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ATAYDE CALLS FOR FAST-TRACKED ANTI-FLOOD PROJECTS

With paralyzing floods becoming more frequent in Metro Manila because of increasingly common super typhoons and heavy rains, Quezon City 1st District Rep. Arjo Atayde on Tuesday urged the government to prioritize flood control measures and to designate a “Flooding Czar” to focus on the management and completion of flood control projects. In a privilege […]

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MMDA TO LAUNCH 5-YEAR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN

Representatives from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the 17 local government units in Metro Manila, and national agencies responsible for managing traffic in the metropolis have committed to work together to implement a five-year action plan to ease congestion in Metro Manila, the country’s economic and business center. During the recent Joint Coordination Committee […]

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EXTEND LIBRENG SAKAY IN BUSES, LRT — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has welcomed the decision of Malacañang to extend its free bus ride program for commuters using the country’s main thoroughfare EDSA till end-December, even as he made an 11th-hour appeal to the Senate and the House of Representatives to realign funds in the final version of next year’s General Appropriations […]

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MMDA SETS HOLIDAY OPERATING HOURS FOR NCR MALLS

In preparation for this year’s Christmas holiday season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and mall owners and operators in the National Capital Region have agreed to adjust mall operations from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. effective November 14, 2022 until January 6, 2023. This came out after a consultative meeting with major stakeholders was […]

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7 NCR AGRIBIZ ADVANCE IN 2022 YOUNG FARMERS TILT

The Department of Agriculture (DA) recognized the prime movers of seven Manila-based agribusinesses as regional winners of the 2022 Young Farmers Challenge (YFC) during the awarding ceremony at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Convention Hall. The Young Farmer Challenge, a program started by the DA’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (DA-AMAS) and […]

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MMDA UPDATES DPWH ON NCR FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS

Officials and project proponents from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Department of Public Works and Highways, as well as representatives from the World Bank (WB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), conducted meetings and site inspections to assess the status and updates of the MMDA’s activities under the Metro Manila Flood Management Project (MMFMP). […]

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DTI LAUNCHES ‘SWEEPTEMBER’ IN METRO MANILA

As the rainy season peaked in September, the Department of Trade and Industry – Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB) launched “Sweeptember” in the National Capital Region (NCR) to ensure stable prices and supply of basic necessities and prime commodities (BNPCs). FTEB Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Director Atty. Marimel Dancel Porciuncula and FTEB OIC Assistant Director Atty. Joseph […]

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DA BRINGS BATANES GARLIC TO METRO MANILA

With the assistance of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its Kadiwa truck, the Itbayat Garlic Producers Association from Batanes delivered 600 kilograms of garlic to the DA Kadiwa Center in Quezon City recently. The DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) in Cagayan Valley assisted the Itbayat farmers in transporting their products from the Sual Port in […]

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SUSPEND, REVIEW ‘NO CONTACT’ POLICY – BARBERS

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers, in his privilege speech, discussed the ‘No Contact Apprehension Policy’ (NCAP), and asked the House of Representatives to suspend it immediately for further review.  Barbers stated that while the objective of the new policy is laudable, the NCAP’s implementation gave rise to more questions than answers.  “What […]

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DPWH EYES PARAÑAQUE SPILLWAY VS NCR FLOODING

Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Finance (DOF), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) mission group held a fact-finding meeting for the planned Parañaque Spillway Project in a bid to protect low-lying communities in Metro Manila from massive flooding. Secretary Manuel Bonoan said that […]