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DUTERTE GOV’T TO DELIVER PROMISE OF EDSA DECONGESTION – VILLAR

The current administration will be able to deliver on its promise to decongest Edsa, the main and busiest thoroughfare in Metro Manila, within the six-year term of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has assured. Speaking to Palace reporters, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar expressed confidence that the Duterte government can […]

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AVOID TRAFFIC, USE PASIG RIVER FERRY – LIM

National and local government officials are calling on commuters to try the re-launched Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS). During the relaunching ceremony at the Lawton Ferry Station in Manila, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim said the PRFS is a viable alternative for commuters wishing to avoid the hassle of vehicular congestion in […]

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REJECT PROPOSAL TO BAN PRIVATE CARS IN EDSA – SOTTO, RECTO, VILLANUEVA

Some senators rejected the proposal to ban private vehicles on Edsa during rush hours to help ease the traffic congestion in the metropolis. The proposal came from Caloocan City Representative Edgar Erice, who suggested a ban for private cars in Edsa from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to make […]

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PRIORITIZE DUTERTE EMERGENCY POWERS TO ADDRESS TRAFFIC WOES – PIMENTEL

Sen. Koko Pimentel III said that it may be an urgent and critical time to revisit the proposal to grant ‘Emergency Powers’ to President Rodrigo Duterte in order to utilize government resources and employ executive measures to address the country’s increasing traffic congestion problems. “It might be the proper time for Congress to take immediate […]

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TRANSFER SEAT OF GOV’T TO NEW CLARK CITY – GATCHALIAN

In a bid to decongest Metro Manila, Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill seeking to transfer the seat of the national government to New Clark City in Tarlac by 2030. “With our economy growing at 6% on the average and the rise of middle-income families who have the capacity to buy new vehicles, we […]

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BUILD MALLS AWAY FROM HIGHWAYS, NATIONAL ROADS – GORDON

With the crippling traffic along EDSA and other roads in Metro Manila costing P3.5 billion a day in lost opportunities, Senator Dick Gordon has flared up against malls located along highways and roads that cause monstrous traffic jams. “Traffic in Metro Manila continues to get worse, now it cost about P3.5 billion a day. Other […]

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PASS PROOF-OF-PARKING BILL TO EASE METRO MANILA TRAFFIC – GATCHALIAN

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of the proof-of-parking space bill as a possible solution to the traffic congestion in Metro Manila. Gatchalian said a number of bills have been filed in both chambers of Congress with the aim of decongesting Metro Manila’s traffic even without the granting of emergency powers. President Rodrigo […]

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RIVER DRIVE PROJECT TO MAKE LAS PIÑAS MORE ATTRACTIVE TO INVESTORS – VILLAR

Smoother traffic flow and a more vibrant economic activity in Las Piñas will follow once the city’s river drive project has been completed, Senator Cynthia Villar has assured. The Las Piñas River Drive from CAA road to C5 road project, which is an initiative of Villar, is a three-phase, 6.2-kilometer road project. The project is […]

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SENATE BEGINS DELIBERATION ON PROOF OF PARKING SPACE ACT – GATCHALIAN

The Senate has started the process of ironing out the details of a bill which would require prospective vehicle owners to present proof that they have a parking space for the new vehicle, a bill which Senator Win Gatchalian believes will help ease traffic congestion in the country. The Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and […]