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Senate approves two-tier tax rate for cars

The Senate voted 17-1 to approve the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, with Sen. Risa Hontiveros being the lone dissenter. The TRAIN bill imposes a two-tier tax scheme on automobiles— 10 percent on price of cars valued up to P1 million and 20 percent for those valued over P1 million. About 6.8 million […]

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Poe urges certification of urgency for traffic emergency powers

To fast-track the solution to Metro Manila’s traffic crisis, Sen. Grace Poe urged the Malacañang on Sunday to certify the proposed emergency powers as urgent to pave the way for its immediate approval and enactment. “Siguradong gagalaw ang emergency powers kung gagawin ng Malacañang na prayoridad ito at sesertipikahan para rin makatulong sa mabilis na […]

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BOI questioned over ‘vague’ PH car development program rules 

Lawmakers on Tuesday blamed the Board of Investments (BOI) for the local car industry’s stunted growth, citing its failure to set clear-cut rules to guide investors and questionable decisions on issues affecting the industry. At the hearing of the House ways and means committee, Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin (AAMBIS-OWA Partylist) went as far as publicly […]

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Female captain leads recovery of damaged military vehicles in Marawi

MARAWI CITY — Capt. Jovy Buclat and the 13 men under her command never fired a shot during the battle for Marawi. Their job was not to shoot it out with the Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorists loyal to the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group but to “rescue” Army armor and other vehicles that got […]

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Duterte threatens transport groups defying PUJ modernization with arrest

MARAWI CITY – President Duterte on Tuesday said that all public utility jeepneys (PUJ) will be phased out next year and those who will defy this will be arrested and their units impounded. Speaking before troops here, Duterte said the current types of PUJ “are poisoning the people,” especially the poor, and he even went […]

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DOF: Fuel marking to generate P20-billion additional revenues

The fuel marking system to be implemented early next year as part of the first tax reform package will generate P20 billion in additional revenues for the government and combat oil smuggling, Department of Finance officials said. Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña told reporters recently that the DOF-attached Bureau of Customs had already created a technical […]

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Palace: No classes, government work on Tuesday, Oct. 17

Contrary to its earlier statement, Malacañang will suspend classes at all levels for both public and private schools as well as government work nationwide on Tuesday, the second day of  a nationwide transport strike. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made the announcement late Monday night. “Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea suspended government work and classes for […]

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DOF, DOTr to decide jointly on MRT-3’s future

The offer of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. to buy out the government’s interest in the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will depend on the decision of not just one but two departments that will decide jointly on the fate of this key element of Metro Manila’s mass transport system. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said […]

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2 hurt as MRT-3 suffers five breakdowns

Five breakdowns in one day. Two passengers were hurt after a Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) train came to a sudden stop on Wednesday in what was the first of several breakdowns that affected the operations of Metro Manila’s busiest train line. According to Cesar Chavez, Department of Transport (DOTr) undersecretary for rails, a 30-year-old […]

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Uber kill

LTFRB, or the Land Transportation Regulatory and Franchising Board, just issued another warning to Uber: It should not recover from its hordes of passengers the P190-million fine imposed by LTFRB. But how on earth would LTFRB determine whether or not Uber would have recovered even just a peso of the fine from passengers? And what […]

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Jan 17, 2018

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated cars for 2018 is Honda’s all-new CR-V.