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Manila schools, City Hall get 5-day rest for Pope visit

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada . FILE PHOTO

Students of Manila-based schools and universities, as well as employees of the Manila city government, will enjoy a five-day holiday in January 2015 coinciding with the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Vice Mayor Moreno, councilors ‘can’t go unpunished’ over depot

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THANKS, BUT NO TANKS The Pandacan oil depot may soon be gone now that the Supreme Court has spoken.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Manila city councilors and other officials who were behind the 2009 ordinance that allowed the continued operation of the Pandacan oil depot should not “go unpunished,” now that the Supreme Court has ruled that what they did was unconstitutional.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Gun fired inside hospital in seaman’s suicide try

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A seaman who reportedly hadn’t slept for three days grabbed a pistol from a security guard and tried to shoot himself inside the emergency room of a public hospital in Manila on Thursday.

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

‘Appoint Port Czar to end congestion’

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A group of importers, exporters, brokers and other private stakeholders at the Port of Manila has urged the government to appoint a “Port Czar” to oversee efforts to decongest the port area.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Boy beaten to death by other wards in Manila shelter for street children

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An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

One of the street children under the care of a Manila City government-run rehabilitation center—described by observers as a concentration camp because of cases of negligence and maltreatment—was beaten to death by other wards.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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