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Saturday, November 12, 2016

NEW DRIVERS LICENSE FEES; MOTORCYCLE LANE TO BE STRICTLY ENFORCED



One of the promises of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Filipino people is to extend the validity of  passport  and the drivers license to make the lives of the citizen easier. The lawmakers said they do not see any problems  in making these promises a reality but there will be additional fees.These promises are among  the  accomplishments of  the Duterte administration in the first 100 days alone.




As said earlier, the Filipinos can now  enjoy the extended drivers license validity of five years with the following new fees:








Meanwhile, as a solution to improve traffic conditions along the metropolis, an initiative from i-ACT (Inter-Agency Council on Traffic) to  strictly enforce the motorcycle lane policy  will n take effect beginning Monday, November 14.It will cover the motorcycle lanes along EDSA, C-5, Macapagal Ave., and Commonwealth Ave.
Prior to this, on Saturday and Sunday, i-ACT, along with members of the Motorcycle Philippines Federation (MCPF) will conduct trial runs to familiarize and orient all motorcycle riders on the policy.
MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said that strict enforcement  of the motorcycle lane will help ease the traffic situation as well as minimize the numbers of  fatal accidents happening on the main thoroughfares involving motorcycles.
Road Crash Statistical Reports show that from January to April this year, a total of 7,033 motorcycle accidents were recorded.Out of the 265 average daily accidents in Metro Manila, 3o of which involves motorcycle riders, fatal cases recorded was 82.MMDA records in 2015 has a total of 18,668 motorcycle-related accidents, 238 resulted to deaths.
The dry run will include checking the motorcycle riders' proper gears like helmets,shoes, long pants, and the mandatory switching on of headlights even during daytime.Signal lights and side mirrors will be checked as well and flag down the motorcycles who will fail to comply.
MMDA also agreed to conduct a seminar for the safety of motorcycle riders.

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China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.



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