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MMDA considers ‘last mile’ routes for cargo trucks

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

To better address the problem of port congestion in Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), in close coordination with the national government, is planning to open temporary “last mile” routes for cargo trucks.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Beware of criminals posing as accident victims, traders told


The head of the Ermita police station in Manila has warned businessmen to be alert whenever their vehicles get involved in a collision, saying the accident may have been caused deliberately by car thieves or, worse, kidnappers.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

2 illegal recruiters for jobs in Japan arrested in Manila


Two women suspected of illegal recruitment and estafa were arrested Friday in an entrapment operation conducted by the Manila police just hours after seven recruits from Zambales reported their situation to authorities.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Fire truck hits Paco pedestrians; 1 killed, 13 injured–report


A still unidentified man was killed and 13 others were injured on Saturday after a fire truck hit pedestrians in Manila, a radio report said.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

NCCA: Only Rizal can ‘own’ Luneta landscape

Sen Pia Cayetano Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education , Arts and Culture  during ocular inspection of the sightline of the Rizal monument, rising behind it is the Torre De Manila  condominium with 19 floors completed. Also in photo is cultural activist  Carlos Celdran. JOAN BONDOC

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) joined the critics of a local government-approved condominium project near Rizal Park in Manila, and agreed that the structure would spoil the view of the monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »