Bigger chances for mega-bridge than railway revival – NEDA

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-6) said the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project might start ahead of the Panay Railways revival. The two big-ticket projects are being hyped as major propositions of the Duterte administration for easier access to provinces within Panay and Western Visayas aside from easing transport of goods and services. NEDA-6 Regional […]

Jalaur dam contract might be awarded in June – NIA

THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) might award the contract for the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP II) to a Korean contractor either in May or June 2017. Korean firms Daewo and Daelim have submitted bid documents for the megadam project. NIA-6 Director Gerardo Corsiga said the awarding of contract to the winning […]

TIME TO MOVE ON – Nava drops libel raps vs Mabilog

A STAUNCH opposition member of the Iloilo City Council dropped the libel charges he filed against Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. Councilor Plaridel Nava confirmed through a post on Facebook that he executed an affidavit of desistance which withdrew the libel cases he filed against Mabilog with the City Prosecutor’s Office sometime in December 2015. “It […]

GEARING UP FOR 2019? – Guv mum on meeting with 4 congressmen sans Rep. Garin

GOVERNOR Arthur Defensor Sr. is mum on the purpose and result of his meeting with all Iloilo congressmen except first district Rep. Richard Garin last March 19, 2017. Defensor confirmed presence of Reps. Arcadio Gorriceta (2nd district), Arthur Defensor Jr. (3rd district), Ferjenel Biron (4th district), and Raul Tupas (5th district) in the meeting. When […]