By Nathaniel R. Melican
The Manila City Council has enacted a proposed ordinance to make it easier for people to get to hospitals by ensuring that their entrances are cleared of all obstructions such as vendors and parked vehicles.
The first national election for a Philippine Assembly was held on July 30, 1907. Eighty delegates were elected for two-year terms with at least one delegate for each of the 34 provinces. The Nacionalista Party garnered 59 seats, the Progresistas 16 seats while the rest went to independents and minority parties.
The Quezon City government typically does not issue permits for mass actions during Sona. But we in the Philippine National Police are opting to exercise maximum tolerance toward rallyists provided they follow a certain protocol.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
“You wanted a statesman, he showed you how to be a statesman.”
By Leila B. Salaverria and DJ Yap
A battle between yellow and peach on the red carpet of the House of Representatives marked the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, delivered as he faced an impeachment threat and all-time low public approval ratings.