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Pandacan oil depot ‘decontamination’ pushed after Big 3 exit

WHAT LIES BENEATH Operational since 1914 and set for removal next year, the Pandacan oil depot may require a long massive cleanup to be declared environmentally safe for new developments. FILE PHOTO

Manila city government officials have vowed to get the facilities of the “Big Three” oil companies out of the Pandacan depot by next year, but experts say it may take up to a decade before the 33-hectare property can be considered environmentally safe for commercial or residential developments.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Motorists warned on heavy traffic in 8 major areas of Manila

Traffic jam is experience on the south-bound lane of Osmeña Highway near Magallanes interchange, which has been closed for repairs and road reblocking.  DENNIS MALIWANAG/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Use these roads — if you want to test your patience and cool during the holiday season.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Manila gov’t finally pays up

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Manila Treasurer Liberty Toledo said on Tuesday that the fourth tranche of wage hikes under the Salary Standardization Law would be implemented this month.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Estrada: Oil depot closed by July 15

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Pandacan oil depot. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO/Cathy Miranda

The “Big Three” oil companies that occupy the sprawling oil depot in Pandacan, Manila, will have to move out earlier than expected, in compliance with a Supreme Court ruling, after Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada gave them a shorter period within which to relocate to other areas.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila wants more public places to offer free Wi-Fi


After installing Wi-Fi hotspots in bus stops throughout the city, Manila government officials want to make the capital city the San Francisco of the Philippines—at least in terms of making free Wi-Fi available in public places.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »