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Gov’t selling 20% stake in Tollways Management Corp.

MANILA, Philippines – The government is selling its minority stake in the Manny V. Pangilinan-led Tollways Management Corp. (TMC) for at least P2.578 billion. In an invitation to bid published Monday, the Department of Finance-attached Privatization and Management Office (PMO) invited prospective bidders for the government-owned 76,000 common shares in TMC. In a text message, […]

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DOF opposes move to remove VAT from fuel

The Department of Finance (DOF) is opposing a bill at the Senate that aims to make fuel cheaper by removing the value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products. Senator Aquilino “Kiko” Pimentel filed in January Senate Bill No. 2163, which DOF noted would essentially be a “tax break” for those who have cars. The proposed […]

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DPWH projects remain on track

Infrastructure projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under the administration’s “Build Build Build” initiative are on track, although risks of delays remain on the horizon as lawmakers squabble over the 2019 national budget. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, during the Meet Inquirer mulitmedia forum on Wednesday, sought to highlight […]

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PCC fines Grab P6.5M for incorrect pricing data

The government’s antitrust body alleged Grab Philippines provided incorrect data about its pricing, thus impeding its review of whether or not the ride-hailing company has been addressing commuter woes since it took over Uber. The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) officials slapped the company with a P6.5-million fine, citing inconsistencies in Grab’s data about its pricing. […]

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Do not apprehend bus operators violating rules on integrated terminal, Poe tells DOTr

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) should not apprehend bus operators who would violate any rules on the newly integrated terminal Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), at least during the holiday season, Senator Grace Poe has said. “There should be no apprehensions, no issuance of penalty tickets or fines or whatsoever penal or […]

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SMC unit gets original proponent status for TPLEx extension

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) proposal to extend the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx) to San Juan, La Union, has won the early approval of the Department of Public Works and Highways. Mark Villar, Public Works and Highways secretary, told reporters on Tuesday that the department had granted SMC an original proponent status (OPS) for the […]

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No number coding from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2 for private vehicles — MMDA

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday the suspension of the coding scheme for the weeklong holiday break. MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said in a text message sent to reporters that the number coding scheme for private vehicles is lifted starting Dec. 24 until Jan 2. No announcement yet from […]

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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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Two years on, only 1,000 jeepneys have gone ‘modern’

Only a small fraction of jeepney operators nationwide — accounting for only around 1,000 vehicles — have so far switched to environment-friendly models two years after the government launched its public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program, a Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) official said on Wednesday. This means that around 169,000 jeepneys still […]

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Feb 20, 2019

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Feb 20, 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

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