MIWD pushes new bulk water project
By: F. Allan L. Angelo
THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) said it will push through with the bidding of the new bulk water supply project which seeks to augment its supply by 5,000 cubic meters (cu. m.) daily.
In a statement, Amarylis Josephine Castro, MIWD officer-in-charge, said the Bids and Awards Committee is set to conduct the bidding for the project on December 29, 2014.
Dubbed as the Bulk Water Supply Project for MIWD, the 10-year undertaking aims to bring in fresh supply of potable water to MIWD at injection point area/s based on specified water quality and quantity standards.
“Day one of delivery will be within four months after the issuance of Notice to Proceed (NTP). This will be ground water sourced,” the MIWD statement said.
The injection point area of the bulk water supply project is along the 400 millimeter (mm) and/or 600mm diameter transmission line traversing the villages of Cabolo-an Norte and Abilay, Oton; San Jose, San Miguel; Barangay Jibao-an, Pavia in the province of Iloilo; and Hibao-an Norte to Hibao-an Sur, Mandurriao in Iloilo City.
Energy sector projects help Customs overshoot target
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
THE Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Region 6 surpassed its collection target for 2014 in just 6 months thanks to energy-related projects in the region.
Atty. Ernelito Aquino, BOC District 6 collector, said their actual collection from July to December 15, 2014 totaling P991.267 million exceeded their 2014 target of P843.983 million
Aquino attributed their performance to the importation of construction materials and equipment for the expansion project of Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) and two wind farm energy power projects in the region.
PEDC, a subsidiary of Metrobank Group’s Global Business Power Corp. (GBPC), is operating a 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City. It is expanding its capacity by putting up another 150-MW power plant in the same site.
According to Aquino, PEDC imported an estimated P1.444 billion in materials and equipment.
Mayor, Liga president clash over building
By: Louine Hope Conserva
THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-Iloilo) has meddled in the conflict between the mayor and Liga ng mga Barangay president of Sta. Barbara.
Mayor Dennis Superficial and Liga president Tim Padilla clashed last December 19 over the use of the Liga Hall.
Superficial arrived with three policemen and locked the second floor of the building where the Liga holds office.
The mayor accused some of Padilla’s personnel of unauthorized use of the building.
But Padilla said the Liga pays the salaries of the personnel aside from giving them consent to use the building.