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Kids get free school supplies A TOTAL of 50,708 pupils and students currently enrolled in Iloilo City public schools will get free school supplies from the city government starting Thursday. Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog will lead the ceremonial turn-over 11:30am at City Hall, where he will distribute the school supplies to some pupils and […]
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By: Lydia C. Pendon
SENATOR Franklin M. Drilon, together with City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and lone district Representative Jerry P. Treñas met last Friday officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson and Regional Director Evelyn Barroso to discuss the implementation of various river park projects worth more than P200 million starting this year.
The funds will be sourced out from the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) of Drilon and DPWH regular budget for projects with some assistance from foreign agencies.
The DPWH says the priority river projects include the cleaning and removal of sunken derelicts in the river, removal of fish pens, ceasing of operations of establishments that contribute water pollution, dredging of the Iloilo River and its tributaries, and upgrading of the existing Treñas Boulevard.
Jed, Jerry give P-Noy a ‘9’
By: Tara Yap
IN A scale of 1 to ten with one as the lowest and 10 as highest, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Rep. Jerry Treñas both gave President Benigno Simeon Aquino III a high grade in his first year in office.
“I give him a nine,” Mabilog told The Daily Guardian via text message.
“Nine on a scale of ten,” Treñas also said in a text message.
Both the local chief executive and the neophyte lawmaker credited Aquino for bringing in P1.2-billion worth of infrastructure projects through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that will spur the socio-economic growth of the city.
“As reported by Sen. Franklin Drilon and DPWH Sec. Rogelio Singson, Iloilo City is a recipient of a lot of infrastructure projects,” Treñas said.
High impact infrastructure projects this year until 2012 included the Iloilo Esplanade Project, circumferential road (C1), road widening of Jaro-Leganes road (Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Road), Jaro-Buntatala national road, and Metro Iloilo radial road.
Mabilog pointed out that Aquino is instrumental in turning over of the P300-million Rotary Park to the city government.