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The -ber months September, October, November, and December are just around the corner. So the Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA) is already giving motorists and early warning: Expect a 20-percent increase in the number of vehicles that ply through EDSA on the coming months. This is not a problem that surprises …

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The leadership of the House Committee of Metro Manila Development (MMD) recently lauded the suspension of the planned point-to-point scheme implementation of UV Express units. House Committee chair Winston Castelo lauded the move of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), saying that it will provide stakeholders of the …

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Bus Terminal

An opposition lawmaker countered the claims that provincial buses are the reason for traffic congestion. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman said that provincial buses from Northern and Southern Luzon arrive and leave their designated terminals when traffic is relatively light. “Provincial buses ferrying passengers and their cargos from Albay and the …

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Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco is opposing a proposal put forward by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to increase the coconut methyl ester (CME) blend from the current two percent to five percent, calling the move ‘anti-consumer’ because of its adverse impact on pump prices. “As it is, consumers are …

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The House of Representatives has approved on the third and final reading, House Bills 8884 and 8885. The said bills, which are set to expand the tax exemption coverage in the country, seeks to “provide cheaper transportation for students, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).” House Bill 8884 HB …

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Car accident

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9069, which seeks to designate the third Sunday of November every year as the ‘National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and their Families.’ The measure also aims to express gratitude to all the people who respond to …

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Ah yes, the number “8” special protocol license plate. Oyo Sotto hates it, and sex dens use it. Lawmakers break the rule because of it (just ask Imelda Marcos and her Toyota Coaster), and assumed non-politician’s sons / kabarkadas can get their 15-minutes of fame as a result of it …

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Children who are 12 years old and below will soon be required to sit in a booster seat or a child safety restraint system as the bicameral committee composed of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives recently approved the measure, with no major disagreements on the provisions …

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Motorcycle License Plate

The House of Representatives has approved on its third and final reading House Bill No. 8419, also known as the “Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act,” which requires motorcycles to have bigger license plates that are readable “from a distance of at least 12 meters from the motorcycle.” The bill’s approval by …

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Following House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo‘s  recent order that all protocol license plates with the number 8 issued during the previous Congresses be recalled, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has said that it will start going after motorists using the said protocol ‘8’ plates. HPG Director Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo …

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Following the recent viral video that saw the driver of a Toyota FJ Cruiser with a ‘8’ protocol plate assault a fellow motorist along McArthur Highway in Angeles, Pampanga, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has reportedly ordered the recall of all protocol license plates with the number 8 issued during the …

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The rising oil prices in the world market is keeping the senators nervous in their seats–enough to urge the President to suspend the excise tax imposed on petroleum products before it reaches critical levels. Critical levels here means that the per barrel price of oil continues to remain at USD80 …

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire. The Lower House approved, via voice vote, House Bill No. 7774, otherwise known as the “Bill of Rights of Taxi, …

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Love them or hate them? Whatever the case, there’s already a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that would basically allow tricycles to pass through national roads as long as there are “no roads in the area” that these tricycles can use. They are also mandated to maintain “a single file in …

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Some members of the House are requesting that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to take control of the bus rapid transport (BRT) system project proposed for implementation in the Metro after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) decided to scrap it. When the House committee on Metro Manila Development discussed …

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