Cancelled flights on Saturday, Dec. 14

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Saturday, Dec. 14, were cancelled after a JetStar plane was stalled on the runway. Below is a list, according to Cebu Pacific: 5J487/5J488 Manila-Bacolod-Manila 5J901/5J902 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila 5J553/5J554 Manila-Cebu-Manila 5J325/5J326 Manila-Legazpi-Manila 5J506/5J507 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila 5J659/5J660 Manila-Tacloban-Manila 5J379/5J380 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila Authorities said the JetStar plane was bound for Narita when it veered off the shoulder of a Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway past 2 a.m.

MRT-3 releases train sched from Dec. 16 to Jan. 3

(Eagle News)–The Metro Rail Transit-3 on Friday, Dec. 13, released the schedule of its train operations for the holidays. The schedule from Dec. 16 to Jan. 3 is as follows: Dec. 16 to Dec. 19, Dec. 20, Dec. 26 and 27 The first train from North Ave. station will leave at 4:40 a.m. The last train will depart at 9:10 p.m. The first train from Taft Ave. station will leave at 5:41 a.m. The last […]

Cancelled flights on Friday, Dec. 13

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Friday, Dec. 13, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: (5J) Cebu Pacific 5J 196/197 Manila-Cauayan City-Manila (DG) CebGo DG 6009/6010 Manila-Basco-Manila DG 6151/6152 Manila-Basco-Manila

Over 300 have so far availed of free Cavite-Manila ferry service – DOTr

(Eagle News) — More than 300 passengers have availed of the free Cavite-Manila ferry service recently launched by the Department of Transportation. According to the DOTr, as of  Dec. 11, 177  passengers availed of the MB Islang Sabtang’s Cavite-Lawton route. Over 100, or 163 people, on the other hand, took the MB Seaborne Mercury trip from Cavite to the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Earlier, authorities said the MB Seaborne Mercury would offer the free […]

Cancelled flights on Thursday, Dec. 12

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Thursday, Dec. 12, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: (DG) Cebgo DG 6009 Manila-Basco DG 6010 Basco-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said an Intertropical Convergence Zone was affecting Palawan and Mindanao, while the northeast monsoon was affecting Luzon.

LRT-1 extends operating hours starting today, Dec. 11

(Eagle News) — The Light Rail Transit 1 is extending its operating hours in anticipation of an increase in the number of passengers as the holidays loom. In a social media post, the LRT-1 said the last train from Baclaran station in Parañaque will leave at 11 p.m. starting today, Dec. 11. The last trip from Roosevelt station in Quezon City, on the other hand, will leave at 11:15 p.m. The LRT-1 said the extended […]

Palace lauds SC for allowing live coverage of Maguindanao massacre verdict

(Eagle News)–The Palace has hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a live coverage of the promulgation of the Maguindanao massacre case. In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the “integrated arrangement will ensure that everyone receives real-time and accurate information as the much-awaited verdict on the infamous event is made.” “As the judgment on this case is of paramount interest to the public and to the media as well, a complete, secure, and […]

Six new coaches for PNR use arrive from Indonesia

(Eagle News)– Six brand new coaches to be used by the Philippine National Railways arrived on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from Indonesia. The Department of Transportation said the diesel multiple unit cars are only a part of the 37 rail cars and three locomotives acquired by the Philippines from its Asian neighbor. The arrival of the new coaches came after the DOTr announced the PNR line from Tutuban, Manila would now be extended to Los Baños, […]

Palace: Kidnapping incident in Makati an “isolated incident”

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Tuesday, Dec. 10, gave the assurance the kidnapping incident in a busy street in Makati was an “isolated incident.” “I have not heard of any kidnapping cases reported whether by the media or by word of mouth – except for that video that went viral,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. According to Panelo, it was “definitely” safe to roam the streets, even as he urged the public to also […]

MMDA: Expect stop-and-go scheme in parts of Edsa on Wednesday as SEA Games ends

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will implement a stop-and-go scheme on Edsa and other major roads on Wednesday, Dec. 11, as the 30th South East Asian Games draws to a close. In an announcement on its Facebook account, the MMDA said the scheme will be implemented in the following: Entrance of Ayala and Shaw Boulevard tunnel/underpass, northbound lanes After Shaw and Ayala underpass, southbound lanes The MMDA reminded motorists to avoid the […]

PNP: Debt possible motive in kidnapping of Chinese woman in Makati

(Eagle News) — Authorities are looking at debt as a motive in the kidnapping of a woman in Makati on Monday night. Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas did not elaborate, and did not release the identities of the suspects and the victim, but media reports identified her as Zhou Mei, 28. The kidnapping took place along Paseo de Roxas corner Nieva St., where authorities also recovered a deed of sale reportedly containing the name of […]

Cancelled flights on Sunday, Dec. 8

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Sunday, Dec. 8, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: (5J) CebuPacific 5J 821 Manila-Virac 5J 822 Virac -Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said rains are expected in parts of the country as the northeast monsoon affects Luzon.