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MIWD, Flo Water come up with provisiona­l water supply agreement

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ILOILO City – A six-month provisiona­l water supply agreement brokered by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and Mayor Jerry Treñas averted what would have been today’s start of water rationing here and in parts of the municipali­ties of Pavia, Santa Barbara and Leganes.

The 10- year supply agreement of bulk water supplier Flo Water Resources (Iloilo), Inc. with Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) ended at 11:59 p.m. yesterday, May 15, with Flo Water initially informing MIWD it was not renewing the contract after

Team Uswag dominated the race for city council seats, garnering 10 for reelection­ist councilors Alan Zaldivar, Atty. Frances Parcon, Rudolph Ganzon, Atty. Rommel Duron, and Ely Estante, and neophytes Atty. Sedfrey Cabaluna, Miguel Treñas, Dr. Urminico Baronda, Atty. Rex Sarabia, and businessma­n Johnny Young.

They are expected to give flesh to “WHEELS” via city council ordinances and resolution­s.

S i g n i f i c a n t “W H E E L S ” milestones have been achieved since its launching three years ago. Among these were the improvemen­ts in the delivery of health and basic services, infrastruc­ture projects, metro beautifica­tion and livelihood programs, among others.

Further supporting t he program is Uswag Ilonggo multisecto­ral party-list which is now ensured of one seat in Congress via No. 1 nominee James “Jojo” Ang Jr., but Mayor Treñas is hopeful of another one; the Commission on Elections is not yet through with the canvassing of votes.

“I will always endeavor to serve all of you even better,” Treñas told the Ilonggos in a Facebook post.

Uswag Ilonggo’s major thrusts are the well-being of every Ilonggo family; proper healthcare for the poor; consistent programs on infrastruc­ture and tourism; agricultur­e and fisheries; and education especially more scholarshi­ps for the youth.

For her part, Baronda said the results of the election affirmed the Ilonggos’ support for her campaign platform of H. O. P. E.

Health, Obra, Peace and Order, and Education).

She vowed to expand it to include Housing, OFW (overseas Filipino workers) welfare, Projects and Preparedne­ss, and Environmen­tal protection.

“I am humbled by the fresh mandate that the Ilonggos have given me. Their trust will only motivate me to double my efforts to repay them with viable and life- changing projects and transforma­tional programs,” said Baronda.

Ganzon, for his part, also thanked the Ilonggos and vowed to repay them with genuine public service.

“P a g a b a l i k a n n a m o n sang kapisan kag tampad nga pagserbisy­o sa masunod nga tatlo ka tuig ang inyo ginhatag nga pagsalig kag pagsakdag sa amon,” said Ganzon./

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