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Train of trot

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The boys of our leader, Benigno Simeon (aka BS), are busy answering tons of media flak over the alleged extortion attempt by DOTC officials in the P3.8-billion expansion of the Edsa MRT-3.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Mr. President, please personally look into the Edsa problem

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In the fight to improve the traffic situation on Edsa, there have been a number of “solutions” presented. Which pose a serious question: Is the government turning communist?

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Inquirer Columns,Motoring | Read More »

Gargantuan numbers and the MMDA

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What do you think of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, more widely known as the MMDA? Is it effective? Ineffective? Basically clean? Corrupt? Trying hard? Or overwhelmed by the megapolis it is supposed to manage?

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Tacked in traffic

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There is a private group that is readying a challenge to the traffic “number coding” scheme in Metro Manila, planning to present its case before the Supreme Court, perhaps aiming to force the government to drop the scheme finally—after about 16 years.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Columnists | Read More »

LTO, MMDA heads to chat with media at first Usapan AAP

Land Transportation Office (LTO) Assistant Secretary Virginia Torres and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino recently confirmed their participation in the first Usapan AAP of the Automobile Association Philippines on Friday, September 28.

Posted: September 19th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Unsung heroes

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So Christmas in Metro Manila went well, the highways and byways, not to mention the shopping centers and business districts, turning into ghost towns, deserted and empty of cars, people and mayhem. I was thankful as I was delivering gifts to friends and colleagues last minute on Sunday afternoon. I was also glad that Metro [...]

Posted: December 27th, 2011 in Motoring | Read More »

MMDA launches traffic monitoring website

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A traffic monitoring system, which broadcasts information about traffic conditions, congestion and accidents, is an important part of a city’s road system. This is usually done via all-news radio channels. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) used to broadcast traffic information on its 1206 kHz radio station. Now, the MMDA has teamed up with TV5 [...]

Posted: July 5th, 2011 in Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

FIT on the ground

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Finally, after only about a year of delay, the government just came up with the rates that we, the public, must pay for RE—yes, the well-liked environment-friendly “renewable energy.” And immediately, of course, the power generation industry sees something wrong in the proposed rates. They say the rates seem to heavily favor certain forms of [...]

Posted: June 9th, 2011 in Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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