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Efforts to ease EDSA traffic problem continue

Efforts to ease EDSA traffic problem continue

  THE Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has a number of plans aimed at easing the traffic jams on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA). One is an EDSA bus loading-unloading ban which had a dry run last Monday. The MMDA called for the strict enforcement of the point-to-point franchise of provincial buses, which means […]

President off for Beijing Forum

  PRESIDENT Duterte left yester­day to attend the Second Belt and Road Initiative Forum for In­ternational Cooperation in Beijing, China, on April 25-27. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) program, known as the New Silk Road, referring to that ancient pro­gram that once united nations from Asia to Europe as trading partners, recently took a […]

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Step up bay cleanup as it continues to draw people

  BASECO beach in Tondo, Manila, was filled with thousands of Manilans on Easter Sunday, out to enjoy even just a few minutes of wading in the cool waters of the bay on a specially hot summer day. They can no longer do this in the waters off Roxas Blvd. and Rizal Park, where wire […]

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In this hot season, plan for the coming rains

  THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that 49.2 degrees was recorded last Thursday in Guiuan, Samar. Scattered sites around the country recorded slightly less heat – 45.8 degrees in Ambulong, Batangas; 44.4 degrees in Daet, Camarines Norte; 44.5 degrees in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; 44.4 degrees in Sangley, Point, Cavite; 43.2 […]

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Finally a fund for rice farm modernization

  THERE is a Rice Tariffication Law to ensure that there will be enough rice for consumers in the country. The rice will mostly come from abroad. The new rice law does away with the old system requiring importers to get permits from the National Food Authority (NFA). Now anyone can import rice upon payment […]

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After Notre Dame fire, resurrection at Easter

  PARIS is the most-visited country in the world today. And its Notre Dame Cathedral, at the very center of the city, is its most visited monument. Thus, when the cathedral was hit by fire last Monday, it was not just the people of Paris who watched the flames in tears. The whole world watched […]

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