‘GOLDEN BOMBILYA’: Critic says lights, fixtures for Capitol landscaping ‘overpriced’ by P17.7M

A CRITIC of Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said the current administration could find itself being electrocuted, politically, with his exposé that the lights and fixtures for package 3 of the landscaping and park development project on the Capitol grounds is grossly overpriced by as much as P17.7 million. “Simply outrageous!” was how former Provincial […]

PECO STRIKES BACK: ‘MORE Power a threat to Iloilo City’

PANAY Electric Co. (PECO), the embattled sole power distributor in Iloilo City, struck back at its rival firm, MORE Electric & Power Corp. days after the latter criticized the Cacho-led firm for allegedly blackmailing Iloilo City consumers. “By continuing their railroading strategy in the Senate as what they did in the Congress, MORE Electric & […]

Central Market dispute becomes political fodder

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo POLITICS has reared its head in the renewed debate over plans to rehabilitate the Iloilo Central Market. On Nov 5, 2018, Iloilo City government presented to the public the proposed the P866.972-million Iloilo Central Market Redevelopment Plan. The project includes the phase-by-phase restoration of the heritage building, establishment of access roads, a […]

‘BLACKMAIL’: MORE Power slams PECO’s plan to stop operations in January 2019

A POWER distribution firm called as blackmail the statements of a lawyer of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) that the latter will stop operating in January 2019 if it fails to renew its congressional franchise to distribute electricity in Iloilo City. In a statement, MORE Power and Electric Co. said PECO created its own problems “because […]