By Marlon Ramos
The tourism industry in Palawan and Aklan has bounced back from the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” nearly a month after the monster typhoon thumped the two provinces and other areas in the Visayas, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said yesterday.
By Tina Arceo-Dumlao
An unprecedented disaster needs an unprecedented response. And local government units have done just that through several joint initiatives, among them committing their calamity funds for the relief and rehabilitation of towns and cities hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas and adopting the storm-battered barangays as they get back on their feet.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
, Niña P. Calleja
Will buildings and houses in the metropolis withstand the “Big One?”
By Tina G. Santos
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has warned local government officials against refraining from endorsing candidates in the coming barangay elections, citing the Oct. 28 polls’ “nonpartisan” nature.
By Carmel Loise Matus
, Tina G. Santos
Insisting that the municipality should handle the distribution of relief to earthquake survivors, Maribojoc, Bohol, Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. has told volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross to leave after they refused to hand over their items.
In the past months, the traffic situation in most areas in Metro Manila, especially on major thoroughfares, has worsened partly due to inclement weather.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The Quezon City council has allowed Mayor Herbert Bautista to enter into an agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) that would enable thousands of city hall employees, including elected officials and their appointees, to avail of livelihood loans at low interest rates and spare them from resorting to the “5-6” or usurious lending system.
By Niña P. Calleja
Those hoping for a ceasefire in the war of words between officials of the cities of Taguig and Makati should stop holding their breath.
By Juliet Labog-Javellana
“Inquirer validates our findings. It’s providential.” Commission on Audit (COA) Chair Grace Pulido-Tan said this on Friday as she confirmed that 10 nongovernment organizations with links to Napoles illegally got hold of P2.157 billion of the legislators’ pork barrel funds between 2007 and 2009.
By Erika Sauler
, Jeannette I. Andrade
, Miguel Camus
A legal roadblock may be standing in the way of Manila’s controversial traffic ordinance.
By Maricar Cinco
For at least a week, Norvic Solidum, this town’s vice mayor, will sit as the local chief executive.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
The Marikina City government has denied reports that Mayor Del de Guzman and two other government officials have been suspended for six months after the Ombudsman found them guilty of negligence.
DAGUPAN CITY—Malacañang has dismissed an administrative complaint against Mayor Benjamin Lim for abuse of authority in connection with the city government’s purchase of a piece of land in San Jacinto, Pangasinan, in 2002. In another complaint for graft filed at the Office of the Ombudsman in June last year, a certain Leo Angeles said [...]