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Subway to solve Manila traffic woes

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Frequent traffic gridlock has traumatized residents of Metro Manila. Dinner guests at a Makati hotel one rain-drenched evening a couple of weeks ago compared notes, with one making a three-hour trip from Parañaque City and another traveling four hours from Balara, Quezon City.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Looming energy shortage

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BROWNOUT A teacher in a nonformal education program   in Pasig City holds a class by candlelight as the area is hit by a power outage. INQUIRER PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has raised the alarm on an impending electric power shortage in the Luzon grid in 2015, projecting a reserve deficiency of 400 to 500 megawatts (MW) from March to May, which translates into two- or three-hour rotating outages.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Charter change: The 2014 version

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JOINT SESSION President Aquino joins Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. in the House of Representatives before delivering his fifth State of the Nation Address. Malacañang Photo

The House of Representatives is currently debating Joint Resolution No. 1 (JR-1) to amend six “economic” provisions of the Constitution on land, natural resources, public utilities, media, advertising and educational institutions.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Sustaining PH manufacturing growth

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PRESIDENT Aquino visits the production and training facilities of Alliance Mansols Inc. at the Laguna Technopark in Biñan City.  MALACAÑANG PHOTO

Recent growth figures show a strong resurgence of the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing industry grew 10.8 percent in the second quarter and 8.1 percent in the first half of the year.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Story of our power woes

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Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has recommended emergency powers for President Aquino to give the country additional supply of electricity. In the face of a looming shortfall in 2015, Malacañang has asked Congress to grant Mr. Aquino the extra powers.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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