Will the Traffic Crisis Act live up to its goal of ending traffic problems hounding the three biggest and busiest metropolitan areas in the country? The proposed measure was approved on Tuesday by the House committee on transportation and will soon be up for debates in plenary.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has suspended the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA) that prohibits motorists from using mobile devices and electronic gadgets, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member and spokesperson, Aileen Lizada, said Tuesday.
While the government is certain to collect additional revenues from the proposed tax reform package, the returns to the people through a vaunted social benefit program remains vague, opposition lawmakers said Tuesday.
Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United States, as the Trump administration's “America First” policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries.
Tapping oil and gas reserves in the Reed Bank - a resource-rich area within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone - could be a key growth driver as the country looks to expand both public and private investments in the next five years, according to businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
Although the Philippine government has slammed the door on the European Union, the latter's P2-billion aid to the Department of Health won't be included in the grants that the Duterte administration had rejected.
The Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent in the first three months of 2017, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on Thursday, with the figure lower than the 7 percent expected by officials and the 6.8 percent from a BusinessWorld poll.
Meralco has laid down the mechanics for refunding P6.9 billion to its customers starting this June.
This, after the company received the formal order from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to return to customers an average 75 centavos per kilowatthour every month until August.