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MANILA, Philippines - Senators called on the government and private owners of the Metro Rail Transit 3 yesterday to sit down and thresh out a solution to the problems besetting the mass transit system, which has been breaking down almost daily, stranding thousands of commuters and worsening Metro Manila’s traffic woes. In a hearing called by the Senate committee on public services, officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the private owners of MRT-3 blamed each other for the system’s worsening condition. Read more [...]

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By Leila B. Salaverria |Philippine Daily Inquirer 8:18 pm | Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 MANILA, Philippines—There may be more reason to hold Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima accountable for the big discount he got for the purchase of a sport utility vehicle in 2013 than for the donation from his friends for the construction of his official residence, according to Sen Read more [...]

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Oct
By Leila B. Salaverria |Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:07 am | Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 MANILA, Philippines–The country’s top policeman, who will be subjected to a lifestyle check like the rest of his men, last year bought for P1.5 million on government salary a sport utility vehicle (SUV) worth P4 million Read more [...]

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Oct
From the 26th floor office of the Ramos Peace and Development Foundation Inc. in Makati, Fidel Valdez Ramos has a panoramic view of the Makati skyline Read more [...]

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Oct
Senator Grace Llamanzares-Poe on Wednesday slammed the maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), citing existence of other companies that are "competent" to keep the mass rail transit system in better shape. "I don't blame you alone. Read more [...]

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Oct
A fund of around P40 million is proposed to help make Philippine towns more resilient to climate change and prepared for disasters CLIMATE-RESILIENT TOWNS. Local government officials of San Vicente, Palawan, a pilot site for developing climate-resilience in Philippine towns, look over a multi-hazard map of their community. Read more [...]

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Oct
Senator Grace Llamanzares-Poe on Wednesday slammed the maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT 3) and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), citing existence of other companies that are "competent" to keep the mass rail transit system in better shape. "I don't blame you alone. Read more [...]

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Oct
Commentary By Raissa Robles | 5:59 am | Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 (From left) Gov. Read more [...]

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Oct
By Leila B. Salaverria |Philippine Daily Inquirer 7:37 pm | Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 MANILA, Philippines—The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, which is tasked to gather local and foreign intelligence vital to the country’s security and economy, pleaded with the Senate Friday for more intelligence funds, saying its allocation for this purpose was dwarfed by the amounts received by other agencies. Read more [...]

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