Join the #ASEAN2017 Boomerang and Selfie Contest

Get this limited edition chargers, for FREE. Join the #ASEAN2017 Boomerang and Selfie Contests

CATEGORY 1: Boomera theng

COVERAGE: Philippines Only


1. Most creative.

2. Photo/video must be taken anywhere in the Philippines with ASEAN display, tarpaulin, poster, landmark or souvenir in the background

3. Caption should contain the #ASEAN2017 hashtag and message is reflective of the theme “partnering for change, engaging the world”.


1. Entries must be posted in Instagram and crossposted in Facebook.

2. May submit multiple entries but can only win once.

3. Tag @Juned67 and @ASKSonnie in your Instagram posts

4. Contest period is from Nov. 12-17, 2017.

5. 25 winners each will be picked from both categories

6. Winners will be announced and contacted beginning Nov. 20, 2017.

7. This token will be delivered to the winners’ home address, via courier.

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STS ONLINE EXERCISE: The Needham Question and Science s Revelations

Listen, reflect and leave your comment/opinion on the Neeeham question nBe concise and clear — not more than five (5) sentences. Leave a comment on this post. Required: Comment per group and voluntary individual comments. Do not forget to indiciate your group number and section and for individual comment your name student number and section.



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DOTR ends MRT-3 contract with BURI

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) finalized its decision to terminate its contract with Busan Universal Railways Inc. (BURI). This covers the maintenance of the Metro Railway Transit 3 (MRT-3) system, general overhauling of 43 Light Rail Vehicles (LRV), total replacement of its signaling system, and other additional maintenance works.

Along with this, DOTr Sec. Tugade signed the establishment and composition of the MRT-3 Maintenance Transition Team (MTT) that will temporarily take over the maintenance works of MRT-3 while the procurement of a new maintenance provider is being processed.

In order to avoid service disruptions, technical personnel from BURI, whose roles are vital in MRT-3 maintenance works, shall be absorbed by the MRT-3.


In a decision signed by DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade dated 03 November 2017, DOTr noted the failure of BURI to address the issues raised in the Notice of Termination served to them last 17 October 2017, which cited the following reasons:

1. Poor performance;

2. Failure to put in service and subsequently ensure the availability of contractually obligated number of trains, and more importantly, for failure to put in operation reliable and efficient trains;

3. Failure to implement a feasible procurement plan for spare parts, as it in fact failed to procure and store the required volume of spare parts, which affected its ability to effect immediate repairs on defective trains and other facilities of the MRT-3 system, and;

4. Failure to comply with the contractual requirements of a complete and up to date Computerized Maintenance Management System.

“It cannot be overemphasized that what is at stake here is the welfare and interest of the riding public… This office could not just sit back and wait while watching BURI trifle and flirt with the lives of the commuting public, with its substandard performance,” Secretary Tugade said.

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