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SM hits Manila’s tax rate hike


The Manila City government’s move to raise revenue collections has been met with resistance by the SM Group of Companies which recently went to court to question the five-fold hike in local business tax rates.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mayor Estrada to ‘Big 3’ oil firms: Submit relocation plans

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As far as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is concerned, the “Big 3” oil companies should be out of Pandacan by Jan. 31, 2016.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Civil service body says Pamantasan president not qualified

Photo grab from www.plm.edu.ph

The Civil Service Commission recently invalidated the appointment of Artemio Tuquero as president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila but the former Court of Appeals Justice said he was not bothered by it at all.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Court gets assets of ‘Jose Velarde’


A local bank has completed the surrender to the Sandiganbayan of all assets, including cash and stock certificates, in the name of “Jose Velarde” which the antigraft court had declared to belong to former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

Estrada, truckers reach deal; traffic back

ESTRADA. Niño Jesus Orbeta

Organizers lifted a “truck holiday” late Wednesday following a deal with Mayor Joseph Estrada and agreed to comply temporarily with Manila’s daytime truck ban clamped to ease worsening traffic jams in the Philippine capital.

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

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM

For the past few days, we have been consulting stakeholders. Allow us to implement the city ordinance on the daytime truck ban first, then let’s see. If it doesn’t work, then we will scrap it.—Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mayor Estrada firm on day-time truck ban decision

ESTRADA. Niño Jesus Orbeta

There will be no roadblocks for Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada in implementing the day-time truck ban even if truckers hold a strike in delivering the goods in and out of the capital.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Protests greet new truck ban in Manila


The new truck ban policy in Manila that took effect this Monday was met with protests from truckers association insisting that the ban would affect their business operations.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Manila taps new garbage hauler but ‘transition’ stinks


The “transition” to a new contractor caused recent delays in the daily collection of garbage in the city of Manila, local officials said Friday in response to mounting complaints from residents.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Estrada urged to stop ordinance allowing city hospitals to charge poor patients

Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net fle photo

A partylist group on Wednesday is alarmed over the move of the Manila City government to allow its six subsidized hospitals to charge indigent patients.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

What Went Before: Guingona, Estrada sons like fathers

Joseph Estrada and Jinggoy Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Like their sons, Teofisto Guingona Jr. and Joseph Estrada also became political adversaries.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Jinggoy Estrada decries prejudgment

THAT’S MY BOY.  Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada visits his son, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, at his Senate office to greet him on his birthday on Monday and give him moral support amid accusations he pocketed tens of millions of pesos in pork barrel kickbacks. Also in photo are Estrada’s other son, Sen. JV Ejercito, and Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who has also been implicated in the pork barrel scam.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

Protesting a colleague’s “three-point shot” remark on the testimony of pork barrel scam witness Ruby Tuason against him, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Monday challenged the Senate to convene the ethics committee to investigate him.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  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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  • A humbler Church
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