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To encourage the manufacture, importation, and use of carbon-reducing vehicles, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has filed Senate Bill 638 which seeks to exempt electric and hybrid vehicles from taxes and duties for the next several years. According to the bill’s explanatory note, this is in line with the Philippines’ ratification …

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EDSA High Occupancy Vehicle

Some senators have rejected the proposal to ban private vehicles on EDSA during rush hours to address the traffic problem in the metropolis. The proposal came from Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice, who suggested a private car ban from 6 AM to 9 AM and 6 PM to 9 PM …

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The Senate Committee on Public Services is set to look into the proposed provincial bus ban along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Tuesday next week, August 13. In a statement, Senator Grace Poe, panel chair, said transport officials would be invited to explain the traffic that has choked …

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Everyone can feel the effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law‘s excise taxes these days–and this includes fuel prices. The good news is that Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV has filed Senate Bill No. 1798, or the Bawas Presyo Bill, to automatically suspend the excise tax …

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Philippine Provincial Bus

Senator JV Ejercito has filed two bills just as the United Nations’ Global Road Safety Week wraps up this weekend: Senate Bill (SB) 1446 or the  Anti-Overloading Act of 2017, and SB 1447, or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act of 2017. Under SB 1446, overloading a public utility vehicle is considered …

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