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Metro traffic remains a big problem

JUST when the traffic situation seemed to be improving in one part of Metro Manila, it would get jammed elsewhere in the metropolis. At one time, flooded streets around the Manila City Hall caused south-bound traffic to back up as far back as España Blvd. in Sampaloc. That appears to have been solved by repairs on drainage channels. Last Monday, traffic was again jammed all around Quiapo and surrounding areas. This time, motorists blamed construction work on Quiapo bridge, where a layer of asphalt was being laid on one lane.

Extend deadline, please!

Talked to several filmmakers, including producers and directors, and they have one urgent request as regards this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Which is: Please extend the deadline of submission of entries from last week of September to last week of October. Or even first week of November.

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Preparedness saved many lives when Mount Pinatubo erupted 25 years ago, volcanologists said, as the nation remembered that day in 1991 when the volcano ended over 400 years of slumber to explode in one of the cataclysmic eruptions of the 20th century.

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Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano was chosen as the honorary chairman when the Philippine Superliga (PSL) organizes the FIVB World Women’s Club Championship from Oct. 18 to 23.

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With less than a week to go before the national polls, President Aquino motored to the Iglesia ni Cristo headquarters in Quezon City for a closed-door meeting with INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo yesterday.

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President Aquino has ordered concerned agencies to step up measures to ensure the safety of travelers and pilgrims going to the provinces this Holy Week, a Palace official said yesterday.

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