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Senate wants higher taxes on third, fourth vehicle

How about imposing higher taxes on the third or fourth car that would be registered under the same name? This was one option that Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Senate committee on ways and means, would like the Department of Finance (DOF) to study. “To free up road space, we will look into imposing […]

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Campi: Higher excise tax on vehicles ‘sending wrong signal’ to automotive investors

Auto industry players said the Department of Finance was sending a wrong signal to investors with its plan to raise excise taxes on vehicles, even as the government maintained that higher prices would not necessarily deter purchases. “Campi (the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc.) fully supports the initiative of government to raise […]

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Traffic as usual after Piston rally vs jeepney phaseout in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — At least 60 members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) here held a rally on Monday morning to protest against the plan to phase out jeepney units that were at least 15 years old. The demonstration outside the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas […]

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Lawyers to join MMDA clearing operations

To ensure that its personnel stand on sound legal ground, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to have lawyers accompany its road and waterway clearing operations teams. During the agency’s Sunday radio program, MMDA supervisor for operations Bong Nebrija said that the agency was looking at assigning lawyers to join its clearing activities […]

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NEDA: Bulk of infra projects to be financed by local borrowings

MANILA — The government plans to source from domestic sources two-thirds of the financing for the massive infrastructure projects to be rolled out in the next six years, while state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority has clarified the administration is not abandoning private sector as well as foreign financing. At a forum organized […]

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Fuel marking in 2018 to curb oil smuggling, raise P44B – DOF

MANILA — The fuel marking system eyed for implementation starting early 2018, will allow the government to collect additional revenues of up to P43.8 billion lost to smuggling each year, according to the Department of Finance. In a statement, the DOF said on Monday that fuel marking, which would form part of the first package […]

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Senate ratifies bill on 5-year validity for driver’s license

The Senate unanimously ratified  on Wednesday  the  bicameral committee report  on  a  bill  that  will extend the validity of driver’s license to five years or even up to  10 years if a holder has not  committed any  violation. The bill also seeks to penalize prohibited acts attendant to the issuance of the license. After it […]

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House approves increased taxes on automobiles, fuel

The House of Representatives passed on third and final reading President Duterte’s comprehensive tax reform package before the 17th Congress adjourned its first regular session. Voting 246-9-1, congressmen passed House Bill 5636, also known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train). Opposition lawmaker Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman was the lone abstention to the […]

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Public can help fine-tune driving law

The Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) technical working group is set to meet as early as next week to “fine-tune” guidelines related to the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) and entertain suggestions from the public, following the confusion and widespread criticism that marked its implementation last week. The department suspended the law on Tuesday, saying it was […]

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Dash cam OK, but rosaries, trinkets listed as ‘distractions’

Amid the confusion that greeted the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a transport official reminded motorists that their “line of sight” should be clear not just of electronic gadgets but also rosaries, small figurines, trinkets, and other accessories that can hinder their view of the road. Owners of public and private vehicles have […]

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Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a

Jun 21, 2017

I can still remember my Dad’s own 1996 model Honda Accord with the 2.2-liter VTEC engine over 20 years