Tricycles and pedicabs prohibited from national highways
Tricycles and pedicabs are no longer allowed on national highways after the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued Memorandum Circular 2020-036 last February 24. The memorandum aims to provide safer and clearer roads for motorists, passengers, and pedestrians. Crossing and u-turns are also off-limits to three-wheeled vehicles. Those who will violate the memorandum will be issued a show-cause order. Local Government Units (LGUs) are tasked to create routes that can be used by tricycles and pedicabs .
Caloocan City government installs 600 to 800 CCTVs
Around 600 to 800 CCTV cameras will be installed in several parts of Caloocan City as part of the government’s Safe Philippines Project initiated by DILG. Three to four camera units will be allocated in 222 locations in Caloocan. The cameras are equipped with facial recognition technology and high resolution quality that can help in capturing plate numbers in case of accidents .
Department of Tourism will launch a nationwide shopping festival in March
Malls in Metro Manila are expected to participate in the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) nationwide “The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival” which will run from March 1 to 31, 2020. The month-long festival is expected to draw tourists and allow retailers to recover losses incurred from January to February because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Shoppers can expect 15 to 70% discounts on various products from featured brands in fashion, food, furniture, beauty and wellness, and crafts industry .
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