1971 – Former President Ferdinand Marcos creates the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) under Republic Act (RA) No. 6234 or the MWSS Charter. Under this law, the government gives the MWSS jurisdiction, supervision, and control over waterworks and sewerage in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. The government reforms and reorganizes the MWSS several times [...]
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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has been trying to assess where the loyalties of newly proclaimed Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III lie. Will he be a loyal member of the administration bloc in the upper chamber? His father, former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., supported a different presidential candidate in the 2010 election—Sen. Manuel Villar, standard-bearer of [...]
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They put up common funds among towns or charge socialized fees in public hospitals
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By AYEE MACARAIG, Contributor MANILA, Philippines—The Maguindanao massacre put six prominent male Ampatuans behind bars, all of them with experience in politics. This left the business of holding public office to a new set of family members—the women. Records from the Commission on Elections and a MindaNews report show the women ensured continuity in the [...]
MANILA, Philippines—In the early evening of August 2, 2011, the suicide of Benjamin Pinpin, 43, was just another crime story. Before midnight, his death had become a major business and political story dragging a major businessman in the country, eventually linking the husband of a former president and has since prompted President Aquino to say he [...]
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