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School heads and barangay chairpersons in Quezon City may suspend classes in their respective jurisdiction

QC school heads, barangay captains allowed to suspend classes

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School heads and barangay chairpersons in Quezon City are now allowed to suspend classes in their respective jurisdictions if they believe that public safety will be compromised in vasr of inclement weather. This was explained to the representa...

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Duterte signs service charge law

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that requires hotels, restaurants, and other establishments to allocate 100 percent of service charges collected from customers to employees. Republic Act 11360, which the President signed on August 8, amen...

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Scholars encouraged to imbibe values of veterans

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The Philippine Veterans Affairs honored its Educational Benefit scholars during the 2019 EB Recognition Day held at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City last week of July. During the event, 31 graduates were recognized and 20 new student wards were awarded w...

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay meets with David Nufrio / Makati PIO

US supports Makati's smart city bid

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay listens intently to David Nufrio, acting commercial officer of the United States Commercial Service, the trade promotion agency of the US Embassy, as the latter conveys the interest of the US Government to team up with the Makati City Government in pursuing Smart City initiatives.

During a courtesy visit to the mayor on Tuesday, the US official also said his office will be providing assistance to American information and communications technology (ICT) companies that want to do business in the Philippines, particularly in Makati City.

Mayor Abby said the city welcomed the opportunity to work with the US Government in promoting economic growth as well as sustainable and inclusive development. Since 2016, the mayor has been pursuing the transformation of Makati into a “Smart City” through pioneering public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives.

These include the Makatizen Card, an all-purpose card that consolidates all health and social benefits for residents; the Makatizen App, the first-of-its-kind digital citizen app in the country that allows users to report crimes, emergencies, waste management concerns, and other relevant issues; the Makati Public Wi-Fi System, a citywide fiber optic loop that provides free internet connection to residents and visitors on certain periods daily; and the Makati Subway, the first intra-city subway in the Philippines which will be built at no cost to the city.

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