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P12M in pork unused in Iloilo City–COA

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The Commission on Audit has found a host of “red flags,” like excessive costs and unauthorized signatories, in the contracts of public works projects worth P16.9 billion that 12 contractors cornered in 2009 and 2010. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even as defenders of the pork barrel insist on the necessity of the controversial legislators’ fund, the Commission on Audit (COA) found that the city government failed to implement projects bankrolled by the Priority
Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) amounting to P12 million.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

City bought overpriced antirabies vaccines

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The city government purchased overpriced antirabies vaccines amounting to more than P230,000 from an unlicensed supplier, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Contract price for Iloilo center raised after bid – DPWH

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Perspective of Iloilo Convention Center in Brgy. Airport, Mandurriao,Iloilo City. PHOTO COURTESY OF ILOILOBUSINESS PARK

The price of the deal awarded to controversial contractor Hilmarc’s Construction Corp. (HCC) was increased after the firm won the bidding for the first phase of the construction of Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Boracay losses estimated at P500M

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Boracay. FILE PHOTO

Boracay Island’s tourism industry lost an estimated P500 million in revenues in just four days following the issuance by China of a travel advisory telling its citizens to avoid visiting the Philippines following the kidnapping of a Chinese national, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

72,000 food packs remain undistributed in Iloilo City

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Thousands of government food packs for survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas were stored from weeks to months in warehouses in Iloilo due to delays in transporting the goods to affected communities.

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

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