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Grab PHL to appeal LTFRB order suspending its implementation of P2 per minute of travel time extra charge

(Eagle News) — Grab Philippines on Thursday, April 19, said it would appeal the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board order suspending its imposition of  a P2 per minute of travel time extra charge on riders. In a statement, Grab said the charge was, after all, “legal” and was based on a 2015 Department of Transportation and Communications order that authorized TNCs to set their own fares. Brian Cu, Grab country head, said in the […]

9-katao, sugatan sa pagbangga ng sasakyan sa isang resto sa Alabang

(Eagle News) — Siyam-katao ang sugatan matapos bumangga ang isang sasakyan sa isang restaurant sa Alabang. Batay sa inisyal na impormasyong hawak ng mga otoridad, aksidenteng naapakan ng driver ang gas pedal na naging dahilan upang bumangga ito sa loob ng isang establisyemento sa Festival Mall. Kita sa CCTV na inararo ng SUV ang isang pamilya na kumakain nang mangyari ang insidente. Isa sa mga nasugatan ang isang 9 na buwang gulang na sanggol.

UPDATED: LTFRB suspends Grab implementation of P2 per minute of travel time extra charge

By Meanne Corvera Eagle News Service The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has suspended the P2 per minute of travel time extra charge of Grab Philippines. In an order dated April 18, the LTFRB said the suspension was “pending extensive review and resolution on the issue” and would be effective “until further order of the board.” The order was signed by LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra III, and by Board Members Aileen Lizada and Ronaldo […]

Grab PHL admits it did not inform riders of P2 per minute of travel time extra charges

(Eagle News) — Grab Philippines admitted on Wednesday, April 18, that it did not inform its users of the P2 per minute extra charge per travel time it implemented. “There was no (communication) to the riders inside the app. In the information card, we’ve updated that, but when we raised the P2 per minute, we did not include that,” Brian Cu, Grab country head, said. But Cu was quick to add that there was “nothing […]

PNP sacks former SAF chief, others over P59.8-million subsistence allowance mess

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police has sacked former Special Action Force chief Benjamin Lusad and the others charged before the Ombudsman over the P59.8-million subsistence allowance mess. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said the two who were assigned in Camp Crame have been “effectively relieved today from their current position.” He was apparently referring to Lusad and one of his co-accused, former SAF budget and fiscal officer Senior Supt. Andre Dizon. Bulalacao […]

Amid reports of Grab overcharging, Gatchalian urges LTFRB, PCC to look into TNVS cost structures

By Meanne Corvera Eagle News Service Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and the Philippine Competition Commission to look into the cost structures of Transportation Network Vehicle Services. The senator made the statement after PBA Rep. Jericho Nograles said Grab was charging its customers an extra P2 per minute of travel time without the approval of the LTFRB. Grab has said the LTFRB was aware of the charges which […]

Ilang lugar sa Caloocan City at Quezon City, mawawalan ng tubig

(Eagle News) – Muling magpapatupad ng water interruption ang Maynilad mamayang gabi hanggang  Miyerkules, Abril 18 sa ilang bahagi ng Caloocan City at Quezon City. Apektado rito ang Brgy. 171 sa Caloccan City mula 11:00 ng gabi mamaya, Abril 16 hanggang 4:00 ng umaga bukas, Abril 17. Itong Martes, Abriel 17, apektado naman ng water interruption ang bahagi ng Brgy. 175 sa Caloocan City simula 10:30 ng gabi hanggang 3:30 ng umaga ng Miyerkules, Abril […]

Former comedian “Kuhol” arrested for child abuse in QC

(Eagle News)—Child abuse charges have been filed against former actor Philip “Kuhol” Supnet after he allegedly took advantage of a 10-year-old girl on Thursday, April 12. The Quezon City Police District said Supnet was arrested after the father complained to authorities that the former comedian, who is known for his role in  “Juan Tamad and Mr. Shooli: Mongolian Barbecue,” had kissed his daughter in the lips. It was the victim who told her father the […]

Mahigit 1,000 pasahero ng MRT3 pinababa dahil sa mga depektibong pintuan ng tren

(Eagle News) – Mahigit isang libong pasahero ng MRT-3 ang apektado matapos magkaproblema ang mga pinto ng tren nitong Biyernes, ika-13 ng Abril. Pinababa ang mga pasahero sa Santolan-Annapolis Station pasado alas 8 ng umaga. Ito ang unang pagkakataon na muling nagkaproblema ang tren matapos sumailalim sa maintenance service noong mahabang bakasyon. Ayon sa pamunuan ng MRT, nangyari ang pagkasira sa pinto ng tren dahil sa pagsandal ng mga pasahero.

Shabu lab sa Malabon na umano’y konektado sa nadiskubreng shabu lab sa Batangas, sinalakay ng PDEA

(Eagle News) — Isang hinihinalang shabu laboratory ang nadiskubre ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) sa Dela Cruz Street, Baranagay Tenejeros sa Malabon nitong Biyernes, Abril 13. Arestado naman ang dalawang katao na kinilalang sina John Ming Shen at ang kaniyang driver na si Lauro Santiago. Ayon sa otoridad, ang nasabing shabu lab ay hinihinalang konektado sa isa pang shabu laboratory na sinalakay din ng PDEA sa Batangas nitong Huwebes, Abril 12, kung saan limang Pilipino […]

Customs agents seize P2.1 million worth of smuggled “ukay ukay” clothes

By Jerold Tagbo Eagle News Service The Bureau of Customs on Wednesday, April 11, announced it has seized P2.1 million worth of smuggled “ukay ukay” clothes from the Manila International Container Terminal. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena said the clothes from Hong Kong were concealed in balikbayan boxes, which were declared as containing household goods and personal items. Under the law, the importation of used clothes is illegal because their use results in adverse health effects. […]

MMDA, nagsagawa ng clearing operations sa Geronimo St., Sampaloc, Maynila

Meanne Corvera Eagle News Service Upang aksyunan ang mga reklamo sa Presidential hotline 8888 ukol sa illegal parking sa Sampaloc, Maynila, inalis ngayon ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) ang mga nakahambalang sa daloy ng trapiko sa isang kalye sa Manila City. Pinangunahan ni MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim ang joint operations ng miyembro ng Special Operations Task Group at Manila City Anti-Illegal Parking Operations Team sa pagsasaayos ng Geronimo Street, Barangay 432-Zone 44 sa Sampaloc. […]