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Hilmarc’s pulls out of bidding

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The bidding for the second phase of construction of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) failed after the controversial contractor, Hilmarc’s Construction Corp. (HCC), withdrew from the equally controversial pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon and the winner was subsequently disqualified.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Heed lessons of climate change, gov’t urged

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Social scientists and researchers have urged government officials, especially policymakers, to heed the lessons and findings on climate change and disaster mitigation to reduce dislocation and devastation due to natural disasters.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5-megawatt solar farm to be put up in Iloilo

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A SOLAR power plant in Cagayan de Oro City that is being run by the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. Inc. (Cepalco) and is capable of producing 1 megawatt of electricity. PHOTO FROM CEPALCO WEBSITE

Efforts to tap renewable sources of energy amid the fast-growing power need of Iloilo province will get a boost with the putting up of a
5.67-megawatt solar farm in Miag-ao town in Iloilo.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR ends lease agreement with controversial Boracay resort

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PORTIONS of Boracay West Cove have been demolished for construction in areas outside its lease area. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has terminated a 25-year land use agreement with a controversial posh resort in Boracay accused of illegal construction.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Oil spill compensation law unenforced, say lawmakers

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BOTONGON Elementary School in Estancia, Iloilo province, remains unrepaired almost a year after it was damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Legislators investigating last year’s massive oil spill in Iloilo province decried the failure of government agencies to implement the oil spill compensation law enacted in 2007.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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