Thursday, December 12, 2013

MMDA MEETS STAKEHOLDERS TO DISUCSS DAYTIME TRUCK BAN

On the morning of 12 Dec. 2013, the MMDA calls an Emergency Meeting with stakeholders regarding the implementation of the proposed Daytime Truck Ban in Metro Manila.  Said program is suppose to be implemented the following day but met opposition
from the Supply Chain Management Assn. of the Phils. (SCMAP) and other Transport Associations for truckers, haulers, container van truckers, port operators, etc. PAGASA’s Steve Cua airs the
expected non-delivery of critical stocks to  supermarkets if trucks were to be banned during the period 13-20 December from 6:00am to 10:00pm.   PAGASA also sent to the MMDA on the same day its Position Paper regarding this  move to ease the traffic situation in the metropolis during the busy Yuletide Season.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2nd HEARING IN THE LOWER HOUSE ON PLASTIC BAGS


 On 4 December 2013, the 16th Congress of the Lower House calls for the 2nd Public Hearing on Plastic Bags by the Committee on Ecology chaired by Cong. Amado Bagatsing.  At this well-attended hearing where a lot of the Committee Members were present, a lot of talk centered on incinerators and little time was left to discuss about plastic bags
on whether to ban or regulate these.

LAUNCHING OF TAIWAN TRADE CENTER


Taiwan intends to improve trade with the Philippines and launches the Taiwan Trade Center on the eve of 4 December 2013 at the Makati Shangri La where the different Industry Associations like PCCI, PAGASA, etc. were invited and represented.  At the event were DTI Usec. Ponciano C. Manalo, CEO Peter W. J. Huang of the Taiwan Trade Center, PCCI Chairman Alfredo Yao, PCCI Pres. Miguel Varela as well as other distinguished guests.