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Hilmarc’s pulls out of bidding


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 »

Security to be tightened, road work to stop before holidays

Workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has directed all contractors with ongoing projects to suspend all road excavation activities, and to clear the roads of construction barriers and equipment before the All Saints’ Day break.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Old Palo houses face another storm

Residents try to hitch hike along a road with destroyed coconut trees in Palo town, Leyte province, central Philippines, on November 13, 2013, days after super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city.  Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats on scarce flights out of the ruined city of Tacloban, where putrefying corpses compounded a growing health menace after one of the strongest storms on record killed thousands.   AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Houses, some century-old, in Palo town, Leyte, survived the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but only to be threatened by demolition by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Airport repair done for papal visit

President Benigno Aquino III 

President Benigno Aquino III has promised to complete the repair of the runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, the gateway to other Eastern Visayas provinces, by next month, two months before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DPWH antiflood project in Manila 70% complete


The government’s P560-million flood interceptor project in Blumentritt, Manila, designed to direct floodwaters from the northern part of Metro Manila to the Tondo area and then out to Manila Bay, is already 70.66 percent complete.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »