MIWD taps new water supplier
By: F. Allan L. Angelo
THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) said it expects additional 5,000 cubic meters (cu. m.) of water from its newest bulk supplier.
In a statement, the water utility said Mactan Rock Industries, Inc. won the bidding for the additional supply after tendering the single calculated and responsive bid for the latest bulk water supply (BWS) project.
Mactan Rock is set to deliver the additional 5,000 cu. m. daily (CMD) for 10 years starting September 2015 at P10.73/cu. m.
The target sources of the additional supply are MIWD’s existing deep wells in San Miguel, Iloilo.
The injection point of the BWS project between MIWD and Mactan Rock is “the 400 millimeter (mm) and/or 600mm diameter transmission line traversing Barangays Cabolo-an Norte and Abilay in Oton; San Jose in San Miguel; Jibao-an, Pavia in Iloilo province; to Hibao-an Norte and Hibao-an Sur in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.”
‘Dirty findings’ in abattoir probe
By: Wenceslao Mateo
DIRTY practices at the Iloilo City slaughterhouse were revealed on the first leg of the investigation conducted by the City Council Thursday afternoon.
Councilors Rodel Agado, Plaridel Nava, Joshua Alim and Lyndon Acap led the probe into the practices and status of the abattoir.
Marjorie Dumalag, a meat vendor from the IIoilo Terminal Market, described the situation at the abattoir.
“The slaughterhouse is dirty, the water from the shallow well to wash slaughter meat is dirty, and it reeks of a thriving business on condemned parts of slaughtered animals.”
Three meat vendors from other public markets in the city confirmed Dumalag’s observations.
‘Mejorada not worth my time’
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
SENATE President Franklin Drilon said he is not about to waste a second on his former confidant-turned-nemesis Manuel Mejorada.
Drilon and Mejorada are at loggerheads after the latter filed graft cases against the third highest official of the land relative to the alleged anomalies in the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) in Iloilo City.
But Drilon said he is not about to verbalize his vindication after the Office of the Ombudsman dismissed the ICC case for lack of probable cause and proof.
“I have no message for him. I don’t want to waste my time on Mejorada,” he said.
Drilon instead lamented the delay in the completion of the ICC because of the graft charges.