Train brought down 2nd quarter GDP growth

Fernando Fajardo 08/09/2018

The Philippine economy grew by 6.0 percent in the second quarter of 2018. This is down from the 6.6 percent growth rate recorded in the same period last year and the much higher 6.9 percent growth rate…

Bam Aquino: TRAIN should be suspended

Inquirer 07/06/2018

After the approval of a P1 provisional jeepney fare hike, Senator Joel Villanueva on Friday said government needs to step up and address the factors that drive the rise of prices of goods and services in the…

Inflation hit new over 5-year high of 5.2% in June

Inquirer.net 07/05/2018

  Inflation jumped by 5.2 percent year-on-year in June, a new over five-year high, due to sustained elevated prices of food and “sin” products, the government reported Thursday. In a report, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said…

Pedestrian bridge collapse at Mumbai train station injures 5

Inquirer.net 07/03/2018

MUMBAI, India — Part of a pedestrian bridge at a Mumbai train station collapsed Tuesday morning during heavy rains, trapping at least one person and injuring five. The concrete slab fell onto empty train tracks, damaging part…

Davide: Implement BRT now

Rosalie Abatayo 07/03/2018

Instead of talking about a “basket of solutions” to address the worsening traffic congestion in Metro Cebu, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to first implement even one project. And the easiest…

Hello Kitty bullet train debuts in Japan

AP 06/30/2018

TOKYO — A Hello Kitty-themed “shinkansen” bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, it’s a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character. The special shinkansen had its inaugural…

CCCI ON PROPOSED TRAIN 2 ‘20% corporate income tax without conditions’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/13/2018

Seeing the benefits to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has expressed its support for the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Package 2. But the chamber pointed…

Militant groups to join signature petition against Train Law

Intern 06/07/2018

Militant groups from Cebu will be participating in the nationwide signature petition against Train Law on June 12, as one of the activities of the National Day of Protest. Jaime Paglinawan of AMA-SUGBU-KMU, said that they are…

Legarda to DSWD: Expedite cash aid to poor families hit by TRAIN

Inquirer.net 06/03/2018

SENATOR Loren Legarda on Sunday said she has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and their bank partners to expedite distribution of unconditional cash transfer (UCT) to families affected by skyrocketing prices amid the…

DOF says gov’t can’t suspend fuel excise taxes under Train

Inquirer.net 05/23/2018

Contrary to earlier pronouncements that the government can suspend fuel excise taxes when global oil prices reach $80 a barrel, the Department of Finance clarified Wednesday that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act only…

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