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Civil works pricier than traffic lights
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
ILOILO City Councilor Plaridel Nava said the civil or construction works of the P29-million traffic lights system in the city cost more than the gadgets themselves.
Citing figures in documents he secured, Nava noticed that the construction of platforms and installation of steel foundations of the traffic lights cost more or less 500,000.
“Aside from the questionable price per traffic lights set, the civil works cost the city a lot,” Nava said.
He also noticed that one of the contractors rented a boom crane four times for the installation of traffic lights in four areas.
“They could have rented the crane for the four sites instead if four separate rentals to save money. They spent more or less P500,000 also,” Nava added.
CPP-NPA leader questions arrest
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
THE topmost leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in Panay Island questioned her arrest by a joint PNP and military operation August 1 in Molo, Iloilo City.
Maria Concepcion “Concha” Araneta-Bocala, who turns 65 on August 6, was arrested in a rented house at Juntado Subdivision, Calumpang village, Molo.
Bocala, the CPP-NPA-NDF secretary general of Komiteng Rehiyon Panay (KRP), was arrested for murder in Criminal Case No. 1494 filed with the Regional Trial Court Branch 2 in Kalibo, Aklan and a rebellion charge in Antique.
The PNP-AFP team also arrested Bocala’s nephew Joseph Cariaga, 34, and their househelp Annielyn Soldevilla, 39.
Authorities placed a P7.8-million reward for Bocala’s arrest based on the joint DND-DILG Reward List No. 14-2012 dated Nov. 12, 2012.
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