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Estrella bridge faces 30-month closure – DPWH

The 30-month closure of a bridge connecting the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong, which is set to start this month, can affect about 40,000 vehicles daily, diverting them to inner streets and aggravating  traffic conditions. In a hearing held on Wednesday by the House committee on Metro Manila development, Director Virgilio Castillo of the Department […]

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Gov’t wants subway projects integrated

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has sought talks with the Makati City government to integrate underground train systems as a private sector offer to build a $3.7-billion (P200 billion) Makati subway project emerged. The Makati subway, proposed by a consortium that includes local builder IRC Properties and China Harbour Engineering Construction Ltd., will be an […]

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Work on Makati subway to start in December –Binay

The Makati City government and a private consortium expect to begin construction of the $3.7-billion (about P200 billion) subway system in the country’s financial district in December. The bidding process for the 10-kilometer underground train line will be completed next month, according to Mayor Abby Binay In a statement on Thursday, Binay said the city […]

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MMDA: Driver-only private vehicles to be banned on Edsa during rush hours

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) on Tuesday approved a resolution to ban driver-only private vehicles on Edsa during rush hours. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia said under the resolution, all lanes of Edsa will be allotted for high occupancy vehicles (HOV) or vehicles with at least two individuals -including the driver, […]

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New road kings to ply routes in Manila, Pasig, Makati, Taguig

Around 200 modern passenger jeepneys—which look more like mini or shuttle buses—were deployed by the Department of Transportation on Friday as part of government efforts to roll out 2,000 new public utility vehicles before the end of the year. The new “Kings of the Road,” which will ply various routes in Manila, Pasig, Makati and […]

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Gov’t still working on easing Metro traffic

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then candidate Rodrigo Duterte said there was no “silver bullet” that could solve the country’s perennial traffic problem. In a bid to ease congestion in Metro Manila, the Duterte administration committed itself to a “basketful of solutions” ranging from stricter traffic enforcement and regulation to amping up infrastructure development. But […]

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Cagayan port officials want to know owners of doomed cars

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Officials of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) want to know the owners of 855 imported vehicles, including the 14 luxury cars that were set to be destroyed on Wednesday, in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte. Mr. Duterte last week announced he would oversee the destruction of imported vehicles impounded at […]

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‘Fake news’ on noncontact apprehension policy hits MMDA, sows confusion

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) maintained that traffic constables would still flag down erring motorists, contrary to text messages that circulated on Friday claiming otherwise. Jojo Garcia, acting MMDA general manager, made the clarification in an effort to prevent possible confrontations that may arise between motorists and traffic constables due to the “erroneous reports,” […]

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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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Sep 19, 2018

The race for the championship will go all the way until the checkered flag drops in the last lap

Sep 19, 2018

I still remember quite clearly when I was about 5 years old, I slipped away from the watchful eyes

Sep 19, 2018

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Sep 12, 2018

The new Jaguar E-Pace is a rather bold attempt at a vehicle by a company known mainly for beautifully

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