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SRDC tries to placate buyers

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

THE developer of Providence Subdivision in Pavia, Iloilo met with disgruntled home buyers Wednesday in a bid to resolve various problems caused by its former manager.

Realtor Rey Deang said the meeting happened at the office of Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) regional head Pilar Jamandre.

The meeting was called after some Providence buyers filed complaints with the HLRUB regional office.

Among the problems raised by the buyers is the failure of SRDC to transfer and release the titles to buyers who paid in full.

Other home buyers claimed that their dream homes have yet to be constructed despite complying with the standard down payment.

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IPs seek PNoy’s help on mega dam delay

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Indigenous People’s (IP) Organization of Calinog, Iloilo asked Pres. Benigno Aquino III to intercede in the perceived delay in the construction of the P11-billion Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project (JRMP) II.

The IPs attributed the delay to the slow deliberations of the second Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC-2) to the mega-dam project.

The members of the community said they already sent manifestos to Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and the National Irrigation Administration urging them to speed up the process.

They also plan to send the same manifesto the office of Senate President Franklin Drilon, the House of Representatives and the Office of the President.

The manifesto aims to push the NCIP to fast track the FPIC2 so that the actual construction could start and the IPs will be assured of the payment for their property which will be affected by the project.

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Bizmen to discuss Muelle Loney redevelopment

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (ILED) will hold a stakeholders’ meeting October 28-29 on the proposed redevelopment of the Muelle Loney area at the waterfront of downtown Iloilo City.

Senate President Franklin Drilon pushed the consultation during a meeting with ILED officers last October 6.

The Department of Finance (DOF) is firming up plans to redevelop the Muelle Loney particularly the 8,000-square meter Iloilo Customs House complex  or Aduana.

Drilon is also planning to extend the Iloilo Esplanade project to the Iloilo River Wharf which is adjacent to Muelle Loney area.

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By: Pilar S. Mabaquiao

SAN JOSE, Antique – Student organizations in Guintas National School, Hamtic, Antique joined the nationwide movement for tree planting for the National Greening Program.

More than 200 students members of Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) and Students Supreme Council of the said school joined the tree planting activity on Wednesday.

About 600 seedlings of fruit and timber trees were planted in about 1.5 hectares planting site near the school.

Aside from the students, the Parents Teachers Association, barangay officials from Guintas, Dangcalan and Linaban and neighboring barangays also joined in the activity.

Leila Butiong of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and NGP coordinator for the town of Hamtic said the tree planting activity is part of the series of activities instituted by CENRO San Jose and the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist of Hamtic in support to NGP.

The town of Hamtic has targeted five hectares as tree planting site under the Tree Park project and has already planted on more than four hectares.

Four schools in the town are supportive of this program, namely the General Leandro National School in Fabrica, Gov. Julio Macuja National High School in Caridad, Guintas National School and University of Antique-Hamtic Campus.

Nelda Eustaquio, adviser of YES-O, and Principal Jose Angel Cordero appealed for community support to this program by providing tree guards, watering the plants during summer months and keeping stray animals away from the site.

This is to ensure 100 percent survival of the trees, said Cordero.

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