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Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. filed a bill mandating all public and private hospitals and medical institutions to provide for ‘motorcycle medical emergency first responders’ in a bid to reduce emergency response time and improve health care in both rural and urban areas in the country. In filing Senate Bill No. …

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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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Abusive taxi drivers may soon have their days numbered as Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a measure seeking to establish the bill of rights of taxi passengers against rude and picky drivers. In filing Senate Bill No. 730, or the ‘Bill of Rights of Taxi Passengers,’ Gatchalian explained that to …

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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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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is proposing to create a national energy policy and regulatory framework for the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. On December 13, 2018, Gatchalian filed Senate Bill 2137, otherwise known as the “Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations Act” to usher in the use of electric vehicles in …

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Jeepney

Senator Grace Poe, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Services, is urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to compromise with transport groups on the rollout of the jeepney modernization program next year by allowing jeepneys that are over 15 years old to continue to operate, provided that these …

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