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PUV modernization program back on track as court rejects TRO request

The implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) modernization program will push through after a Quezon City trial court denied the petition of protesting militant transport groups. QC Regional Trial Court Branch 80 denied Monday the motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by Angat Tsuper Samahan ...
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Court orders Inquirer owners to vacate disputed Makati property

The Makati City Regional Trial Court on Tuesday ordered the Sunvar Realty Development Corporation, a real estate firm owned by the Rufino and Prieto families to vacate the 2.9-hectare Mile Long property in Makati City, Solicitor General Jose C. Calida said on Tuesday Calida said the Court of ...
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Congress deliberates on shift of school opening to August

The House committee on basic education, in a hearing presided by its vice chairman Rep. Ron Salo (Party-list, Kabayan), tackled House Bills 4044, 4909, 5731 and 5802 seeking to synchronize the academic calendar year nationwide. The measures seek to move the start of classes to August instead of ...
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It only took 2 minutes for congress panel to approve Leni Robredo’s Php 428 million budget request

In just two minutes of hearing, the House committee on appropriations chaired by Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles (1st District, Davao City) approved on Tuesday the 2018 proposed budget of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) amounting to PP443.04 million, slightly higher than this year’s funding of P428.61 ...
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Cayetano, solons tackle possible joint exploration of South China Sea

MANILA, August 15, 2017 — The House of Representatives’ foreign affairs committee on Tuesday went into an executive session to discuss the possibility of conducting a joint exploration with China in the South China Sea. During the House hearing,  Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano called for a closed-door ...
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North Korea nuke threat: Alert level issued for Filipinos in Guam, Northern Marianas

MANILA, August 15, 2017 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday issued Alert Level 1 for Filipinos residing in Guam and the Northern Marianas islands in the wake of North Korea’s threats to fire ballistic missiles. Under Alert Level 1, which is considered a precautionary phase, ...
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25 killed in MILF-BIFF clashes in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, August 14, 2017 — The Army’s 6th Infantry Division based here today reported that 25 people have already died in  clashes between armed men wo have  pledged allegiance to ISIS and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Army Colonel Gerry Besana, commander of the 6th Infantry ...
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P1-B insurance fund available to 25 disaster-prone provinces

A P1 billion insurance fund that will enable 25 disaster-prone provinces to act faster and better respond to the devastating impact of natural calamities is now available under the government’s Parametric Insurance Pilot project, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). In a report to Finance Secretary Carlos ...
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New Marikina transport terminal to help decongest EDSA by taking 1000 buses off the road

Consistent with efforts to decongest EDSA and move people faster, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) expressed support for the Metro Manila Eastern Multi Modal Transport Terminal in Marikina. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, MMDA Chairman Danny Lim, and DOTr Undersecretary for Road Tim Orbos joined 1st district of Marikina ...
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Mindanao Railway Project is a go, Congress approves funding

The Mindanao Railway Project (MRP), the country’s first rail system outside Luzon, is moving on track.

 The Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives has recently earmarked an initial amount of Php6.58 billion to jumpstart the project. The amount will primarily fund the first segment, which will run ...
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