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The first-time mayor of Cebu City said once before, 'I would endeavor to have a healing and conciliatory mayorship for the best interest of the city'
The Ormoc City government implements cultural mapping techniques to preserve the city's heritage and promote the development of its local arts and culture
The Pasig mayor is looking at his constituents’ innovative ideas to make the city more environment-friendly, like sari-sari stores helping segregate garbage and inexpensive ways of 'upcycling' discarded plastic
Rappler talks to Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez on what he has done so far, and his plans as chief executive of the Eastern Visayan City
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
Plus Justice Carpio's 18 years in the SC and Carlos Yulo's self-awareness
‘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
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'
Abby Binay carries an unspoken burden: to keep city hall corruption-free. Another Binay cannot afford to be hauled off to court.
Which, by the way, also present challenges in reporting
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
'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
Frolibar Bautista list achievements of his first 100 days as acting mayor
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
(UPDATED) All Metro Manila mayors complied with President Rodrigo Duterte's order, says the Department of the Interior and Local Government
The 206 cleaners will now receive salaries instead of just allowances
Among Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella's marching orders on his 100th day in office is to prioritize digitizing and restoring film memorabilia and classic Cebuano films
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
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
Moises Padilla town Mayor Ella Garcia Yulo wants 'to make sure that peace and order is already felt by the people themselves'
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
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
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
Mayor Francis Zamora promised a new San Juan after ending the Ejercito-Estrada clan's 50-year rule in the city. How did he fare in his first 100 days?
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno makes a case for stopping for hundreds of people a day who seek to take a selfie with him, even when it means delaying his schedule
A moratorium on new commercial buildings is also approved, says Mayor Benjamin Magalong, and only a formal communication is being awaited
Baguio City Hall also puts in place stricter security measures
Rappler reports on cities and towns beyond press cons and PRs
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno notes that at least 2 people who are not even from the capital city have donated thousands of pesos to help
Is Mayor Isko Moreno on track to reviving Manila? Watch his interview evaluating his first 100 days.
Some vendors complain they will earn less at the relocation site due to less foot traffic
Those tested positive for ASF in QC are hogs raised in the backyards of barangays Bagong Silangan, Payatas and Tatalon
Cebu province job orders, including hospital staff, will be staffed by Manila-based manpower agency LBP Services
When the gift is given in kind, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says they will hand senior citizens birthday cakes. Sounds familiar? It's because Moreno got the idea from the Binays of Makati.
The Pasig City Scholarship Program was previously named after former mayor Bobby Eusebio, who now faces a graft case at the Office of the Ombudsman
The city government says it will address complaints from netizens, who send photos of sidewalks, streets, and alleys with obstructions
Metro Manila is more than the sum of its parts, and traffic authorities will do well to keep this in mind. Otherwise, their policies will only keep backfiring and making traffic worse.
Primary roads, secondary roads, and Mabuhay lanes in Quezon City are now 95% cleared