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Panay

(pänī`), island (1990 pop. 3,136,425), 4,446 sq mi (11,515 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 6th largest of the Philippines, NW of Negros. Primarily agricultural with extensive lowlands, it is a major rice and sugarcane producing area. Industries include sugar-processing, lumbering, and fishing. The island comprises the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo.

Panay

 

an island in the central Philippines. It has an area of 11,500 sq km. In the western part of the island, mountains composed primarily of crystalline rock rise to an altitude of 2,117 m (Mount Nangtud). In the east are low hills up to 834 m in height, composed mainly of igneous rock. A meridional synclinal depression filled with alluvial deposits runs through the central part of the island. There are coral reefs along the eastern coast. Panay has deposits of pyrites, copper ore, and coal. The mountain slopes are covered with monsoon forests, while the plains resemble savannas in places. Panay is heavily populated (1.2 million in 1970). Much of the land in the east, along the Jalaud and Panay river valleys, and along the western coast is cultivated. The basic crop is rice, which accounts for about 90 percent of the cultivated land. Maize, sugarcane, coconut palms, and bananas are also cultivated. Fishing is another important activity. The main cities are Iloilo and Roxas.

Panay

an island in the central Philippines, the westernmost of the Visayan Islands. Pop.: 2 595 315 (latest est.). Area: 12 300 sq. km (4750 sq. miles)
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Caption: Liaison Officers look at a map of Panay island before integrating into a remote community to assess the needs of the population and liaise with DART in Roxas City on November 28.
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Our efforts were directed to one of the hardest hit areas, the Visayan region, which includes the provinces of Iloilo, Aklan and Antique on Panay Island.
Hundreds of the residents of Panay Island drowned, and thousands were left without clean water or food.
Energy Secretary Vincent Perez said the Korean investment project would be at no cost to the Philippine government and would help supply electricity to electric cooperatives in Panay Island.
Panay island gets the power supply from the project through a submarine cable connecting Guimaras to Iloilo province.
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Dr Paula Sydiongco, the Department of Health's assistant regional director for the Visayas, said authorities are now monitoring cases of diseases such as leptospirosis and tetanus in Tacloban City, Southern Leyte, Samar and Panay Island.
Pang also expressed concern for people in the province of Capiz, about 200 kilometres west of Tacloban, on Panay island where she said most of the region's infrastructure had been destroyed and many houses "flattened to the ground".
After Typhoon Fengshen (or Frank as it was known around the islands) struck, the Philippine government requested us to assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines to help one of the hardest hit areas, the Visayan region, which includes the provinces of Tloilo, Aklan, and Antique on Panay Island and the North and South Gigante Islands.