• 22 December 2014
MANILA, Dec.22 -- Malacanang on Sunday said that the fare hike on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 and the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 is reasonable.  "Risonable lamang na ayusin natin ‘yung sistema ng pamasahe at ilapit ito sa pamasahe sa mga air-conditioned buses, para ang kasalukuyang ginugugol ng pamahalaan na subsidiya sa MRT at LRT ay mailaan naman po para sa mga mahahalagang social services," said Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr, in an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. Coloma was quoting President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address (SONA) in 2013, where the latter said there is a need to cut the government's subsidy to the MRT Line 3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2. "Kinakailangan po na tapusin na itong subsidiya ng lahat ng Pilipino para sa mababang singil sa LRT/MRT. Sapagkat, kung tutuusin naman po, kahit ‘yung ating mga kababayan na nakatira sa mga lalawigan sa Visayas o Mindanao na hindi man lamang tumutuntong sa mga tren ng LRT o MRT, kasama po silang pumapasan doon sa malaking subsidiya na tinutustos para diyan," said Coloma. During the President's SONA in 2013, he elaborated that the government subsidies 40 pesos in eve ...Read more

Palace urges public to support 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival

 CENTRAL  22 December 2014
MANILA, Dec. 22 --  Malacañang encouraged the public Sunday to support the eight movies officially lined up for the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) during its two-week run in theaters nationwide from December 25 to January 8. “Nananawagan tayo sa ating mga kababayan, lalong-lalo na ‘yu ...Read more

DOH health facilities go on ‘white alert’

 CENTRAL  22 December 2014
MANILA, Dec. 22 -- The Department of Health including the central office, regional offices and DOH-retained hospitals nationwide are placed in a “Code White Alert" from Dec. 21, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2014.  The “Code White Alert” level puts all hospital personnel on a standby status for deploymen ...Read more
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