• 02 September 2015
MANILA, Sep. 2 -- President Aquino has ordered for the review and fine-tuning of action proposals on easing traffic congestion and the submission of detailed implementation plans that take into account the need for holistic solutions, unified action among concerned government agencies, and heightened awareness to ensure citizen cooperation, according to a Palace statement on Tuesday.   Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said after a meeting presided over by the President, it was agreed that priority action will be taken to clear six major intersections that are traffic congestion “choke points” along EDSA, namely: (1) Balintawak; (2) Cubao; (3) Ortigas; (4) Shaw Boulevard; (5) Guadalupe; and (6) Taft Avenue.   Moreover, the President approved the deployment of the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to serve as the lead traffic law enforcement agency on EDSA, with continuing support from the MMDA, LTO and LTFRB.  Among the immediate action steps agreed were: (1) Stricter enforcement of the bus lanes along EDSA; (2) Clearing of obstructions on EDSA and alternate routes; and (3) Continuing consultations with bus and public utility operators, trucke ...Read more

Citizens' movement grabs spotlight at Galing Pook Governance Fair

 CENTRAL  02 September 2015
MANILA, Sep. 2 -- In an event which showcased the extraordinary heroism of ordinary Filipinos, the Aquino administration came together with civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, and local government units (LGUs) to hold the Galing Pook Governance Fair dubbed “Mamamayan, Mamam ...Read more

Tech company provides assistance to Kalahi-CIDSS

 CENTRAL  02 September 2015
MANILA, Sep. 2 -- International Business Machines (IBM) recently provided technical assistance to the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Corporate Service Corps ...Read more