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P90M debt imperils Iloilo City electric supply

ARTIST’S rendering of the Iloilo Convention Center. FROM ILOILO BUSINESS PARK

The city, which is preparing to host several meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation next year, is unable to pay close to P90 million in electric bills and may lose its power connection if these remain unpaid.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

COA lists P16M in unliquidated funds in Iloilo

The Commission on Audit said the controversial economic stimulus program of the Aquino administration fell short of its promise of accelerating spending. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Iloilo City government has failed to liquidate more than P16 million in cash advances it made in the past five years, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).

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

Blue boats bring hope to Iloilo

SOME of the pump boats waiting for their recipients in front of the Ajuy town hall in Iloilo province.   PHOTO FROM OMF

Fisherman Polne Bataolan never thought he could still recover from the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” when it swept through Ajuy town in Iloilo province and other areas in the Visayas last year.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Hastening passage of Bangsamoro law was main topic with MILF chief

A HISTORIC DAY IN OCTOBER  President Aquino and Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Murad Ebrahim meet for a second time for peace in Malacañang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Benigno Aquino III disclosed here Friday that he and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chairman Murad Ebrahim discussed at a meeting in Japan how to hasten the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Go after hoarders, Aquino tells lawmen


As public discontent over the rising prices of basic commodities grows, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday ordered law enforcers to prosecute the alleged conspirators suspected to have been hoarding the goods and profiting from high prices.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »