1.22.2008

looking for collaborators



I'm getting tired of scouring the metro pages of the dailies, looking for significant news about our cities -and by significant, I mean anything to do with development, urban planning, real estate, investments, governance, infrastructure, management, and local politics.

The metro pages of our dailies are filled with crime stories and they fail to cover news that actually affects the life of our cities. In today's metro pages, only about 3 stories were, in my view, "significant" (in bold) to the life of our city:

From the Inquirer Metro:

  • Drivers may be fined for not using urinals
  • Armed men flee after shootout with cops
  • Bayani Fernando on presidential race: I’m ready
  • Student dead, 4 hurt in QC road accidents
  • Soft drink ‘empties’ seized by NBI in 3 warehouses
This was the Philippine Star's:
  • Trillanes planning jailbreak?
  • 2,000 cops to greet rallyists at Mendiola today
  • MWSS takeover of BF Homes OK’d
  • Suspected robbers, QC cops in shootout
  • Coke dealers hoard P1-M RC bottles
  • 2 informants shot in Pasig, Malabon; 1 killed
This was Manila Times':
  • Gonzalez may face suit on advisory, threats
  • Bicam report on 2008 budget almost complete
  • Lakas wants ‘powerful united front’ in 2010
  • Dengue cases on the rise anew; ADB provides support
  • President hails latest SWS survey
  • ATO gets P110M to reorganize
This is Manila Standard Today's:
  • Amparo suit welcomed
  • P500 reward to join Mendiola rally bared
  • Road mishaps rise due to two-wheelers
And this was the Manila Bulletin's:
  • Gov’t developing 500,000 hectares of land in Aurora
  • ATO has three months to solve RP aviation rating downgrade
  • Number of poor Filipino households down in survey
  • OMB cites BoC for efforts in drive vs piracy
  • 600 Muslim pupils march for peace in Taguig barangay

I want to aggregate all the metro related news under one site. So I've put up metromanilanews.net:
metromanilanews.net aggregates all significant news stories and articles about urban planning, city management and real estate development in Metro Manila's component cities and other urban centers in the Philippines.
As you can see, it's still very raw.

I'm looking for collaborators. Preferably someone who's good with wordpress.

Any takers? Send me email.

1 comment:

Eugene said...

What a great idea! Too bad I'm not a WordPress guru. Hehehe. But I'd be glad to point out stories and blog posts that are urban planning related.

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