Uy, who was among those who signed the manifesto of support for President Arroyo, pointed out that the remaining alternative is to call for a snap election. He said many local government officials also shared his sentiment but “dili lang makaingon” (cannot voice out).
Sangguniang Panlalawigan to grant it "blanket authority" to purchase some P42 million worth of goods for the six hospitals and 22 provincial health stations in the province.
But officials withdrew it a day after, when the provincial board discussed the "urgent request" during its regular session on February 13 with some members opposing and warning that a local version of Malacanang fiasco over the ZTE National Broadband Network deal may happen here.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 Nov) -- “I am powerful,” so said Nursyahbani Katjasungkanna, Indonesian civil-society leader and Member of Parliament, in describing herself as participants took turns in introducing themselves at the start of an international women leaders conference here Saturday.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Nov) -- The City Council here approved on first reading the P3.69-billion local development investment plan, with social development getting a fourth of the budget for infrastructure.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) -- The local government here finalized a friendship agreement with the City of Nanning in China, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said late Tuesday night.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 October) -- Graft complaints filed against barangay officials in Mindanao have increased in the last five months in the run up to the October 29 barangay elections, an official of the Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao said.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 September) -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte echoed growing international criticisms against Burma’s military rulers for attacking street protesters, calling the perpetrators "mga yawa" (devils) in his first television appearance Sunday after an arthroscopic surgery on his right hand and left shoulder last week.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) -- Among clans and tribes of Moro and indigenous peoples, traditional governance systems have remained highly influential, according to a study conducted by a group of Mindanao-based non-government agencies.
This is the highest number thus far, of women serving as governors in Mindanao.
Mindanao now has 27 provinces and 33 cities.
The new cities are Bayugan, Cabadbaran, El Salvador, Lamitan, Mati and Tandag.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) -- Officials of the Mindanao Business Council and the Mindanao Coalition for Development NGOs (MinCODE) said the initiative for transparent and accountable governance in 16 Mindanao cities has provided a venue for the local government, the business community, and the civil society organizations to work together.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 July) -- Those who cannot afford to buy shoes can still attend the sessions of Davao's city council even if the new vice mayor launched a stricter dress code within her first 30 days in office.
KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / June 29) -- North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmanuel Piñol has asked the newly elected members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to hold their regular meetings out-of-town.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 June) -- President Arroyo's two Dabawenyo allies, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and House Majority Floor Leader Prospero Nograles, will not take their oath of offices at the same time.
PEÑAPLATA, Island Garden City of Samal (MindaNews/28 June) -- It was a brother to brother affair at the turnover rites as the city’s newly elected officials took their oath of office in this tourist island city on Wednesday.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 May) -- Construction work for the new city hall building of Koronadal may start anytime now as the city government and Development Bank of the Philippines here has signed a P200-million loan agreement for the new facility.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / October 20) – Infrastructure and human development got the bulk of the P113 million worth of investments to implement various development initiatives in the province next year.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/18 Oct) -- For the second straight year, Koronadal was named “Most Business-Friendly City” in Mindanao by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
The city’s major taxpayers are mostly industrial and commercial companies and establishments, City Treasurer Ernesto Balat told MindaNews.
ALABEL, Sarangani (June 12, 2006) – Governor Miguel Dominguez posed this question today during the 108th Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Capitol Park with employees and provincial officials.
The 7:30am program was highlighted by simultaneous raising of Philippine flags infront of the capitol and floral offerings.
May 12, 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 May) -- Here's another good news from Mindanao: soon, local government units (LGU) in Visayas, Luzon, and even the world, will be learning from the best practices here.
The best practices and emerging best practices vary – from improving the collection of real property taxes to increasing revenue from business permits by as much as 300% as in the case of Zamboanga City; reducing the paperwork for housing and ensuring that the LGU-operated bus terminal, market or hospital can serve the constituents well and at the same time earn.
May 12, 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 May) -- From P9.9 million to P29.4 million.
Zamboanga City registered nearly 300% increase in revenues from business permits for the period January 2 to 20 this year.
Jaime Voltaire Faustino, executive assistant to Mayor Celso Lobregat, told MindaNews that their revenue increased when they waived the submission of a locational clearance, a requirement for the issuance of a permit.