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Residents seeking jobs or planning to start small businesses may avail of loans from the city government at no interest if they pay within two years, says Mayor Vico Sotto
Marikina, a city of 450,000 residents, has one of the fastest reduction rates in cases. Mayor Marcy Teodoro says the city government simply did what public health experts advised: test, contain, and treat with speed.
Iloilo City’s successful coronavirus response was not devised in a day. Neither can it be credited to only one person.
Mayors Trina Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon, and Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco, Albay, consult their constituents and get creative in their response to the health crisis
DILG chief Eduardo Año says they understand that it is difficult to distribute cash aid while observing physical distancing in areas that are densely populated, like in Metro Manila
Some of these workers have been around even before the 30-year-old mayor was born
A quarter of towns in the Zamboanga Peninsula fail to comply with the directive, while NCR maintains its high compliance rate
Secretary Eduardo Año says more than half of LGUs nationwide have not conducted road clearing operations. They have until September 29 to do so.
The justices find no convincing proof that Oscar Moreno, when he was governor of Misamis Oriental, did wrong in approving the rental of heavy equipment for road repairs
'Huwag po tayong magpa-epal sa mga proyekto ng gobyerno lalo na ngayong panahon ng kampanya,' the Department of the Interior and Local Government tells local officials
'Gusto ko ilabas talaga 'yan para makita ng mga tao kung sino ang dapat iboto at hindi,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año amid concerns that the list is not fully vetted
'Mukhang waste of funds ang nakikita natin dito,' says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio
For a year at the start of her term, then-mayor Gloria Congco did the rounds of private firms, non-profit organizations, and international institutions, presenting the needs of the remote sitio of Saint Joseph
Mayor Alfredo Coro II has introduced a system where barangays earn monetary rewards according to how they meet health indicators every year
Benjamin Maggay, former mayor of Cervantes, notices that whenever their farmers use chemicals, they develop lung problems two to three days after
DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo Año issues the order in preparation for the May 14 barangay elections
Mayor Cristeta Reyes is found guilty of grave misconduct after the local government purchased a land owned by her children
Six of the awardees come from Luzon, one from Visayas, and 3 from Mindanao
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From almost 27 000 fires in the first half of 2016 the BFP recorded only over 13 000 in the same period in 2017
Local chief executives would have to surrender powers over their units to the national government but to what extent?
October 10 2016 marks 25 years since the Local Government Code – the bible of local governance – was enacted in the Philippines It is undergoing a comprehensive review
These traffic enforcers are beyond the compulsory retirement age but the capital city of Pampanga makes them work along the streets 12 hours a day and 7 days in a week with no day off
Just last week Ombudsman Morales also found probable cause to charge Echiverri with graft over an alleged anomalous P2 97 million drainage project
UPDATED A resolution supporting the reimposition of the death penalty however is deferred
While the former DILG chief campaigns in Caraga region he gets several mentions during the turnover of new fire trucks and patrol jeeps in Quezon City
The Roxas camp says the funds are for ongoing projects so the liquidation process is not yet complete It urges Vice President Binay to focus on the allegations against him instead
Government salaries and infrastructure projects in Cagayan province are on hold since the provincial board has yet to pass the 2016 budget
Mayor Eulalio Maderazo of the municipality of Caibiran in Biliran and 2 others face charges for purchasing P284 000 worth of medicines without public bidding
The Court of Appeals issues a status quo ante order as it deliberates on Mayor Oscar Moreno s motion for reconsideration of the Ombudsman s dismissal order
The Department of Interior and Local Government releases its guidelines on holding public assemblies during APEC
Will local government units implement the agreement?
Mayor Ronnel Rivera is studying a proposal to build a bigger and modern public market in Barangay Labangal some 3 km away from its present site
Most local executives in Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental are in favor of merging their two provinces to create a separate region
To double its real property tax collection Iloilo province gives barangay officials this incentive: the higher a barangay s collection the more funds it gets as share
Here are ways PH communities can better prepare for the next storm and adapt to possibly even more catastrophic climate change impacts
The plastic ban that local governments have imposed in their cities resulted in slashing 20% of the local plastics industry workforce
'I will drastically change the allocation of government resources to favor local governments. I will make LGU leaders accountable to their constituents in a measurable way'
The divers who helped retrieve the late Jesse Robredo s body attend the second day of his wake in Malacañang