Iloilo City council OKs funds for big infra projects

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The Iloilo City Council has approved a supplemental budget proposed for infrastructure projects to improve public services.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said he wanted to finish these projects early.

“The go-signal of major projects is very timely as we wrap up our first 100 days in office. We prioritize programs and projects for the general welfare,” added Treñas.

The projects included a P300-million seven-storey multipurpose Legislative Parking Building that will rise beside Ker & Co. heritage building behind city hall. (

An initial P100 million was allotted from the general budget.

The P38-million five-storey Iloilo City Action and Response (ICARE) Center, on one hand, will rise at Gaisano’s Iloilo City Center along Diversion Road in Mandurriao district. The 25-year usufruct agreement for the 375-square meter site was signed last September 2.

ICARE will house the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, and police and fire stations.

A P10-million ICARE satellite will also be built in Barangay Calumpang, Molo district.

The P20-million three-storey warehouse for city government documents, supplies and equipment will be constructed in the property previously occupied by the Philippine Dental Association office in Molo.