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PHIVOLCS lowers Taal Volcano threat to Alert Level 2

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered the threat of Taal Volcano to Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest), three weeks after it was put under Alert Level 3 (decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption) on Jan. 26...

Muntinlupa mayor gives free chocolates

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Mayor Jaime Fresnedi gave chocolates to female employees and visitors in Muntinlupa City Hall on Valentine's Day. The local exec visited offices in the City Hall compound on Friday to wish the local government’s employees and clients a hap...

Customs vows to speed up release of face masks

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) agreed to speed up the processing and release of shipments of surgical masks amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The Commissioner (Rey Leonardo Guerrero) has ordered for prompt processi...

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Caloocan solon proposes ban on private vehicles along EDSA

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Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice has proposed to prohibit private vehicles from using EDSA during rush hour.

Erice said EDSA should serve as a "mass transport highway" in the meantime or until the MRT-3 rehabilitation, the Metro Manila subway, and a road connecting the North and South Luzon Expressways are completed.

"Kailangan maihatid muna natin nang mas mabilis ang ating mga manggagawa at makauwi sila nang mas maaga," he said in an interview with DZMM. 

"We need to usher our workers faster and get them home earlier. My proposal is that from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., private vehicles should be banned from EDSA. Only mass transport should be allowed there," he was quoted as saying.

A wire report claimed that Metro Manila now has as many vehicles as its 13 million residents.

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