Manila Mayor approves P10-k financial aid per family for Parola fire victims

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2021   •   332

MANILA, Philippines—Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has approved the P10,000 financial aid for each family who lost their home in the fire that broke out in Parola, Tondo on Sunday (February 22).

The Bureau of Fire Protection-National Capital Region (BFP-NCR) reported that 600 families were rendered homeless while five people perished in the blaze.

The fire reached fourth alarm at 1:49 a.m. and was declared under control at 5:04 a.m, Sunday.

The displaced families are currently at the P. Guevarra Elementary School, where modular tents were set up for them. AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

Manila City administers over 1M COVID-19 vaccines

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila City government has breached the one million mark in the number of administered COVID-19 vaccines.

As of July 19, the local government has administered  about 1,000,021 COVID-19 vaccines. About 657,748 have received their first jab of vaccine, while 342,273 out of 657,748 have already been fully vaccinated.

Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the general public has a vital role in stemming virus transmission. He encouraged his constituents and the rest of the public to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves from severe COVID-19 infection.

Sama-sama tayo na makipaglaban at proteksyunan ang bawat isa sa atin, bawat tao, hindi lang dahil tayo ay tiga-Maynila, kung hindi bawa’t mamayaman,” he said.

(Let us fight [the pandemic] together and protect each other. This goes not only for Manila residents but to all citizens.)

Domagoso said the Manila City government will continue to create more initiatives and programs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We must continue the journey of a better city. Life must go on. Public service must go on. We will not stop, hindi tayo hihinto. May awa ang Diyos, makakaraos tayo, (We will not stop. God is merciful, we will get through this),” he added. AAC

Manila City to construct three new housing projects for informal settlers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila City Government is set to construct three new housing projects to continue to address the plight of informal settlers.

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Thursday (July 15) said the housing projects will be constructed in San Sebastian, San Lazaro, and Pedro Gil areas. According to Domagoso, the San Sebastian Residences, San Lazaro Residences, and Pedro Gil Residences will be a 20-storey high building with 300 units each and health center based on the ground floor.

“If Singapore did it, Manila can do it. Ang mga pinatayo nating bahay ang magbabalik ng dignidad sa buhay ng mga Manilenyo (The housing we have constructed will bring back the dignity in the lives of Manileños). There will be an opportunity for them,” he said.

Domagoso previously led the inauguration of the 42-square meters two-storey townhouse unit called BaseCommunity last July 5. The unit includes two bedrooms, one living room, one kitchen, one laundry area, one toilet and bath area.

According to the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO), the future housing projects is on top of the ongoing construction of city government’s flagship housing projects called Tondominium 1, Tondonminium 2, and Binondominium. All of which are now more than 50% complete. AAC

Manila City allows walk-ins in all vaccination sites

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 21, 2021

MANILA Philippines — The Manila City Government on Monday (June 21) now allow walk-ins in all vaccination sites.

According to Manila Public Information Office (MPIO), the directive of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno was after having a low turnout in vaccination sites. The mayor said he directed not to allow walk-ins in order to prove to critics the effect if the system would only be done through scheduling.

“I’m not a believer of scheduling but we tried it today para doon sa mga may mema, iyong  may masabi lang ang naggagaling-galingan lang (for those who just wanted to complain),” he said.

The Manila local government reported that only 4,210 doses were administered on Monday (June 21) from the 28,000 allocated doses. AAC

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