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The Pasig mayor knows the old power is out to retake the city from him, but he is not about to resort to dirty tricks just to stay in office
‘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?’
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says city officials and police are closely monitoring '99 other spa establishments' in the city
The fire in Barangay Sambag Uno leaves 90 families homeless
(UPDATED) No motive has been established yet for the gun attack
Despite the old power's underhanded attempts to discredit him, the new leader insists on doing things the right way, even if it means 'sacrificing political capital'
Barangay Commonwealth could be cleared of African swine fever by October 18, QC Mayor Joy Belmonte says
Local producers tell Mayor Sara Duterte it would be a catastrophe if they allow the entry into the city of live pigs and products from ASF-infected Luzon
President Duterte dispatches to the city he describes as 'badly hit now' a freshly minted Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espinosa
General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera says the earthquake is a reminder that a lot has to be done to improve the city's disaster preparedness and resiliency against natural and man-made calamities
Mayor Edgar Labella highlights socialized housing and improved traffic flow among his other top priorities
(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
Marikina deploys 59 vaccination teams, composed of various units of the city government, to reach the 40,000 target
Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays
The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village
'We have discovered a suspicious trend' of establishments breaking environment laws and yet given permits from city hall to keep operating, the Pasig mayor says
What to expect at Gubat? Recycled interiors and banana leaves for plates – strictly kamayan-only!
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it supports Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's 'recommendation' that the city be exempted from martial law
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?
But the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines says Melissa Comiso and Nore Torregosa are Lumad teachers and not New People's Army leaders
Kim Lester Ramos is laid to rest on Sunday, October 13, followed by a motorcade calling for justice. His neighbors know he is innocent. They are prepared to fight back.
Glorietta's OG food court just got a makeover!
The local affiliate of ABC News describes the place where the shooting took place as an after-hours club
City Hall closes a POGO company which had no business permit and was not paying business taxes
A cop kills a construction worker in a Marikina subdivision. Police say he tried to snatch the cop's gun. A witness says he was murdered, shot point-blank at the back of his head.
We also gauge his first 100 days as mayor, according to how he has delivered on these 10 identified priorities
Hundreds of trees in Naga City and Carcar City in Cebu are set to be cut within the month for a government project
(UPDATED) Taguig, however, will get a chance to improve its mark after Interior Secretary Eduardo Año ordered a 'take two' for its inspection
The 206 cleaners will now receive salaries instead of just allowances
Authorities turn over the 4 women to the San Juan City Social Welfare and Development Office. Mayor Francis Zamora also orders the closure of the establishment.
The promulgation of the decision on the murder and frustrated murder charges against Edgardo Luib will be released on November 20 – 8 days before the first death anniversary of Dominic Sytin
We ask Marikina residents to react to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's no-transportation-crisis remark: ‘Ano’ng aga pa ba ang gagawin ko para hindi na ako ma-late? ’Yung ’di na ako matutulog?’
The ordinance comes weeks after a post began circulating online of a McDonald’s branch requesting students not to study in their establishment
Heritage advocate and Intramuros senior tourism operations officer Jeffrey Yap recalls meeting and working with Carlos Celdran
The Davao City mayor says they will conduct a massive vaccination drive on October 14 to immunize more kids against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and polio
He says his first 100 days have been 'so far, so good,' but that ghosts of the previous administration remain
There are now 5 barangays in Quezon City with confirmed cases of African swine fever
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
Isetann Mall owner Tri-Union Properties Incorporated is found operating as a lessor 'without the necessary business permit' and misrepresenting its employee count and business area
The joint military exercises will feature the Philippines' brand new amphibious assault vehicles in an international drill for the first time
In his State of the City Address, delivered on his 100th day in office, the first-term mayor gives updates on services that have been improved and expanded as reforms are introduced
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto says the government must help housing beneficiaries and only impose what is stated in contracts, instead of letting them get deep into debt
'Kahit malaking kompanya pa ang may-ari ng plantang ito, wala kaming pakialam,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
‘I chose a general to instill order and discipline in San Juan Medical Center,’ the mayor says of Brigadier General Joseph Acosta, former commander of the AFP Medical Center
Some 35 women are rescued in the near-midnight operation
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’
Under the ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Marion Andres, himself a medical doctor, 5 scholars will be chosen every year starting academic year 2020-2021
Corporal Herjonner Soller claims Kim Ramos was drawing his own gun, so he had to act fast and shoot him
Belmonte cites improved delivery of social services and ease of doing business in her first 3 months in office
Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella says this is to allow displaced vendors to sell their products only at particular times