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MIWD reviews status of Maasin watershed, cites bad practices

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is reviewing the status of the Maasin watershed which is the main source of potable supply.

MIWD board chairman, Dr. Teodoro Robles, said they formed a Watershed Committee to look into the “bad practices” in managing the area.

In an interview with The Daily Guardian On Air last Saturday, Robles cited that the area is planted with trees not suitable for the watershed’s health.

“We found out that bamboo trees were planted in the area, which absorb large amounts of water.  And there were mahogany trees in the vicinity which only pollute the soil,” said Robles.

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Landfill project stuck in limbo

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE contractor of the P200-million Iloilo City sanitary landfill in Mandurriao district has yet to start working three months after it was issued the notice to proceed.

General Services Office (GSO) head Joren Sartorio said contractor Sta. Clara International/Persan Joint Venture has yet to submit eligibility requirements to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) which is funding the landfill project through a loan facility.

The City Hall awarded the landfill contract to the joint venture in January 2015.

Sartorio said the City government is ready to release the standard 15 percent mobilization fund to the contractor to kick-start the project if the bank’s requirements are satisfied.

The proposed landfill will be established on a 3.3-hectare lot at the Calajunan dumpsite in Mandurriao.

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DOH:  No politics in medical aid release

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Department of Health (DOH-6) denied that politics has mired the utilization of their medical assistance program (MAP) to indigent patients in Iloilo province.

The health department made the clarification after Vice Gov. Raul “Boboy” Tupas accused his brother Rep. Niel “Jun-Jun Tupas Jr. of pressuring the chiefs of hospitals in the 5th district to prioritize the latter’s supporters in the release of the MAP.

Vice Gov. Tupas said he learned of the alleged pressure exerted by his brother during his meeting with the chiefs of the Barotac Viejo District Hospital (BVDH), the Sara District Hospital (SDH) and the Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital in Balasan last April 13.

Dr. Remia Nacanaynay, point person of MAP, said the social workers accept all patients, provided that they are indigent or poor.

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October 24, 2012 12:18 AM

ENJOY A WACKY and wicked Halloween at SM City Iloilo on October 31, 2012.

The event is open to all girls and boys, 3-12 years old.

Interested participants may register and purchase a ticket worth P250 from October 15-31, 2012 at Jollibee, SM City Iloilo, SM Delgado and SM Jaro branches.

A ticket is inclusive of two (2) SM bottled water, Jollibee Meal good for two (2) persons, one (1) Ride-All-You-Can tag of SM Storyland, Mascot Show, Games and Prizes

Contestants may join in any of the following categories: Cutest Costume, Spookiest Costume and Wackiest Costume. Prizes at stake for each category are: 1st Prize-5,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 2nd prize-2,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 3rd prize-1,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates.

Costumes will be judged according to Visual Impact-30% ,Creativity-30%, Adherence to theme-30% and Stage presence-20% for a total 0f 100%.

All SM Supermalls employees, its affiliates, anchors, organizers and advertising agencies up to              the second level of infinity and consanguinity are not qualified to join this competition.

The Halloween Costume Contest is brought to you by: Cadbury, Jem Junior, Bibo, Jollibee, SM Foodcourt, SM Storyland and Picture City.

Meanwhile, other exciting events are in store for shoppers to enjoy.

On October 27, Anigumi Joukai Halloween Cosplay Party will color the stage with their beautiful costumes, 3pm at the Toy Kingdon area.

The Pavia Dog Lovers Association will hold the Bow Wow Wacky Dog Show on October 28, 2pm at the Toy Kingdom area.

A trick or treat activity is also in store for kids on October 31 10am to 3pm, wherein they can get treats from SM mall tenants.

To document your experience at SM, you can also post your wackiest Halloween photo with SM City Iloilo background and win special prizes, through the Wacky photo contest from October 27-31.

Celebrate your Halloween with SM because everything’s here for the family to enjoy!

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Deep wells

April 20, 2015 02:01 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

 

I GOT reactions from the internet on the column (4/13-14/15) on “Tuubiig!!!” Radio commentaries also mentioned the turbid water that came out the Bacolod City Water District pipelines last week. As usual the Read more...

Which prevails, JAO or the city ordinance?

April 20, 2015 02:14 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A CURIOUS fellow Christian wondered why Mary, mother of Jesus, was allowed to marry “very young” – our readings say she got married at age 15 to Joseph who was already over 50 years old – yet today’s women in the Philippines are not allowed to marry unless at least 18 years of age. Indeed, why? Read more...

Green business matching event

April 20, 2015 02:25 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

One of the key global challenges in the 21st century is how to address climate change and reduce green house gas emissions (E.E. Smith & S. Perks in “A Perceptual Study of the Impact of Green Practice Implementation on Read more...

Ignorance

April 20, 2015 02:31 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

UNTIL NOW, there is still widespread ignorance among Ilonggos about the magnitude of the corruption that is devouring our city, and how it deprives tens of thousands of our people in terms of basic services and opportunities for economic upliftment. Read more...

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