Small businesses fear soaring space rentals

Small businesses fear soaring space rentals By: Francis Allan L. Angelo SMALL BUSINESSES fear that commercial space rents could soar if the Iloilo City Government pushes through with the full implementation 2006 real property tax (RPT) values. In a public consultation held Thursday, businessman Fred Tayo said micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) are vulnerable to […]

Villa to form new MIWD board?

Villa to form new MIWD board? By: Francis Allan L. Angelo AMIDST the coliform contamination of its water supply, Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is facing another shakeup in its board of directors. MIWD sources who sought anonymity for lack of authority to speak on the matter said Atty. Rene Villa, Local Water Utilities Administration […]

Nava denies affair with client’s wife

Nava denies affair with client’s wife By: Tara Yap ILOILO City councilor and lawyer Plaridel Nava dismissed claims he is having an affair with his client’s wife. “I am simply a lawyer giving legal assistance to battered women,” Nava said after client Rene Hierro accused him of having an affair with his wife Annalyn. Nava has […]

P5-B PROJECTS IN WV’S DEV’T PLAN Projects include 5 circumferential, coastal roads

P5-B PROJECTS IN WV’S DEV’T PLAN Projects include 5 circumferential, coastal roads By: Francis Allan L. Angelo MORE than P5-billion worth of circumferential and coastal road projects are included in the 6-year Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) of Western Visayas. In a roundtable forum at the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) office, chief economic […]

Mabilog: Validate coliform contamination report

Mabilog: Validate coliform contamination report By: Tara Yap ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog wants to validate reports of coliform bacteria contamination in the supply of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD). “Mayor Jed cannot make a categorical decision without proper validation,” said Jeffrey Celiz, Mabilog’s political liaison officer. The Daily Guardian first reported of high […]

345,000 families in WV are poor

345,000 families in WV are poor By: Francis Allan L. Angelo DESPITE its economy growing by leaps and bounds, poverty incidence in Western Visayas slightly increased in the past decade, affecting more than 345,000 families. Compared to the national economic growth as indicated by the gross domestic product (GDP), Western Visayas gross regional domestic product has […]

Gov’t agencies gird for All Saints’ Day

Gov’t agencies gird for All Saints’ Day By: Francis Allan L. Angelo VARIOUS government agencies have put in place their security preparations in time for the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, November 1-2. The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is on alert starting October 31 and will deploy most of its police officers and support […]