By Niña P. Calleja
While government officials forecast food sufficiency this year, farmers’ groups alleged that rice tillers are reeling from an oversupply of rice stocks, a scenario that may lead to another food crisis. As a remedy, officials of party-list groups and nongovernment organizations are calling on the government to allocate P10 billion from the conditional cash [...]
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in southern Mindanao has ordered reelectionist politicians and other candidates to remove signs bearing their images and names from government projects or stickers displayed on vehicles or risk being disqualified.
Paging Mayor Recom Echiverri, please attend to the many potholes on 8th Street from Edsa to C-3. Bernard, Caloocan City
Portions of Quirino Highway going to Caloocan City have always been a problem. There are repairs every six months but they always dig up the same areas.—John, Bulacan province
Calling the attention of barangay officials in charge of BF Las Piñas.
Calling [Transportation Secretary] Mar Roxas, please look into the enforcement of the uniform and hygiene policies for jeepney drivers. Most of them wear undershirts and shorts. They also stink because they do not take a bath.
Attention, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. There are a lot of “colorum” FX taxis in Parañaque City. They sport green plates and almost all of them are being driven by policemen.—Annie, 32, Parañaque City
Illegal vendors take over both lanes in Gabbys, Mandaluyong City, creating heavy traffic during morning rush hour.
Whoever is in charge of traffic at Recto corner J. Abad Santos Avenue and Juan Luna Street near Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz needs to be relieved because of the rampant “kotong” (extortion) going on. Traffic grinds to a halt because instead of easing the gridlock, the enforcers are busy pocketing money from drivers of jeepney plying the route. Paging Mayor Alfredo Lim.
Squatters take over road Seven years ago, the informal settlers occupying private lots in Garville Subdivision, Sun Valley, Parañaque City, were ejected by landowners. However, they merely built new houses on the cul-de-sac portion of a nearby road still inside the subdivision. As a result, offices and factories in the area that were deprived of [...]
A traffic enforcer is extorting money from jeepney drivers at 15th Avenue corner Aurora Boulevard.
Makaturing Street in Quezon City is full of jeeps and informal settlers. What makes the situation worse is that it has the blessing of the barangay captain, councilors and police. Please help, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Mayor Herbert Bautista.
The stink from the Pulang Lupa open dump in Las Piñas reaches even nearby barangays (villages). What is the city government doing about this problem?