Green design for less stress

CRAZY traffic, jumbled urban planning, and pollution in our cities will be the death of us. But not if a proposal for integrating low-income households in high- and middle-income areas would be considered by government planners and urban regulators. This would result in increased worker productivity, lesser commuter traffic, and faster delivery of goods and services.

The proposal was made by Mapúa professor and architect Albert S. Zambrano, when he spoke recently in the Senate about issues on justice and human rights, urban planning, housing, and resettlement.

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Work on CALA-X, seen to speed up travel on key south Luzon roads, starts April 2017

MANILA – Work will start in April on a 45-km expresslane – seen to cut travel from two hours to 45 minutes between Cavitex and SLEX, and subsequently ease heavy traffic on key south roads leading to popular destinations like Tagaytay City.

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ADB commits $4.22 B for Phl infra projects

“The demand for infrastructure across Asia and the Pacific far outstrips current supply,” said ADB president Takehiko Nakao. “Asia needs new and upgraded infrastructure that will set the standard for quality, encourage economic growth, and respond to the pressing global challenge that is climate change.”

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February inflation likely exceeded 3%, an over 2-year high — Tetangco


“The BSP forecast suggests that February inflation could settle within the 3.1-3.9 percent range. The increase in domestic petroleum prices, jeepney and taxi fares, and electricity rates of Meralco-serviced areas could exert upside pressures to inflation during the month,” Tetangco said in a text message to reporters.

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Central Luzon: The next growth frontier

MANILA, Philippines – With the Philippine economy on a sustained growth track, pushing development outside the capital has become a national priority as Metro Manila is now bursting at the seams.

Central Luzon, with Clark as its hub, is ready to lead the next wave of growth.

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Q&A: What Is Capital Gains Tax and Who Pays for It?


For those looking to sell a property, we take a complete look at capital gains tax or CGT, and how much you can expect to pay.

When people decide to sell their property, they are expected to pay capital gains tax (CGT), which is just one of the taxes and duties that they need to sort out. That is easy enough to understand. However, what gets tricky is what exactly it is, and why sellers are required to pay this tax.

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