Cesar Sarmiento - updates

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House panel to probe Xiamen Air runway accident at NAIA

Sep 04, 2018 - 7:55 PM

House transportation committee chairperson Cesar Sarmiento himself filed the resolution directing his own panel to investigate the NAIA runway mess

LAWMAKERS TO INVESTIGATE. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel to probe NAIA runway mess

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A lawmaker says officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport lacked the foresight to anticipate the runway incident that paralyzed its operations for days

AIRPORT CHAOS. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 after a Xiamen Air plane slids off the runway on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH having 'hard time' curbing road crash deaths – lawmaker

Apr 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

'As of the end of 2016, road crashes kill an average of 31 people a day and is a major cause of death for our youth. This figure shows a 40% increase in the number of deaths compared to 2006,' Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento says at a plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly

ROAD SAFETY. Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento speaks at the 82nd plenary meeting at the United Nations in New York. Screengrab from UN

House panel approves bill requiring car seats for kids

Sep 19, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Under the proposed measure, owners of private vehicles should secure children in a child restraint system while in transit on any road, street, or highway

JV Ejercito urges passage of child safety inside cars bill

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The senator is proposing to impose drivers of covered vehicles to secure their children on a child restraint system

ROAD SAFETY. Senator JV Ejercito spoke at the Asia Forum on Road Safety at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City on Tuesday, August 22. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Lawmaker slams police for lenience in 'big fish cases'

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento cites the P6 4 billion worth drugs smuggled from China and a drug lab in his home province

SMALL-TIME. Some 3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016.Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing following the confusion over the new law

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

May 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The bill extending the validity of driver’s license to 5 years is one step closer to getting passed into law The Senate version was approved earlier

APPROVED. The House oks the bill extending the driver's license validity to 5 years. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

May 04, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The proposed measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code which currently sets the validity of a driver s license to 3 years

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has been issuing licenses valid for 5 years since last October.

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a nautical highway expedition as soon as Congress goes on break They don t bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight

OUT AT SEA. Lawmakers pose for a photo while aboard a vessel during the Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition. All photo from the House of Representatives

Lawmakers to 'inspect' tourist spots, RORO ships

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies the trip is a junket saying they will be working within the allowable budget for out of town committee hearings

'OVERSIGHT' FUNCTION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be leading House leaders on a RORO caravan around the country in the next 2 weeks. File photos by Rappler

House panel approves bill on emergency powers vs traffic

Jan 18, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Under HB 4334 the DOTr secretary would hold the emergency powers to address traffic in Metro Manila Metro Cebu and Davao City for 3 years

TRAFFIC WOES. Will HB 4334 finally be the answer to the perennial traffic problem in the country? Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Emergency powers to keep Cebu traffic from reaching NCR levels

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Even if the traffic here is still not as bad as Metro Manila we will still push for emergency powers to stop Cebu from getting to that level says Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento

Lawmakers to GrabBike: Cease 'illegal' operations

Feb 03, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Grab says while it will comply once it receives the order it also wants to work with transport authorities to craft regulations specifically for the motorcycle service

TWO-WHEEL BATTLE. The LTFRB orders the suspension of the GrabBike service because there are currently no guidelines regulating the ride-hailing service. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

House panel scolds transport agencies for not improving services

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:03 PM

DOTC LTO LTFRB LRT MRT officials have until August 12 to submit reports on how they have improved their services or their budgets for 2016 are in peril

Sarmiento, Cesar

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM