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Estrada defends Manila truck ban: More people benefited from it


The Manila truck ban has been blamed for various things: the rise in prices of commodities, a messed-up supply chain, and the congestion in the ports of Manila. But Mayor Joseph Estrada continues to defend the city ordinance, saying it has more boons than banes.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Aquino calls meeting on commodity prices

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino said Tuesday he would call for a meeting with the various government agencies concerned to get to the bottom of the rising prices of basic commodities such as rice and garlic.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

ERC slammed for not imposing sanctions in power pricing fiasco


Militant lawmakers slammed the Energy Regulatory Commissions’ order for a re-computation of power rate hikes imposed last December and January, saying the regulatory body should have also applied sanctions on whoever jacked up the rates beyond justifiable levels.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Group seeks TRO vs power generation firms


Militant group Bayan Muna will file a petition before the Supreme Court on Monday to stop power producers from collecting generation charges from the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4 supermarkets naughty, 6 nice, DTI price watch shows

Four major supermarkets in the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong and Makati were found selling Noche Buena items at prices higher than the suggested retail price (SRP) issued by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »