Poe Expects MRT-3 Overhaul To Be Completed On Time

Sen. Grace Poe said the public deserves a safe and comfortable MRT3 ride in their daily commute with huge budget poured in as subsidy to its operations and for its maintenance. During interpellation of the P147-billion proposed 2020 budget of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Poe said she expects the agency will be able to fulfil its target to complete rehabilitation of MRT3 by July 2021. "You will be done by 2021, all those rails will have been replaced?" she asked. "Yes, complete rehab, almost like brand new," Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, sponsor of the agency's budget, said. Poe noted that…

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Vice President In Action

VP Leni, PNP To Discuss ‘PH Anti-Drug Strategy’

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Palace: Robredo Needs To Ask For Higher Anti-Drug Budget

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Newly-appointed drug czar, Vice President Leni Robredo can scrap Oplan…

Metro Manila

Mayor Isko Moreno Rejects Youth Group Apology Over Underpass Vandalism

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Taguig Tops Anti-Polio Campaign In NCR

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Luzon

Lechon Fests Held In Nueva Ecija Amid ASF Scare

Three lechon (roast pig) festivals were held in this town and at the provincial capitol in Palayan City to underscore the safety of meat products in this province. Mayor Josefino Angeles, members of the Sangguniang Bayan and heads of various government agencies led the public consumption here of three roasted pigs and other meat preparations during the boodle fights at the municipal gymnasium and the public market, which were organized by the market vendors' association during lunch on Tuesday. "Ito ay para ipakita sa lahat na walang ASF sa Santa Rosa at ligtas kainin ang karneng baboy dito sa amin…

Magalong Welcomes Filing Of Charges Vs. ‘Ninja’ Cops

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Mayor Batoil Elected League President

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Cavite’s 23 City and Town Mayors Vow To Sustain Manila Bay Rehab

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Visayas

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. Moves To Address Dev’t Issues In Sicogon

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Mindanao

Suspended Guv Extends Aid To NoCot Quake Victims Via Friends

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