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President Rodrigo Duterte ordered authorities to enforce a more stringent road safety checks following the private truck that figured into an accident that claimed 21 lives and injuring 14. Last September 17, a private truck used to ferry a family on a trip fell into a ravine in South Cotabato. …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) reiterated the need for emergency powers to address the looming traffic situation in the country. During the Senate Committee on Public Services hearing, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said that if the emergency powers were granted in previous years, more projects, programs, and policies would have …

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The 60-day deadline of the Department of Interior Local Government (DILG) to clear public roads of obstructions will be met, the metro Manila mayors assured. During the 25th Metro Manila Council meeting, mayors shared their intensified clearing operation efforts, following the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. San Juan City Mayor …

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MMDA Illegal Parking

Traffic in Metro Manila is already a “crisis situation,” hence the need for drastic measures like the “no garage, no car” policy, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in an interview recently at the Philippine News Agency‘s ‘Pros and Cons’ program. “Traffic is caused …

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On Wednesday, August 7, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that it will be able to fulfill President Rodrigo Duterte‘s promise of reducing the travel time from Cubao to Makati to five minutes by December. DPWH’s chairperson of the Build, Build, Build (BBB) committee Anna Mae Lamentillo …

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More local government units are joining forces with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive in clearing all road networks from obstruction as the 60-day timeframe of the Department of Interior and Local Government passes by. On the morning of August 5, MMDA Chairman Danilo …

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Are the LTO and LTFRB trying to make amends with President Rodrigo Duterte after he threatened to “kill” the former for its inefficient service? Or is it because the government caught a ‘fixer’ in their office during an entrapment operation by the Anti-Red Tape Authority, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, and …

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“Reclaim all public roads” was President Rodrigo Duterte’s marching orders for Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año during the former’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 22, and the agency head is taking the words to heart. On Monday, July 29, Año instructed all …

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LTO Plate Making Plant

From a backlog of eight million pairs of plates from 2013 to mid-2016, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is now looking at closing this longstanding issue in the road sector by 2020. Under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the LTO opened its very own plate-making facility to …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Metro Manila Council (MMC) discussed immediate actions on how to address perennial traffic problems in the metropolis in line with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. In the meeting held last Thursday, July 25, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary …

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President Rodrigo Duterte has inaugurated the PHP717.67-million Candon Bypass Road Project situated at Barangay Oaig-Daya in Ilocos Sur, yesterday, July 24. The four-lane, 7.319-kilometer bypass road project decongests the traffic along Manila North Road bound for Manila and to the northern towns of Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Abra. It …

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The move done by Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso in reclaiming public roads is a good example of ways to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday, Tuesday, July 23–a day after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Año’s …

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año to suspend mayors and governors who refuse to clear public roads to ease traffic congestion in the country. Duterte made the directive during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the joint …

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Look out, Land Transportation Office (LTO): You’re on the top five agencies that drastically need to improve and streamline your procedures. If you don’t, then prepare to meet President Rodrigo Duterte‘s “murderous wrath.” “Kapag hindi niyo pa nagawa ‘yan ngayon, papatayin ko talaga kayo. Nabubuwisit na ako (If you still fail …

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11314, also known as the ‘Student Fare Discount Act,’ which grants students a 20-percent discount in all modes of public transportation in the country. Under the new law, elementary to college students get a 20-percent discount on jeepneys, taxis, tricycles, …

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