(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Railways and Light Rail Transit-1 resumed operations on Tuesday, April 23, following the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Luzon. The Department of Transportation made the announcement in a post on Tuesday. Earlier, the DOTr said operations of the Metro Rail Transit-3 and the LRT-2 resumed. The DOTr had announced the suspension of all rail systems on Monday afternoon to ensure the structural integrity of the tracks following the quake. “Further to earlier […]
(Eagle News)–Light Rail Transit-2 operations will resume on Tuesday, April 23. The Department of Transportation made the announcement in a Facebook post on Monday night, citing information from Light Rail Transit Authority administrator Rey Berroya. Operations of the LRT-2 had been suspended on Monday afternoon after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council had advised railway lines may resume operations after a structural inspection of the same and upon assurance of structural […]
(Eagle News)–The Metro Rail Transit 3 will resume operations on Tuesday, April 23. The MRT-3 said this was after a “thorough assessment” yielded “no structural and systems issues.” Operations of the rail system, including those of the Light Rail Transit-2 and LRT 1 were suspended on Monday, April 22, in the aftermath of a 6.1-magnitude earthquake. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has lifted the number-coding scheme for all public utility vehicles on Tuesday, April 23, […]
(Eagle News)–The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has suspended the number-coding scheme for public utility vehicles on Tuesday, April 23. This was in light of the suspension of operations of the Metro Rail Transit, the Light Rail Transit 1, and the LRT-2 following the 6.1- magnitude quake. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 5:11 p m., was Castillejos. An Intensity V was reported in Quezon City, Manila, among others. At least five were reported […]
(Eagle News)–It’s business as usual at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport following a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Zambales on Monday, April 22, and that was felt in parts of the country, airport authorities said. Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal said the NAIA runways were “safe for landing and take-off.” “Terminal facilities are functioning with no reports of downtime,” he said.
(Eagle News)–In these pictures taken by Eagle News reporter Moira Encina, Department of Justice employees are seen waiting outside the building after an earthquake was felt in the premises. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said a 5.7-magnitude quake hit Zambales at 5:11 p.m. An Intensity V was felt in San Felipe, Zambales and in Quezon City, PHIVOLCS said.
(Eagle News)–Around 50 houses were gutted by a fire that hit a residential area in Quezon City on Saturday, April 20. Authorities said the blaze struck Barangay Apolonio Samson around 5 a.m. The fire reached the fourth alarm. It was put out at 7:39 a.m. There were no reported casualties.
(Eagle News)–These pictures provided by the Department of Transportation show the Light Rail Transit Line 2 East Extension project. The project, which once completed will cut short to 40 minutes the commute from Antipolo, Rizal to Recto, Manila, has entered its final phase. The DOTr said the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
(Eagle News)–The operations of Philippine National Railways trains are suspended from April 18 to 20. The Department of Transportation said the train bound for Calamba, Laguna and the last trip bound for Alabang are cancelled on Wednesday, April 17. The regular schedule for other train trips, Metro North and Metro South, will continue on that day, the DOTr said. Regular train operations will resume in the afternoon of Sunday. The first trips, the DOTr said, […]
(Eagle News)—-The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is targeting the closure of all bus terminals on Edsa mid-May. There are at least 47 bus terminals on the major thoroughfare. “Our direction is to remove all bus terminals along EDSA and relocate them in the outskirts of the metro to minimize traffic congestion,” MMDA chairperson Danilo Lim said after its governing body, the Metro Manila Council, approved a resolution banning the issuance of business permits to all […]
(Eagle News)–Water concessionaire Maynilad has reminded its customers to store water ahead of the “water network enhancement activities” scheduled in the upcoming holidays that will result in service interruptions. According to Maynilad, the interruptions from April 16 to April 20 will take place in parts of Malabon, Manila, Navotas, Valenzuela, Quezon City, Parañaque, Pasay, Las Piñas and Bacoor in Cavite. Below is the schedule of service interruptions: April 16 From 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]
(Eagle News)—The Light Rail Transit Line 2 East Extension project is now 60 percent complete. The Department of Transportation made the announcement as the ceremonial track-laying and installation of electromechanical systems were held on Tuesday, April 16. Present during the event were Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, JICA Philippines Chief Representative Yoshio Wada, DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan, LRTA Administrator Reynaldo Berroya, Marubeni Philippines Corporation President and […]