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SM hits Manila’s tax rate hike

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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

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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’

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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

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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 »

Estrada, truckers reach deal; traffic back

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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