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Mayor Estrada appoints ex-Palace aides to cool down Pamantasan row

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The newly appointed officials of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) have a tough task ahead of them.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Estrada blinks; traders hail Manila truck ban lifting

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada with Vice Mayor Francisco Dumagoso and members of the City Council signed and announced on Saturday the executive order lifting a seven-month-old truck ban in Manila. JOAN BONDOC


Now cargo trucks—those behemoths of the local freight industry—are lording it over Manila’s roads again.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Estrada’s tents for Quiapo vendors irk ‘legit’ traders

A new bill seeks to protect and give benefits to street vendors and workers who are part of the informal economy. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Leaders of four barangays in Quiapo are asking the Manila City government to stop setting up tents that are intended to organize street vendors, citing complaints from longtime business owners in the area.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Aquino emergency powers to lift Manila truck ban eyed


A Malacañang official on Thursday said they are studying the option of asking emergency powers for the President to lift the truck ban in Manila in a bid to resolve the traffic gridlock affecting truckers.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Manila cops get new transporters

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Wednesday led the turnover of over 40 electric personal transporters to the Manila Police District to be used primarily for patrolling the city’s tourist spots in Ermita as well as the high traffic districts of Binondo and Divisoria.

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