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It’s time to get your work-life balance in order
Tired of spending hours upon hours either stuck in traffic or public transportation? Then we have some good news for you.The Philippine Senate has passed Senate Bill No. 1571, otherwise known as the Alternative Working Arrangement Bill or 'flexitime bill.' Essentially,
Higher monetary fines are also being proposed.
If one senator were to have his way, reckless drivers might be facing almost 15 years in jail instead of just two to six.Senator Koko Pimentel has filed Senate Bill No. 118, which will amend Article 365 of the Revised Penal
Aren’t the fees expensive enough already?
Late last year, the Philippine Land Transportation Office (LTO) issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 2018-2158, which set guidelines for private motor vehicle inspection center operations.Under the MC, vehicles weighing over 4,500kg will be charged an inspection fee of P1,800
This has been long overdue
In one of its final sessions before the next administration takes over, the Senate passed an act that penalizes "distracted driving." According to a report by the Inquirer, the bill was approved on its third and final reading."While the State recognizes
Because ours are one chaotic mess
Do we need more laws just to reverse the increasing number of road accidents in the country?In a bid to minimize the number of road accidents that result in the loss of lives and property, Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero filed Senate
If Senate bill is passed into law
Senator Vicente Sotto III has filed Senate Bill 2344, which, if passed into law, will ban motorcycle pillion riders, also known as tandem- or back-riders since "they have become a menace to society.""Motorcycle back-riders, most commonly known as riding-
Hurray for consumer protection
With the Philippine Senate's recent approval of the Lemon Law, Senate president Franklin Drilon is encouraging car manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers to "maintain very high quality control of their products to avoid faulty motor vehicles getting into the hands of
Hoping to see the Lemon Law in our lifetime
On Monday, the Philippine Senate approved six measures, including Senate Bill 2211, or the "Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand-New Vehicles," otherwise known as the Lemon Law. The act "seeks to protect consumers in the sale of motor
A bill that is long overdue
Taxicab passengers have found an ally in the Senate as Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago recently filed Senate Bill No. 1206, or the \"Taxi Passenger Bill of Rights.\"\"There are too many disturbing reports of taxi drivers and operators who take advantage of
Who is to blame?
In January, the Philippine Senate officially gave the green light for Senate Bill No. 2856, or the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentives Act, to be passed into law, 10 months after the Philippine Congress passed a similar bill in March 2012.Before the
Is a 30-percent price cut good enough?
Ever wonder how much today's hybrid cars would cost once President Benigno Aquino III signs the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentives Act into law? We asked an executive of a local carmaker to give us an estimate as to how extensive the
Finally!
Better late than never, as the saying goes.After a brief mudslinging threatened to derail the passing of several important bills before the Senate goes on recess for the May 2013 elections, the lawmakers have finally approved on its third and final
Does this make sense?
A study conducted by a Canadian public policy research group has found that a law against distracted driving has failed to improve road safety within the Manitoba region as highway fatalities have reportedly reached an all-time high during the first full
Following the July 4 bus accident on EDSA
Following the accident on July 4 that saw a public-utility bus breaching the railing of the EDSA-Ortigas flyover and ramming the MRT concrete girder reportedly due to its driver sending and reading text messages on his cellphone while driving, Senator
And where is it now?
Political issues never cease to keep our lawmakers busy but Sen. Ralph Recto, author of the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentive Act of 2011, is hoping his proposal will soon be passed into law. By soon, he is looking at June 30--when
Too good to be true?
With the unabated fluctuation of oil prices in the Philippine market, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV wants a bill to be passed that would not only limit the profits of petroleum companies but also tax the latter's excess profit."With the oil
To reduce damage to properties and limit number of casualties
Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. is urging Malacañang to use the funds specifically intended for road projects to upgrade flood control infrastructures all over the country.Revilla made the recommendation after conducting an on-site inspection of the Arnedo Dike in Pampanga.
The solution to the metro's traffic?
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is reportedly planning to build an elevated highway over EDSA from Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City to Balintawak in Quezon City to address traffic congestion in the metropolis.According to Sen. Franklin Drilon, chairman
Just days after BOI revealed a similar bill in the Senate
A solon in the Lower House recently filed a bill that would give incentives, both fiscal and otherwise, to car manufacturers and distributors who manufacture, assemble, convert or import hybrid and other alternative-fuel vehicles as part of the government's efforts
More affordable hybrids and EVs!
If you're planning to buy a locally-available hybrid car, you may want to hold it off for a little while as the Senate is reportedly working on a bill that may soon bring the exorbitantly high prices of these vehicles
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