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AT the start of the “ber” months this year, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advised motorists to plan their trips in the coming weeks and months leading to Christmas in December, so as to avoid adding to the traffic on Epifanio de los Santos Ave. (EDSA). Traffic is usually heavy at this time of the year because of sales held by giant malls, 16 which are along EDSA, the MMDA said.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the operation of the city’s dumpsite will be extended to three more years, even as the local government is now discussing with partners the creation of a large scale solid waste management facility.

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Metro Manila will have a subway by 2025 – eight years from now. The first phase of the project will run from Mindanao Ave. in Quezon City to the gateway to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Parañaque City. It takes about three hours to travel this distance by car in today’s traffic. In a subway, it would take just 30 minutes, according to the planners.

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An “ambitious” P300-billion subway project will be one of the centerpieces of President Duterte’s economic plan to be completed before his six-year term of office ends in 2022.

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Natapos na ng Japan International Cooperation Agency o JICA ang ginawang feasibility study para sa North-South Commuter Railway Project.

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THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Pivolcs) denied reports over the weekend that it had warned against a strong earthquake in Metro Manila and nearby provinces between February 24 and March 28. This is supposed to be the long-feared “Big One” expected in the area covered by the “West Valley Fault.”

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