‘ABUSE OF CONFIDENCE’
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.
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.
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.
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.