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German firms press lifting of truck ban

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GPCCI general manager Nadine Fund: Reconsider truck ban PHOTO FROM GPCCI.ORG/

German firms operating in the country have joined repeated calls for Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to lift the truck ban in key routes in Manila, stressing that this “regretful” policy will only cripple the country’s booming economy.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Ayala Land plea for more time to challenge SM rejected

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Pasay City has rejected a request from Ayala Land Inc. to give it 60 more working days to challenge SM Land Inc.’s 300-hectare reclamation project proposal, making it “next to impossible” for the former to meet the deadline to submit a viable counter-proposal on Monday.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Bigger LGU role in land use allocation sought

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AS THE COUNTRY seeks to protect prime agricultural lands, it must also identify areas that could be utilized to address the population’s exponentially growing need for decent homes.

According to the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, the Philippines has a total land area of 30 million hectares. Half of this or 15.8-million hectares are classified as forest land while the remaining 14.2-million hectares are areas that are now devoted if not being planned to be designated for agricultural, industrial, recreational, or residential purposes.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Benguet LGUs want direct access to royalties

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The heads of several Benguet municipalities that host the country’s biggest mining firm want Congress to provide their communities with direct access to revenues derived from mining royalties.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Pantabangan: Faint the town

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With a population of less than 30,000 but with a yearly income of almost P200 million, this town in Nueva Ecija called Pantabangan, made famous by the 36-year-old hydroelectric and irrigation dam, can only be a prosperous town.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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