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The crucial role of public transport

As generally understood, public transport refers to various modes of transportation that have the following common attributes: (a) they are readily available to the general public; (b) they usually (but not always) run along fixed routes with defined stops, with passenger fares set accordingly; and (c) they usually (but not always) run based on a scheduled timetable.

Public servants have limited privacy rights

BAGUIO CITY — Atty. Emmanuel Fernando of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Department of Philosophy and College of Law discussed the privacy rights of a person as he becomes a public servant, on November 14 at the UP Baguio College of Social Sciences.

History of land transport in the Philippines (4/4)

The infamous Marcos era from 1966 to 1986, including the 14 years of fascist dictatorship, saw the further worsening of semi-colonial and semi-feudal system despite superficial indicators of economic growth. Viewed as factors for changes in the transportation system, the overall trends established in the past period continued. These include a fast-growing population and chaotic urbanization, the dominance of export-oriented production amid the exhaustion of frontiers, deepening semi-feudalism, and rural stagnation devoid of real industrialization.

As The Bamboos Sway: AFP is against revolutionary gov’t?

On November 8, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured Vice President Leni Robredo that the military will not support any move placing the country under a revolutionary government.

History of land transport in the Philippines (3/4)

The early post-World War II or pre-Marcos period (1946-1965) saw basically the continuation and intensification of the semi-feudal socioeconomic system in the whole country, under the neocolonial setup and the acceleration of “growth trends” (actually the seeds of crises) that emerged before the war. In this section, we focus more specifically on the impacts of urbanization as seen in Metro Manila, and the impacts of the nationwide expansion of roads and motor vehicles.

History of land transport in the Philippines (2/4)

The bigger and more dramatic push was in building railways. In 1875, the Spanish government authorized a Manila committee to propose railways projects. Three lines were suggested, totaling 1,730 km of track: the Manila-Dagupan line (which was to be extended later to Laoag); the Manila-Bicol line, which would reach Albay; and the Manila-Batangas route that would reach Taal town.

History of land transport in the Philippines (1/4)

Here we trace a brief history of Philippine transportation especially with the country’s entry into world commerce in the 19th and 20th century, and offer some insights about the patterns of growth of our transport system in the broader context of developing Philippine society and economy.

Naipablaak 2nd batch a listaan ti ML claimants

BAGUIO CITY — Impablaak ti Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) ti maikadua a parsial a listaan ti Martial Law claimants (2,035) iti website ken facebook-da ken iti dua a diario idi Setiembre 21, 28 ken intono Oktubre 5, 2017.

Editorial: A National Day of Protest

The President declared the anniversary date of the declaration of martial law by then president Ferdinand Marcos as the first national day of protest, as if to steal and take away the thunder from the legitimate protest and rage of the Filipino people against the oppressive fascist dictators’ rule of the country.