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Rehabilitate, Expand and Upgrade Local Ports in Mindanao – PIMENTEL

  Senate President Koko Pimentel III said it’s high time for government to modernize the local ports in Mindanao to international standards to encourage healthy competition in the domestic shipping industry. In a statement, Pimentel issued the call as he expressed full support on the move of businessmen, who met recently in Davao City, urging […]

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DOTr Fast Tracking Identification of Integrated Bus Terminals – ORBOS

  The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is fast tracking the identification and eventual construction of integrated bus terminals to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, particularly EDSA. Transportation Undersecretary for Road Transport Tim Orbos, however, stressed that the DOTr, along with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), will temporarily designate interim sites to swiftly address […]

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Road Board Must Go – PIMENTEL

  If the heads of both the Senate and the House of Representatives have their way, government funds will no longer be wasted on the operations of the Road Board – a redundant, graft-ridden agency that the two Congressional leaders say should be abolished. Senate President Koko Pimentel III reiterated the call of partymate House […]

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Prompt Enactment of Road Safety Measures Needed – EJERCITO

  Senator JV Ejercito, Vice Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Services, expressed alarm over the rising number of deaths due to road mishaps as he batted for the prompt enactment of road safety measures that he has filed in the Senate. Speaking before delegates of the “Road Safety in Asia 2017” forum held […]

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9 MMDA Traffic Constables Commended for Arrest of Convicted Robber – LIM

  The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) acknowledged the efforts of nine traffic personnel who, during an anti-colorum operation in Quezon City, apprehended a former police officer who has been convicted of robbery. MMDA officials recognized Traffic Constables Allan Borbe, William Versosa, Ferdinand Maneja, Emma Rivera, Ramil Cancino, Mariao Cortes Jr., Augustus Sadia, Crispen Guainan, […]

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Mindanao Railway Project Dream Come True for Mindanaoans – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny Angara hailed the Duterte administration for approving the P35.26-billion Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP), saying this would definitely be a “dream come true” for Mindanaoans who have long been clamoring for a transport system that would allow the island’s urban centers and growth corridors to be linked by rail. […]

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MMDA Welcomes Move to Axe Volunteer Tanod Who Harassed Towing Personnel – LIM

  Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim welcomed the move of the barangay chairman of Baclaran in Paranaque City to dismiss the volunteer tanod who reportedly threatened a member of the towing crew with bodily harm during a recent anti-illegal parking operation. Lim said the other barangay officials and personnel should emulate the […]

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Legislative Action to End Blame-Game Between the LTFRB and Uber and Grab – GATCHALIAN

  Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for immediate Senate discussions on pending measures related to transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) in the country, as he stressed the need for legislative action to end the worsening blame-game between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and ride-hailing companies and operators. Gatchalian has filed proposed Senate […]

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National Government Center to Be Built in Clark – TUGADE

  As the lead agency tasked to manage transportation systems and traffic decongestion plans in the country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will take the lead in transferring its Central Office to Clark, Pampanga, a move that is in line with the creation of the country’s National Government Center. The transfer is seen to help […]

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Civil Aviation System Scores Above Average on Global Safety Audit – TUGADE

  The Department of Transportation (DOTr) – Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently passed the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOUP) of the ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM). Based on the results, CAAP, the regulatory body with jurisdiction over the entire civil aviation system of the Philippines, has improved its effective implementation (EI) […]