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Mga Batang Graduates ng D.A.R.E.

Si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada (ika-tatlo mula sa kaliwa sa unang larawan) ang espesyal na panauhin sa ginanap na graduation ng 377 estudyante mula sa V.E. Fugoso Elementary School sa Boystown complex, matapos nilang kumpletuhin ang kanilang DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Layunin ng programang turuan ang mga bata na tumanggi sa sinumang […]

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Tzu Chi Officials Visit Mayor Erap

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada (5th from right) warmly welcomes the officers of the Tzu Chi Foundation who paid him a visit at City Hall recently. Mayor Estrada praised the organization whose members are active volunteers in community programs that help uplift its indigent members. The Tzu Chi Foundation also actively extends assistance during emergency […]

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Panunumpa

Nanumpa sa kanilang tungkulin ang mga bagong halal na opisyal ng San Andres Public Market Stall Vendors Association, Inc. sa harap ni Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada kamakailan sa Bulwagang Villegas ng City Hall. Matapos nito ay nagkaroon din ng dayalogo kung saan iginiit ni Mayor Erap na sana’y patuloy na magkaisa ang lahat upang […]

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Bisita sa Parola

Bumisita sa Parola kanina si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada upang dalawin ang mga nabiktima ng sunog at alamin ang kanilang kalagayan lalo na sa larangan ng kalusugan. Namahagi din si Mayor ng mga relief packs at nakipag-usap sa mga lokal na lider ukol sa mga maaari pang gawin para matulungan ang mga apektadong pamilya. […]

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MoU Signing

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada leads the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to a massive 407.42-reclamation project which, Estrada stressed, would expand the City of Manila’s borders and open up thousands of job and livelihood opportunities for Manilenyos. In his brief remarks, Mayor Estrada cited the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) for […]

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72nd Battle for Manila Remembered

President Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada leads simple commemoration rites for the 72nd Battle for Manila, one of the fiercest battles fought in the country at the height of World War II. In his brief remarks during the occasion, His Honor extolled Filipino veterans and guerillas who fought during the war, side by side with forces […]

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KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada joins the colorful and exciting countdown for the Chinese New Year (Year of the Fire Rooster) in Binondo last night. The Filipino Chinese community was out in full force last night for the celebrations, with His Excellency Ambassador Zhao Jianhua of China (top photo, to the Mayor’s right) also present […]

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MPD’s 116th

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada was the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker at ceremonies celebrating the Manila Police District’s 116th Anniversary, held at MPD Headquarters along U.N. Avenue. In his remarks, Mayor Estrada lauded the officers and men of the MPD for their dedication and commitment to duty which he said has contributed immensely […]

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“Mommy” Traffic Enforcers Take Their Oaths

300 “Mommy’ traffic enforcers take their oaths before Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada in simple ceremonies at City Hall’s Bulwagang Villegas. The innovative project of training mothers as auxiliary traffic enforcers, and assigning them around the city’s 72 public elementary schools, was launched last year with the Mayor’s full support. (Photos by Joel Santos)

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Libreng Gamot sa Nakatatanda sa Maynila

Pinangunahan ni Pangulong Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada ang pamamahagi ng gamot sa mga senior citizens ng Maynila sa ilalim ng programang “Libreng Gamot sa Nakatatanda sa Maynila” ng Manila Health Department (MHD) na inilunsad kamakailan sa Bulwagang Villegas ng City Hall. Sa kanyang maikling talumpati, ipinangako ni Mayor Erap na patuloy na gagawa ng mga […]

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MTPB ‘Graduates’

MTPB ‘GRADUATES’ The 80 members of the first new batch of Manila Traffic & Parking Bureau (MTPB) traffic enforcers listen intently as Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada delivers his brief congratulatory message during their simple graduation ceremonies yesterday afternoon at City Hall’s Bulwagang Villegas. Mayor Estrada reminded the 80 graduates that they are all public […]

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Traslacion 2017

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada exchanges pleasantries with Cardinal Luis Tagle before the Holy Mass celebrated early this morning in celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Nearly 15-million devotees are expected to participate in this year’s Traslacion. (Photo by Joel Santos)

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A Farewell to Mayor Mel

President Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada offers a silent prayer for Former Manila Mayor Gemiliano “Mel” Lopez who passes away on New Year’s Day, January 1, at the age of 81. Mayor’s Lopez’s remains were brought to the City Hall’s Bulwagang Villegas earlier this afternoon as a tribute to his service to the city and give […]

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Gift Giving at Damas Filipinas

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada makes a stop at the Asociacion de Damas Filipinas for his annual gift giving activity, and shares merienda with the organization’s young wards who are eager to share table space with their “Mayor Erap.” Later, His Honor thanked some of the children who participated in a brief Christmas presentation in […]

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Remembering The National Hero

Upon arriving at the Rizal Shrine in Luneta, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte warmly skakes hands with Former President Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, before the two leaders led simple ceremonies commemorating the 120th anniversary of the martyrdom of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. (Photo by Joel Santos)

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Mayor Erap, Ininspeksiyon Ang Quinta Market

Masayang binisita ni Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada ang isang stall sa Quinta Market at kinausap pa ang ilang mga tindero at mamimili sa lugar. Kasama si Market Administrator Annie Balboa, inispeksiyon ni Mayor ang nasabing palengke upang tiyakin na tuloy tuloy ang ginagawang trabaho dito at maayos ang mga pasilidad na gagamitin ng mga […]

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Flag Raising

Nagbigay ng maikling mensahe si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada kaninang umaga sa lingguhang Monday morning flag raising, at, tulad ng inaasahan, galak na galak at naghiyawan ang mga kawani ng lokal na pamahalaan sa pahayag ni Mayor ukol sa matatanggap nilang karagdagang benepisyo. Ayon pa kay Mayor, umaasa siyang ang karagdagang benepisyo ay magsisilbing […]

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Livelihood Capital Para Sa Mga Seniors

Malugod na naki-isa si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada (kanan) sa pamamahagi ng livelihood capital ng Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE)-Manila sa mga kasapi ng Nagkakaisang Senior Citizens ng Maynila D6. Bahagi ito ng programa ng DOLE at ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Maynila na matulungan ang mga seniors na magkaroon ng maliit na […]

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Manila’s 2016 Youth ‘Mayor’ Pays Courtesy Call on Mayor Erap

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada proudly shares the great seal of the city with 2016 Youth Mayor Ferdinand L. Sanchez II of the Manila Science High School, as part of celebrations marking the annual Kabataang Maynila, and Boys and Girls Week nationwide. This year, young students from public and private schools in Manila will be […]

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Eulogy for a Distinguished Manilenyo

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada delivers the eulogy for the late Councilor and Congressman (5th District) Joey Hizon, Jr., whose remains were brought to the City Council’s Session Hall yesterday for a Memorial Service. In his brief remarks, Mayor Estrada extolled Cong. Hizon’s courage and integrity in support of the rule of law, which made […]

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Bagong CT-Scan sa Gat Andres Hospital

Pinangunahan ni Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada (ikalawa mula kaliwa) ang simpleng inagurasyong isinagawa para sa bagong CT-Scan machine ng Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC). Ang bagong CT-Scan machine ay makaka-dagdag sa kapasidad ng ospital na tugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga Manilenyo para sa agarang serbisyo patungkol sa kanilang kalusugan. Kabilang sa mga […]

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D.A.R.E. Officers Training

President Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada draws smiles from his audience after cracking a joke in the course of his brief speech marking the opening ceremonies for the training sessions of the next batch of police and army personnel who are to become D.A.R.E. officers. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. program was established in […]

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NPC’s 64th, Induction of New Officers

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada (extreme left) leads the oath taking of the National Press Club’s new set of officers in simple ceremonies held at NPC headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. The event also coincided with the organization’s 64th anniversary, now under the helm of its president, Paul Gutierrez (2nd from left). (Photo by Joel Santos)

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Mayor Erap Binisita ang Puntod ni FPJ

Nagsindi ng kandila at nag-alay ng dasal si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada sa pagbisita niya kaninang umaga sa puntod ng namayapang Fernando Poe, Jr. sa Manila North Cemetery. Nag-ikot din si Mayor sa sementeryo upang tiyakin na nasasa-ayos ang lahat ng mga inutos niya upang tiyakin ang kaligtasan ng mga bibisita dito ngayong Undas. […]

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MOA Signing

President Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with representatives of member groups-organizations of the Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) Council, including President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, which aims to further strengthen ECCD programs through Human Resource development and the establishment of an ECCD lab […]

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Manila’s newest skatepark

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada today inaugurated the city’s newest skatepark located in Vitas,Tondo, in simple ceremonies attended by hundreds of residents eager for a glimpse of the local government’s latest recreational initiative for the youth. In his brief remarks, Mayor Estrada said his administration was committed to protecting and upholding the welfare of young […]

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Educational Assistance for Manila’s Youth

300 student-beneficiaries from Manila’s 5th & 6th Districts recently received their P5,000.00 individual grants from the local government’s Educational Assistance Program in simple ceremonies at CIty Hall. In his brief remarks during the event, Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada reminded the students to be disciplined and dedicated in their studies as they would one day […]

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D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremonies

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada (left) congratulates the 1st batch of Philippine Army soldier-graduates of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program at simple culmination-graduation ceremonies held at the Manila City Hall’s Bulwagang Villegas. The new grads will participate in school and community visits organized by D.A.R.E. to educate the youth on the evils of […]

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Mayor Erap, Binisita ni “PO1 Bato”

MAYOR ERAP, BINISITA NI ‘BATO.’ PO1 BATO, a larger-than-life mascot of the continuing campaign against drugs, pays a courtesy call on Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada at City Hall before embarking on his tour of duty: visiting schools and communities to bring the police closer to the people and increasing awareness – especially among the […]

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Peace Forum

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada delivers brief welcome remarks at yesterday’s forum “The Struggle for Just and Lasting Peace,” organized by the Manila Public School Teachers Association (MPSTA). The event highlights the MPSTA’s objective to be part of national efforts to promote the cause of peace especially among the youth. For his part, Mayor Estrada […]

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Ambulance Unit for Ospital ng Maynila

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada recently turned over a fully equipped ambulance unit to the city’s premiere district hospital, the Ospital ng Maynila (OM), represented by its OIC Dr. Rachael Marinas, and Chief Administrator Dr. Joyce Chow. Mayor Estrada said this was part of his administration’s efforts to continually upgrade and improve the service capabilities […]

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Street Lighting

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada flips the symbolic switch as part of a simple street lighting ceremony that will illuminate areas around Zaragosa St. (from Delpan St. to Road 10 ), Delpan st. (Recto to Zaragosa). (Photo by Joel Santos)

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Pailaw sa Bgy. 105

Dumalo kamakailan si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada (ika-6 mula sa kaliwa) sa pormal na “switch-on ceremony” sa isinagawang pailaw ng One Meralco Foundation sa Aroma Compound Bgy. 105, sa ilalim ng Community Electrification Program ng nasabing organisasyon. Sa kanyang maikling mensahe, pinasalamatan ni Mayor Erap ang One Meralco sa pagtugon sa kahilingan ng mga […]

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Feeding Program Para Sa Mga Paslit

Dumalo kanina si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada sa paglulunsad ng “Knorr Lutong Nanay Feeding Program” sa Don Bosco Youth Center, Tondo. Matapos magbigay ng maikling mensahe ng pasasalamat sa Unilever na pangunahing sponsor ng programa, at sa iba pang nakipag-tulungan kabilang ang Mead Johnson, Kabisig ng Kalahi, at ang Manila Dept. of Social Welfare, […]

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Street Lighting

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada flips the symbolic switch turning on 67 energy-efficient LED lamp posts that will illuminate areas around Julio Nakpil, Remedios and Gen. Malvar Streets in District 5. (Photo by Joel Santos)

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Mayor Erap at mga Konsehal, Nagpa-Drug Test

All smiles at buong pagmamalaking humarap sa kamera si Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada at mga konsehal ng lungsod ng Maynila matapos ang isinagawang surprise drug test sa CIty Hall. Maging ang libu-libong kawani ng lungsod, mga barangay chairmen at kagawad ay sasailalim din sa drug test sa mga susunod na araw upang tiyakin na […]

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Dubai Housing Project

Buong tuwang tinanggap ng mga beneficiaries ng Dubai Housing Project sa Baseco Compound ang kanilang Certificates of Usufruct bilang patunay na sila ang mga unang makikinabang sa nasabing proyektong binuo ng Department of Interior & Local Government at ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Ang isa ngang beneficiary ay hindi nakapag-pigil at lumapit pa kay Manila Mayor […]

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Plaza Salamanca marker unveiled

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada reads the text of the new marker installed yesterday at the Plaza Salamanca along Taft Avenue, Manila, following his brief address to mark the occasion. Plaza Salamanca was named after Dr. Olivia Salamanca, the nation’s second licensed female doctor, who graduated in 1910 and devoted her brief life to helping […]

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Clearing operations sa Raon

ANG RAON NGAYON. Namangha ang mga pedestrians sa linis at lawak ng Raon matapos ang isinagawang clearing operations dito ng Manila Department of Public Services kahapon. Ayon sa tanggapan ni Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, tuloy tuloy ang gagawing clearing operations sa lungsod upang maisaayos ang sitwasyon sa trapiko, mapanatiling malinis ang mga lansangan at […]

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SK Reform Law Forum

Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada delivers a brief message to a packed audience of young Manilenyos who attended a forum at City Hall on the SK Reform Law. The bill’s principal author, Sen. JV Ejercito (seated, 3rd from left), led the list of speakers who urged the youth to make their voice heard and participate […]

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METRO NEWS

Brgy chiefs involved in drugs under surveillance

The Daily Tribune| Written by: Pat C. Santos| March 22, 2017 Several barangay chairmen in Manila who were confirmed to be involved in drugs are now being closely watched, Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada yesterday said. Estrada added the surveillance is part of evidence-gathering efforts of the Manila Police District (MPD) to pin down these elected […]

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Manila folk get ‘Gift of Smiles’

Manila Standard | Written by Sandy Araneta | March 13, 2017 In his continuing effort to provide medical aid to indigent Manileños, Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has partnered anew with a US-affiliated charity organization to treat residents, particularly children, who were born with cleft lips and palates and other facial deformities. Estrada has inked a […]

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Erap gives stern message to new MPD anti-drug unit

metromanila.politics.com.ph | March 8, 2017 The newly-created anti-drug unit of the Manila Police District (MPD) will undergo a refresher course on anti-drug laws and human rights, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada said on Tuesday (March 7). Estrada issued the directive after Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa announced that the national […]

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Seniors first to get Manila City Card

Manila Standard| Written by: Sandy Araneta| March 01, 2017 Manila’s city government is now distributing financial benefits to its citizens through the recently introduced Manila City Card, described as a “free, reloadable and hassle-free prepaid card.” The card “is designed to be a secured and faster means for Manileños to receive their benefits from the […]

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Erap extends health services to far-flung communities

The Daily Tribune| Written by: Tribune Wires| February 27, 2017 In a bid to extend much-needed health services in remote communities of Manila, Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has formed an army of health workers to implement what he called the “Reach Every Purok”(REP) outreach program. Estrada partnered with the Department of Health (DoH) and the […]

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Manila intensifies free immunization program

Manila Bulletin| Written by: Cris G. Odronia| February 25, 2017 The city government of Manila has intensified its free immunization program to protect more children from the common vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, whooping cough, flu, polio and tetanus. Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada said he has tasked the Manila Health Department (MHD) to continue with the […]

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Manila small biz get funds

manilastandard.net | by: Sandy Araneta | February 23, 2017   In support of President Duterte’s call to end the “5-6” lending scheme, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has released P607,000 in funds to support low-income micro-entrepreneurs in the city. Estrada handed the cash aid to 108 beneficiaries of his Capital Assistance Program, a livelihood initiative he […]

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2 dental health vans lalarga na sa Manila

Tempo.com.ph | Posted by: Tempo Online | February 19, 2017 Dalawang fully equipped dental vans ang iikot sa mga barangay at paaralan sa Manila upang magbigay ng libreng dental services ngayong National Oral Health Month. Tinanggap kamakailan ni Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada ang mga dental vans na donated ng Department of Health sa pamahalaang […]

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Erap strengthens Manila’s fight vs breast cancer

Daily Tribune | Written by Pat C. Santos | February 16, 2017 Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has boosted the city’s capability to fight the dreaded breast cancer through his installation of a P20-million modern mammography machine in the city-run Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital (JJASGH) in Binondo. The mammography machine is the latest […]

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Estrada backs Duterte move vs NPA, hopes talks can be saved

Philippine Daily Inquirer | By: Aie Balagtas See | February 13, 2017 MANILA — Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of all-out war against the communist rebel New People’s Army. Estrada, a former president, released a statement a day after the Communist Party of the Philippines called the all-out […]

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Estrada orders strict enforcement of smoking ban in Manila

Inquirer.net | By: Yugi Vincent Gonzales | February 13, 2017 Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Monday ordered the strict enforcement of a city ordinance that bans smoking in public places in the city. In a statement, Estrada said his Valentine’s wish for every Manileño was to quit smoking, in time for the observance of the National Heart […]

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Estrada comes to the aid of Parola fire victims

Daily Tribune | Written by Pat C. Santos | February 9, 2017 Victims of the fire that hit Parola Compund in Tondo, Manila last Tuesday night and left 3,000 families homeless, can now heave a sigh of relief as the city government led by Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada immediately gave assistance to them and sufficiently […]

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Estrada approves another multibillion-peso reclamation project in Manila Bay

Daily Tribune | Written by Pat C. Santos | February 8, 2017 Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has approved another multi-billion-peso reclamation project in Manila Bay — the biggest and most technologically advanced in the city — that will serve as the new commercial and tourism hub of the capital city. During the signing of […]

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270 Manila villages will be ‘drug-free’ this year — Erap

The Daily Tribune| Written by: Pat C. Santos| February 07, 2017 Within the year, around 270 “narco-barangays” in Manila will be cleansed of illegal drugs, Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada said. Estrada has ordered the Manila Police District (MPD) to initially target barangays that are “slightly-affected,” a police term for communities that have at least one […]

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Estrada foresees ‘Solar City’ reclamation project to make Manila regain its old glory

Daily Tribune | Written by Tribune Wires | February 6, 2017 The soon-to-be-built Solar City urban center in Manila Bay will be the first multi-billion-peso project in the country to utilize the latest technology in energy generation, solid waste management and environmental conservation. The project’s proponent, Manila Goldcoast Development Corp. (MGDC), made this assurance as […]

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Erap to vendors: Don’t pay ‘fees’

Manila Standard | By Sandy Araneta | February 6, 2017 Amid the reported widespread extortion racket in the Divisoria and Blumentritt districts, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Sunday reminded legitimate vendors not to pay any illegal fees to groups or individuals posing as city hall representatives. Estrada assured protection to the vendors being harassed […]

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Estrada: Hunt down delinquent taxpayers

The Daily Tribune| Written by: Pat C. Santos| February 02, 2017 After stopping another round of tax increase in the city, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada is now going after delinquent taxpayers — individuals and corporations — to further increase the city’s tax revenues. Estrada directed City Treasurer Rizal del Rosario and City Assessor Jose […]

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Estrada vows to hasten Binondo redevelopment

Manila Standard | by Sandy Araneta | January 30, 2017 Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has pledged to members of the Filipino-Chinese community he will speed up the redevelopment of Binondo, the world’s oldest Chinatown. In his speech during the Chinese New Year’s Eve Countdown at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz in Binondo, Estrada said he […]

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‘Pook Kaayusan’ ilulunsad sa 23 lugar sa Maynila

PSN Metro| Written by: Doris Franche-Borja| January 18, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Itatatag ni Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada sa 23 matatrapik na lugar sa lungsod ang ‘Pook Kaayusan’ o traffic discipline zones na mamanma­nan ng mga traffic enfor­cers na ma­higpit na magpapatupad ng batas trapiko. “Titiyakin natin na maluwag ang daloy ng mga sasakyan at […]

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‘Solar City to boost tourist biz’

Manila Standard| Written by: Sandy Araneta| January 12, 2017 Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Thursday assured local business owners that the soon-to-be-built Solar City commercial and business district in Manila Bay will not kill smaller establishments in the city, particularly in Malate and Ermita. Estrada said the 148-hectare Solar City will even boost the […]

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Estrada: Peaceful Traslacion ‘God’s miracle’

The Daily Tribune | By:Tribune Wires |  January 11, 2017   Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada yesterday praised security officials, organizers and even devotees for the peaceful observance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, especially the 22-hour long Traslacion, where no one was reported killed. Estrada, the designated Hermano Mayor of the Quiapo Fiesta, attributed […]

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Security measures in place for Nazarene feast – Erap

The Philippine Star| Written by: Jose Rodel Clapano, Non Alquitran| January 4, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada assured the devotees of the Black Nazarene yesterday that security measures are in place to prevent any untoward incident during Monday’s procession. Following a meeting with Manila Police District (MPD) director Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel, […]

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Body cams for Manila enforcers

Manila Standard |  by Sandy Araneta | January 02, 2017 Starting 2017, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada will require every traffic enforcer of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau to wear body cameras while on duty to eliminate or cut down corruption among the enforcers. Estrada said the use of body cameras will help reduce misconduct […]

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Manila brighter with new street lights

Manila Standard| Written by: Sandy Araneta| December 26, 2016 To welcome a brighter 2017, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada said Monday he is putting up more than 4,500 lampposts in the capital’s streets starting this January. Estrada said he will continue his street-lighting program in 2017 to light up the entire city, from major thoroughfares […]

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Erap starts Manila’s ‘Pamaskong Handog’

Manila Standard | by Sandy Araneta | December 19, 2016 Manila Mayor Joseph Erap Estrada recently played Santa Claus to thousands of indigent families in the city as he hosted a whole-day Christmas gift-giving and concert at the Mehan Garden. This served as the opening salvo of his grand “Pamaskong Handog” to some 100,000 poor […]

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Estrada: ‘MTPB enforcers beware’

Manila Standard | by Sandy Araneta | December 19, 2016 Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada plans to deploy more undercover inspectors to pin down traffic enforcers of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau who are habitual absentees or are engaged in illegal activities. Estrada said this is part of the new measures he would implement […]

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Estrada: Let’s support Duterte in war on drugs

By: Kristine Felisse Mangunay | Philippine Daily Inquirer | December 20, 2016   MANILA — Support President Rodrigo Duterte in the war on drugs. This was the advice of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to the public, warning the country could become a “narco state” should the government fail in its bid to […]

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Estrada orders MPD chief to tighten security in churches during Simbang Gabi

The Daily Tribune| Written by: Pat C. Santos| December 15, 2016 As the entire country remains under Terror Alert Level 3 following the foiled bombing try near the US Embassy, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada yesterday assured the public churches in the city will be under tight guard during the traditional Simbang Gabi or Misa […]

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4th US embassy bomb suspect identified

The Philippine Star| Written by: Jose Rodel Clapano| December 14, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Police identified yesterday the fourth suspect behind the planting of an improvised explosive device (IED) near the United States embassy in Manila on Nov. 28. The Manila Police District (MPD) identified the suspect as Elmer Romero, 36, alias Jamal, who was […]

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Bring back Manila’s old glory: Erap looks towards Solar City’s reclamation project

Politics.com.ph| December 08, 2016 Umaasa si Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada na maibabalik ng multi-bilyong Solar City project sa Manila Bay ang dating ganda at sigla ng lungsod. Ayon kay Estrada, malapit nang magsimula ang Solar City reclamation project matapos iutos ni Pangulong Duterte na madaliin na ang konstruksyon ng nasabing bagong tourism, commercial at […]

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Sama-sama kontra droga: Erap seeks barangay chairmen’s cooperation to fight drugs

Politics.com.ph | December 5, 2016 Hiniling muli ni Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada sa mga punong barangay na makiisa sa kampanya ng pamahalaang lungsod laban sa droga. Kasabay nito ay naglabas ng P32-milyong pondo si Estrada bilang karagdagang pondo ng 102 barangay, ang pinakahuling mga barangay sa Maynila na nabigyan ng supplemental budget ngayong 2016. […]

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Estrada signs historic agreement for expansion of Manila’s Harbour Centre

The Daily Tribune| Written by: PNA| December 05, 2016 Following President Duterte’s order to fast-track reclamation projects in Manila, Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has signed a historic agreement with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and a construction consortium that will pave the way for the P7.4-billion expansion of Tondo’s Manila Harbour Centre. Estrada yesterday said […]

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Erap gets NHA’s commitment to help informal settlers living in danger zones

Politics.com.ph| December 04, 2016 Sa hangarin na mabigyan ng maayos na pabahay ang libu-libong informal settlers sa Maynila, nakikipagtulungan si Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada sa National Housing Authority (NHA) upang asistihan ang libu-libong informal settler families (ISFs) na naninirahan sa mga tinatawag na danger zones. Kamakailan lang ay nakipagpulong si Estrada kay NHA General Manager […]

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Erap sacks hundreds of Manila traffic enforcers en masse

Complaints of extortion by traffic personnel prompt Manila mayor Joseph Estrada’s dismissal order By Betheena Kae Unite | Manila Bulletin | Nov. 28, 2016 Manila mayor Joseph Estrada ordered the mass resignation of hundreds of Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) traffic enforcers amid allegations of extortion. A total of 690 traffic enforcers are affected […]

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Maximum tolerance for ‘Black Friday’ Marcos burial protesters on Friday – Mayor Estrada

Manila Bulletin| Written by: Philippine News Agency| November 23, 2016 MANILA — Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada assured Wednesday the Manila police will exercise maximum tolerance during the “Black Friday” protest at the Luneta Park on Friday, against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City. Thousands of […]

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Erap wants clean, orderly Manila as his legacy

The Manila Standard| Written by: Sandy Araneta| November 22, 2016 Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada envisions the Philippine capital to be as clean and orderly as Tokyo and Hong Kong and wants it to be his legacy when he retires from public service. On Tuesday, Estrada said it is not a tall order to regain […]

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Estrada declares capital city, its 1.7 million residents ‘80% ready’ when ‘Big One’ comes

The Daily Tribune | by: Tribune Wires | November 21, 2016   Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has declared the capital city and its 1.7 million residents are “80 percent” ready for the feared “Big One,” a 7.2 magnitude or stronger earthquake that experts believe would happen anytime soon.  “For three and a half years, […]

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Erap releases P24-M budget to boost Manila disaster mitigation measures

The Daily Tribune| Written by: Tribune Wires| November 14, 2016 Concerned with the susceptibility of many barangays in Manila to strong typhoons following the onslaught of typhoons “Karen” and “Lawin,” Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has released another P24.05 million in funds to help high-risk barangays boost their disaster mitigation measures. In a simple ceremony at […]

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Shoppers assured of hassle-free shopping at Divisoria on yuletide

The Daily Tribune | by: Pat C. Santos | November 10, 2016   Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada is encouraging shoppers to come to Divisoria Market to experience a hassle-free shopping this Christmas season. Estrada said the public can expect decongested sidewalks and streets at the so-called shopping mecca of Manila as a result of […]

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Erap to renovate 2 more Manila historic sites

The Daily Tribune | by:  Tribune Wires | November 08, 2016   True to his commitment to bring back Manila’s long-lost “old glory,” Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada is set to renovate and beautify two more historic landmarks in the capital city — Plaza Lacson and MacArthur monument in Santa Cruz. Estrada has tasked the Manila Parks […]

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