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Talks on long-term solutions to Manila truck ban urged

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Local and foreign business groups have warned anew of serious damage to the economy due to Manila’s expanded truck ban when the volume of trucks going in and out of the city’s port picks up in the next two months.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Consumers warned of higher electricity bills in months ahead

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Customers of Manila Electric Co. should brace themselves for higher electricity bills starting this month up to July as the expected increase in power consumption during the hot summer months is expected to put pressure on power rates.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mayor Estrada to ‘Big 3’ oil firms: Submit relocation plans

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As far as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is concerned, the “Big 3” oil companies should be out of Pandacan by Jan. 31, 2016.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Repair of leak in Mindanao hydro power plant completed

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The National Power Corp. said late Tuesday the Agus 6 hydroelectric power plant in Lanao del Sur was operating normally again and generating 116 megawatts of electricity following the completion earlier in the day of repair work on its dam’s leaking blow-off pipe.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Truckers face probe on 50% rate hike

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is probing trucking firms for possible collusion and anticompetitive practices after some of them raised their hauling rates by an average of 50 percent due to the truck ban being implemented by the Manila City government.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Nat’l Grid completes repair of damaged lines

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A typhoon survivor, right bottom, cuts wood outside their newly built makeshift house at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province, on Dec. 9, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has finally completed repairs of the transmission lines damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which slammed Visayas provinces early November last year.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Repairs completed on transmission lines in Visayas downed by ‘Yolanda’–NGCP

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The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines has completed repairs on the transmission lines damaged by Typhoon Yolanda, which slammed Visayas provinces in early November last year.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Makati Business Club expresses support for peace pact between PH gov’t, MILF

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Government and MILF panels signing the peace documents. Malacañang photo

The Makati Business Club has urged the Philippine government to enact the Bangsamoro Basic Law and ensure that it will not only embody the aspirations of the Bangsamoro, but will also pave the way for the region’s revival as a vibrant center of economic and cultural activity.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DTI cracks whip on shops selling overpriced holiday goodies

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With the discovery of six supermarkets in Metro Manila found selling overpriced holiday food items, the Department of Trade and Industry said it is cracking down on these establishments as well as traders selling uncertified products such as Christmas lights.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Muntinlupa, San Juan shops sell ‘unsafe’ Christmas lights

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has seized 685 sets of substandard Christmas lights from two popular shopping malls in San Juan and Muntinlupa City.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Damage to power co-ops: P5B

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Ambuklao Dam, one of the first hydroelectric plant built in the country, has been revived after a 12-year hiatus by SN Sboitiz Power. The plant is now earning carbon credits along with neighboring Binga Dam. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER

The damage wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on electric cooperatives in Luzon and the Visayas has reached P4.9 billion, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Tuesday.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Don’t pay more than these prices in calamity zones–DTI

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) over the weekend issued a price list of basic goods in calamity-stricken areas that retailers may not sell over, effectively clamping on a price freeze following  President Aquino’s declaration of a state of national calamity last week. AFP PHOTO

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) over the weekend issued a price list of basic goods in calamity-stricken areas that retailers may not sell over, effectively clamping on a price freeze following President Aquino’s declaration of a state of national calamity last week.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOLE sets aside P50M for emergency jobs of workers displaced by ‘Yolanda’

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A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment has earmarked some P50 million for a program that will give temporary employment to displaced workers in Region VIII, which was recently devastated by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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