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 […]

DENGVAXIA FIASCO: Syjuco raps Aquino, Garin for murder, plunder

FORMER Iloilo second district congressman Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco filed complaints for mass murder and plunder against former president Benigno Aquino III and then Department of Health Secretary Janette Garin relative to the Dengvaxia controversy. Syjuco, who is also a former chief of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), filed the complaints he titled […]

‘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 […]

Ex-DOH chief Ubial says Rep. Garin ‘pressured’ her to buy more Dengvaxia

FORMER Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial revealed in a Senate hearing on Dec 14, 2017 that Iloilo first district Rep. Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. asked her to allocate a budget in 2018 and purchase more Dengvaxia. Ubial issued the statement during the joint hearing of the Senate blue ribbon and health and […]

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 […]

‘NOT IN MY BACKYARD’: Garin denies administration of Dengvaxia in 1st district

ILOILO Rep. Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. denied that Dengvaxia was administered to his constituents in the 1st congressional district. Garin also denied that members of their family conducted dengue vaccination in their home district and in other parts of Iloilo. “Ang istorya sa first district indi ina matuod,” he said. Garin emphasized that Iloilo, particularly […]

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 […]