European-style lampposts installed in Jones Bridge

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 21, 2019   •   1803

European-style lampposts were installed as part of the rehabilitation of Jones Bridge in Manila.

During an inspection on Monday morning (October 21), Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the rehabilitation may not look exactly like the original design of Jones Bridge but it will still remain European-style inspired.

“Ang Maynila is the Paris of the East. That is why if we have to revive Manila, at least malapit sa katotohanan hindi man parehong-pareho (as least similar to the truth even if it is not exactly the same),” Moreno said.

Moreno also assured the Manila government did not pay anything for the said rehabilitation. He also said that the lampposts are Filipino-made.

“Kaya iyong ilaw na nandyan hindi mabibili kahit saan (The lights installed there cannot be bought anywhere else),” he said.

The Manila Mayor also said the rehabilitation plan will also include the installation of ‘La Madre’ or the four pylon included in the original design of Jones Bridge.—AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)

Pangulong Duterte, wala pang desisyon kung sino ang susuportahan sa 2022 elections – Malakanyang

Robie de Guzman   •   June 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Inihayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque ang pangalan ng ilang personalidad na posibleng basbasan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte bilang kandidato ng administrasyon sa 2022 presidential elections.

Kabilang sa mga binanggit ni Roque ay sina Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Senador Bong Go, Senador Manny Pacquiao, dating Senador Bongbong Marcos, at Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.

Ngunit paglilinaw ni Roque, wala pang desisyon ang Pangulo kung sino sa mga ito ang kanyang susuportahan.

Hindi rin aniya sang-ayon ang nakatatandang Duterte na tumakbo sa pagka-pangulo ang kanyang anak sa darating na halalan.

“Alam ninyo nung talagang kinausap ko siya diyan at wala pa siyang desisyon. Mayroon lang talaga siyang options na sinabi but as of now, siguro nakatutok pa rin ang presidente dito sa pandemiya, dito sa bakuna,” ani Roque.

Samantala, naniniwala naman ang Palasyo na hindi ipinagbabawal ng batas na tumakbo sa pagka-bise presidente si Pangulong Duterte kasunod ng resolusyong ipinasa ng partidong PDP-Laban na nag-uudyok sa punong ehekutibo na kumandidato sa 2022 election.

Ngunit sa ngayon, ayon kay Roque, ay pinag-iisipan pa ito ng Pangulo.

“Kung pinagbabawal po ang presidente na tumakbong VP (vice president), dapat po sinulat yan, nagkaroon ng teksto sa ating saligang batas na nagbabawal diyan pero since wala pong prohibition, it must be allowed,” ayon sa opisyal.

Samantala, sinabi naman ni Roque na walang nakikitang problema ang Pangulo sa PDP-Laban at nananatili pa rin namang acting president ng partido si Pacquiao.

Ito ay sa kabila ng nangyayaring tensiyon sa pagitan ng ilang miyembro nito kasunod ng pagpalag ni Pacquiao sa ipinatawag na national council meeting ng PDP-Laban kamakailan.

Female driver arrested after assaulting traffic enforcer in Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A female driver was arrested by authorities on Thursday (May 27) after assaulting an enforcer of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB).

The police identified the driver as Pauline Mae Salamero, 26. Salamero was flagged down by traffic enforcers after she violated the traffic signal.

After witnessing the violation traffic enforcers motioned the driver to stop. However, the suspect disregarded the call and continued driving. The traffic enforcers chased the suspect until she was flagged down on Osmeña Highway corner Estrada St., Malate, Manila.

Salamero also refused to provide her driver’s license and other documents. She also refused to follow the officers the Manila Police District MPD Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (MPD-SMaRT).

“When the suspect was instructed by the traffic enforcers to follow them at the impounding area the same refused to follow but instead she alighted from her vehicle and assaulted them,” according to the report.

The suspect was brought to the MPD-SMaRT for proper disposition and investigation. AAC

Manila bans sale of COVID-19 vaccines for profit

UNTV News   •   May 24, 2021

The Manila local government has banned the sale of COVID-19 vaccines for profit or gain.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Monday, May 24, signed Ordinance No. 8740 to protect the general public from organizations, institutions or individuals attempting to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Domagoso reiterated that selling, distributing, or administering vaccines for profit and for gain is not allowed while the country is still in a state of public health emergency. Employers should also not cut the COVID-19 vaccine expenses from their workers’ salary.

“We really wanted to protect the people lalo na yung mga mahihirap at yung empleyado. Those working in the City of Manila will be protected; those living in the City of Manila will be protected,” he said.

The mayor also stressed that COVID-19 vaccines should also not be sold without full market authority issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Under the said ordinance, proven violators will face a penalty of P5,000 and imprisonment not exceeding six months. Corporations and other establishments, meanwhile, will have their business license revoked and will be banned from doing business in Manila.

The Manila mayor said this is to prevent hoarding and to protect the poor from being taken advantage of.

The ordinance was enacted by the City Council on Monday and shall take effect immediately.

“We will continue to protect the interest of every citizen of the City of Manila and those individuals who will come in and out of the city. You will be protected here,” Domagoso said.

 

 

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