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Subic-bound vessel helps decongest Manila ports


Port officials have stepped up the decongestion of Manila’s crammed ports by moving hundreds of overstaying freight containers to Subic ahead of the arrival of new shipments for the Christmas season.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

The poor fight, not wait for inclusion

BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE  This is a portrait of a country wallowing in poverty: A family finds refuge in a pushcart painted like the Philippine flag. Merlisa Villoga, 23, and her children Jerico, 5, and Luigi, 2, stay together in a tiny place they call home on Agham Road, Quezon City, while her husband Larry is away doing part-time work. EDWIN BACASMAS

President Benigno Aquino III apparently owes Bernadette Sabalza and Susan Ladan an explanation.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Tondo shanties demolished for Manila harbor upgrade

PORT OF NO RETURN.  Jamaica Lanosa, 11, secures her family’s belongings and her pet Lindon as demolition crews descend on their neighborhood Tuesday to clear shanties and make room for a P14.5-billion port project in Tondo, Manila. JOAN BONDOC

Around 100 families were evicted from shanties in Tondo, Manila, on Tuesday, with 400 more to follow as the government began clearing the area to widen the road and make way for the construction of a modernized port.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Relief gridlock in Matnog

A cargo truck, one of hundreds of vehicles bound for Samar and Leyte provinces,  prepares to board a ferry in Matnog, Sorsogon province, for the mercy trip to the Visayas  on Friday. FILE PHOTO FROM PNP INFORMATION OFFICE-BICOL

Port officials in Matnog town in Sorsogon province on Friday appealed to shipowners to deploy more vessels as a lack of ferries caused a traffic jam in which trucks carrying relief for typhoon victims were caught in a tailback that stretched for 6 kilometers from the Port of Matnog.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks | Read More »

Complete Sual port, PPA urged

The local government has asked the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to invite investors, through a private-public partnership arrangement, to complete and operate the Sual international seaport.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »