Some Metro Manila roads undergo repair

(Eagle News)–The Department of Public Works and Highways has announced the conduct of road reblocking and repairs in some roads in Metro Manila. The DPWH said the repairs in these roads  started on Friday, Feb. 15, at 11 p.m., and will end at 5 a.m. on Monday, February 18. Below is a list of the roads that will undergo repair: Fairview Avenue (northbound) Atherton to Regalado Avenue, second lane from center island EDSA (northbound) corner […]

BoC seizes misdeclared ammo, guns from Pasay warehouse

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Customs has seized guns and ammunition that had been misdeclared from a Pasay warehouse. In a statement on Friday, Feb. 15, the BoC said the eight pistols, 20 ammunition magazines and 226 bullets were discovered in two packages with the “Solar Panel” and “Tool Cart” labels. The discovery was made following the profiling of Customs officers and an X-ray examination of the outbound shipments that came from Taiwan, the BoC said. The BoC […]

Tandang Sora flyover at intersection isasara simula Pebrero 23 hanggang sa 2020

(Eagle News) — Isasara na sa mga motorista ang flyover at intersection sa Tandang Sora, Quezon City hanggang sa taong 2020, para bigyan-daan ang kontruksyon ng Metro Rail Transit (MRT- 7). Ayon kay Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Jojo Garcia, magsisimula ang pagsasara sa Sabado, Pebrero 23 sa ganap na alas once ng gabi (11:00 PM) hanggang sa matapos na ang MRT-7. Ayon kay Garcia, sa halip na makatulong ay lumikha lamang ng […]

MRT-3 management allows bottled water, drinks, liquids of less than 100 ml inside trains

(Eagle News) — Bottled water, drinks and other containers containing liquids less than 100 milliliter (ml) are now allowed inside the MRT-3 station and its trains. This was according to an announcement made by the Department of Transportation’s MRT-3 administration on Thursday, February 14. The announcement for MRT-3 passengers was also posted on the MRT-3’s twitter account. It said that bottled water, drinks and other liquids like perfume, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizers and the like […]

MMDA: Tandang Sora flyover, intersection to be closed starting Saturday, Feb. 23, until 2020

Closure to pave the way for ongoing MRT-7 construction (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Thursday, Feb. 14, announced the closure of the flyover and intersection in Tandang Sora, Quezon City starting Saturday, Feb. 23. In a press conference, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the closure would start at 11 p.m. and would last until 2020. Garcia said this was to pave the way for the ongoing construction of the Metro Rail […]

US Embassy in PHL closed on Monday, Feb. 18

(Eagle News) — The United States Embassy in Manila will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18. In an advisory, the embassy said its affiliated offices will also be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day an American holiday. The US embassy said it and its affiliated offices will resume operations on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Immigration bureau detains Chinese behind taho-throwing incident at MRT station

(Eagle News)—The Bureau of Immigration has detained the Chinese national who splashed a cup of taho on a police officer who was merely explaining to her the Metro Rail Transit ban on liquids over the weekend. BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval said Zhang Jiale, who had just posted bail for the direct assault charged filed in court against her, was taken into custody by immigration agents on Tuesday, Feb. 12, by virtue of a mission order […]

Makati court finds alleged Sinaloa cartel member guilty of drug trafficking

(Eagle News)–A Makati court on Wednesday, Feb .13, convicted a man believed to be a member of the Sinaloa cartel for drug trafficking. Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete, also the Department of Justice spokesperson, said  Branch 63 Judge Selma Palacio Alaras found Horacio Herrera guilty beyond reasonable doubt for selling 2.5 kilograms of cocaine worth P12 million in Makati on Jan. 11, 2015. Herrera, a Mexican national, was sentenced to life imprisonment, and given a fine […]

Palace declares Wednesday, Feb. 13, a special non-working holiday in Parañaque

(Eagle News)—-Wednesday, Feb. 13, has been declared a special non-working holiday in Parañaque. In making the declaration in Proclamation No. 665, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, said it was “but fitting and proper that the people of the given full opportunity to celebrate and participate” in the activities marking Parañaque’s cityhood anniversary. The proclamation was signed on Feb. 6.  

Eleazar sacks five Pasay policemen–including a precinct commander–for allegedly facilitating settlement in sexual molestation case

(Eagle News)–The National Capital Region Police Office has sacked five police officers, including a precinct commander, for allegedly urging complainants not to file a case against a Chinese national for sexual molestation. In an interview, NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar said relieved were the commander of the Police Community Precinct 1 in Pasay and the four investigators on duty the night the Chinese was reported to have molested three girls in an amusement park. Eleazar said apart […]

PNP: Abu Sayyaf member behind 2002 Kidapawan bombing nabbed

  (Eagle News)—-A suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf believed behind the 2002 Kidapawan bombing that killed at least seven has been arrested. Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said Abdurahman Mataud Daiyung was nabbed by members of the National Capital Region Police Office and the military in Ermita, Manila. Albayalde said Abdurahman had a warrant for his arrest issued by a Basilan court for his alleged role in the kidnapping of  employees of the Golden Harvest […]

Mandaluyong Prosecutors Office finds probable cause for direct assault vs Chinese behind taho-throwing incident

Dismisses charges for unjust vexation, disobedience filed vs her  (Eagle News)—The Mandaluyong Prosecutors Office has found probable cause to indict the woman behind the taho-throwing incident at a Metro Rail Transit 3 station over the weekend for direct assault. In ordering the indictment of Jiale Zhang, senior assistant prosecutor Leynard Dumlao said that in the crime of direct assault, “the assault and force employed must be serious in character as to indicate respondent’s determination to […]