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Iloilo ‘bird’s nest of corruption’ in PH, says former official

iloilo convention center

“Iloilo City has become the bird’s nest of corruption in the country,” former provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

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

Drilon pet project foes tagged as rebels


Members of an indigenous people’s group in Panay, who are opposing the construction of a dam in Iloilo, are among those charged with rebellion in connection with an armed clash in Capiz more than a year ago.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »