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Las Vegas-type hotel-casino resort opens in QC; PBBM leads inauguration; Belmonte bans officials, employees

By Claire Morales True, Managing Editor QUEZON CITY – Yes, Quezon City now has its Las Vegas-type hotel-casino-resort complex north of Manila. After reckoning for years with the oppositors, including the Church, the Quezon City government finally gave the go-signal…

Sen. Nancy Binay mulls running for Makati mayor

MAKATI CITY — Sen. Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay  is contemplating running for mayor in Makati City, their clan’s home turf, and is ready to sacrifice her relationship with the husband of her sister, incumbent Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Abby Binay, for…

Villar warns: NCR will sink if Manila Bay reclamation projects continue

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda PASAY CITY – There is a danger that reclamation projects in Manila Bay may cause Metro Manila to slowly sink, like what is happening to Jakarta in Indonesia. Senator Cynthia Villar issued the warning during Tuesday’s…

Quezon City still richest PHL city and LGU with P443-B in assets; Cebu, Rizal and Batangas are richest provinces

By Jennifer T. Santos QUEZON CITY — For the third straight year, Quezon City under Mayor Joy Belmonte emerged as the wealthiest city and local government unit in the country in terms of asset in 2022, data from the Commission on…

Moratorium up on new Manila Bay reclamation; gov’t urged to revoke pending, ongoing projects

By Jeanne Michael Penaranda MANILA – “We are elated with this recent development but our fight against reclamation is far from over. Currently, there are at least 21 reclamation projects across Manila Bay that have to be revoked.” Thus said…