Monday, July 24, 2006

It's Official: STL to Operate in Iloilo City

The Iloilo City Council has approved a resolution allowing the operation of Small Town Lottery here. The only problem now is who among the two corporations that have filed an application with the city government, the Iloilo Small Town Lottery and Gaming Corp. (ISTLGC) or the Green Diamond Multi-Ventures Corp, will be granted the franchise by PCSO. Based on PCSO rules, only one group can operate STL in a certain area.

Bacolod Drag Race Tragedy. Negros Occidental Board Member Lorenzo Suatengco is in critical condition after figuring in a serious car accident. Eyewitnesses claim they saw Suatengco, who was drag racing along Lacson Street, hit Augusto de Leon, a local teacher, killing him instantly. Three other persons were injured. Suatengco, who is only 19 years old, is the current Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) youth sector representative at the provincial board.

Also last week, the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation was formed by prominent civic-minded Ilonggos to promote Iloilo as a viable tourism and investor destination. Businessman Alfonso Uygongco was elected chairman while Ortigas Center executive Rex Drilon was chosen as its first President.

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