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Tuesday, 28th April 2015
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Double Dragon grilled, hit for violations in GIFT project

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE property developer undertaking the Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) Project at Parola, Iloilo City violated various terms in its joint venture agreement with the Iloilo City government.

This was the assessment of the City Council members who sat down with representatives of Double Dragon Properties Corp. in a dialogue Monday to discuss certain violations of the agreement.

The GIFT project is a public-private partnership project of the City Hall and Double Dragon.

The councilors learned that the project plan being executed at the work site is different from what was presented to the council while deliberating on the authority given to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog to sign the joint venture agreement.

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INHS coop collapses, Gurrea firm blamed

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A CONSTRUCTION firm is under fire for allegedly damaging a portion of the Iloilo National High School (INHS) Cooperative building

But representatives of F. Gurrea Construction Inc. said they will settle the damages suffered by the school’s cooperatives building.

Engr. John Suyo of F. Gurrea told The Daily Guardian that they will meet with the INHS Cooperative Board Members to discuss the damage.

“Actually we don’t ignore our obligations here and we assure them that we will look into this immediately,” Suyo said.

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Revenge eyed in couple’s murder

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A CRIMINAL gang is believed to be behind the grisly murder of a couple in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo Sunday evening.

Rex Develos, 42, and his live-in partner, Melba Dutchilla, 45, died of multiple gunshot wounds at the Don Narciso Monfort Memorial Hospital.

Senior Inspector Sullen Domingo, Barotac Nuevo police chief, said the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at Barangay Acuit.

The couple was on their way to a farm shelter, some 200 meters from their house, when the incident happened.

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FLO Water, MIWD agree on arbitration

By: Louine Hope Conserva

METRO Iloilo Water District and one of its bulk water suppliers have agreed to resort to arbitration to settle their financial disputes.

Dr. Teodoro Robles, MWID board chairman, said businessman Rogelio Florete, president and CEO of FLO Water Resources Iloilo, Inc., agreed with the arbitration process as regards the water district’s supposed P100 million arrears.

Florete expressed his intention to submit the matter to arbitration in a letter which the MIWD received last April 20.

“Mr. Florete has agreed to put the issue under arbitration. He has recommended an arbitrator and we have 30 days to also look for our own arbitrator. Maybe there will be three arbitrators – one from our side, one from that of Florete and the other is a neutral party,” Robles added.

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SM City Iloilo is in partnership with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for the celebration of National Disaster Consciousness Month.

The month long celebration kicked off last July 1-7, 2012 when the Iloilo City Emergency Responders(ICER) set up an exhibit featuring the group’s up-to-date facilities ready to be used in times of disaster.

Last July 10, The Department of Health conducted a Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary and First Aid demo at the Event Center which was open to all shoppers interested to learn these life saving techniques.

The lead agency of the celebration, Office of Civil Defense VI, will hold a poster making and essay writing contest on July 30 at the Event Center.

This year’s theme is “Ligtas na Bayan: Maunlad na Pamayanan”.


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Yolanda’s forgotten victims

April 28 2015 03:42 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

JOSE VILLANUEVA Jr., father of two children, lost his entire home to the wrath of Super Typhoon Yolanda, said to be the strongest howler ever to make landfall.

He was among the hundreds of families in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Ajuy who fell victim to that freak of a typhoon.  But Yolanda was just the beginning of a nightmare for Villanueva and many of his neighbors who sadly voted for the losing candidate. Read more...

Somos o no somos

April 28 2015 03:38 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IN THE days when Spanish was the elitist language, it is either you are with me or not with me. In politics the same attitude prevails though for the practical politician it is “if you are not with me now, maybe you will be with me next time.” Read more...

Injap’s GIFT

April 28 2015 03:36 AM

By: Labay2x

TO PORTRAY Dr. Injap Sia as a cunning individual with an eye for shortcuts and shady deals is hogwash. Injap's economic empire became stratospheric on his natural business acumen. A hardworking fellow, Injap is a phenomenon. He values honor and dignity. Read more...

Welcome each day with gladness

April 28 2015 03:32 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE have every reason to welcome each day with gladness, regardless of how our condition may be physically, mentally, emotionally. And that’s because God is always good, and his love and mercy never end.

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