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Tribute to Top Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities

“OUR cities— and to a larger extent, urban centers—are worthy of our national attention and focus, well, basically, that’s where we live.” Thus, Dante ‘Klink’ Ang 2nd, president and chief executive officer of The Manila Times, pointed out the simple reason for the Philippine Model Cities Forum held by The …

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Making Philippine cities more inclusive

The forum that accompanied the awarding of this year’s “The Manila Times Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities” revolved around the theme “Making Cities More Inclusive” and was a wide sweep over the different facets surrounding the subject. Held at the Conrad Manila, the forum touched on urban planning, building green, …

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DAVAO CITY: TMT 2018 Philippine Model City

DAVAO CITY is the Top Philippine Model City. The Manila Times presented Top Philippine Model City Award to Davao City which garnered the highest points across all categories of the Award, and bested 37 shortlisted cities as the most livable urban center across the country. Davao City also received the …

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Bacolod City wins 1st runner-up

Bacolod City received the Business Friendly Award for its efficient services that make securing businesses permits easy and almost stress-free. Bacolod City has implemented programs for streamlining processing and renewal of business permits from five to three steps; business development through MSME assistance; investment promotions and business matching; and automated …

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Laoag City places 2nd runner-up

The City of Laoag, the capital of Ilocos Norte, was adjudged 2nd runner-up for the 2018 Top Philippine Model City. The province’s political, commercial and industrial hub and the location of the Ilocos Region’s busiest commercial airport, Laoag City, also bagged the Emergency/Disaster Management Award. It was given to Laoag …

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San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

There are two awardees for the Environment Friendly Award: San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan and Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The other Environment Friendly Award was given to San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan which has a very active Environment and Natural Resources Office implementing projects to protect and rehabilitate the environment. They …

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Rivera conquers rain- soaked Autocross event

Slalom national champion and Asian gymkhana winner Milo Rivera worked doubly hard to win the Philippine Autocross Championships (PACs) and the Phoenix National Slalom Championships on separate weekends recently. Tough Gear Racing Team’s Milo Rivera had to fight off the hard charging, 13-year old racing sensation of Mark Young Racing’s …

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Batang Gilas girds vs formidable Croatia

Batang Gilas will collide with the Croatians today at the start of its campaign in the preliminary round of the 2018 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Under-17 World Cup at the Newell’s Old Boys gym in Rosario, Argentina. Game begins at 4:30 a.m. (Philippine time). Batang Gilas, under coach Mike Oliver, …

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