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Clamor still on vs Manila truck ban despite 2 express lanes

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Saying that the continuous implementation of the expanded truck ban in Manila and Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 against colorum trucks may adversely affect the country’s economic growth, an official of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has urged the government to put on hold the implementation of the two policies until the end of the year.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Port cargo trucks use ‘trade routes’ to ease metro traffic

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Don’t worry. Although port congestion is expected to worsen in the following months because of the Christmas season, cargo trucks are now using so-called “trade routes” to help ease traffic in Metro Manila, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Grenade lobbed at building in Manila

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BOMB SQUAD TO THE RESCUE  A member of Manila Police District’s Explosives and Ordnance Division prepares to detonate a hand grenade lobbed at a building on Taft Avenue on Monday morning.  RICHARD A. REYES

Bomb experts detonated on Monday morning a grenade lobbed at a building on Taft Avenue, Manila, the third time the building has been targeted in a month’s time, according to authorities.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manila opens 2nd truck express lane

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Consumers and businesses could feel within three months the full repercussions of the truck ban in Manila and the implementation of an order raising fines for colorum or unauthorized trucks, the head of the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines said on Monday. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Expect more trucks on the stretch of Quirino Avenue and Osmeña Highway at all times as the Manila City government opens the second of its so-called “express trade lanes” on Monday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Palace cuts Batangas port fees to decongest Manila

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Malacañang has approved a measure granting discounts on port charges to cargo ships using the Batangas Port to encourage them to use other ports in Luzon aside from the ones in Manila.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

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