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‘Poverty mindset’ stifles Pinoys’ money skills, success guru says

DUBAI: Most Filipinos often hear themselves uttering, “wala akong pera,” if not “ang hirap ng buhay,” or “ang hirap kumita,” Ever wondered why? Because majority of them are “programmed to be poor from childhood,” said success guru John Calub, a street-smart guy who...

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Mommy Guapa Castro-Granada, the mother of actress Isabel Granada, who recently succumbed to brain aneurysm, burts into tears as she unveiled the actress’ star at the Walk of Fame Philippines in Eastwood City on Tuesday. "Sobrang saya kasi sa karangalan na binigay,...

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Palace: NCR traffic woes stemmed from decades of neglect

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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the traffic situation in the Philippines “stemmed from decades of neglect, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR)”.

The secretary admitted that it is something that must be immediately addressed.

“This problem cannot be solved with one solution alone. This cannot be addressed in a single year either,” he added.

While the executive department’s request for an emergency power is pending, Andanar said they created the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic or i-ACT composed of different agencies.

This is the closest thing to a single traffic authority to address the traffic problems in the NCR, which must be done with unity and inter-agency cooperation, he said.

He also noted that Task Force Alamid of the i-ACT conducts rigorous road clearing operations everyday to clear sidewalks and Mabuhay lanes of obstructions to ensure that road space for vehicles are sufficient.

The government also put up a 14 point-to-point (P2P) bus routes including Cavite and Clark, with around 150 bus units.

Similar system is also being organized so that P2P buses could ply Pangasinan, Zambales, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Andanar said, noting they see the P2P concept as one of the solutions to the major gridlock in Metro Manila.

For the medium- and long-term, the administration proposed a Build-Build-Build Infrastructure Plan to reduce congestion and improve the traffic flow in the country.

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