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MMDA Illegal Parking

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Grace Poe have joined a consensus seeking to review the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) jurisdiction in managing traffic around the metro. “I propose that we review the powers of the MMDA insofar as traffic management is concerned, because I think you can …

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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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Following President Rodrigo Duterte‘s recent remark that the only campaign promise he made during the 2016 presidential election that he has yet to deliver is to solve the traffic on EDSA, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of the proof-of-parking space bill as an alternative to ease traffic …

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Workers doing road works in the Philippines

The Senate and House of Representatives have finally settled on approving the amended Road Board Abolition Bill, following weeks of indecision among lawmakers. “Reform and transparency” were their common consensus when they decided to approve the bill. “Common sense and real reform are winners in the agreement to genuinely abolish …

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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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The Senate has started the process of ironing out the details of a bill which would require prospective vehicle owners to present proof that they have a parking space for the new vehicle, a bill which Senator Win Gatchalian believes will help ease traffic congestion in the country. The Senate …

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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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Senator Grace Poe

Senator Grace Poe wants her colleagues to look into the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) when the Senate tackles the proposed budget of the agency. To this end, Poe has filed Senate Resolution 819, urging the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the program which …

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Anyone who has traveled around would probably have long stories to tell about their experiences with restrooms in the Philippines. Of course, we’d like to think that they’re good ones worth remembering, but unfortunately, most of them are enough to make a person’s skin crawl. The good news is that …

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On Monday, July 25, the Senate passed on third and final reading a bill that requires motorcycles and scooters to use bigger license plates. Senate Bill No. 1397, also known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017, hopes to curb criminality and ‘riding-in-tandem’ instances through the easier identification of …

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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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