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Estrada, old Cabinet discuss new job

FOR ideas on refilling Manila’s supposedly empty coffers, Estrada seeks the help of former Cabinet members.NIÑO JESUS ORBET

Insisting the city is in a mess, former President and Manila Mayor-elect Joseph “Erap” Estrada has assembled a powerhouse lineup of former Cabinet members to help generate revenues for the supposedly cash-strapped local government.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Trash in Tondo, Divisoria, San Andres, Onyx, etc.: Any bright ideas, Estrada, Lim?

A TRASH-CHOKED estero in the slums of Sta. Cruz, Manila. FILE PHOTO

What are their plans for the scavengers of Tondo? How will they address the garbage problem in Divisoria?

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Friends in good times and bad celebrate Cory Aquino

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REMEMBER WHEN Like the way it was in the feverish days leading to Edsa (I) People Power Revolution, yellow confetti rains anew on the Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine in Manila as the country commemorated the well-loved former President’s 80th birth anniversary on Friday. (See story below.) RICHARD REYES

Some came in wheelchairs, a few with canes. Many took halting steps with arthritic knees. But they came, anyway, to pay their respects to the late President Cory Aquino, who would have turned 80 years old on Friday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mayor Lim vs watch-your-car boy? Now, that’s ‘dirty’


Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim on Friday dismissed as a “dirty trick” the supposed candidacy of a certain Rodolfo Gayola Lim, whose name earlier cropped up as one of his challengers in the coming elections.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Lim takes swipe at Estrada at Bonifacio Day rites

Mayor Alfredo Lim and Joseph Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim used the observance of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio’s 149th birth anniversary on Friday to attack his rival in the 2013 mayoral election, former President Joseph Estrada.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Manila suspends afternoon classes from pre-school to high school


Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim on Monday ordered the suspension of afternoon classes in the city due to the bad weather since Sunday evening.

Posted: August 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Afternoon classes in Manila suspended—Mayor Lim

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Alfredo Lim has ordered the suspension of afternoon classes from elementary to high school in Manila Wednesday due strong winds and rain showers brought about by Tropical Storm Gener.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lim-Domagoso word war escalates


The “fireworks” went off a day early for Araw ng Maynila. On the eve of the city’s founding anniversary, Manila Vice Mayor Francisco Domagoso and 23 councilors trooped to the police station on Saturday accusing Mayor Alfredo Lim of threatening them in a speech delivered late Friday afternoon.

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Joseph Estrada defies age, shares how he did it: Stem cell therapy


Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada had always maintained that giving generously to friends and forgiving opponents are the secrets to staying young.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Shoot-to-kill order out vs 2 rogue cops


Manila’s “Dirty Harry” is once again taking “drastic action” against lawmen accused of crimes.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mayor Lim walks with ‘Nazarene’ devotees

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim was seen with body guards walking among the mass of people along Padre Burgos Avenue intersecting Roxas Boulevard waiting for the Black Nazarene to pass.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mayor Lim favors punishment of juvenile offenders


Even Manila’s “Dirty Harry” agrees: Delinquents, no matter how young, should be brought to justice.

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Quiapo raided for counterfeit goods


MANILA, Philippines — The Optical Media Board (OMB),Offices of Manila City Mayor and Intellectual Property Rights joined forces Friday in a raid in Quiapo where counterfeit goods are found. Led by Mayor Alfredo Lim and OMB chairman Ronald Ricketts, the operation started at 9:30 a.m. “We already gave them a chance but it’s enough,” Lim [...]

Posted: July 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

  1. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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  • Business

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  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
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  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
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  • Global Nation

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