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No such thing as free parking—even for car theft victim

Almost two years after Mario Mañacap’s sport utility vehicle (SUV) got stolen, he finally got it back. It was found abandoned at the parking lot of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2. But before he could take it home, Mañacap had to pay P7,200 in parking fees, an amount he gladly settled for the […]

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MMDA tows Alma Moreno’s gov’t vehicle, SUV with ‘DU30’ plate

A government vehicle reportedly being used by former Parañaque Councilor Alma Moreno and a sport utility vehicle with a “DU30” license plate were among those towed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday in its continuous campaign to rid the streets of illegally parked vehicles. Traffic officer Roldan Aban, head of the MMDA’s […]

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After viral Facebook post, MMDA looks at tow firms

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it will be reassessing all its accredited towing companies after it suspended one firm last week for its personnel’s alleged involvement in a failed extortion try. During the agency’s Sunday radio program, MMDA Chair Emerson Carlos said they would need to revalidate their list of towing […]

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More anomalies in Makati parking building bared

A SPECIAL audit has revealed that the Makati City Parking Building II project was not only allegedly overpriced and its bidding rigged, but it was also riddled with various purported anomalous practices, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). A 57-page COA report showed statements of receipts and expenditures were “bloated,” misrepresentation of infrastructure projects […]

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Lim charged over pay parking scheme

A COMPLAINT for graft was filed Monday against former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim in the Office of the Ombudsman over the allegedly “grossly disadvantageous” service contract that the city government awarded to two private firms for the operation of public parking meters in 2012. In an eight-page affidavit, Ricardo Cruz, who identified himself as a […]

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AAP calls for more parking buildings to help clear traffic

TO CLEAR the alternative routes of illegally parked vehicles and other obstacles, the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) reiterated its call for the construction of parking buildings in strategic places around Metro Manila. AAP president Gus Lagman made the call in conjunction with the traffic decongestion efforts being undertaken on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue […]

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How to not end up on online sites as a ‘$#@&’ parker

Parking a car should be one of the easiest things to do as a driver, is it not? Not true. Even though the fundamentals are the same as learning how to write (don’t go beyond the two lines), it still poses as one of the biggest challenges for both novice and experienced drivers. The proof? […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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