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Timely Increase?

Even as they complain of long queues and poor service, passengers of Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) as well as Light Rail Transit lines 1 and 2 (LRT) should brace for higher fares starting Jan. 4 after the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) approved the fare hike.

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya issued Department Order No 2014-014 setting the new fares for the country’s three major mass transport system in the metropolis. Continue reading

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Buyout Ready

Like Senator Francis Escudero I am also wary that the bulk of the takeover appropriation will just be used to pay for the bonds held by state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), which controls 80 percent of  MRTC, the owner of the mass-transit railway. Continue reading

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Behold Bohol

Bohol to hold travel fair in Glorietta Mall Dec. 8-10 AirAsia’s super low fares to Bohol and bargain hotel and tour deals are up for grabs!  Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines as it launches new and exciting tourist destinations with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels and resorts during a travel fair to be held in Glorietta Mall on Dec. 8-10. Bohol provincial governor Edgar Chatto said the province will also formally launch its new branding “Behold…BOHOL,” which positions the province as a destination that exudes a sense of awe in every visitor.

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