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SHORTER EDSA TRAVEL TIME WITH ‘CAROUSEL’ BUSES – LIM

A more accessible, convenient and faster mass transport system awaits commuters with the full implementation of the EDSA Carousel bus project. According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim, designating the innermost lane of EDSA exclusively for buses will help decongest traffic, thus reducing travel time from north to south entry points of EDSA […]

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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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Politics

MAKE RESCUE-IN-TANDEM BIKERS AS FIRST RESPONDERS – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla has proposed a measure for all public and private hospitals in the country to delegate the ‘rescue-in-tandem’ motorcycle first responders to reduce response time and improve health care in both rural and urban areas in the country. Revilla filed a Senate bill  No. 1120, or “An Act Mandating All Public and Private Medical […]

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DECONGEST METRO MANILA NOW – ANGARA

Expanding and rehabilitating the railway systems should be the first step taken in the efforts of government to decongest traffic in Metro Manila if it wants to make an impact right away, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, has vowed to look for ways to support the programs of […]

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PASS EMERGENCY POWERS MEASURE TO SOLVE TRAFFIC WOES – TOLENTINO

Former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino is pushing for the passage of emergency powers in the Senate to solve traffic woes, particularly in Metro Manila. Tolentino said he is willing to “refile” an emergency powers measure despite the measures now pending in both chambers of Congress. “Nabanggit ko iyon noong campaign na kung […]

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EXTENSION OF TANDANG SORA FLYOVER CLOSURE BY ONE WEEK PAYS OFF –CASTELO

The one week extension on the closure of the Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City has enabled authorities to make the needed traffic rerouting and the installation of U-turn slots to allow for a smooth flow of traffic. On the instance of Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Winnie […]

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WORK FROM HOME BILL SIGNED INTO LAW – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has welcomed the signing into law of his bill which allows employees in the private sector to telecommute or work-from-home. RA 11165 or An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector encourages employers to adopt telecommuting – a work arrangement that allows an employee to […]

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Politics

ALTERNATE ROUTES IN LAS PIÑAS TO EASE HOLIDAY SEASON TRAVEL TIME – VILLAR

Traffic in major thoroughfares in Las Piñas and in neighboring towns and cities is expected to ease in time for the holiday season as the second phase of the Las Piñas River Drive and fourth phase of the Zapote River Drive road projects were opened to motorists. Senator Cynthia Villar and daughter Camille led the […]

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EXEMPT SENIORS FROM EDSA TRAFFIC SCHEME – PIMENTEL

Senator Aquilino Koko Pimentel III called on the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to exempt senior citizen drivers from its new traffic scheme which prohibits single occupant vehicles from plying the main EDSA road artery. “Let’s exempt senior citizen from this rule. Exemption from this traffic scheme means they would be able to reach their […]

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Travel & Tours

SOLUTION TO TRAFFIC, NEW WORLD-CLASS BUS TERMINAL AT PHILIPPINE ARENA – SANTOS

A significant, concrete step towards solving traffic congestion in Metro Manila was taken, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with North Luzon Express Terminal Inc. to pave the way for the construction of the North Luzon Express Terminal (NLET), an […]