Stories from January 2014
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Batangas can be new MM – economist
The Manila Times, 31 January 2014
An economist believes that the province of Batangas has the potential to be another metropolitan area just like Metro Manila. What are the bases of the economist's observation? What's with this South Luzon province? Find out more through this report.
Davao plans to make night markets tourist attractions
Business Mirror, 28 January 2014
Originally a measure to the overcrowding in daytime Davao City, night markets are now looked at as a mechanism to attract more tourists to come to the City. Find out why Davao City is going towards this direction.
ARMM supports women empowerment in Sulu
The Manila Times, 28 January 2014
Women empowerment is a priority in the province of Sulu through its Provincial Women's Council. Engaging women as partners for peace and providing them with livelihood are among the strategies seem to empower them and transform their lives. See the full report for more details.
Davao council to review transport ordinance
Business World, 28 January 2014
Davao City aims for a sustainable transport plan so its legislative council is currently reviewing the city's transport and management ordinance. Transport regulation is among the functions of local governments. To know more about this, read the full article.
When disaster hits: Salceda's advice to local execs
Rappler.com, 28 January 2014
Albay governor Joey Salceda shares his province's experiences when it comes to preparing for a disaster and reconstructing after one. See details of his advice in this news.
Abolition of PDAF affects tax collection in Ifugao
Philippine Information Agency (PIA), 27 January 2014
The province of Ifugao realized the contribution of PDAF in their revenue collection as they suffered a deficiency of almost 23 million pesos due to its abolition. Find out more by reading this article.
Albay to be new Euro ecozone in S. Luzon
The Manila Times, 23 January 2014
The province of Albay was chosen by the
European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) to be another manufacturing hub in the country. What are the qualities and potentials of this province for the ECCP to pick it for this purpose?
Benguet town commits to protect river
The Manila Times, 19 January 2014
The Municipality of Tuba in Benguet is now undertaking efforts to afford protection to the Bued River watershed. Who are Tuba's allies in this commitment? Find out in this article.
Ifugao LGU to adopt new system in processing business applications, renewals
Philippine Information Agency (PIA), 17 January 2014
To lure more investors, the local government of Ifugao is set to adopt a new system in processing new business applications and renewals. Read this article for more information.
SC stops Jan. 25 vote to make Cabanatuan a 'highly urbanized city'
GMA News, 14 January 2014
Cabanatuan was ready to be declared as a highly urbanized city, but the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order for the city to conduct the required plebiscite. Check the details of this issue by reading the full article.
Newly developed eco-tourism park in Marinduque to generate jobs, livelihood
Philippine Information Agency (PIA), 12 January 2014
To create jobs and open livelihood opportunities in their citizens the provincial government of Marinduque recently opened the CARMEN Eco-Tourism Park in Sta. Cruz, Town. Read more to know the different activities offered.
Palace cites Boholanos' resiliency, swift revival of tourism after devastating quake
GMA News, 12 January 2014
Resiliency of Boholanos has been recognized by the national government given the quick rebuilding of its tourism after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. This is also evidenced by the arrival of more tourists despite the tragedy. See more details from this news and find out what makes Bohol a resilient province.
House bill pushes sectoral representation in local councils
The Manila Times, 09 January 2014
The Local Government Code mandates for a separate law that would realize its provisions on sectoral representation in local councils. This is an enabling law that has been lacking since the passage of the Code. Read this article for more details.
QC receives 2013 Robredo Awards for Excellence in ICT
Philippine Information Agency (PIA), 06 January 2014
Using ICT in its day to day business, the Quezon City government won third place for Government to Business Category (G2B) in the 2nd eGovernance Awards. To know more about the award, read this article.
QC to impose garbage fees on households starting Jan. 2014
Philippine Information Agency (PIA), 02 January 2014
As stated in Ordinance No. SP-2235, QC residents will have to pay an annual garbage fee starting January 2, 2014. For more information, read this article.
Valenzuela accepts tax payments thru ATM, credit cards and mobile money platforms
Philippine Information Agency (PIA), 02 January 2014
Taxpayers in Valenzuela City can now pay their license fees, business and real property taxes thru credit cards, ATM and mobile platforms. See this article for more details.