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Poor infras limit city’s water supply – study

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

ILOILO CITY has abundant water resources but it still suffers from supply shortage due to inadequate distribution infrastructures, according to a Hydrological Vulnerability Assessment Report on Iloilo City.

Dr. Carlos Primo David, executive director of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), presented the report November 25 at a USAID-initiated forum on Hydrological Vulnerability Assessment of Iloilo City at Central Philippine University.

The study is part of the four-year Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project of USAID in the cities of Iloilo, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga and Cotabato.


Dr. David, the Senior Climate Specialist of the Be Secure Project, said Iloilo City’s problem is not the lack of water.

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Bulk water project to cost P2.8 billion

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

THE NEW bulk water project under a joint venture between the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) and a subsidiary of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) will cost more or less P2.8 billion.

MPIC's wholly-owned subsidiary MetroPac Water Investments Corp. (MWIC) recently received a Notice of Award for the Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Project from MIWD.


In a filing by MPIC Vice President Melody del Rosario, MWIC and MIWD will form a company under the 2013 National Economic Development Authority Guidelines on joint ventures.

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Guards, inmates face probe over illegal drug use in jails

By: Jennifer P. Rendon

BOTH PERSONNEL and inmates of the Pototan District Jail will be investigated for possible involvement in the alleged rampant illegal drug use inside the jail facility located in Barangay Poblacion, Pototan, Iloilo.

Senior Inspector Jimmy Britanico, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-6 spokesperson, said a team from the BJMP regional office and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 6 will look into every angle why two inmates were able to use illegal drugs while behind bars.


“How were they able to get hold of illegal drugs? That we would like to know,” he added.

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By: Lilibeth A. French

THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepED) in Region 6 will conduct a two-day conference-workshop on the revised criteria for the selection of Brigada Eskwela Best School Implementors from April 25 to 26 in this city.

Dr. Eden Deriada said the activity will be participated by some 150 Adopt-A-School Program/Brigada Eskwela coordinators, selected elementary and secondary school principals, and district supervisors from the 18 divisions of the region.

Aside from updates on the revised criteria, Deriada said the activity will provide a venue to ask and hear the experiences and best practices of participants in implementing the program in their respective schools.

Since 2004, the DepEd has been recognizing the Brigada Eskwela Best Implementors through the Adopt-A- School program.

The ASP Secretariat has revised the criteria as a result of the consultation meeting with the ASP Regional Coordinators in November last year at Cebu City and as part of its effort to further improve the selection process, according to a DepEd press report.

The revised criteria will be implemented this school year 2012-2013.

In a national awarding held last year, two schools from the region were recognized as Brigada Eskwela Hall of Fame awardees after they were chosen as Best School Implementors in the region for three consecutive years. These are the Minuyan Elementary School of Murcia in Negros Occidental and Maayon National High School in Maayon, Capiz.

Brigada Eskwela, also known as the National Schools Maintenance, ensures that public schools in the country are ready for the opening of school year in June through the support and cooperation of all education stakeholders both from the private and public sectors. This year, it will be held from May 21 to 26.

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Rest in peace, Gov. Niel

November  27, 2015 02:11 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

I HAD COVERED the Capitol beat since the time of Governor Conrado Norada in the early 80s. Heck, I even founded the Iloilo Capitol Press Corps during the term of Governor Simplicio Griño. Read more...

Duterte endorses Poe

November  27, 2015 02:19 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

HE PROBABLY is not aware of it or he seemingly does not intend it but Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is endorsing Senator Grace Poe. Duterte admits Poe will win the elections so he declared that the only way to stop Poe from Read more...

An act of cowardice and stupidity

November  27, 2015 02:32 AM

By: Manuel "Boy" Mejorada

AS A LEGISLATIVE body, the Iloilo City Sangguniang has earned the notoriety of being an expensive rubber stamp. Read more...

From God’s point of view

November  27, 2015 02:45 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

NOWADAYS, we are seeing a lot of people depending solely on their senses, judgments and reasoning in tackling all their temporal affairs with hardly any reference to God’s will and plans. Read more...

​​​​Advice to a lameduck president​

November  27, 2015 02:51 AM

By: Atty. Manuel J. Laserna, Jr.

(The author is a retired law professor of the Far Eastern University, founder of the Las Piñas City Bar Association, former vice-president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-PPLM Chapter Read more...

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