ICC PHASE 2 KICKS OFF
Hilmarc’s withdraws from bidding
By: F. Allan L. Angelo
IS THE company that tendered the lowest bid for the second phase of the P1-billion Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) capable of undertaking the project?
The question surfaced after WERR Corporation International was declared the lowest responsive bidder of the ICC Phase 2 project which has an approved budget of P187.602 million.
The bidding was held October 20, 2014 at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office.
Muntinlupa City-based WERR was declared the lowest responsive bidder after tendering P166.094 million for the project.
The second responsive bidder is JD Legaspi Construction which tendered P178.388 million while HSO Construction Corp.’s bid was P179.991 million.
Super vendors threaten to strike vs. DOTC order
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
VENDORS at the Iloilo Terminal Market or Super are up in arms against an administrative order imposing stiffer fines on illegal and out of route public utility vehicles (PUVs).
Dante Mangalisan, interim president of the Super Market vendors group, said the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 2014-01 of the Department of Transportation and Communications and two other agencies affected their livelihood.
Mangalisan said the order prevented PUVs from ferrying goods and buyers to Super, putting a dent on their income.
Under the JAO, provincial PUVs cannot go beyond the terminals and enter the city skirts, lest they will be penalized by as much as P1 million for violating their route assignments.
The vendors threatened to hold a strike by refusing to pay their rental fees for at least two months.
Megaworld aims to make Iloilo City PHL’s bike capital
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
THE 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park (IBP) will be the official home of the annual Iloilo Bike Festival in the next 10 years.
This, as Megaworld and the Iloilo City government joined forces to hold the annual bike festival from 2015 until 2024.
The partnership was sealed through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Friday, October 24 between Megaworld represented by Senior Vice President Jericho P. Go and the Iloilo City government represented by Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
The partnership aims to boost the Ilonggos' healthy lifestyle, road-sharing culture as bike lanes emerge in the city and public safety practices.