Supplier, Capitol employees face charges, sanctions
By: Louine Hope Conserva
THE supplier and Iloilo provincial government employees involved in the alleged checks scam are facing formal charges and possible sanction after a fact-finding committee has completed its preliminary investigation.
Atty. Suzette Mamon, fact-finding committee head, said they already completed their report to be submitted to Gov. Arthur Defensor, who is on a three-day trip to Korea.
“Upon the return of the governor, we will formally submit to him the report for approval. After which, he will create another committee but this time, it will be for the filing of a formal charge against the persons involved,” she said.
Mamon said the committee has updated the governor last week on their findings.
“Right now, we already have the recommendations on the liabilities and violations of Diomar Trading plus some measures on the whole system of the offices in the Capitol,” she added.
City Hall to pay P5M only to PECO
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
THE Iloilo City government will only pay some P5 million of its P80-million bill to Panay Electric Co. (PECO).
The payment is included in Supplemental Budget (SB) No. 5 amounting to P51,646,990 which was approved by the City Council Tuesday.
A total of P5,281,963 was set aside to pay part of the City Hall’s P80-million arrears to PECO.
In fact, the payment will only cover the power consumption for April along with the P660,000 for the telephone services of PLDT.
Cops seize shabu sent thru courier again
By: Dolly Yasa
Bacolod City – Police intercepted again another shipment of suspected shabu sent through a commercial courier
The City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSTOG) headed by Senior Inspector Jose Mulleta also arrested two persons who received the contraband – Rey Steve Esteban, 46 of Casiano Street, Brgy. Mandalagan and Randolf Padilla San Luis, 34, of Purok Talaba, Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport here.
The team recovered from the duo two big sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 10 grams.
Mullet said the contraband is worth P140,000 at P7,000 per gram.