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PH to face Singapore in SEA Games basketball

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The Philippines will begin its quest for a fifth straight basketball gold medal and 18th overall in Southeast Asian Games when it faces Singapore at the Mall of Asia Arena on December 4. A team managers’ meeting was held Tuesday afte...

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Filipino athletes acknowledged for exceeding 2017 SEA Games performance

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The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) recognized the Filipino athletes for exceeding their gold medal output in the 2017 edition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Just on the second day of the ongoing SEA Games 2019, h...

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57,000 families flee homes amid 'Tisoy' onslaught

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said some 57,918 families or 225,768 individuals across four regions fled their homes to different evacuation centers. In the agency's 8 a.m. update Tuesday signed and released...

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Senate wants other solutions beyond provincial bus ban

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Senate President Vicente Sotto III pushed for other alternatives beyond the provincial bus ban along Edsa as long-term solutions to ease the traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

During a Senate joint hearing on the implementation of the provincial bus ban, Sotto said the ban was just a "band-aid solution" to the metropolis' traffic problems, as he suggested to clear Metro Manila city streets of illegally parked vehicles.

"Ang solusyon [the solution] to decongest Edsa is no parking in Metro Manila. Let us declare all city streets in Metro Manila as no parking zones," Sotto said.

Sotto also proposed to transfer government agencies outside Metro Manila to decongest the metro.

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian backed the proposals of the Senate leader, noting that he filed similar bills that aim to solve Manila's congestion problems.

Gatchalian said he authored the proof-of-parking bill, which requires prospective car buyers from Metro Manila to prove that they have parking space, and the measure seeking to transfer the seat of government to New Clark City.

The hearing, led by the Senate Committee on Public Services, was attended by transport officials, representatives from public and private sectors, local officials, major transport groups, commuters’ associations, and transport economists.

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