By Maricar B. Brizuela
Metro Manila mayors have declared an all-out war against colorum and out-of-line public utility vehicles (PUVs), saying they will adopt the stiffer fines and penalties stated in the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) issued by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
Town mayors have come out in defense of the grassroots participatory budgeting process (GPBP), describing the new budget strategy as transparent and output-oriented, and an effective way to cut red tape to prevent wastage of public funds.
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.
By Allan Nawal
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.
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.