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‘Doctor Isko’? Honorary title for Manila’s No. 2 pushed, panned

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It’s a degree hotter in the Manila City Council, and it’s not because of the approaching summer.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Estrada, city council want share in ports’ income

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Barely three weeks after Manila imposed an expanded truck ban and drew protests from businessmen in the cargo moving sector, its councilors passed a resolution asking for a share in the income of port operations in the city.

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

Manila dads tighten rules on special permits

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Establishments requiring special use permits (SUPs) such as funeral homes and cell towers will have to renew their licenses with the Manila City Council under a measure approved on third and final reading last week.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC wants to give village traffic aides more powers

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A proposed ordinance that will give broader powers to barangay (village) tanod (watchmen) tasked as traffic enforcers in their respective areas, including the authority to confiscate drivers’ licenses and issue ordinance violation receipts (OVRs), is under review by the Quezon City council.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cagayan de Oro mayor at war with council over budget cuts

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Mayor Oscar Moreno is now at war with members of the majority block at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) over the city’s annual budget due to Moreno’s refusal to allow councilors to possess discretionary funds, according to a Moreno ally.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Emano back as consultant of Cagayan de Oro City Council

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Former mayor Vicente Emano is back — now as a consultant of the City Council.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Teachers at Pasig university now required to have post-graduate degrees

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The Pasig City Council has enacted an ordinance that could see teachers at the city government-run Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP) denied of teaching opportunities if they do not complete a postgraduate degree soon.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

QC to spend over P66M on Christmas gifts to the poor

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Over P66.4 million worth of Christmas gifts have been cleared for distribution to Quezon City’s indigent families after the local council authorized Mayor Herbert Bautista to enter into a contract with private firms to make the city’s yearly Yuletide offering possible.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

QC residents protest ‘garbage fee’ imposed by city council

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The Quezon City council has approved on third and final reading an ordinance requiring residents to pay for the collection and proper disposal of their garbage, despite criticism that the local government is supposed to render these services for free.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Pacquiao’s brod wins toss coin to grab Gen San council seat

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A coin toss to break a tie during the election of the chair of the Association of Barangay Captains here on Wednesday strengthened the hold of the Pacquiao family on politics.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

SM Land deal still on, says Pasay legal office

Before it could even begin, the proposed 300-hectare reclamation project in Pasay City is already causing cracks in the local government.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ward for elderly now a must in QC hospitals

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The Quezon City Council has approved a resolution that would require all of the city’s government hospitals to establish wards for senior citizens.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC councilor wants free movies for QC’s PWDs

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A Quezon City councilor has asked cinema owners to treat persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the locality to a free movie once a week.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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