MIWD board okays P12.349-B water deal with MetroPac

THE METRO Iloilo Water District (MIWD) Board of Directors approved on Dec 15, 2017 the water utility’s P12.349-billion distribution joint venture with MetroPac Water Investments Corp (MWIC), according to MIWD legal counsel Roy Villa. “Now we are working out and preparing the papers and the documents towards issuance of the Notice of Award to MetroPac […]

‘CEASE AND DESIST’: City mayor sacks water district’s board of directors

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III has terminated the five members of Metro Iloilo Water District’s (MIWD) board of directors through a Cautionary/Cease and Desist Notice delivered to the water district, afternoon of Dec 14, 2017. Espinosa said yesterday that he intends to appoint a new set of directors for MIWD, thus he directed the […]

Close bars, nightclubs in Iloilo City at 2 a.m. – mayor

PARTY-GOERS in Iloilo City have until 2 a.m. to enjoy as Mayor Jose Espinosa III ordered the closure of party establishments after the said hour. Espinosa, through Executive Order (EO) No 146 dated Dec 14, 2017, directed the mandatory closure of all bars, nightclubs, disco bars, resto-bars, and other similar establishments at 2 a.m. until […]

MIWD manager says City Hall got updates on projects

The management of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) said the city government got regular updates on its projects and ventures, at least during the time of former mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. “Kami ni (former) mayor Mabilog, may updating. Even ‘yung sa market project, gin-involve kami ni mayor (Mabilog) kasi involve rin ang water. So nag-update […]

P41 HIKE IN WATER RATES: MIWD to award P12.34-B distribution deal to MetroPac

METRO Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is set to award this week the P12.349-billion distribution joint venture to MetroPac Water Investments Corp (MWIC), said Arnold Laurente, MIWD Joint Venture Selection Committee chairperson. Laurente said the 25-year public-private partnership (PPP) or joint venture agreement (JVA) will proceed as no firm challenged the MWIC bid after the Nov. […]

‘I’VE GOT THE POWER’: Joe III asserts authority to appoint MIWD directors

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III asked the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) to slow down on its big-ticket projects until the issue on who should appoint the water utility’s directors is settled. Espinosa cited a Supreme Court en banc decision which declared as unconstitutional the law stipulating the rules on the appointment water district […]

City to reclassify roads for an effective speed limit law

ROADS in Iloilo City will be reclassified to effectively and efficiently enforce the Speed Limit Ordinance, according to Jeck Conlu, Public Safety, and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) head. “The Speed Limit Ordinance will remain suspended this year,” he said. Conlu said non-government organization ImagineLaw suggested the reclassification of roads in the metro based on Republic […]