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Philippines city bans plastic bags

Manila: Muntinlupa City has become the first major urban centre in the country to ban the use of plastic bags and other non-biodegradable materials. Just recently, the city, located in the southern fringes of Metro Manila, started implementing Ordinance Number 10-109

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WHAT WENT BEFORE: Bus strike

MANILA, Philippines?On November 15, 2010, thousands of commuters were stranded as bus operators protesting their inclusion in the number-coding scheme took their units off the streets of Metro Manila. Around 13,000 provincial and city buses would have been covered by the scheme, set for implementation…

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Stormy Weather Kills 56 In Philippines, 19 Missing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Stormy weather since late December has killed 56 people in the Philippines and left at least 19 missing, mostly fishermen lost in rough seas, disaster authorities said Tuesday. Raging floodwaters and landslides from unseasonable rains that hit 25 provinces in the central and southern Philippines accounted for most of the deaths,…

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Shell shuts down 35 gas stations in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines?Oil giant Pilipinas Shell has shut down 35 of its gas stations in Metro Manila, saying that fuel supply has been affected by the Supreme Court’s order to temporarily close a pipeline that leaked and caused groundwater pollution in Makati City. “Supply is very tight and it is very difficult. We do not see ourselves getting back to normal anytime…

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SMC seals deal for company to build MRT 7

MANILA, Philippines ? San Miguel Corp. has closed a deal to take over a majority stake in the company that will develop the $1.5-billion Metro Railway Transit-7 (MRT-7) linking North Edsa to Bulacan. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, San Miguel said its…

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Quezon City announces All Saints’ Day traffic rerouting

MANILA, Philippines ? Quezon City police will be implementing a traffic rerouting scheme in seven major cemeteries in the city on November 1, All Saints’ Day. Motorists are advised of the following traffic rerouting scheme effective 4 a.m. on November 1: At the Manila North Cemetery: -Trucks and buses coming from the Balintawak area towards Manila, thru A

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New LRT station opens in Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines ? A new station of the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) opened at Roosevelt, Quezon City on Friday to service over 3,000 more commuters in the city. The Roosevelt station will run through Munoz, Projects 6 and 8 and connect the LRT trains to the Metro Rail Transit…

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Fix drainage or suffer another Ondoy

BY ANGELA LOPEZ DE LEON METRO Manila will see a repeat of the devastation brought about by storm “Ondoy” a year ago if local government units in the metropolis do not fix and upgrade the drainage system. Edwin Domino, director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau,…

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PLDT on track to surpassing record net profit in 2009

Most Read Business Bangko Sentral to relax forex rules MetroPac unit raising P7.5B for infra projects CebuPac eyes more destinations abroad RP antipoverty programs to get WB backing Bill Gates tops list of richest Americans?Forbes list Stocks up slightly ‘Green’ house wins architecture design excellence awards BCDA seeks lessees for John Hay units PLDT on track to surpassing record net profit in 2009 Gov’t seizes P2.4B in counterfeit goods

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Aquino ally: No to MRT fare hike

MANILA, Philippines?House Deputy Majority Leader Roman Romulo on Sunday urged the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) to conduct adequate public consultations on any upward adjustment in the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare. In a news release, he warned that a sudden and excessive increase could boomerang and drive commuters to…

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Moving people

I GREW up in San Juan, which was then considered part of the province of Rizal. A place like Marikina, another town in Rizal, was considered ‘far,’ deserving a trip maybe once a year to buy shoes