SCARE TACTIC : Defensor resorts to ‘fear-mongering’ over 2019 budget

THE administration of Iloilo Gov. Arthur D. Defensor Sr. has been raising many issues if the Sangguniang Panlalawigan fails to pass P3.7-billion budget for 2019 before Dec. 30, 2018. Under budgetary rules, failure to pass the 2019 budget would mean reenactment of the appropriations act for 2018. A reenacted budget would mean that new programs […]

MIWD CAUGHT IN LEGAL BIND: Water district submits board nominees to both guv, city mayor

THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) now finds itself in a legal bind over the appointment of a new director in January 2019. Lawyer Cyril Regalado, MIWD corporate secretary, he submitted to both Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. and Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III the names the possible replacements of MIWD Director Josephine Abad-Caram […]

DSWD to ban LGUs, pols in cash transfer payouts

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 will no longer allow local government units to manage the agency’s Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) program. DSWD-6 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala made the pronouncement amid accusations that DSWD’s programs are being politicized. “We are apolitical. We do not tolerate any politician to speak during the releasing of […]