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Drilon: Overpricing issue delaying ICC completion, jeopardizing Iloilo’s Apec hosting

Sen. Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER file photo

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday blamed the “malicious” and “baseless” allegations against the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) on the delays of its construction that may imperil the province’s chance to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meetings in 2015.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mejorada points out Iloilo Center violations to Senate

Former provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada. NOY MORCOSO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Former Iloilo Provincial Administrator Manuel Mejorada on Thursday insisted there were irregularities in the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) because the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Tourism allowed Hilmarc’s Construction Corp. to make changes in the design before it was awarded the contract.   In a memorandum […]

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo, Guimaras teachers learn storytelling techniques

Iloilo and Guimaras teachers discussing new storytelling techniques during the workshop sponsored by Uygongco Foundation, Inc. (UFI).

More than 50 elementary school teachers and librarians from various schools in Iloilo City and Guimaras province brushed up their storytelling skills during a recent workshop sponsored by the Uygongco Foundation Inc. (UFI) in partnership with Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Oil spill cleanup mess: Iloilo gov files graft rap


The Iloilo provincial government has filed criminal and administrative charges in connection with alleged irregularities in the cleanup program implemented in a town that was hit by an oil spill when a power barge was detached from its moorings at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Drilon slams ‘malicious, baseless’ allegations of corruption on Iloilo property

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Senate President Franklin Drilon faced his colleagues and accuser on Thursday at the start of the investigation into allegations of corruption he was supposed to have committed in the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC).

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »