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Would this really reduce traffic, if it were passed into law
Another idea to solve Metro Manila’s traffic crisis has been thrown into the pot. This time, it’s a plan we’re guessing plenty of commuters will be in favor of.Iligan City Representative Frederick W. Siao has announced that he plans to file a ...
 
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Either way, people are tired of the current state of traffic in the Metro.
So Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo finally deigned to join the common folk for the rush-hour commute morning of October 11—and after a grueling travel that nearly took four hours, still stood by his claim that there is no transport crisis. "Mayroong traffic ...
 
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Now do it every day.
Everyone probably knows by now about Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s photo opportunity commute from his home in Marikina to Malacañang Palace. Panelo was challenged by activist group Anakbayan to experience the daily struggle of Metro Manila commuters after he claimed that there ...
 
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This country needed someone like Carlos Celdran.
 “I need time away. I need to clear my head” are the last words Carlos Celdran said to me in private conversation. He was deeply sad, he had said, to be leaving his beloved home—“bawling”, he said. This was in January, and I ...
 
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This tradition of supposed 'respect for seniors' dates further back in history than we realize.
Philippine Military Academy Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio died of cardiac arrest due to internal bleeding on September 18, 2019. A month leading up to his death, he was humiliated and beaten by upperclassmen as part of his initiation, an unspoken tradition at ...
 
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He was a fearless advocate of Philippine culture, history, and identity.
Artist, writer, and cultural activist Carlos Celdran passed away earlier today, October 8, while in Spain. In a Facebook post, his wife Tesa confirmed his death, saying "he passed away from natural causes."Celdran was known for pushing the boundaries of art and culture, ...
 
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While on a state visit in Russia, the president revealed that he is suffering from a rare autoimmune disease.
During his state visit to Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he is suffering from a rare autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis, which is a chronic condition that affects muscle movement.Referring to it as a “nerve malfunction,” he disclosed that his condition causes ...
 
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Down to exactly nine regular ones.
There's a certain art to somehow squeezing in a weekend getaway during the daily eight-to-five grind—and that usually entails a perfectly-timed holiday break. Well, "to ensure productivity and promote competitiveness," one lawmaker is looking to limit the number of non-working holidays in ...
 
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From "a technical problem" to an actual fire.
Either Mercury's in retrograde again or our decades-old train lines have finally had too much. The Metro Rail Transit System Line 3, and the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2, have all suffered glitches of some kind within the past two ...
 
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It is to honor the friendship and protection that the Philippines extended to Korea many years ago.
South Korea has donated 142 brand-new patrol bikes to the Philippine National Police (PNP).The bikes are meant to enhance the PNP's mobility, especially in traffic-prone areas. Officials of the Republic of Korea officially turned over today, September 26, 142 brand-new patrol bikes to the Philippine National ...
 
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Diphtheria is a serious infection that affects the nose and the throat.
This year, a slew of deadly diseases have resurfaced in the Philippines. As of May 2019, there were 34,950 cases of measles in the country. In August, there were 167,607 cases of dengue nationwide. In September, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a polio ...
 
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Neither a saint nor a soldier.
President Rodrigo Duterte has finally found an official to replace Nicanor Faeldon as head of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), a position that has been laced with controversy in recent weeks. Duterte’s new BuCor chief is Gerald Bantag, a warden with a ...
 
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And the problem is more alarming than it seems.
American marine biologist Darrel Blatchley has spent the last 10 years pulling trash out of dead whales' carcasses in the Philippines. “I have recovered 64 whales in the Philippines in the last 10 years. Fifty-eight died due to humans. Forty-eight due to plastic,” said ...
 
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Here's what you need to know.
The Department of Agriculture confirmed the African Swine Fever has hit the Philippines. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said that 14 out of the 20 pig blood samples sent for a laboratory test in the United Kingdom were found positive for African Swine ...
 
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Here's an easy way you can help them out.
The Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) is the act of liberalizing the importation, exportation, and trading of rice, lifting for the purpose of the quantitative import restriction on rice. The RTL doesn't limit the number of importers to bring in rice, but an ...
 
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 The premiere state university breaks into the top 500 for the first time.
London-based Times Higher Education has listed the University of the Philippines as 4th in the ASEAN region of top research universities.  In the world, it is in the 410-500 group, putting the Philippines on the global map of high-quality education.The University of the ...
 
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'Patayin na. Shoot to kill. They're on death row, aren't they?'
Last month, the public furor over the planned release of convicted child rapist and ex-mayor Antonio Sanchez sent heads rolling, particularly that of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon. It also derailed Sanchez’s covert plans for release. Sanchez is serving more than ...
 
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For an agricultural country, it’s our farmers that suffer in the most.
Months prior to the passing of the controversial Rice Tariffication Law on February 15, 2019, analysts warned of the drastic toll the law would take on farmers—one of the marginalized groups in an ironically agricultural country. Their warnings proved true as seven ...
 
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The 1734 map was crucial in securing the Philippines’ victory in the West Philippine Sea case.
UPDATED: (9/14/19) The Murillo Velarde Map of 1734, otherwise known as the Carta Hydrographica Y Chorographica De La Yslas Filipinas Manila, and considered the most important historical map of the Philippines, sold for P46.2 million at Leon Gallery's The Magnificent September Auction.ORIGINAL: The Murillo Velarde Map of 1734, otherwise ...
 
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Well, over half of them, at least.
The only thing worse than not having what you want is being cursed to look at it every day—from afar. A feeling we're sure you get whenever you're hiking up the stairs to a Metro Rail Transit Line 3 station while the lonely-looking, broken escalator sits not ...
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