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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.

FORMER Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DoTC) told the Senate committee looking into the problems of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 that he signed a maintenance contract with a new company without checking on the background of the company.

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An anti-graft group filed yesterday corruption charges against former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya over the alleged acquisition of defective train coaches from China under the previous administration.

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An anti-graft group filed yesterday corruption charges against former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya over the alleged acquisition of defective train coaches from China under the previous administration.

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In 2009, it was decided that a common station be built to allow travelers using Metro Manila’s two main train systems – the Light Rail Transit (LRT 1) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3) – move from one system to the other. A third line from San Jose del Monte in Bulacan – MRT 7 – will eventually connect to the two lines.

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WHEN the new administration assumes office on June 30, just six days from today, the new officials will be moving quickly to effect changes in their respective areas, with law enforcement to stop crime, particularly the spread of drugs, on top of the priorities.

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