Romulo Kid Peña Jr - updates

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Kid Peña’s staff now using Junjun Binay’s 21st floor office in city hall

Nov 24, 2015 - 10:32 PM

If it were up to acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña he would drop the acting tag and consider himself as the city mayor for the remaining months until the elections

THE MAYOR'S OFFICE. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña emerges out of the mayor's office on the 21st floor, once used by dismissed Mayor Junjun Binay, after performing a wedding on November 24. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Was Abby Binay kicked out of her Makati city hall office?

Nov 10, 2015 - 5:13 PM

UPDATED Makati Representative Abby Binay alleges that acting Mayor Kid Peña shut down her office in city hall Peña s camp claims the lawmaker voluntarily vacated the satellite office

CLOSED. The office of Makati Representative Abby Binay in city hall is already locked and empty as of November 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ospital ng Makati sets up help desk for patients

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:08 PM

The help desk is tasked to address complaints of slow services in the Ospital ng Makati

IMPROVED MEDICAL SERVICES. The new help desk in the Ospital ng Makati is operational starting November 3.

Abby Binay: Running for mayor a ‘big sacrifice’

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Kailangan yung ifi field mong kalaban ‘yung may ibubuga naman ‘yung may fighting chance against the sitting mayor the lawmaker says explaining why she agreed to be the opposition s mayoral bet in Makati

TANDEM. Makati second district representative Abby Binay with her running mate and Makati first district representative Monique Lagdameo as they file their certificates of candidacy on October 15. File photo by Rappler

Makati traffic investigators now on duty until 10 pm

Oct 27, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Makati Public Safety Department s traffic investigators now have a 2 10 pm shift from Mondays to Fridays

EXTENDED SHIFT. The Makati city government extends the work shift of its traffic investigators until 10 pm from Monday to Friday. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

Kid Peña: I don’t consider the Binays as my enemies

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña files his certificate of candidacy to get his own mandate as mayor He will likely be challenged by one of the Binay children

IT'S OFFICIAL. With the color of the Liberal Party as his backdrop, acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña officially declares that he is running for mayor in 2016. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Kid Peña picks Ernesto Mercado’s daughter as vice in Makati polls

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Acting Mayor Kid Peña says he will run for mayor under the Liberal Party with Karla Mercado as his running mate

PEÑA-MERCADO TANDEM. Acting Mayor Kid Peña (left), who is running for mayor in Makati, is getting Ernesto Mercado's (middle) daughter, Karla (right), as his vice mayor candidate. Photo of Mercados from Karla Mercado's Facebook account

Are Makati's cakes really 'overpriced'?

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Check the specifications and prices of cakes that two different suppliers have provided the Makati city government You decide which one is too expensive

MAKATI PERKS. Senior citizens receive a number of benefits from the Makati city government, including free cakes on their birthdays. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Still ‘overpriced’? Makati acting mayor faces graft complaint over cakes

Sep 29, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Former Makati vice mayor Bobby Brillante says the cakes approved by Kid Peña are smaller by half than the old supplies and therefore overpriced by P3M

OVERPRICING? Former Makati Vice Mayor Bobby Brillante alleges that acting Mayor Kid Peña overpriced the city's free birthday cakes for senior citizens. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Makati city hall workers to receive cash incentive

Sep 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

Councilor King Yabut says that acting Mayor Kid Peña unfairly accused the city council of delaying the process to grant the incentive to employees

SALARY BONUS. The cash incentive that Makati city hall workers will be receiving is also mandated by Executive Order No 181. Photo from Wikipedia

Peña camp: Accusations vs Makati city hall official a ‘squid tactic’

Aug 28, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña s spokesperson Gilbert Delos Reyes defends Arthur Cruto who allegedly has P2 million worth of unliquidated cash advances

IN DEFENSE. The camp of Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña (right) says the allegations of the Binay camp against Makati Action Center officer-in-charge Arthur Cruto (right) is a 'vindictive move.' File photos by Rappler

Binay camp: Makati official has P2M in unliquidated cash advances

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says his administration will be looking into the claims made by the Vice President s camp

DEMAND. Vice President Jejomar Binay's spokesperson Joey Salgado (middle) asks acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña (left) to demand Makati Action Center officer-in-charge Arthur Cruto (right) liquidate his outstanding cash advances. File photos from Rappler

Makati auditing 19 more barangays for 'ghost' senior citizens

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says the initial findings of the task force he authorized to audit the program are disturbing

FOR THE SENIORS. The Makati city government continues its audit of the city's Blu Card program for the elderly.

Makati names Goldilocks as supplier of birthday cakes

Aug 25, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Goldilocks is set to produce more than 31 000 birthday cakes for Makati senior citizens

'YOU'RE THE ONE, GOLDILOCKS.' Makati senior citizens celebrating their birthdays until the end of the year will now be receiving birthday cakes like this one from the city government. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Ex-Makati official says Senate probe testimony 'flawed'

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Ryan Barcelo former OIC and current assistant department head of the Makati Social Welfare Program defends the city s BLU card program for senior citizens

THE TRUTH? Makati Action Center head Arthur Cruto took his oath before testifying during a Senate hearing on August 20. A former city government official, however, questions his claims. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler  Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Binay camp defends Makati program for senior citizens

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:29 PM

UPDATED Joey Salgado spokesperson for the Vice President calls Makati Action Center head Arthur Cruto s Senate testimony a demolition through PowerPoint

REBUTTAL. Joey Salgado slams Arthur Cruto's testimony, saying that Makati senior citizens receive benefits personally. File photos by Rappler

Makati losing P367M a year from ‘ghost' beneficiaries – official

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:00 PM

UPDATED Makati Action Center head Arthur Cruto tells the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee that some of Makati s elderly allegedly continue to receive their benefits two years after their death

UNDER OATH. Arthur Cruto takes oath at the Senate hearing. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler  Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Makati gov’t confiscates beauty products sold in Guadalupe

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Under orders from acting Mayor Kid Peña the Makati Health Department confiscates beauty and cosmetic products banned by the Food and Drug Administration

BANNED. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña issues the directive after EcoWaste Coalition sent him a complaint letter about the products. File photo of Peña by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Makati Homeville families: Leave us out of politics, just deliver services

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña creates a task force that will fast track relocated Makati residents access to water electricity and land titles

KID'S PROMISE. Makati Mayor Kid Peña giving his speech in front of the Makati Homeville residents on August 13. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Kid Peña to visit Binay-time relocation site in Laguna

Aug 12, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña plans to continue providing services to the relocation site in Calauan Laguna which a Binay critic alleged was overpriced

Binay camp: Makati birthday cakes bidding ‘highly questionable’

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:02 PM

2nd UPDATE Acting Makati City Mayor Kid Peña says there is no proof supporting the Binay camp s allegations against him

RIGGED BIDDING? The camp of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay questions the bidding conference of the Makati birthday cakes that occurred as Kid Peña sits as acting mayor of the city. File photos by Rappler

Goldilocks lone bidder to supply Makati’s birthday cakes

Aug 10, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Goldilocks proposes a total contract price of P8 67 million lower than what the city government has approved to spend on free birthday cakes for senior citizens

LONE BIDDER. Makati Bids and Awards Committee chairperson Danilo Villas opens the bidding documents submitted by lone bidder Goldilocks Bakeshop, Incorporated. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Makati gov’t to hold bidding for cake-giving program supplier

Aug 09, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The approved budget for the contract is at P9 356 100

IN GRATITUDE. Senior citizens from some barangays in Makati gave acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña a birthday cake on his 46th birthday on August 5. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler