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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

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

Comment on NOTHING TO FEAR: 'NoToPECO supporters to hold rally at City Hall by Nick Rivas, Jr.

The principal question that needs to be addressed is: Who will take over the provision of power in the event PECO's franchise is not renewed? Pointing to the Constitution as basis for government or other entities to run the system is not overly dependable and sensible since government has other priorities, and other power groups may not have the financial capabilities to buy out PECO to effectively provide Iloilo City's power requirements. What should be worked on instead by those for aiming non-renewal is to prod the government (ERC) to lower the power rates PECO is charging its consumers and to institute an all-round improvement of services. While I, too, am not favorable of PECO's present rates and services, I would rather suggest a status quo to ensure that power is readily available instead of opting for a new and untested power provider who may not efficiently answer/provide Iloilo's power needs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Comment on We can win vs Lucifer, but not against PECO by atty. perla garganera-gauzon

let us not be doomsayers and naysayers who are tempted to throw in the towel. surely, the complaints of 25 thousand consumers and counting, as well as the majority -- except 1-- of the city councilors, clearly point to the dissatisfaction of peco's service! so, trenas and penaredondo -- with espinosa -- are deemed to have clout over the city council? of course it's understandable. his hidden agenda is rearing its ugly head. trenas would favor the renewal of peco's franchise. after all his law firm has been peco's legal counsel since time immemorial. and espinosa, the "bilas" of trenas who has just recently become iloilo city's mayor? for sure he wouldn't want to rock the boat! staying neutral is his best stance. as to penaredondo's not joining the rest of councilors? let me just quote the legal dictum..."res ipsa loquitur." as long as we consumers stand united against peco, the classic david vs goliath bible story will be re-enacted in iloilo city with david, still the victor! let's keep the faith for "it's not over until the fat lady sings." let's keep the faith......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Consumers’ group mulls PECO ‘takeover’

A CONSUMERS’ group is planning a move akin to a corporate takeover of Panay Electric Co. (PECO), the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, by converting refunds to consumers into company stocks. The group, which is still in process of being organized, told The Daily Guardian that their move is in reaction to PECO’s application […] The post Consumers’ group mulls PECO ‘takeover’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Cement smuggling at Iloilo port slammed

Iloilo City — A consumers group is urging key government officials to stop smuggling at Iloilo ports and the rest of the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

DTI advises consumers not to reuse Christmas lights that are 3 years or older

ILOILO CITY -- Christmas lights that have been used for three years or more must be discarded because they might already be unsafe......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Majority of Ilonggo workers benefit from TRAIN – biz club

MAJORITY of Ilonggo workers are seen to benefit from the income tax cut following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law this year, according to a top official of the Iloilo Business Club. IBC executive director Lea Lara said most of the employees in the city are middle-income earners. Under […] The post Majority of Ilonggo workers benefit from TRAIN – biz club appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago

Common sense, mayor

WE ALL praised Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III when he barred ukay-ukay (second-hand clothing and apparel) stalls, “beer gardens”, and games from public plazas when he assumed office in late 2017. In all fairness, we will still credit him for the ballsy move, which is sure to earn him the ire of the capricious […] The post Common sense, mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News21 hr. 2 min. ago

1ST GANZON CUP: Solane stops Toto Tia to grab solo lead

TEAM Solane grabbed the solo lead in the 1st Ganzon Cup Basketball Championship after blasting Toto Tia Ten Trucking, 85-70, at the Brgy. Katilingban covered gym in Molo, Iloilo City on Jan 14, 2018. Solane is atop the totem pole with an unblemished 4-0 win-loss slate. PAREF-Westbridge head coach Jan Mathew Montalbo scored 14 points […] The post 1ST GANZON CUP: Solane stops Toto Tia to grab solo lead appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News21 hr. 2 min. ago

Was a Japanese tourist really robbed?

AUTHORITIES are puzzled whether or not Japanese national Yuryko Sugaki, 34, was really robbed at Brgy Jalandoni Estate Lapuz in Iloilo City last Jan. 11, 2018. This, after the police and the city Public Safety and Transportation Office (PSTMO) tracked Sugaki’s route and double checked her claims that a tricycle driver allegedly took her belongings. […] The post Was a Japanese tourist really robbed? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News21 hr. 2 min. ago