Can Flo Water run its treatment plant?
By: Francis Allan L. Angelo and Angelica L. Tapalla
THE PRIVATE water contractor of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has taken over the operation of the bulk water treatment plant in Pototan, Iloilo.
MIWD interim general manager Pablo Bercilla confirmed that Flo Water Resources took over the treatment plant on May 12, 2013, exactly 20 days after MIWD took over the plant last month.
MIWD ran the treatment plant starting April 20 after Flo Water’s sub contractor, JE Hydro and Bio-Energy abandoned the facility due to financial disputes with the Florete-owned company.
Flo Water hired JE Hydro to built and test ran the treatment plant until the bulk water contractor acquires the capability to run the plant.
3 WV areas eyed for APEC 2015
By: Tara Yap
WESTERN Visayas could become the hub of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2015.
Aside from Iloilo, Boracay Island in Aklan and Bacolod City in Negros Occidental were also included in the list of potential hosts of APEC 2015 meetings.
Atty. Helen Catalbas, Department of Tourism (DOT-6) director, said Western Visayas has the most number of areas identified by the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council as potential hosts.
Camp fire damage reach P7M
By: Francis Allan L. Angelo
A TOTAL of P7 million worth of properties including firearms and musical instruments were lost to the fire that hit the headquarters of the Police Regional Office (PRO-6) past 2am of May 15.
Based on a report from Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, PRO-6 director, the fire gobbled 518 firearms that were kept in custody of the Firearms and Explosives Division (FED).
The Bureau of Fire Protection initially estimated the total damage at P2 million.