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Manila’s ‘antipoor’ policy slammed


About a dozen women danced to a pop song in front of the Ospital ng Sampaloc in Manila on Monday morning, not to extol the virtues of exercise, but to protest an ordinance that authorized the city’s six government-run hospitals to charge residents for services.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila’s Plaza Rueda reopens after being renovated by private sector

Plaza Rueda

After months of being walled off and under renovation, a small park at the corner of three busy thoroughfares in Manila is now open to the public once again.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fine for truck ban violators increased

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Will there be another “truck holiday” if the MMDA hikes the fine for violators of the truck ban? Truckers staged one in February after Manila officials expanded the truck ban hours in the city.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

To reduce the number of truck ban violators, especially on C5 Road and the Katipunan area, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be increasing the fine from P500 to P2,000.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Manila university caught between 2 presidents


Students may not be aware of it but a tussle for the leadership of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) is simmering between its newly appointed president and his supposedly ousted predecessor.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

20 face hazing raps, including women

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Hazing suspect Jomar Pajarito breaks down during the NBI press conference Thursday.  PHOTOS BY JOAN BONDOC

The number of suspects facing charges for the death of hazing victim Guillo Cesar Servando keeps getting bigger. It now includes four women and fraternity members who may not have thrown a punch but watched approvingly as Servando’s Tau Gamma Phi “masters” put him and three other neophytes through hours of torment.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro | Read More »