1099 words)

 All Headline News - Oil Spill In Philippines Causing Health Problems - December 19, 2006
Guimaras, Philippines (AHN) - Health Secretary Franciso Duque on Thursday confirmed that hundreds of residents in the Guimaras province have fallen sick and one man has died following the worst oil spill in the country's history.
Coast guard officials say the tanker is resting on the seabed containing more than 450,000 gallons of oil, which environmentalist said poses an ecological time bomb.
On Thursday, four American coast guard experts and one from the National Oceaninc and Atmospheric Agency arrived in Iloilo to assess the damage of the oil spill and determine the course of action to be taken.
www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/7004640927   (307 words)

 The Daily Tribune <<< Without Fear or Favor >>>
Bunye also assured the administration is continuing to address the oil spill off Guimaras and helping its affected residents, while pressing to have those responsible for it pay for the damages it caused.
The PCG is expected to submit its recommendations to the President on the sea lanes idea at another scheduled meeting with the leaders of the recently formed Task Force Guimaras on Sept. 16 in the same province.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told newsmen the DoH was merely waiting for a team of toxicologists deployed last week in the province to submit its report on its findings on which areas were unaffected by toxins and contaminants coming from the oil spill.
www.tribune.net.ph /20060905/nation/20060905nat2.html   (449 words)

 Palace assures comprehensive rehab of Guimaras : Philippines : Gov.Ph : News
Malacañang vowed today to spare no effort to bring back Guimaras province to its healthy state before the Aug. 11 M/T Solar I oil spill that turned the pristine shores of the tourist island into a disaster area.
As directed by the President when she visited Nueva Valencia town in Guimaras Saturday, the sealing of the leaks, the offloading of the remaining bunker fuel trapped inside the sunken vessel, and the retrieval of Solar I is about to be accomplished, Bunye said.
The Chief Executive has visited Guimaras twice in three days since the last weekend to keep herself posted on the efforts in the ground to contain the oil spill and map out a comprehensive strategy to speed up the rehabilitation of the stricken areas.
www.gov.ph /news/?i=16026   (515 words)

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