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In support of the governmentâs efforts to reclaim public roads
We’ve seen road-clearing operations ramping up in the past few weeks following President Rodrigo Duterte’s orders to reclaim all public roads that are being used by private entities. In line with this, Senator Win Gatchalian recently requested the President to fast-track the ...
 
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People might soon have to prove they have parking before they can buy cars.
Sometimes it feels as if Metro Manila has as many private cars as people: one look at EDSA during peak hours—since practically every hour is rush hour—is enough to understand why. In a bid to control the number of vehicles that congest ...
 
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He wants offices to refrain from asking individuals to present newly-acquired birth certificates within the last six months.
A new bill filed by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto seeks to give “lifetime validity” to birth certificates and mandates government agencies to accept a birth certificate regardless of when it was issued.According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the birth ...
 
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The Supreme Court's new app proves they're living in 3019, while we're still stuck in 2019.
Look, we know the Supreme Court is one of the oldest and most respected entities in our government, but that doesn't mean they don't know a thing or two about keeping up with millennials. The country's top judicial body recently left us ...
 
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As of December 2018, there are 4,362 registered EVs in PH
To openly discuss the effects of hybrid electric vehicles in the Philippines, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) held the Toyota Hybrid Electric Technology Conference today, May 29, 2019. The conference aims to promote the adoption of hybrids as the future of local transportation.Among ...
 
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The proposed "Safe Streets, Workplaces and Public Spaces Act" is now a law.
No matter what you say, catcalling or wolf-whistling in public is not "freedom of expression," and it's definitely "a sexual thing" and a form of sexual harassment. And now that the proposed Safe Streets, Workplaces and Public Spaces Act lapsed into law, offenders may face ...
 
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The newly signed law is still subject to ratification through a plebiscite.
Once a part of Davao del Norte before being recognized as Compostela Valley, the province is once again subject to changing its name. Revealed to the media on May 23, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure to rename Compostela ...
 
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Are you courteous to our two-wheeled friends?
The Philippines just took another step toward making its streets more bicycle-friendly.House Bill 8911, otherwise known as the Minimum Overtaking of Cyclists Distance Act, has been approved in its third and final reading. Essentially, it makes overtaking bicycles in a dangerous manner ...
 
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Yes, please
It goes without saying that moving around Metro Manila is a major pain in the a**, regardless of whether you drive a car or take public transportation. But it isn’t just the wasted time or everyday hassle of commuting that gets on ...
 
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Contrary to the goals set under the Renewable Energy Act, the percentage of power generated from renewable energy has actually decreased over the past decade.
It’s often said that the Philippines has a lot of good laws, but that they lack implementation. The Renewable Energy Act (RA9513) is certainly one of those laws. When it was passed in 2008, it was a trailblazing piece of legislation that aimed ...
 
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The government is going to be strict, so don't get any funny ideas.
On September 26, the House Committee on Health unanimously approved the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act authored by Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III.The bill aims to establish a formal system in the Philippines that will facilitate the strict and proper use of cannabis to treat specific ...
 
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The House Committee on Health yesterday approved the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act.
Marijuana: Arguably the most divisive drug in the last decade (politicians do not count as drugs, even if they admit to taking fentanyl). Talk of marijuana elicits a black or white reaction from everyone, from takatak boys to the Pope. In this mostly ...
 
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Where there is smoke, there is, indeed, fire.
On May 16, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 26, which would impose nationwide smoking ban in public areas."EO No. 26 seeks to replicate on a larger scale a successful ban on smoking in Davao City started by Mr. Duterte when ...
 
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But a bill filed by Sen. Risa Hontiveros seeks to change that.
In the past two weeks, the Internet was up in arms over the proliferation of “Pastor Hokage” groups on Facebook. After reporting page after page, netizens began to ask: Isn't there something more we can do about this? Can we report this ...
 
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Take the little Hell's Angel on the road for one last ride.
Sorry to break it to you, but today, May 18, is the last day you can legally endanger your small offspring’s safety when taking them on a spin on your motorcycle.According to Republic Act No. 10666, effective May 19 “[i]t shall be ...
 
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Setting the bar high.
The University of San Carlos in Cebu City has produced a significant share of the country’s bar exam topnotchers in 2016. Not only is the highest performing examinee, Karen Mae Calam, from USC’s College of Law, three other USC alumni also made ...
 
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The results are in.
It must have felt like an eternity for the exam takers, but the six-month long wait for the bar examination results is finally over. Traditionally released around Holy Week, the exams have produced the highest passing rate in decades at 59.06%.  Here ...
 
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You might be asking the wrong question
Does death still surprise you? Have you changed the way you looked at death, from when you were a young teenager to now an aging millennial?While death, to the well-organized mind of J.K. Rowling is but the next great adventure, the truth, ...
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