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Mar 28, 2017 - 9:50 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday March 28

Cyclist's death spurs bike lanes movement

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The shock and grief over the death of Lorelie Melevo a single mother of 2 turns to a force for action as supporters of bike lanes call for changes in the country

Image from Lorelie Melevo's Facebook page.

MMDA to implement modified truck ban for APEC summit

Oct 22, 2015 - 9:26 AM

From November 17 to 20 a modified truck ban scheme will be implemented to give way to the APEC summit in Manila

No port congestion problem with return of truck ban – Palace

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras says the government aims to launch by end September a truck appointment booking system to regulate the trucks allowed to ply Metro Manila roads

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban in 2014. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Truck ban begins September 15

Sep 12, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Trucks will not be allowed on any Metro Manila roads from 6 am to 10 am and then again from 5 pm to 10 pm This is in anticipation of the Manila leg of the APEC summit

NO TRUCKS. A new resolution from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) limits how long trucks can be on the road in Metro Manila. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Lorenzo Shipping profits in 2014 despite port congestion

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Domestic shipping line records its most profitable year in 10 years and reiterates the need to modernize ports

Court allows reopening of Lopez-owned pipeline

Jun 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

After the 2010 fuel leak the Supreme Court is allowing the resumption of First Philippine Industrial Corporation’s white oil pipeline operation based on certain conditions

Ports authority books profit despite congestion

Mar 23, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority even overshoots its P3 67 billion target by 16 or P582 million

Lack of long-term plans hinders PH infra dev't

Mar 05, 2015 - 12:32 PM

One factor businessmen say is the presidential term limit – a single term for 6 years – which leads to policy changes when a new leader takes over

Port congestion fixed, Malacañang says

Mar 02, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The volume of cargo ship in and out of the seaports in the Philippines also grew faster in 2014 amid the congestion the Philippine Ports Authority reports

Inflation down to 2.4% in January

Feb 05, 2015 - 5:38 PM

UPDATED The inflation figure for the first month of 2015 is aligned with the government target of 3 plus or minus 1 percentage point for the year

MMDA allows trucks on Roxas Blvd for 2 weeks

Feb 01, 2015 - 3:49 PM

From February 2 to 15 2015 trucks will be able to use Roxas Roxas Boulevard from 12 midnight to 5 am

Trucks carrying shipping containers arrive at Manila's international container port on April 10, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Manila ports nearing congestion as holiday period begins

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The Philippine Ports Authority appeals to importers and cargo owners to clear their cargos with only a week left before Christmas

PPA chief: Manila ports to be fully decongested early 2015

Dec 15, 2014 - 6:50 PM

The number of vessels at queue was reduced to a combined total of 16 vessels excluding those at berth from a high of 30 a couple of weeks ago

Shortage of noche buena favorites likely, importers warn

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Industry groups warn the port congestion would result in possible shortage of fruits meat and poultry products this holiday season

Port industry players: Freeze truck ban

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:56 PM

Road connectors and excellent ports integrated with cities will bring long term trade growth port industry players say

Manila lifts controversial truck ban

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:28 AM

2nd UPDATE Citing their unity with the national government on concerns over the economy Manila officials finally agree to lift the truck ban indefinitely to help ease port congestion

LIFT TRUCK BAN. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (left)  and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno hold up the signed order lifting the truck ban in Manila on September 13, 2014. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Isko Moreno: Port congestion preceded Manila truck ban

Sep 09, 2014 - 11:55 AM

The Manila Vice Mayor says while the Manila truck ban may have contributed to port congestion better foresight of policymakers could have deterred it

Trucks carrying shipping containers arrive at Manila's international container port on April 10, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Counterflow schemes to solve NLEX congestion

Sep 06, 2014 - 1:39 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says Task Force Pantalan will be spearheading the decongestion of vehicles in the area

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

C5 'one truck lane' policy begins September 1

Aug 29, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The MMDA will do a test run of the new policy on Saturday morning August 28

Image courtesy of the MMDA

Manila port braces for cargo peak season

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:58 PM

The Manila International Container Terminal operator will complete yard expansion in 30 to 60 days in anticipation of the surge in cargo volume by December

‘Expanded’ Parañaque truck ban starts August 25

Aug 19, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Trucks will no longer be allowed to ply through Parañaque’s major streets beginning August 25 Exempted are 6 wheeler logistics and cargo trucks

File photo by AFP

Cabinet body orders speedy release of food cargo at Manila port

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:20 PM

The Cabinet Cluster on Port Congestion has directed Manila port operators to prioritize the release of food cargo to avert price hikes and a looming food shortage in the metro

Isko on port congestion: Stop blaming Manila truck ban

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno tells truckers to behave while in Manila

BEHAVE. Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno defends its city's truck ban and asks truckers to behave. Rappler photo

Increase weekend operations to decongest ports

Aug 13, 2014 - 5:43 PM

While stakeholders agree on increased operations on weekends they acknowledge it is only a short term solution

URGENT PROBLEM. Senator Bam Aquino leads the Senate hearing on congestion in Manila ports. Senate photo

BOC to speed up auction of overstaying goods in Manila ports

Aug 12, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The auction is the newest measure undertaken by the Bureau of Customs to ease port congestion

DECONGESTED SOON. Malacañang assures the public that the congestion at major ports in Metro Manila would ease by Saturday, August 16. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Jay Directo

No more port congestion in Manila mid-August?

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Malacañang assures that Metro Manila ports will be decongested amid intensified efforts to crack down on colorum trucks

PH economy to grow 6.7% in 2014 – UN ESCAP

Aug 07, 2014 - 10:58 AM

The Philippines will end the year with private consumption and investment driven growth the UN ESCAP says

Jollibee putting up stores in Malaysia, Indonesia

Aug 06, 2014 - 4:32 PM

The expansion will solidify the fast food giant’s presence in ASEAN

FOOD GIANT. Jollibee reports expansion plans in Malaysia and Indonesia. File photo by Agence France-Presse

MMDA: LTFRB to blame for Katipunan traffic

Jul 31, 2014 - 4:50 PM

The MMDA says heavy traffic along Katipunan avenue is the ill fated outcome of the LTFRB s recent memo on trucks for hire

PH businessmen seek suspension of new rules on colorum operators

Jun 21, 2014 - 7:05 PM

The businessmen fear that higher fines against colorum operators at this time would lead to a truck shortage and hamper the delivery of perishable goods and raw materials

Manila truck ban lifted; special lane takes its place

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:26 PM

A 24 hour express lane has been designated along Roxas Boulevard for cargo trucks to allow them to go in and out of the Port of Manila Malacañang announces

Customs misses April revenue goal

May 26, 2014 - 3:28 PM

The bureau said the lower number of working days and the truck ban in Manila affected its collections

REFORMS. The Bureau of Customs has implemented changes – from officials and personnel to rules and processes – to shore up revenue collections. File Photo from AFP

Erap lifts Manila truck ban for World Economic Forum

May 12, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada signs an EO lifting the city s truck ban for 8 days in preparation for the World Economic Forum on East Asia

MORATORIUM. Manila Mayor Erap Estrada lifts the city's truck ban for 8 days, to allow national gov't to prepare for the WEF in East Asia. File photo by Rappler

Q and A: DOTC's Abaya on truck, bus bans

Apr 07, 2014 - 8:25 AM

Do city wide bans on trucks or buses work? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya weighs in

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Customs misses collection target in January

Mar 21, 2014 - 3:08 PM

The agency fails to meet its revenue target for January but exceeds its collections a year ago

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

DTI: Impact of Manila truck ban temporary

Mar 20, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo says more companies are interested in using the Batangas port as a result of the Manila daytime truck ban

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Singson to traders: Maximize Manila's 5-hour window for trucks

Mar 18, 2014 - 4:18 PM

The DPWH chief says the negotiated hours of 10 am to 3 pm for trucks to ply Manila are already sufficient

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Subic offers its ports as alternative to Manila

Mar 02, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Roberto Garcia wants to transform the freeport zone into one of Asia s major logistics hub

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Trucks on Commonwealth Avenue overloaded - DPWH

Mar 02, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson warns about the dangers posed by overloaded vehicles

BOC adjusts to truck ban, extends ports' operating hours

Feb 27, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The Port of Manila and the Manila International Container Port will be open until 9 pm February 27 28 and 9 am to 5 pm on March 1

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Palace: Gov't, truckers seek compromise on truck ban

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Attempts to reach a compromise come in the wake of reports of a drop in revenue collections by the Bureau of Customs

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Manila truck ban may affect PH exports

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:01 PM

PEZA says the repercussions of Manila s truck ban could negatively impact some 800 companies employing 200 000 workers in Calabarzon

REPERCUSSIONS. PEZA director-general Lilia de Lima warns of the repercussions of Manila's truck ban on Philippine exports. Romeo Gacad/AFP

Customs revenue down on first day of truck ban

Feb 25, 2014 - 2:55 PM

The Manila Int l Container Port generated only P262 8M down from the daily average of P360M; the Port of Manila P134 4M from a daily average of P253M

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Erap on truck ban: Nobody above the law

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:32 AM

The Manila local government wages war against tyrants who are completely against the city s daytime truck ban

TOWED. The first violators of the Manila daytime truck ban are towed by local officials. Photo by Rappler

Manila truck ban: Here's where trucks can pass

Feb 23, 2014 - 12:52 PM

The city government of Manila identifies specific routes that trucks can take in light of its modified daytime truck ban

NO TRUCKS. A new ordinance will ban trucks from entering the city of Manila from 5am to 9pm. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Manila tweaks truck ban, opens 10am-3pm window

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:12 PM

The Philippine Exporters Confederation is also proposing that public parking lots be identified where trucks can wait for the ban to be lifted

TRUCK BAN. Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno talks to city officials ahead of the implementation of a modified daytime ban on trucks. Photo courtesy of Isko Moreno's Facebook page

Isko slams Bistek for Manila truck ban criticism

Feb 12, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Manila s vice mayor says the Quezon City mayor should not be lawyering for truck operators or should try having a port in QC to know what heavy traffic is

City-wide truck ban in Manila starts February

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:32 PM

More than 4 000 buses traverse the Philippine capital on a daily basis

NO TRUCKS. A new ordinance will ban trucks from entering the city of Manila from 5am to 9pm. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

NCR modified truck ban extended ’til January 15

Jul 06, 2013 - 2:39 PM

The modified truck ban originally set to end Saturday July 6 to January 15 2014