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Coop wants to empower Iloilo City consumers

CONSUMER rights advocates recently established a cooperative to empower and protect electricity consumers in Iloilo City. Father and son lawyers Romeo and Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi and other advocates put up the Iloilo City Electricity Consumers Cooperative as an initial step to empower and protect power consumers who are solely dependent to Panay […] The post Coop wants to empower Iloilo City consumers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianDec 11th, 2017

“Hair for Hope” champions in empowering cancer patients

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo NOW on its second year, “Hair for Hope” continues to empower cancer patients through its hair donation event last Aug 31, 2018 at SM City Iloilo North Wing, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Top Ilongga hairstylist, Ziggy Hermosura together with London trained hairstylists led the event by providing free cut and hairstyling to 111 […] The post “Hair for Hope” champions in empowering cancer patients appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Meat from city slaughterhouse inferior?

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MEAT processed at the Iloilo City slaughterhouse has not passed any certification standards set by the Department of Agriculture (DA). The standards are issued by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) under the DA to ensure quality and safe meat sold to consumers. Atty. Hansel O. Didulo, DA Assistant Secretary for Regulations […] The post Meat from city slaughterhouse inferior? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Delayed road projects, billing issue reach Bong Go

CHRISTOPHER “Bong” Go, Special Assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte, committed to bringing to the attention of the national government issues of alleged erroneous power billing and delayed road projects besetting Iloilo City. Consumers of Panay Electric Company (PECO), the sole power distributor in the city, have been complaining of accumulated bills due to erroneous meter […] The post Delayed road projects, billing issue reach Bong Go appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

3 senators call for suspension of Train law

  ILOILO CITY --- Three senatorson Fridaycalled for the suspension of the implementation of Republic Act No. 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law as consumers and transport groups complained of soaring prices of commodities. In a hearing of the Senate committee on public utilities here, Sen. Grace Poe, committee chair said the full implementation of the laws especially excise taxes on fuel should be suspended because all products are affected. Her call was supported by committee members senators Nancy Binay and Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito. Poe said the committee would ask the Department of Finance and other government agencies to closely...Keep on reading: 3 senators call for suspension of Train law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Iloilo City to host WV coop gab

MORE or less 500 participants from various cooperatives in Region 6 are expected to join the 7th Western Visayas Regional Cooperative Convention at Iloilo Grand Hotel on May 23-25. “This is an opportunity for us to meet new members from other places and also a chance to discuss the importance of active participation of every […] The post Iloilo City to host WV coop gab appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Unsettled claims with PECO under probe

PANAY Electric Company, the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, said it is currently investigating, with help from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the unsettled complaints of their customers. Of the 86 scheduled consumers during the ERC-led two-day mediation conference on April 17 to 18, 2018, only 80 percent settled their issues with the distribution […] The post Unsettled claims with PECO under probe appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

80% of consumers settle complaints with PECO

AROUND 80 percent of consumers who have gripes with Panay Electric Company (PECO), the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, agreed to settle their complaints during the two-day mediation conference set by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on April 17 to 18, 2018 at Midtown Hotel, Iloilo City. Atty. Greg. Ofalsa, officer-in-charge of ERC Consumers […] The post 80% of consumers settle complaints with PECO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

PECO has a lot to do – regulator

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said Panay Electric Company (PECO) needs to put its affairs in order to address the issues bugging its services in Iloilo City. Atty. Greg Ofalsa, ERC officer-in-charge for Consumers Affairs Service Office, based this observation on their initial assessment of the two-day mediation conference with PECO consumers on April 17 […] The post PECO has a lot to do – regulator appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

DA-6 launches Tinda sa Parola, Bugas para sa Masa

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos Photos by: Ricky D. Alejo THE Department of Agriculture-6 launched on Mar. 16, 2018 the Tinda sa Parola and Bugas para sa Masa programs at the DA-6 Regulatory Compound in Parola, City Proper, Iloilo City. Regional Director Remelyn Recoter said the Tinda sa Parola aims to help both farmers and consumers […] The post DA-6 launches Tinda sa Parola, Bugas para sa Masa appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Iloilo transport groups form coop to buy modern jeepneys

TRANSPORT groups in the city and province of Iloilo formed a cooperative in preparation for the implementation of the jeepney modernization program in 2018. The Western Visayas Transport Cooperative, which was established September 2017, is comprised of the Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (ICLAJODA) and the Confederation of Iloilo Provincial […] The post Iloilo transport groups form coop to buy modern jeepneys appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Comment on TRANSPARENCY DRIVE: MIWD, MetroPac to present plans to city, town officials by Nick Rivas, Jr.

To be presented after the fact! An insult to the consumers of Iloilo and the City Government!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

MIWD consumers told to boil water

THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) advised its consumers to first boil their drinking water beginning Dec 26, 2017 as it starts injecting water into its new pipeline. MIWD said the 2.8-kilometer transmission line which services the districts of Mandurriao, Molo, Arevalo and some parts of Iloilo City Proper still have to be flushed and […] The post MIWD consumers told to boil water appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

‘STOP THE DEALS’: Mayor wants info on MIWD ventures

THE Iloilo City Government will seek all legal remedies to protect the interest of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) consumers, said Mayor Jose Espinosa III in a press conference on Dec 19, 2017. “We will see to it na ma-TRO (temporary restraining order). There are remedies legally available. If they will not listen to us, […] The post ‘STOP THE DEALS’: Mayor wants info on MIWD ventures appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Power consumers’ forum launched

CONSUMERS of Panay Electric Company (PECO) now have another venue to air their complaints and concerns – a regular weekly forum set every Friday. This, as PECO management and father-and-son lawyers Romeo and Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi agreed to hold the forum. Councilor Gerochi said the forum aims to shorten the usual process […] The post Power consumers’ forum launched appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Awesome Christmas gift ideas for the Pinoy sports fan in your life

Christmas season is here, and along with the cold weather comes the bevy of various NBA games and sporting events that makes any Pinoy sports fan feel the Holidays even more. What better way to make the sports fan in your life happy this Yuletide season than to give them some awesome athletics gear? In this list, we try and offer some great gift ideas for your special someone who happens to be a sports fan.  From your loved one, to your family, friends, and even your inaanak, we've got you covered. Official NBA Apparel No professional sports league celebrates the holiday season better than the NBA.  From its special uniforms, to its yearly tradition of cheery commercials, and its epic slate of Christmas day games, the Association certainly knows how to tickle each and everyone’s holiday soft spot. For the NBA fan in your life, there are lots of choices in officially licensed apparel. Nothing else comes close than wearing your favorite player or team’s threads. Official jerseys and shirts that have licensed logos and designs? This is a classic gift, a no-brainer. NBA Tops  Stephen Curry Nike Statement name and number tee (P1,395) NBA Shorts Cleveland Cavaliers Nike Swingman Shorts (P2,975)   NBA for Youth Los Angeles Lakers Toddler Logo Tee (P1,295)   NBA Caps Golden State WarriorsTwo-tone Wordmark Strapback (P1,790)   Sneakers Nike KD Trey5 V (P4,795) Fresh set of kicks Imagine going to your family Christmas trip with new sneakers on. That’s just the best feeling for any sports fan, and you can help them by trying out any of these fresh kicks. adidas Harden Vol. “1 Driveway” (P8,500) Inspired by Houston Rockets superstar James Harden and his early basketball days, adidas introduces Harden Vol. 1 Driveway. Taking design cues from Harden’s LA home, the latest edition features a cream upper with contrasting Primeknit threads and suede toe shroud.     The Driveway colorway is now available in select adidas retailers and shop.adidas.com.ph. adidas EQT Cushion ADV(P7,500) An evolution of the original EQT Cushion 91 model, the EQT Cushion ADV shoe design features a fluid Primeknit upper with welded synthetic overlays and structural nubuck quarter panels, accented by webbing tape 3-stripes marks, and reflective accents The EQT Cushion ADV will be available in select adidas stores and shop.adidas.com.ph starting 7th December 2017.  adidas Ultraboost ATR (P9,995) Got a runner in the family? Help them shatter their excuses with the latest additions to the UltraBOOST family. The adidas Ultraboost ATR is designed to empower runners and encourage them to embrace any condition whether rain, hail, darkness or cold.  It has features that can help withstand even the most unpredictable weather. The new UltraBOOST All Terrain and UltraBOOST X All Terrain are now available in adidas.com.ph/UltraBOOST and leading adidas stores and retailers.  Merrell Chameleon 7 Stretch in Boulder (Php 5,995.00) The Merrell Chameleon 7 collection is inspired by the adaptable animal itself, and it recently got an upgrade. This core style and fan favorite features an iconic look, style, durability and function. Check out the Chameleon 7 collection in Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall, select specialty & department stores nationwide and online at merrell.com.ph.   Ultraboost laceless (P10,000) adidas has broken down barriers by working closely with athletes to test and re-work its renowned PrimeKnit upper to create a compression fit which supports and guarantees peak performance from the wearer without the need for laces.  The UltraBOOST Laceless hit stores on 6th December 2017, and retails in shop.adidas.com.ph and leading adidas stores and retailers.   Sports Tech Fitness has become a common interest and lifestyle among many Filipinos as different types of workouts become more accessible and convenient.  These advanced peripherals from Samsung would make anyone drool. Whether your loved one is a fitness nut, or a tech geek, they’ll certainly appreciate the features of each gadget that’s packed into such a luxurious piece of technology. Gear Icon X (P8,490) Listening to music to get that extra pump during your workout is made easier with the Gear IconX.  No more running with your phone in hand and tangled cord because while the Gear IconX are wireless Bluetooth earphones, you can also load them up with your favorite workout playlists. It also boasts up to 7 hours of battery life.   Samsung Gear Sport (P14,990) This device can do everything from tracking your exercise and calorie intake down to replying to notifications and playing music. This smartwatch is packed with functionalities yet comfortable to wear.   Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro (P8,990) Featuring a minimalist, no-nonsense aesthetic, the Gear Fit 2 Pro offers flawless functionality and seamless integration with your smartphone. You have the option to custom design exercises and goals, and let the software do all the heavy lifting when it comes to tracking your progress.  You can get your own Samsung Gear device starting November 17, 2017 in Samsung Experience Stores, partner retailers, Lazada, and Abenson.com.      A piece of history Adidas Telstar 18 (P6,500) Telstar 18, the official 2018 FIFA World Cup™ game ball is the perfect gift for the dedicated football fan.  It pays homage to the first ever adidas World Cup ball, the 1970 Telstar. It’s a reinvention of the classic with a brand new panel design and the latest in ball technology and it will be used by the world’s best players as they seek to claim the biggest prize in football next summer. The Telstar now available at select adidas retail stores and the adidas online shop at shop.adidas.com.ph. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Guv welcomes city mayor’s call to review MIWD consumers

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said he welcomes the plan of Iloilo City Mayor Joe Espinosa III to review the distribution of concessionaires of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) in the city and province. Espinosa said he believes that there are more consumers in the city than the province, thus the authority to appoint the […] The post Guv welcomes city mayor’s call to review MIWD consumers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Temporary water interruption in Pavia, Mandurriao

CONSUMERS in Pavia, Iloilo and Mandurriao, Iloilo City will temporarily experience water interruption for four days as Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) undertakes a pipeline interconnection activity on Dec 7 to 8 and Dec 12 to 13. The water district will temporarily limit its supply in Pavia, Mandurriao and some portion of the Jaro service […] The post Temporary water interruption in Pavia, Mandurriao appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Mayor wants rep in MIWD

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III said he wants to appoint a representative to Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) to protect the interest of city-based consumers. Espinosa said his proposal will materialize by reviewing the number of MIWD consumers in the city. In 2013, the Regional Trial Court ruled that Iloilo Gov Arthur Defensor Sr. […] The post Mayor wants rep in MIWD appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

PECO: we answered all issues against us

Panay Electric Company (PECO) is hopeful that it convinced the House Committee on Legislative Franchises that the firm did not ignore the accusations and problems thrown against them by Iloilo City consumers. “Ginsabat namon ang tanan nga issue nga gin-raise (against the company),” said Engr Randy Pastolero, PECO assistant vice president for operations. “(We are) […] The post PECO: we answered all issues against us appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Comment on Bravest ever city council by atty. perla garganera-gauzon

yes, i am one of the many, who have faith in the iloilo city council whose members have demonstrated courage in bringing this PECO issue to the fore. councilors allim and gerochi supported by vice-mayor ganzon should be lauded for their sustained support on behalf of the consumers. without the city council's backing, the consumers would be left at the mercy of PECO's unrelenting method of overcharging their customers, the erratic yet frequent brownouts and promises unkept to date. alex vidal's op-ed clearly articulates the granting of franchise to PECO's up to where we are now. Hopefully, the congressional hearing on november 22, 2017, would be held in iloilo and...televised by "tatak ilonggo" or any other local television station for us ilonggos to watch......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017