‘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 […]

Stubborn vendors, establishments bamboozle health inspectors

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo ASIDE from lack of personnel, the City Health Office (CHO) has problems implementing sanitation laws and penalties because of stubborn vendors and business owner who are either elusive or simple unfazed.   THE ELUSIVE Supervising Sanitation Inspector VI Rodolfo Catahay said these food establishments and food handlers only comply with the […]

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 […]

Garin claims no midnight deal in procuring Dengvaxia

FORMER Health Secretary Janette Garin on Monday refuted claims of corruption and conspiracy in the procurement of P3.5 billion worth of Dengvaxia vaccines from French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur. “Wala po itong corruption, wala po itong pinaghahangad na pagmamadali dahil matagal na pong pinaguusapan ang dengue,” she said in a press conference ahead of a […]