According to the MMDA, there are currently about 3.6 million registered vehicles in Metro Manila alone sharing a total of 3,090 kilometers of national, city, municipal, and barangay roads. This means that each vehicle only has 0.86 meter of road allocated for its mobility. No wonder the metropolis experiences daily traffic jams. Not to mention the smog and other air pollutants produced by motor vehicles in the country. In addition to this is the cost of imported fossil fuels the country has to earmark amounting to one billion pesos a day just to run a motor vehicle-dependent population.

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SENATE - on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Bicameral Conference (Bicam) Committee finally achieved truce despite contentious provisions embedded in the 2014 General Appropriation Bill (GAB). The Bicam Report on the 2014 Budget needs to be ratified by the Senate and House of Representatives before it is sent to the President for signature.

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An Act Providing For the Modernization, Standardization and Regulation of the Procurement Activities of the Government and For Other Purposes RA 9184, better known as the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA), was signed into law on July 22, 2002. GPRA was enacted primarily to eliminate all forms of corrupt practices in the government procurement system and likewise seek efficient utilization of the government’s resources.

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In light of promoting sports and physical education as an essential factor in the formation of a healthy and functioning society, Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla filed HB 2302 or an act establishing a Philippine High School for Sports (PHSS).

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