City slaughterhouse fails Double-A standards
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
THE Iloilo City slaughterhouse in Jaro district failed to meet the Double-A standards, based on the inspection conducted by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).
Iloilo City Administrator Norlito Bautista revealed the NMIS findings to reporters Friday.
The NMIS team visited slaughterhouse in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro to check its functional compliance with the Double-A standards.
Under the NMIS classification, a Double-A slaughterhouse must have the equipment, facilities and operational procedures capable to slaughter livestock and fowls intended for market in the entire Philippines.
The NMIS team found the Iloilo City abattoir wanting in the standards of sanitation and cleanliness of operations, including the hauling and delivery of slaughtered animals to the public markets.
DPWH: Gov’t saved money from ICC
By: F. Allan L. Angelo
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6) regional office said the government saved money from the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) project.
In a statement, DPWH regional director Edilberto Tayao said they saved nearly P130 million in public funds during the bidding of ICC project.
Hilmarc’s Construction won the contract for the ICC which will become the venue for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) side meetings in Iloilo late next year.
The ICC is being constructed on a more than 1-hectare lot donated by property developer Megaworld inside its Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
The ICC caught public attention after it was compared with the Makati Building II in Metro Manila which is allegedly overpriced.
Rejected, hubby stabs wife dead
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
A WIFE'S refusal to take back her husband led to her untimely death Thursday afternoon.
Roselyn Conta, 37, of Brgy. Damires, New Lucena, Iloilo, died in the hands of her husband Maximo, 44.
She succumbed to a lone stab wound in the left portion of her back.
Police arrested Maximo right after the incident.
The suspect said he killed Roselyn after she refused to mend their relationship.