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Manila drops 10 places to rank 104th in smart city index

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines,  dropped 10 places to rank 104th among 109 cities surveyed in the second edition of 2020 Smart City Index Report. The Smart City Index ranks cities based on economic and technological data and their citiz...

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Sony set to launch PlayStation 5 In November 

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TOKYO/STOCKHOLM - Sony Corp said the next-generation PlayStation 5 console would launch in November priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for a version without a disk drive, as it squares off against rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox console. The pricing anno...

Booksale goes online

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Bookstore Booksale is now online, allowing customers to browse titles without having to spend hours in between their shelves, according to a report by GMA News. Available titles and other items such as school and office supplies are posted by branch...


Makati suppliers told to get accreditation

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 18, 2020 loyalty account_circlePaulo Rodriguez

Mayor Abby Binay has invited Makati-based suppliers of goods and services to register with the city Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) in order to qualify as beneficiaries of incentives being rolled out by the city government to boost and promote local businesses. The mayor said they may n...

Six new Makati centenarians receive P100,000 each

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 15, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Mrs. Esther P. Cruz of Brgy. Guadalupe Viejo holds up the P100,000-check she received from a staff of the Makati Social Welfare Department (MSWD) on Tuesday at her home. Born on May 12, 1920 in Negros Occidental, she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Sto. Tomas in 1946. ...

Makati readies P2.5-billion stimulus package 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 11, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay today said the City Council approved on Wednesday her administration’s P2.5 billion cash grant program for Makati-based businesses. The Makati Assistance and Support for Businesses (MASB) is the city’s economic stimulus package where Makati-based businesses ...

Construction of Makati Columbarium to start in October 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 11, 2020 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

Makati City is set to start next month the construction works on Makati Columbarium at the old site of the Makati Catholic Cemetery, according to Mayor Abby Binay. The mayor said the columbarium is intended to relieve the bereaved family of the burden of costly funeral expenses and, at the same tim...

Makati eyes P100,000 assistance to businesses 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 08, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Makati Mayor Abby Binay is extending P100,000 in financial assistance to businesses in the city under a P2.5-billion economic relief program aimed to pump-prime the local economy during the pandemic. The grant is part of a package of new programs unveiled by the mayor via Facebook Live. Other prog...

Makati opens Garden Park for wedding 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 06, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Makati City is offering a free Garden Park-themed wedding to couples at the Washington Sycip Park in Legaspi Village, Makati. Interested couples who want to make their union official must complete the wedding requirements of the City Civil Registry Office (CCRO). After that, couples will have to a...

Makati starts pooled swab testing 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 02, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Makati Mayor Abby Binay today announced that the pooled swab testing for Makati City’s most ‘exposed’ and ‘vulnerable’ sector – public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and market vendors – has already started. The Mayor said the Makati Coliseum has been conver...

Makati shortens curfew hours 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 01, 2020 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Starting September 1, the curfew in Makati City will be adjusted to 10 p.m. from 8 p.m. Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay signed Executive Order No. 23 adjusting the curfew to give residents time to travel home from restaurants or business establishments. “They will be given one hour tr...

Makati reports more than 3,200 Covid-19 cases 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

There are now over 3,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Makati City. Based on the data of the Makati Health Department (MHD), the city has a total of 3, 242 confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. of August 24, 2020. Of the total number of confirmed cases, 1, 201 are classifie...

Makati resident uses cash aid for fishball cart business

chrome_reader_modeAugust 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Mayor Abby Binay took to Twitter to express her admiration for a Makatizen who used the city’s financial assistance to set up a fishball cart business.  Bearing a “Katas ng Makatulong” signage, the cart is owned by Mario Lutang, 42, a resident of Asuncion St. Barangay Valenzu...

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