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Makati City, Philippines

Urban lifestyle and affluence are nowhere more pronounced in the Philippines than in Makati, the country's classiest city. Bustling and modern, it is the country's model for city planning, rising in less than a decade from vast stretches of empty land to become the nation's premier city.

This affluent city southwest of Manila is the country's financial center, earning it the nickname, "Wall Street of the Philippines".  The major banks, corporations, department stores as well as embassies of the different nations are based here. Situated along Ayala Avenue is the Makati Stock Exchange, which houses the trading of stock. Fully developed, well-reputed city villages provide the perfect address for office buildings, shops, and restaurants.

Right in the heart of bustling Makati, spread along Ayala Avenue, is Ayala Center, the country's business and financial center. Encompassing the Glorietta and Greenbelt shopping malls, among others, Ayala Center is also a commercial complex completely at par with the world's most modern business cosmos. Within it is the Ayala Museum, among the city's primary repositories of history, culture, and heritage, along with the Filipinas Heritage Library and Museo ng Makati.

Makati has the highest concentration of the country's finest department stores, fashion boutiques, exclusive jewelry shops and antique stores, shoe stores, bookstores, and most other commercial establishments. In identified portions, the city contains the most exclusive residential subdivisions, including Forbes Park, where many of the country's wealthy and powerful families make their homes. Five-star hotels and restaurants further provide the ultimate avenue for a life of comfort and relaxation. Source: Department of Tourism

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Location of Makati City, Philippines

Makati City is one of the Cities of the philippines in Metro Manila.

information from: The government of Makati City and the Department of Tourism

Makati is located within the quadrangle of 12° 01' latitude north and 14° 33' longitude east. It is bounded on the north by the Pasig River facing the City of Mandaluyong, on the east by the Municipality of Pateros, on the northwest by the City of Manila, and on the south and southwest by the City of Pasay. It is one of the sixteen (16) cities of the National Capital Region which also include one (1) municipality.

Makati is a short 15 minute-drive from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Manila Domestic Airport. Air-conditioned buses plying the Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA) route from Baclaran in Paranaque to Quezon Cityand Kalookan City pass through the Central Business District (CBD) daily.

Jeepneys ply Makati's inner roads, and connect the city to its surrounding towns and cities. The Manila Rail Transit (MRT) on EDSA has three stations located in Makati : Guadalupe, Buendia and Ayala Avenue.

Two of Metro Manila's main arteries pass through Makati. The Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA) pass along the southeast part of Makati and connects the city with Mandaluyong City and Pasay City. The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) runs through the western part of Makati and connects the city with Manila to the north and with southern Metro Manila. The Skyway, an elevated highway built on top of SLEX, provides residents coming from southern Metro Manila a fast way to reach Makati. SLEX and EDSA intersect at the Magallanes Interchange, which is the most complex system of elevated roadways in Metro Manila.

Other major roads in Makati include Buendia Avenue, also called Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, which connects EDSA and SLEX in the north; Ayala Avenue, an important street that runs through the Central Business District; and Makati Avenue, which connects Ayala Avenue with Buendia Avenue.

History of Makati City, Philippines

article from: Government of Makati City

At the turn of the century, the Americans established Fort McKinley in Makati, and in 1901, San Pedro de Makati, with a population of 2,500, was incorporated into the province of Rizal. On February 28, 1914, the Philippine Legislature passed Act 2390, shortening the name San Pedro Makati to Makati in the 1930's, the first airport, Nielson Airport, opened in what is now the Ayala Triangle. The first centrally planned community was established in the 1950's, and since the 1970's, Makati has been the undisputed financial and commercial capital, the once worthless swampland becoming prime real property.

Makati has also figured prominently in the political history of the Filipino. The community was one of the cradles of the revolt against Spanish colonial rule, and following the assassination of Ninoy Aquino in 1983, the epicenter of the protest movement against dictatorial rule.

The day after her assumption to the presidency in February 1986, Cory Aquino appointed Jejomar C. Binay as officer-in-charge of Makati, the first local official to be appointed by the revolutionary government. Explaining her choice of the former human rights lawyer and street parliamentarian, Aquino said "It was very important for me to place at the helm of Makati someone who would carry out the ideals of EDSA, someone who would make democracy work, not only in the freedom given to its people but also in the proper handling of government according to democratic traditions. And, to my mind, Jojo was the man".

On January 2, 1995, the Makati became a city by virtue of Republic Act 7854.

People of Makati City, Philippines

  • Total Population of Makati City as of the 2010 Census is 529,039
  • Total Population of Makati City as of the 2007 Census is 510,383

  • From the 2010 record of the COMELEC: The number of registered voters were 409,126
  • From the 2007 record of the COMELEC: The number of registered voters were 387,590

Elected Government Officials of Makati City, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected Government Officials of Makati City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor of Makati City: Jejomar "Junjun" Erwin S. Binay, Jr. - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
  • Vice-Mayor of Makati City: Romulo Valderama Peña Jr. LIBERAL PARTY
  • Councillors of Makati City
    • 1st District:
    1. HILARIO, JHONG (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 76929 10.47%
    2. YABUT, ICHI (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 75818 10.32%
    3. DEL ROSARIO, MONSOUR (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 75796 10.32%
    4. EUSEBIO, FERDIE (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 73722 10.03%
    5. CASAL-UY, MAYETH (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 70391 9.58%
    6. PUNO-RAMOS, TOSCA (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 69781 9.50%
    7. MAGPANTAY, IDOL (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 65938 8.97%
    8. MEDINA, ROMY (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 64380 8.76%
    • 2nd District:
    1. MAGPANTAY, LEO (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 84683 10.40%
    2. PASIA, DOC (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 79546 9.77%
    3. SESE, VINCENT (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 79132 9.72%
    4. CRUZADO, BOYET (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 78838 9.68%
    5. JACOME, HENRY (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 77356 9.50%
    6. YABUT, KING (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 76317 9.37%
    7. DE LARA, TETCHIE NILLO (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 73365 9.01%
    8. TOLENTINO, RUTH (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 71029 8.72%
  • House of Representative of Makati City:

Elected Government Officials of Makati City for the term of 2010-2013
Mayor of Makati City: Jejomar "Junjun" Erwin S. Binay, Jr.
Vice-Mayor of Makati City: Romulo Valderama Peña Jr.
City Councilors
District I District II
Ferdinand T. Eusebio Maria Theresa N. De Lara
Virgilio V. Hilario Sr. Henry A. Jacome
Tosca Camille P. Puno-Ramos Leonardo M. Magpantay
Arnold C. Magpantay Salvador D. Pangilinan
Romeo C. Medina Nelson S. Pasia
Manuel Monsour T. del Rosario III Vincent T. Sese
Marie Alethea S. Casal-Uy Mary Ruth C. Tolentino
Maria Concepcion M. Yabut Nemesio S. Yabut Jr.
Representatives
District I District II
Monique Yazmin Q. Lagdameo Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay

Barangay Elected Officials of Makati City

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Business District. Information source from the Department of Tourism - verbatim

Makati has the highest GDP per capita in the Philippines.

The Central Business District (CBD) is where most of Makati's financial resources is concentrated. This is an informal district bounded by Buendia Avenue, Makati Avenue, Ayala Avenue, Pasay Road, and Pasong Tamo. It mainly encompasses Legaspi Village, Salcedo Village, and parts of Bel-Air.

Many skyscrapers rise in this area. PBCom Tower, the country's tallest building, reaches up 265 meters along Ayala Avenue. It is the headquarters of the Philippine Bank of Communications, or PBCom. One of the trading floors of the Philippine Stock Exchange is housed in Ayala Tower One and at the old Makati Stock Exchange Building, both also along Ayala Avenue.

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the country's oldest bank, has its headquarters at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas. Other companies that have their offices and country/regional headquarters within Makati City, most within the CBD, include IBM, Procter & Gamble, Citibank, Ayala Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Metrobank, Intel Philippines, Nestle, and JG Summit. The most well-known monument of the late senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. can also be seen at Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas. Most areas of the CBD are serviced by private or commercial wi-fi hotspots.

Shopping Centers
  • Ayala Center Makati in Metro Manila - Ayala Center, along EDSA and Ayala Avenue is the most known commercial center in the city. Developed by the Ayala Corporation, it contains two shopping malls, Glorietta and Greenbelt, five hotels, and an office building. The larger of the two shopping malls is Glorietta, which itself is a cluster of malls. Rising from Glorietta 4 is the Oakwood Premier, a luxurious hotel-apartment residence at the heart of the center. Along the periphery of Glorietta are three department stores: SM Department Store Makati, Rustan's, and the Landmark. Across Makati Avenue from Glorietta is Greenbelt. This is one of the most sophisticated, modern, and expensive malls in the country. Greenbelt features dozens of coffee stores and restaurants, all overlooking a well-landscaped green park at the center where a domed Catholic chapel dominates the skyline. Other hotels in the vicinity of Ayala Center are the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, the Manila Peninsula, the Dusit Hotel Nikko Manila Garden, the Hotel Intercontinental Manila, and the New World Renaissance Hotel.
  • Rockwell Center is the other first-class shopping center in Makati. Rockwell features the large Power Plant Mall popular with expatriates. At the periphery of the center are many high-class residential condominium towers, the Asian Eye Institute, and the Ateneo Professional Schools main campus, which houses the Ateneo School of Law, the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, and the Ateneo School of Government.
  • Other shopping centers. The Cash and Carry Supermarket in the west along South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) features many products at low prices. Makati Cinema Square, along Pasong Tamo Road, used to be a popular shopping mall with the residents. Adjacent to the Makati Cinema Square is the big and modern Waltermart Mall. The Guadalupe Commercial Center, along EDSA and Pasig River is a middle-class shopping center frequented by residents from the poorer areas of Makati. PureGold is another independent Supermarket located at the end of J.P. Rizal Street, Barangay Singkamas. Shopwise, another popular Supermarket Chain in the Philippines, is situated at Pasong Tamo corner Vito Cruz.
Housing and Residences

Many of the country's wealthiest families live in Forbes Park and Dasmariñas Village, on the other side of EDSA from the Central Business District. Other well-to-do people live in San Lorenzo Village, Urdaneta Village, Bel-Air, and Magallanes Village; others live in condominium and apartment units in the Central Business District in Salcedo and Legaspi Villages. These villages are not rural settlements, but gated communities. The usage probably arose because most villages correspond to barangays. Most of the poor residents of the city live in the city's periphery specially in the eastern portions of Rizal, East and West Rembo, Pembo, Comembo, Cembo, South Cembo, and Pitogo.

Housing, especially for the poor residents of the city, remains an acute problem. Many people in the provinces migrate to Metro Manila looking for better living. Subsequently, many of them end up squatting in many areas of the metropolis. In Makati, the squatters live in poor shanties along Pasig River and in the eastern areas.

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Makati City, Philippines


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Educational Institutions in Makati City, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education


Elementary Schools in Makati City

Public Elementary Schools in Makati City:
  1. Cembo Elementary School
  2. Guadalupe Viejo Elementary School
  3. Makati Elementary School
  4. San Jose Elementary School
  5. Comembo Elementary School
  6. East Rembo Elementary School
  7. Fort Bonifacio Elementary School
  8. Pembo Elementary School
  9. Rizal Elementary School
  10. Tibagan Elementary School
  11. West Rembo Elementary School
  12. Bangkal Elementary School
  13. Bangkal Elementary School I
  14. Bangkal Elementary School II
  15. Bangkal Elementary School III
  16. Hen. Pio del Pilar Elementary School
  17. Hen. Pio del Pilar Elementary School I
  18. Francisco Benitez Elementary School
  19. Jose Magsaysay Elementary School (Francisco Benitez Elementary School II)
  20. Maximo Estrella Elementary School
  21. Nicanor C. Garcia, Sr. Elementary School
  22. Guadalupe Nuevo Elementary School
  23. Nemesio I. Yabut Elementary School
  24. Pitogo Elementary School
  25. South Cembo Elementary School
  26. Francisco Benitez Elementary School III
  27. La Paz Elementary School
  28. Palanan Elementary School
  29. San Antonio Village Elementary School


High Schools in Makati City

Public High Schools in Makati City:
  1. Benigno Aquino High School - Aguho St., Comembo
  2. Don Bosco Technical Institute
  3. Fort Bonifacio High School - J. P. Rizal Extension, West Rembo
  4. Gen. Pio del Pilar National High School - F. Zobel cor Morong St., Poblacion
  5. Makati High School - Gen. Luna St., Poblacion
  6. Makati West High School (Makati Science High School) - Oasis St., Poblacion
  7. San Antonio National High School - Mayapis St., San Antonio
  8. San Isidro National High School - Borneo St., San Isidro
  9. Fort Bonifacio High School - Pitogo HS Annex - Negros St., Pitogo

Colleges and Universities in Makati City

Makati City is home to the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), which is Asia's top graduate school for MBA students. AIM, located along Paseo de Roxas across Greenbelt began as a collaborative project of the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University. The Ateneo Professional Schools, a unit of the Ateneo de Manila University has facilities in Rockwell Center and Salcedo Village. The Rockwell campus houses the Ateneo School of Law the Ateneo Graduate School of Business]], and the Ateneo School of Government. The Salcedo campus houses the Ateneo Information Technology Institute. De La Salle University's Professional Schools also operates in RCBC Tower along Ayala Avenue.

Other notable colleges and Universities in Makati are the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (ASCM), Assumption College, Colegio San Agustin, Asia Pacific College, Centro Escolar University's Makati campus, the University of Makati. Assumption College, in San Lorenzo Village, is an all-female college. The University of Makati (officially, Pamantasan ng Makati) is a university run by the city government.

List of Colleges and Universities in Makati City
  1. AMA Computer College
  2. Asia Pacific College
  3. Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
  4. Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (ASCM)
  5. Assumption College
  6. Ateneo Professional Schools
  7. Centro Escolar University Makati
  8. Colegio San Agustin
  9. Colegio de Sta. Rosa
  10. De La Salle Professional Schools, Inc.
  11. Lyceum of the Philippines College of Law
  12. Mapua Institute of Technology
  13. Saint Paul College
  14. STI Makati
  15. University of Makati

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Health and Medical Facilities in Makati City

There are twenty-eight (28) health centers in Makati city’s barangays, providing free consultation and treatment daily (Monday to Friday) 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 pm to 5 pm, under the supervision of the Makati Health Department.

Services offered include general consultation, maternal care, child care (i.e., immunization, etc.), nutrition service, dental services, and communicable disease control among others.

Makati city also has three (3) lying-in clinics, two (2) main laboratories and four (4) satellite laboratories in the city’s barangays. Outpatient EMERGENCY cases can consult any day. As needed, patients are referred to hospitals for further management and evaluation.

Public Health Centers

District I District II
Carmona Health Center
H. Santos St., Pasong Tamo, Carmona
Pembo Health Center
Santan St., Pembo
Kasilawan Health Center
C. Francisco St., Kasilawan
Comembo Health Center
National Road, Comembo
Singkamas Health Center
3816 F. Nazario St., Singkamas
West Rembo Health Center
National Road, West Rembo
Sta. Cruz Health Center
Yague St., Santa Cruz
East Rembo Health Center
5th Ave., East Rembo
La Paz Health Center
Dumas cor., Archimedes St., La Paz
South Cembo Health Center
Gen. Luna St., South Cembo
Tejeros Health Center
H. Santos St., Tejeros
Cembo Health Center
Kalayaan Ave., Cembo
San Antonio Health Center
Mayapis St., San Antonio
Rizal Health Center
Amarillo St., Rizal
San Isidro Health Center
Ford cor. Marcono Sts., San Isidro
Pitogo Health Center
Leyte St., Pitogo
Pio Del Pilar Health Center
Washington St., Pio del Pilar
Guadalupe Viejo Health Center
Adalla St., Guadalupe Viejo
Palanan Health Center
4513 Casino St., Palanan
Poblacion Health Center
A. Mabini St., Poblacion
Pio del Pilar RHU
Apolinaryo cor. Arguelles St., Pio del Pilar
Pinagkaisahan Health Center
Danlig cor. Tolentino Sts., Pinagkaisahan
Bangkal Health Center
P. Binay St., Bangkal
Guadalupe Nuevo Health Center
Nuestra Senora St., Guadalupe Nuevo
Valenzuela Health Center
Hormiga St., cor. Pililia, Valenzuela


Lying-In Centers and Puericulture Centers

Lying-In Centers Puericulture Centers
Bangkal Lying-in Center
P. Binay St., Bangkal
Olympia Puericulture Center
Fortuna St. Bgy. Olympia
Guadalupe Nuevo Lying-in Center
Nuestra Senora St., Guadalupe Nuevo
Palanan Puericulture Center
4513 Casino St., Palanan
Comembo Lying-in Center
National Road, Comembo
Dona Juana Puericulture Center
Rodriguez Ave., Bangkal


Hospitals

  • Fort Bonifacio General Hospital
    • Fort Bonifacio, Makati City 1201
    • Tel: 812-7431 loc. 4621/ Fax: 812-7431 loc. 4603
  • Healthkard Hospital
    • 104 Herrera St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
    • Tel: 810-5221
  • Jose Viray Memorial Hospital
    • Fort Bonifacio, Makati City 1201
    • 3525 Mola St., Makati City 1200
Secondary
  • Manila Naval Hospital Bonifacio Naval Station,
    • Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Makati City
    • Tel: 892-8205/844-6716/ Fax: 892-8261
  • Maria Lourdes Maternity Hospital
    • 1076 Don Chino Roces Ave., Kalayaan, Makati City 1231
    • Tel: 895-3846 to 47/ Fax: 836-8969
    • Email: saintsmd@philonline.com
  • M-Tech Medical Hospital, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center
    • 2/F Goodland Bldg., 379 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Bel-Air Village, Makati City
    • Tel: 896-6751
Tertiary
  • Makati Medical Center
    • No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
    • Tel: 815-9911/892-5544/ Fax: 819-5423
    • Email: mmc@makatimed.ph
  • Ospital ng Makati-Ayala
    • Malungay St., Makati City
  • Ospital ng Makati Acute Care Center
    • Malugay Street, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City
  • Ospital ng Makati-Pembo
    • Sampaguita St., Brgy. Pembo, Fort Bonifacio, Makati City
    • Tel: (632)882-6316
    • Fax: (632)893-0702
  • St. Claire's Medical Center
    • 1838 Dian St., Palanan, Makati City
    • Tel: 831-6511 to 14/831-5445

Economy of Makati City, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Makati City, Philippines

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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Makati City, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Makati City, Philippines

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  • DOST-ICTO targets 500 startups in the Philippines by 2018
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
FIVE hundred startups in the Philippines in 2018.
This is the “ambitious but doable” goal of the Department of Science and Technology Information and Communications Office, said Rick Amores, DOST-ICTO Visayas Cluster 1 Director, under the National Startup Roadmap which is eyed to be published within the year ......................... Full Story»

  • StanChart sees Q1 GDP up 6.3%
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:36 pm
STANDARD Chartered Bank said brisk growth in the construction and services sectors likely pushed Philippine economic growth to above 6 percent in the first quarter of this year from a year earlier.
Jeff Ng, StanChart Asia economist, said gross domestic product (GDP) growth may have retained a “healthy” pace of 6.3 percent in the first three months compared with the revised 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter and 5.6 percent in the first quarter of last year ......................... Full Story»

  • Festivals and Events in May

Pattaraday Festival-May 1–5(Santiago city) ★ Katagman Festival - May 3(Oton,Iloilo) ★ Panagat Festival-May 2–8 (Buruanga, Aklan) ★ Binatbatan Festival of the Arts - First week of May, Vigan City ★ Obando Fertility Rites - May 17, 18 & 19 Obando, Bulacan ★ Domorokdok Festival-May 4 Botolan Zambales ★ Bariw Festival- May 14–15 Nabas, Aklan ★ Pahiyas Festival - May 15, Lucban, Quezon ★ Agawan Festival - May 15, Sariaya, Quezon ★ Araquio Festival - May, Gen.Tinio, Nueva Ecija ★ Pasayahan sa Lucena (St. Ferdinand) -May 30, Lucena, Philippines ★ Samahang Bulaklakan Festival - Last Sunday of May, Siniloan, Laguna ★ Tapusan Float Parade Festival - May 31, Alitagtag, Batangas ★ Festivity of Saint Michael - May 7–8 San Miguel, Panganiban, Catanduanes [Louie B. dela Cruz] ★ Binirayan Festival - May 1, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique ★ Araña`t Baluarte Festival- May 15 Gumaca, Quezon ★ Pista ng Banal na Krus- Every 2nd Saturday of May, Tanza, Navotas City ★ Pangisraan Festival- May 1–10 Calatrava, Romblon ★ Ati-atihan Festival - Last Saturday of May - Brgy. 7, Fermont Village, Victorias City, Neg. Occ. ★ Pastulan Festival- Every 2nd Saturday of May. San Pascual, Batangas


  • Cray claims Rio Olympics berth
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Fil-Am hurdler Eric Cray emerged as the first Pinoy athlete to earn a berth to the 2016 Olympics after meeting the Olympic-qualifying standard recently at the Cayman Invitational Athletics.
Cray posted 49.12 seconds in the men’s 400-meter hurdles in that meet, hitting the qualifying mark of 49.40 seconds set by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) ................................. Full Story»

Makati News

Metro-wide quake drill set on July 30

By Mike Frialde (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - A metro-wide earthquake drill will be held on July 30 as part of the government’s preparations for a possible 7.2 magnitude tremor, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday.

Electricity and mobile phone services would be cut throughout the metropolis. All private and government offices as well as businesses, including shopping malls would be closed between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to simulate the scenario of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has warned that an earthquake of that magnitude could occur and kill at least 33,500 people and injure at least 113,600 others following a movement in the West Valley Fault.

The 100-kilometer West Valley Fault transects 42 barangays in Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Muntinlupa and 30 barangays in Bulacan, Laguna and Cavite.

Earlier, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino submitted a draft executive order to Malacañang calling for the conduct of a metro-wide earthquake drill.

The MMDA will hold a meeting with the 17 mayors in Metro Manila on June 2 to discuss preparations for the drill, Tolentino said.

“It should be held daytime and nighttime,” he said.

Tolentino said massive traffic jams would also be simulated as traffic lights would not function during the drill.

He said emergency responders and ambulances would be on standby.

The MMDA will also hold a rescue olympics on June 2 to assess the efficiency of rescue teams of local government units.

MMDA officials will meet today with the leaders of 84 barangays located along the path of the West Valley and East Valley Faults.

Tolentino said contingency measures at the barangay level would be discussed during the meeting.

On June 3, Tolentino said the agency would conduct a simulated deployment of MMDA personnel under “Oplan Metro Yakal,” the agency’s action plan in the aftermath of a strong quake.

Under Oplan Metro Yakal, some 6,000 MMDA employees and volunteers would be mobilized.

During the simulation, the MMDA would set up evacuation sites at the Villamor Air Base golf course, Veterans Hospital golf course and at the Intramuros golf course.

The MMDA would lend its earthquake simulation house to the barangays projected to be affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

“We will go around the barangays near the West Valley Fault to demonstrate a 6.9 and 7.2 quake to the residents,” Tolentino said.

On a scale of one to 10, Tolentino placed at 4.5 the level of awareness and readiness of Metro Manila residents.

He said residents of the barangays located along the path of the West Valley and East Valley Faults should be briefed on earthquake preparations.

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