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Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo of the second district of Quezon City and vice-chairman of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development has filed House Bill 2922 which seeks to grant traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) a hazard pay—something which agency chief Danilo Lim recently called for. Hipolito-Castelo …

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Representative Frederick W. Siao from the lone district of Iligan City has filed House Bill (HB) No. 1987 for the first regular session of the 18th Congress. The bill, which is known as the ‘Philippine Responsible Driving and Accountability Act,’ seeks to “update the country’s road safety laws” and establish …

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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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A lawmaker at the House of Representatives recently reiterated his call for the establishment of a Philippine Strategic Fuel Reserves (PSFR) following President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that he could not do anything about oil prices due to the country’s lack of fuel reserves. In a statement, 1-PACMAN party-list Rep. Michael …

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