Discrimination vs LGBTQ members now a crime in Marikina Non Alquitran (The Philippine Star) - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Marikina City has joined the list of local government units that has an anti-discrimination law to protect the rights of members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community. Mayor Marcelino Teodoro on Friday signed an ordinance passed recently by the city council, which gives equal opportunity and protection for LGBTQ members. Under the ordinance, offenders will be fined P1,000 (first offense) up to P5,000 (third offense). Violators will be penalized with at least 60 days in prison. The law mandates the creation of an Anti-Discrimination Council, which will be composed of the mayor, eight officials of the city government and three LGBTQ representatives. Teodoro said the ordinance is meant to criminalize the act of discrimination against LGBTQ members in … [Read more...] about Discrimination vs LGBTQ members now a crime in Marikina
List of local candidates 2019: Marikina City Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) - May 7, 2019 - 5:44pm MANILA, Philippines —The poll body issued a list of candidates vying for the local posts in the city of Marikina. This year, incumbent mayor Marcy Teodoro is running for the mayoral post anew. He runs unopposed. Marikina had a population of 450,741in 2015. Here's a list of the candidates running in Marikina City: Member of the House of Representatives – Marikina City – First district Name to appear on the ballot CADIZ, DOC CADIZ (LP) FERNANDO, BAYANI (NPC) Member of the House of Representatives – Marikina City– Second district Name to appear on the ballot Mayor - Marikina City Name to appear on the ballot Vice-Mayor - Marikina City Name to appear on the ballot AGUIRRE, EVA (IND) ANDRES, DOC MARION (NPC) SABINIANO, VIC Councilor - Marikina City First District Name to appear on … [Read more...] about List of local candidates 2019: Marikina City
Inanunsyo ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority na isasara ang bahagi ng Marcos Highway Bridge dahil sa mga isasagawang rehabilitasyon sa tulay. Magsisimula ang rehabilitasyon sa Mayo 4, Sabado, alas-11 ng gabi at magtatagal ito ng 4 hanggang 5 buwan. Isasara ang silangang bahagi ng tulay na nag-uugnay sa Katipunan Avenue, Marikina, at maging ang siyudad ng Antipolo sa probinsiya ng Rizal. Matapos ang pagaayos sa bahaging ito ay aayusin naman ang kanlurang bahagi ng tulay. Kaakibat nito, magkakaroon din ng truck ban sa tulay tuwing umaga, mula alas-6 hanggang alas-10. Ito ay para mabigyan ng oras ang mga pribadong sasakyan na bumaybay galing Marikina nang hindi nakararanas ng mabigat na daloy ng trapiko. Nagkakahalaga ng P150 milyon ang naturang proyekto, na ayon sa MMDA ay matagal nang pinlano at ikinasa. -- May ulat ni April Rafales, ABS-CBN News Bisitahin ang Patrol.PH para sa iba pang mga balita. … [Read more...] about News Bahagi ng Marcos Highway bridge isasara mula Mayo 4
WHERE would the billions raised and donated for the rebuilding of Marawi go if affluent businessmen there were to take over the restoration of their city devastated in the battle with ISIS-inspired militants from May to October in 2017? President Duterte floated last week the idea of having wealthy families rebuild the once prosperous city even as some 250,000 displaced residents are still picking up the pieces virtually on their own. More than 900 terrorists, 165 troops and 47 civilians were killed in the five-month fighting. “I don’t think I should be spending for their building,” Duterte said in Pilipino in a briefing in Pampanga on the killer earthquake that hit Luzon last Monday. “I won’t spend for anything, the people there have the money. Every Maranao there is a businessman. Count in the shabu trade, they have the money.” His saying that 16 months after the fighting ended startled many observers, including some senators and Vice President … [Read more...] about What happened to Marawi funds?
Duck, cover and hold, not to ‘shake, rattle and roll’ After a long while, we had our latest experience with very strong earthquake in Metro Manila when magnitude 6.1 shook us into initial shock and then into panic mode. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) initially placed the earthquake that rocked Metro Manila around 5:11 p.m. last Monday at magnitude 5.7. The tremor’s epicenter was traced from the town of Castillejos in Zambales. The earthquake – of tectonic origin – was quite strong enough to shake and sway many high-rise buildings in Metro Manila when it first struck us. Thank God, none of these skyscrapers collapsed although a few buildings suffered damages while some serious cracks now threaten their structural integrity. Fortunately also, the tremor happened towards the close of office hours and it’s already vacation for many of the schools. But it was indeed a puzzle why a … [Read more...] about Duck, cover and hold, not to ‘shake, rattle and roll’