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‘If you have a mayor who faces head-on the problems of the people and provides solutions, which barangay official wouldn’t be inspired and motivated to do the same?’
A quarter of towns in the Zamboanga Peninsula fail to comply with the directive, while NCR maintains its high compliance rate
Abby Binay carries an unspoken burden: to keep city hall corruption-free. Another Binay cannot afford to be hauled off to court.
(UPDATED) 'This is about doing governance in the way that we think it should be done. This is a stand against patronage politics. This is a stand against corruption,' says Sotto
Francis Zamora takes on the role of San Juan's chief executive, the city's new captain after 50 years under the Estrada clan. How will he change the game?
(UPDATED) Under Mayor Isko Moreno, the Manila city council is forced to work the same odd hours. ‘If he’s working with his 110%, then we are expected to do the same,’ says his trusted ‘ate,’ Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna
We also gauge his first 100 days as mayor, according to how he has delivered on these 10 identified priorities
He says his first 100 days have been 'so far, so good,' but that ghosts of the previous administration remain
Belmonte's proposal is 30% higher than this year's budget, which she plans to fund building new houses for the poor, new classrooms, night market venues, and walkable sidewalks
Vico Sotto must keep in mind that he has an opponent raring to get back in power: ‘The old guard is up and about…their tentacles of corruption are still in city hall, occupying good positions’
Belmonte cites improved delivery of social services and ease of doing business in her first 3 months in office
Isko Moreno has met with 13 ambassadors, each with their own promise for Manila. We document them in this story.
Despite its reputation for being a land of employment, Metro Manila continues to register one of the highest unemployment rates in the Philippines
Secretary Eduardo Año says more than half of LGUs nationwide have not conducted road clearing operations. They have until September 29 to do so.
There is no well-oiled public relations beast behind Isko Moreno. It's just a team of 8 millennials eager for him to go live.
Quezon City's 'most advanced' Gender-Fair Ordinance is friendly to the LGBTQ+ community. The city is said to be the first to pass anything like it.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno forms his own mayoral anti-crime police squad, headed by a cop who grew up with him in Tondo
(UPDATED) 'Umpisa na 'to ng tunay na pagbabago,' Mayor Isko Moreno declares during his first week as Manila chief – a week highlighted by major streets cleared of vendors and markets