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 […]

‘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. […]