Iloilo Convention Center - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Iloilo Convention Center


Lower income tax rates? Aquino 'not convinced' it's good idea

Sep 14, 2015 - 4:58 PM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III says the proposal to raise VAT in exchange for lowering income tax levels will not benefit the majority

Former Iloilo governor Tupas to be charged for graft

Dec 15, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The Ombudsman says former Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr allegedly paid Green Core Geothermal Incorporated P4 million for electricity that the provincial government did not consume

Drilon critic presents 'evidence' of ICC overprice

Dec 03, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Former Iloilo official Manuel Mejorada returns to the Senate armed with what he believed to be proof against Senate President Franklin Drilon and several public officials

DRILON'S ACCUSER. Manuel Mejorada says Megaworld's Deed of Donation prove overprice. File Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Drilon: Controversy delaying Iloilo building meant for APEC

Nov 21, 2014 - 1:53 PM

Bidding for the second phase of the Iloilo Convention Center failed says Senate President Franklin Drilon

ILOILO CONVENTION CENTER. Artist’s rendition from the Hilmarc's Construction Corporation Facebook page

Iloilo City declares Drilon accuser 'persona non grata'

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:04 PM

The city council declares Mejorada an unwelcome person after he describes the city as a nest of corruption

UNWELCOME. The Iloilo City Council declares Manuel Mejorada 'persona non grata'. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Iloilo building probe should continue – Osmeña

Nov 17, 2014 - 4:35 PM

The senator says several aspects of the project remain suspicious and points out that his colleagues didn t display such haste in wrapping up the probe into the Makati building

NO NEED FOR ADDITIONAL POWERS: Senate committee on energy chairman Sergio Osmeña III is determined to get private companies to help ease the power shortage in Summer 2015. Rappler file photo

#ShareIloilo: Economic prospects for Iloilo

Nov 15, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Businessman Felix Tiu says Iloilo s economy is vibrant – and still growing

'Megaworld's lot donation for ICC to jumpstart investment'

Nov 15, 2014 - 9:37 AM

Iloilo businessmen believe the controversy over the Iloilo Convention Center won t affect them

Miriam: Drilon accuser could be held in contempt

Nov 14, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Santiago calls former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada s Senate appearance a big dud after he admits he has no physical evidence to prove his allegations

CONTEMPT. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago claims former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada could be held in contempt for wasting the time of Senate. Rappler file photo

ICC probe, Binay apologizes, mysterious skeleton in Greece | The wRap

Nov 13, 2014 - 9:44 PM

A former Iloilo official admits he has no evidence to prove his charge the Iloilo Convention Center is overpriced Vice President Binay apologizes for backing out of the debate with Senator Trillanes A mysterious skeleton from the time of Alexander the Great is found in Greece

Tempers flare at Senate probe into Iloilo building

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:46 PM

A visibly irked Senate President Franklin Drilon asks Senator Nancy Binay to direct her questions to him since she was obviously alluding to the Senate leader

PRESENT: Senator Nancy Binay joins Senate probe into Iloilo building

'No evidence' of ICC overprice on first day of Senate probe

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo provincial official Manuel Mejorada admits he has no evidence to prove that the Iloilo Convention Center is overpriced but believes the project presented opportunities for corruption’

Overpriced? Gov't 'gained' P521M from Iloilo building – Drilon

Nov 13, 2014 - 11:32 AM

I also vehemently deny the accusation that I caused the ICC project to be overpriced The ICC project is not overpriced says Senate President Franklin Drilon

HIGHLIGHTS: Senate probe into Iloilo Convention Center

Nov 13, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Livestream of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee s probe into the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center

HOT SEAT. It's Senate President Franklin Drilon's turn on the Blue Ribbon Committee hot seat. File photo by Rappler

Iloilo building probe: Will Senate go easy on Drilon?

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The Senate blue ribbon committee begins its probe into the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center the Senate President s pet project which was built by the same contractor for the Makati City Hall Building 2

'I WELCOME THE INVESTIGATION.' A file photo of Senate President Franklin Drilon

Drilon: I will face Senate probe into Iloilo building

Nov 10, 2014 - 5:47 PM

I will answer any and all questions not only in the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing but in any forum says Senate President Franklin Drilon

Senate to begin probe into Malampaya, Iloilo building

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will begin its probe into the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center on November 13 and the Malampaya fund scam on December 1

FUND SCAM. The Senate will finally begin its probe on the alleged misuse of Malampaya funds. Photo from Sembcorp Marine

Guingona: Let's start probe into Iloilo building next week

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:59 PM

The Blue Ribbon committee has sent letters to concerned government agencies to submit within the week documents pertaining to the infrastructure project

‘FAIR TREATMENT FOR VP.’ Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, says Vice President Jejomar Binay will be treated fairly if he shows up at his committee’s Senate inquiry on the alleged overpriced Makati building. Rappler file photo

Should Drilon be probed? Palace mum

Nov 04, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Asked about the probe into the President s staunch ally Malacañang keeps a distance

CHARGED. Senate President Franklin Drilon faces plunder, graft, malversation raps over his 'pet project' in Iloilo City. Rappler file photo

Senate Blue Ribbon to probe Drilon's 'pet project' in Iloilo

Nov 03, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Is the administration being selective in investigating only non allies? Senator Guingona s committee announces it will probe into alleged anomalies in the Iloilo Convention Center project

Rappler file photo