MANILA - Choosing to join or skip televised debates may have an effect on how voters will decide on their candidates, a Pulse Asia official said. Speaking on ANC's "Beyond Politics," Pulse Asia Research Director Ana Maria Tabunda said voters may sense something from how some candidates seem to be uncomfortable with the idea of joining debates. "Given that the candidates of the administration are apparently not as comfortable appearing on debates, I'm sure some of our voters will be sensing something from that, and will be making decisions on the basis of that," she said, referring to candidates endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte formally endorses 11 senatorial bets Ex-DILG chief Alunan completes Duterte’s Senate lineup Of Duterte's 12-man slate, only former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino has attended "Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate." Transport dept under Abaya liable for MRT woes: Tolentino 'Balimbing ka ba?' Senatorial … [Read more...] about News Can joining debates help candidates win?
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Full rehabilitation of MRT-3 seen in 2-3 years Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking to fully rehabilitate the MRT-3 in two to three years as it looks to secure and finalize not later than September a deal to bring back former maintenance provider Sumitomo Corp. “There have been long discussion as to who will maintain. What will happen is Sumitomo will come in. Sumitomo handled MRT-3 for 12 years. After 12 years, there came a moment in time when there were four or five that handled it in a short period. That caused the problem. That added to the problem,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said an interview with One News’ The Chiefs Thursday night. “So now we will bring back Sumitomo. It will not be easy, convincing them to return because there will be issues on that. But having said that, … [Read more...] about Full rehabilitation of MRT-3 seen in 2-3 years
We've kept our fingers crossed that the viral #KikiChallenge wouldn't catch on in Singapore, but it appears we're not spared from the hype. On Aug 2, Facebook user Thomas Blysk Kopankiewicz shared a video clip of himself doing a somewhat awkward rendition of the dance as the train pulls away from Clarke Quay station. The post has garnered over 87,000 views as of Aug 7. Not so proudly but still presenting... SMRT #kikichallenge .Posted by Thomas Blysk Kopankiewicz on Thursday, 2 August 2018 If you haven't heard of the #KikiChallenge, the social media craze was sparked by Canadian rapper Drake's latest hit "In My Feelings". It inspired American comedian Shiggy to film himself dancing to the lines: "Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding? Say you'll never ever leave from beside me." But it is unclear how the challenge later evolved to involve drivers hopping off their moving vehicles to dance on the pavement. To make things worse, video clips of the fans' attempts … [Read more...] about Watch: Young man dances next to MRT in viral #KikiChallenge
KUALA LUMPUR: With the introduction of the e-hailing system legislation for ride-sharing services and the government's initiatives to extend and upgrade existing public transport, Malaysia's transportation industry in 2017 has rapidly evolved from what it was a year ago, to introduce a new era for a more efficient transportation network. Since 2010, the government has been continuously working hard to enable the public to enjoy a world-class public transportation system by incorporating the latest technology in the facilities offered. After a few years of being deemed as illegal for operating without the licence to ferry passengers, both Uber and GrabCar can now operate legally following the Dewan Rakyat's move to pass the e-hailing services Bill in July 2017, enabling the government to regulate the service operators. Under this new law, e-hailing drivers are required to go through health checks, periodic inspection of their vehicles and display security cards of the Land Public … [Read more...] about Malaysia enters new era for more efficient transportation network
SINGAPORE - An electric-scooter rider was taken to hospital on Saturday (April 21) after a collision with a vehicle in Bukit Timah. Police said they were alerted to an accident involving a taxi and an e-scooter at the junction of Jalan Anak Bukit and Jalan Jurong Kechil at 1.56pm on Saturday. The e-scooter rider was a 49-year-old man. A photo of the accident, posted in online Telegram chat group SG Road Blocks/Traffic News, shows the e-scooter crushed under a white vehicle. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the accident and took one person to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in an ambulance. Police investigations are ongoing. This is the latest in a slew of accidents involving e-scooters this month. On Tuesday (April 17), a 26-year-old e-scooter rider was hurt after he collided with a car near Kembangan MRT station. That same day, a 65-year-old woman was injured after she was allegedly hit by an e-scooter rider in a hit-and-run accident. On Monday, an … [Read more...] about E-scooter rider taken to hospital after collision with car