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


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


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


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


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


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

cagayan de oro map

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


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

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. FILE PHOTO

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

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista FILE PHOTO

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

General Santos City map

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


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


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 »

  1. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  • 14 killed in car bombing in Homs
  • Sports

  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
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