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Drilon: Let the President decide on Road Board abolition

MANILA, Philippines — Congress should let President Rodrigo President decide on the measure seeking to abolish the corruption-plagued Road Board, Senator Franklin Drilon said on Monday. “The bill should be sent immediately to the President’s desk for his action. We should let the President decide. It is a political decision,” Drilon said in a statement. […]

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Alvarez: House row with Diokno about control of road user’s tax

Lawmakers have earned and stand to earn huge kickbacks from road projects funded by the P45-billion road user’s tax controlled by the Road Board, which Malacañang and the Senate want abolished against the wishes of the House leadership, former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Sunday. The allies of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wanted to control the […]

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Solon hits brother for unfinished 82-km road

A sibling rivalry may be brewing in Luzon’s biggest province. Isabela Rep. Napoleon Dy on Tuesday called out his brother, Gov. Faustino “Bojie” Dy III, over a P1.6-billion road project in the province which, he said, had remained “half-done” more than two years after construction started. In a statement, Dy described the 82-kilometer Ilagan-Divilacan Road […]

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LTO rolls out plastic driver’s license with 5-yr validity

Starting today, Aug. 29, Metro Manila motorists who apply for a new driver’s license or renew their old one will be issued plastic license cards with a five-year validity. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is expected to lead the ceremonial release of the plastic cards at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) main office in Quezon City, […]

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MMDA tells school: Stop giving ‘allowance’ to traffic aides

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants the La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) to stop its practice of providing a P50 daily meal allowance as a “token of appreciation” to its enforcers for managing traffic flow around the school. Bong Nebrija, the MMDA operations supervisor, said he learned only on Tuesday that the enforcers assigned […]

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Tow firms told: Help first, haul later

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has reminded owners of accredited towing companies that public service is part and parcel of their operation and they should first think of helping stalled motorists before hauling away their vehicles. In a meeting on Friday, MMDA Chair Danilo Lim also warned that a verified complaint against a tow […]

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MMDA chief lobbies Congress for traffic aides’ hazard pay

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is asking Congress to pass a law providing a monthly hazard pay of P6,000 to its traffic constables. According to MMDA chair Danilo Lim, the additional incentive will not only raise their take-home pay but also curb corruption among their ranks. Lim told reporters on Monday that he raised […]

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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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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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MMDA’s Lim: Corruption root cause of traffic

The newly appointed chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) vowed on Tuesday to focus his efforts on eradicating corruption in the agency, saying it was the root cause of all problems in the streets—from ambulant vendors to illegally parked cars. MMDA chair Danilo Lim said that in line with this, he would call […]

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Apr 24, 2019

Summer is in full swing, and we all love a good road trip with family and friends. Before heading

Apr 10, 2019

The display of a Hyundai Kona Electric at last week’s Manila International Automobile Show (MIAS), plus Nissan Philippines’ recent

Apr 03, 2019

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