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Roxas, Romualdez meet again, discuss ‘Yolanda’ relief budget

DILG Mar Roxas shakes hands with Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez, tells Romualdez "walang iwanan." JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

And they meet again.

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas‎ II and Tacloban city Mayor Alfred Romualdez sealed their political rift with a “check” during the turn over ceremony of rehabilitation funds from the government to typhoon-hit local government units.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 Cebu town mayors complain not getting ‘Yolanda’ rehab aid

Residents walk past the rubble of Dayhagon Elementary School in Medellin, Cebu after the typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO

More than 100 days after the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the towns in northern Cebu, two town mayors are asking why the national government has yet to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of their towns.

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

Makati to set aside P24.35M for K to 12 implementation

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A portion of the Makati city government’s budget was earmarked for the Department of Education’s pilot program K to 12 at the University of Makati this school year, city officials reported.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD to spend P3.9B for rehabilitation of families displaced by MNLF attack

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), will earmark a total of P3.9 billion for the early recovery and rehabilitation of families and communities affected by the Moro National Liberation Front attack on Zamboanga City, according to Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Oil spill from sunken ship in Cebu spreads to 5 villages in Cordova

A boy (bottom left) holds two oil-coated bagasi, salt water eels, which thrives in Cordova town, Mactan  Island Cebu. Oil spill is seen in the waters near the shore of Mactan Isldan. Photo from the Office of Cebu Rep. Luigi Quisumbing

The oil spill from the MV St. Thomas Aquinas, the passenger vessel of 2Go that sank Friday evening after it collided with a cargo vessel, has affected five villages of Cordova town in Cebu province.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More mayors deny getting funds from Malampaya

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This rig draws gas from the Malampaya fields off the coast of western Palawan. Part of the revenue from the gas fields goes to the national government, which uses the money to finance various programs. The Supreme Court is being asked to stop the “systematic plunder” of the Malampaya Fund by resolving a petition pending for almost four years assailing its use by the government as illegal and unconstitutional.  FILE PHOTO

More former and current local officials on Wednesday denied they received assistance from the P900-million Malampaya Fund, further exposing the scope of the bogus-NGO racket allegedly employed by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles to siphon off billions of pesos in public funds into her bank accounts over the last 10 years.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mayors deny receiving aid from DA: We were used

Former representative Carmelo Lazatin Jr. http://www.congress.gov.ph

Some of the mayors named on a list of officials whose requests for funds from the Agricultural Enhancement Program were supposedly facilitated by Janet Lim-Napoles said they never authorized her to take part in these transactions.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

The 44 mayors who sent letters to former Agriculture Secretary Yap


1 Liberato Santiago Jr. Abucay Bataan Nov. 14, 2006

2 Armando T. Ramos Bagac – Nov. 27, 2006

3 M. S. Banzon Jr. Balanga – Nov. 27, 2006

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Estrada denies plan to shut down 6 Manila hospitals

Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada. FILE PHOTO

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada denied on Tuesday that he would close down the six city-run hospitals and said donations would soon be coming in for additional medicine and equipment, including dialysis machines.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

50 trucks protest load rules by honking at DPWH office; traffic jam ensues


Around 50 container trucks formed a caravan on Roxas Boulevard on Thursday, resulting in traffic congestion, and honked at the office of the Department of Public Works and Highways to protest and seek suspension of the implementation of the anti-overloading law.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

2 mayors on pork projects: We got nothing


CANDELARIA, Quezon—The syndicate behind a P10-billion scam employed a good signature forger to secure multimillion-peso projects for dummy nongovernment organizations in the towns of Candelaria and Mulanay in Quezon province, the mayors there said.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Vice mayor takes over Dagupan after mayor Lim suffered stroke

Dagupan City map

Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez took over as acting mayor of this city on Thursday, after Mayor Benjamin Lim suffered a stroke and was brought to Metro Manila for treatment.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kidnap try on father of Digos City mayor foiled

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Unidentified armed men tried but failed to snatch the father of reelectionist Mayor Joseph Peñas on Tuesday, the police reported.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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