DOTr speeds up Sangley work to decongest NAIA MANILA, Philippines — Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade vowed to “do whatever it takes” to fulfill President Duterte’s order for the immediate start of full operations of the airport in Sangley Point, Cavite to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Tugade in a statement yesterday said he has directed construction work to be done around the clock to develop Sangley Airport to meet the operational timeline set by Duterte. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) ordered the hiring of additional manpower, implementation of extended working hours and infusion of additional equipment starting today. “Whatever it takes, we need to make sure that the directive of the President is delivered. Hire more manpower to work 24/7. This needs to be completed on or before the timeline set by President Duterte,” Tugade said. Duterte has directed the operations at Sangley … [Read more...] about DOTr speeds up Sangley work to decongest NAIA
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“Officials have been working to come up with a stimulus package, as we expect the economy to slow down e second half of the year. The economic package would be proposed to the new government,” said Lavaron Sangsnit, director-general at the Fiscal Policy Office. His comments came amid a slowdown in the Thai economy due to the impact of the trade tensions between the US and China. Thai exports in the first four months contracted by 1.9 per cent year on year. “We are hoping the economy does not see a sharp slowdown, hence the stimulus would not be a big one, as exports are not expected to contract significantly,” he said. The Finance Ministry projects that trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies would ease as leaders of the United States and China will meet at the G20 summit. The stimulus package will be aimed at boosting consumption among low-income groups as they have a tendency to spend all the money that government puts into the … [Read more...] about Economic package in the works
The US and China need to accept new realities, come to terms with their global responsibilities, rebuild trust and bring stability to the world order, visiting Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday. He also urged Asia to redouble its efforts to strengthen the rules-based, multilateral trading system that underpins its growth - as well as work with the global community to uphold this system. "Our goal for all countries to work together can be realised only if we are part of one globalised system," he said. "This is precisely why the US and China have to work together. This will not work if the world is fragmented into two blocs, with separate systems, technologies and economies." Mr Heng also met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday and noted how Singapore and Japan are expanding cooperation in new areas, such as infrastructure development in Third World countries. Speaking at the 25th Nikkei Future of Asia Conference, Mr Heng described the Sino-US … [Read more...] about US, China should accept new realities, work together: Heng
DECHA Siriphat, now in his 70s, could have had a good time taking a rest from his work, climbing up to the treehouse at his Khao Khwan Foundation in Suphan Buri, listening to Mozart’s Godspell melodies or reading good books including Dhamma as he had always done. Instead, the 71-year-old long-time sustainable agriculture advocate turned newly-endorsed traditional medicine practitioner, has taken on a new challenge to overcome: campaigning for a new round of legal amendments to the already newly amended Narcotics Law in order to free marijuana from any obstacles preventing its use for medical purposes. So, instead of reading Dhamma and listening to Mozart in his treehouse, the advocate is busy discussing plans with his colleagues and supporters, who will in the next few days launch the country’s first long-distance Cannabis Walk Thailand to raise public awareness on marijuana and surrounding issues. “If people looked at me from the lens of advocacy and were … [Read more...] about SPECIAL REPORT: A work life anchored in Dhamma
By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?