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Former Angeles, Bacolod mayors slapped with graft raps

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The former mayors of Angeles City and Bacolod City have been charged separately with graft in the Sandiganbayan for alleged questionable transactions during their tenures.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Judge inhibits from mayors’ court case vs Lanao del Sur coop over power cut-off


A Regional Trial Court judge in Marawi City has inhibited herself from hearing the motion to cite in contempt the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (Lasureco) – for refusing to restore power in 18 towns of the province, a court source said.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino’s our best chance–mayors

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Executive committee of the 1,490-strong League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) said President Aquino is the “best chance the country has for significant political and vital economic reforms” especially for local government units (LGUs) fighting to attain inclusive growth and end a generational cycle of poverty.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lanao del Sur mayors to ask court to cite power coop head in contempt

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Eighteen of the 27 Lanao del Sur town mayors, who had sued Lanao del Sur Electric Coop. (Lasureco) chief Ashary Maongco for alleged financial irregularities, will ask the court to cite him in contempt, according to the mayors’ counsel.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bangui mayor suspended for indiscriminate firing

The provincial government has placed Mayor Diosdado Garvida under a monthlong preventive suspension pending an administrative charge for misconduct and abuse of authority after he allegedly fired a gun while confronting an unlicensed quarry operator in April.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »