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‘Price dispute’ snags water supply diversion
By: Louine Hope Conserva
METRO Iloilo Water District (MIWD) and its bulk water suppliers have yet to carry out a directive of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) to divert undelivered water to another pipeline due to disagreements over water rates.
Dr. Teodoro Robles, MIWD board chairman, said FLO Water Resources, Inc. and its partner Prime Water Ventures proposed different rates to be charged on MIWD once FLO Water diverts 9,000 cubic meters (cu. m.) of water to Prime Water’s pipeline.
FLO Water is supposed to deliver 15,000 cu. m. daily to MIWD but can only provide 5,000 to 6,000 cu. m. due to restrictions in its assigned injection pipeline in Leganes, Iloilo.
The problem has led to a dispute between MIWD and FLO Water on whether the water district should pay for the entire contracted volume of 15,000 cu. m. or the actual deliveries only.
Politicians will benefit more from pay hike
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
THE UPCOMING salary standardization law will benefit politicians more than the ordinary government worker.
Based on the pay hike to be implemented starting January 1, 2016, employee at Salary Grade 1 will only see a P2,000 in their pay in four years.
But in the case of politicians like the Iloilo City councilors, their salaries will shoot up by almost 100 percent in the same time frame.
Rob suspect falls, pals evade arrest
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
AN ALLEGED member of a criminal gang was arrested in a botched robbery Saturday evening in City Proper, Iloilo City.
Senior Inspector Jojo Tabaloc, Iloilo City Police Station 1 chief, identified the suspect as Jemar Halasan, 27, of Banilad village, Dumaguete City.
For Halasan, it was one thing to be arrested but it was another to be betrayed by his so-called friends.
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November 30, 2015 02:10 AM
By: Modesto P. Sao-noy
JUST AFTER the attack in Paris last week, the Holy Father asked the world to pray to St. Michael, the Archangel. Why did Pope Francis call for a universal resort to St. Michael? Read more...
The CBARAD experience
November 30, 2015 02:26 AM
By Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
LET us not ignore our need to be safe from natural disasters. Taking unnecessary risks – like living by a tsunami-prone shoreline, a mountain side vulnerable to landslides, a river that swells on rainy days, or being Read more...
Burying the truth
November 30, 2015 02:32 AM
By: Manuel "Boy" Mejorada
WITH THE public uproar over the failed "invasion" of the Aksyon Radyo Iloilo premises the other week, I had expected Senate President Franklin Drilon to issue a strong statement to condemn Read more...
MIAGAO 300: Weaving heritage into the fabric of history
November 30, 2015 02:49 AM
By: Ben Jimena
ON FEBRUARY 1 to 14, 2016, Miagao celebrates the tri-centennial anniversary of its founding. Read more...
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