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Improving traffic in Metro Manila

Improving traffic in Metro Manila

THERE has been a slight but distinct improvement in the traffic along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA) in recent days, possibly due to the campaign to get “colorum” buses off the road. There is also the government decision to phase out the old jeepneys and replace them with newer ones with more economical engines.

Trade war fears on top of Syrian conflict

QUITE apart from the fears of a wider war over the recent United States-British-French missile attack on a Syrian chemical weapons center, there is also a growing fear of a trade war between the US and China which could impact on the Philippine economy.

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People look forward to barangay, SK elections

IT was the first day of filing of Certificates of Candidacy (CoC) for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections last Saturday, April 14, and “surprisingly, more than what we expected came to file their CoCs,” Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said.

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Our jails will be even more overcrowded

A PASAY City Jail inmate died from a heart attack last week, while six others were rushed to the hospital when they collapsed, apparently from the summer heat. Overcrowding in the prison on top of the heat appeared to be the immediate cause of the prison incidents.

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Syria crisis in danger of spiraling out of control

It has now been seven years that the civil war has raged in Syria. Some 400,000 have been killed in the fighting, according to United Nations (UN) estimates. Millions of refugees have made their way to other countries, mostly in Europe, in hopes of starting new lives.

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Our claims in the South China Sea

The Philippines is not giving up its claims in the South China Sea, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday in Hong Kong, after President Duterte attended the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China, where he and China President Xi Jinping reaffirmed their readiness to work together for mutual development.

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