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Taguig City is Philippines’ most business-friendly city – World Bank

Taguig City was cited as the country’s Most Business Friendly City by the World Bank. The recognition was given to Taguig because of the city government’s initiatives to develop infrastructure and ensure that investors enjoy the most conducive climate to develop and expand their businesses.

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Taguig is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. From a thriving fishing community along the shores of Laguna de Bay, it is now an important residential and industrial suburb of Manila. The recent construction of the C-5 highway and the acquisition of the Fort Bonifacio development area has paved the way for the cityhood of the municipality. Taguig City lies on the western shore of Laguna de Bay and is bordered by Muntinlupa City to the south, Parañaque City to the southwest, Pasay City to the west, Cainta and Taytay on the northeast and Makati City, Pateros, and Pasig City to the north.
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Taguig City has added 10 new barangays

MANILA, Jan. 10 (PNA) -- The city government of Taguig welcomed the New Year with the creation of 10 new barangays after the successful conduct by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of a plebiscite in the city.

“This would bring about a more effective delivery of basic services to city residents and developments,” Taguig mayor Freddie Tinga said after a plebiscite held last month approved the creation of 12 new barangays,

Taguig City, once a sleepy fishing community along the shores of Laguna de Bay, officially now has 28 barangays.

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Taguig to build own version of Eastwood City off C-5

A NEW commercial district will soon rise along C-5 Road in Taguig City as part of its P1-billion urban development program.

Called Skyline City, the planned entertainment and commercial area will be put up along a 1.5-kilometer portion of C-5 Road in Ususan village, complete with a shopping mall and medium- to high-rise buildings, according to Taguig Mayor Freddie Tinga.

Tinga last week signed a P1-billion joint-venture agreement with R-II Builders Inc. through its chairman, Reghis Romero II, for the mixed-use development of 11-hectares in the villages of Ususan and Bagong Tanyag.

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Nextix bags two awards at Digium Innovation Awards 2009.

Digium®, creator and primary developer of Asterisk®, the leading open source telephony platform, is proud to announce the winners of the 2009 Digium Innovation Awards. The company announced the winners today at AstriCon, the official conference for Asterisk, the world's leading open source PBX, telephony engine and telephony applications toolkit. The Innovation Awards, presented in five categories to seven recipients, recognize innovation, enterprise-class solutions, measurable return on investment, use of Asterisk in businesses outside of the communications industry and contributions to the Asterisk community.
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Taguig City to host World Pyro Olympics 2009

The World Pyro Olympics Executive Committee has chosen Taguig, as the host city for the upcoming World Pyro Olympics 2009 (WPO 2009).

Steered to be the Philippines’ premier city by 2020, Taguig was selected by the international committee after evaluation of other various cities.

Slated Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5 and 12, at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, WPO 2009 is the first international pyro-musical competition in the country that will feature the best pyrotechnics designers from People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, the United States, and defending champion Italy.

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Taguig City - Conflict I:
Research by: Andrea Denise Salcedo

 Makati City and Taguig have recently fought over the jurisdiction of Fort Bonifacio. This Philippine military base, part of which has been converted to a modern commercial and residential development area, lies in an ambiguous area. A portion of the base, including the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery for the Heroes) and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial lies within Taguig, while the northern portion where the development center is now located used to be considered part of Makati. A 2003 ruling by a judge in the Pasig Regional Trial Court has upheld the jurisdiction of Taguig over the whole of Fort Bonifacio.Read more:


The NailClippers
Research by: Andrea Denise M. Salcedo

The Nailclippers, invariably called Clippers, was a Filipino pre-teen group of singers based in Japan. Members were the Serrano siblings, four boys--Dennis and three others whose first names are not available--and one girl--Dianne, the eldest of the brood. Wearing identical Atoy Co-like hairdo, they sing and dance like Menudo and Toto & His Children in the late ‘70s until the mid-‘80s. They appeared in German Moreno’s “GMA Super Show” and “Germespesyal.”

In 1979, The Nailclippers recorded a debut album for Vicor Music Corporation. In 1981, the group starred with Dina Bonnevie and Albert Martinez in the musical/comedy movie “Bakit Ba Ganyan.” In 1985, it recorded “Pag-ibig sa Ating Musika” for the 8th Metropop Music Festival. The group changed its name to Soulclippers when members turned Christian.

Based on uncomfirmed information, Dianne married and now uses the name Dianne Serrano-Pons and works as a teacher. She is supposed to be living in the US with three of her brothers except Dennis. Dennis was rumored to have been involved in drugs. He’s now a businessman and a worship leader at Victory Fort Bonifacio on Sundays.


Former Pres. Corazon Aquino's Message on the 400th Anniversary of St. Anne Parish, 1987
Research by: Andrea Denise M. Salcedo



It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest personal greetings and congratulations to the people of the Parish of St. Anne in Tagig, Metro Manila on the celebration of the Quadricentennial Anniversary of their parish.

As our country faces many changes and challenges, let us pause from our mundane yet mighty endeavor of nation-building to reflect on and pray for God's Divine Providence for our country and our people. Let us continue to pray as we carry on our struggle for economic development and recovery, and of change and renewal in our government and society. For we need a Divine Partner in such enormous undertaking, and a Guiding Hand to direct us towards our greater good.

However, let us not make prayer a substitute for the choices and courses of action we must take. Indeed, there cannot be a more potent force in achieving our ends than a combination of prayer and positive action, especially when these are done in a true spirit of Christian brotherhood and love.

My best wishes for a truly memorable and meaningful celebration! Let us continue to pray and work together by the grace of God and the power of our people.


Republic of the Philippines

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