Taiwan president calls for quick probe of fatal train crash

AP 10/22/2018

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan — Taiwan’s president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island’s worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined…

A way out of poverty

10/17/2018

Not a few tears were shed, nor were there fewer groans of despair heard when it was announced that there were two winners of the P1.180 billion ultra lotto grand prize, the biggest last Sunday evening. The…

Groups call to abolish TRAIN law

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2018

Cause-oriented groups in Cebu call on the abolition of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law in line with the World Food Day. Angel Trocio of Gabriela Cebu said that the TRAIN law has contributed…

Duterte told: TRAIN, not Trump, to blame for high inflation

Inquirer.net 09/09/2018

It’s TRAIN, not Trump. A lawmaker said President Duterte should blame the new tax reform law, Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, and not US President Donald Trump, for the country’s high inflation. “Though, of…

Inflation? It’s the train, stupid!

Fernando Fajardo 09/06/2018

Inflation is now running at 6.4 percent. What can you do to overcome this? The answer depends on your station in life. If you are one of those with P250,000 in annual income, you have nothing much…

DTI: No significant price hikes since TRAIN implementation

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/22/2018

BASIC GOODS Almost eight months since the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law, prices of majority of basic necessities and prime commodities remain the same, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)…

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…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.