MCU footbridge in Edsa Busway Monumento station closed from Oct. 2 to Nov. 2: DOTr

(Eagle News)–The MCU footbridge in the Edsa Busway Monumento station will be closed from October 2 to November 2. The Department of Transportation said the temporary closure was to pave the way for Monumento station improvements. It said these are part of the government’s plans to rehabilitate Edsa Busway to ensure better services. General improvements in the pipeline include the installation of a surveillance system, the lengthening of widening of stations, and ensuring PWD-friendly infrastructure, […]

LRMC: Longer waiting times for LRT-1 passengers due to rail replacement activities

(Eagle News) — Passengers of the Light Rail Transit-1 can expect longer waiting times from September 20 to 24. According to its operator, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), this is because  rail replacement activities in the reversing or turnback area of the Baclaran Station, which are part of the company’s continuous railway upgrade program, are scheduled on those days. It said the temporary closure of this railway section is expected to impact, not just […]

Canceled flights on Sunday, Sept. 3

(Eagle News)–Several flights were canceled on Sunday, Sept. 3, due to bad weather. The Manila International Airport Authority said the following are covered by the cancelation: AirAsia PH (Z2) Z2 808/809 Manila-Shenzhen-Manila Philippine Airlines (PR) PR 894/895 Manila-Taipei-Manila The Philippine  Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 1 remain hoisted over parts of Luzon as “Hanna” slightly intensified.

Canceled flights on Tuesday, Aug. 29

(Eagle News) — Several flights for Tuesday, Aug. 29, were canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions. According to the Manila International Airport Authority, these are: CebGo (DG) DG 6177/6178 Manila-Masbate-Manila Cebu Pacific (5J) 5J 504/505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila PAL Express (2P) 2P 2905/2906 Manila-Antique-Manila 2P 2932/2933 Manila-Basco-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has said Typhoon “Goring” has maintained its strength as it moves towards Luzon Strait. The northeastern portion of Babuyan Islands is under […]

MMDA: Motorcycle riders using Edsa bike lanes to be fined starting Monday, Aug. 21

MMDA says riders to receive tickets for disregarding traffic signs, too (Eagle News)–The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will start giving tickets to motorcycle riders who use bicycle lanes on Edsa on Monday, August 21. The MMDA said apart from the ticket for disregarding traffic signs, they will also receive P1000 as a fine. “Base sa monitoring ng MMDA sa EDSA, napakaraming motorcycle riders ang dumaraan sa bicycle lane. Dahil dito, hindi magamit ng mga nagbibisikleta […]

Canceled flights on Wednesday, Aug. 9

(Eagle News) — Several flights on Wednesday, Aug. 9, were canceled due to bad weather conditions. According to the Manila International Airport Authority, these are: Cebu Pacific 5J 922/923 Manila-Fukuoka-Manila Philippine Airlines PR 418/419 Manila-Busan-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration earlier said it was monitoring a tropical storm outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, off extreme Northern Luzon. It said rain showers in parts of the country are also expected.

Portions of Edsa Bus Carousel lanes undergoing emergency repair: DOTr

(Eagle News)–Portions of the Edsa Bus Carousel lanes are undergoing emergency repair until August 9. The Department  of Transportation said closed to motorists until 5 a.m. of that day, as a result, are the northbound and southbound lanes from Balintawak to Buendia Avenue. These lanes were damaged by previous typhoons and the monsoon rains in Metro Manila, the DOTr said. The DOTr advised motorists to take alternative routes. “Once completed, the (Department of Public Highways-National […]

LRT-2 fare adjustment to be implemented starting today, August 2

(Eagle News) — The Light Rail Transit-2 fare adjustment will be implemented starting today, August 2. The Department of Transportation said the minimum boarding fee has now increased to P13.29 from P11, and P1.21 will be added per kilometer traveled from the previous P1. Stored value cards or beep cards, the DOTr said, now cost a minimum of P14 from the previous P12. The maximum fare for each card–from Recto Station hanggang Antipolo Station—is now […]

PNP to explore use of fiber optics to improve ICT infrastructure

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Fiber Optic Cabling Network Ltd. with the aim of exploring the use of fiber optics to improve the PNP’s information communication infrastructure. The PNP said the MOA was for the conduct of a “proof of concept” which shall provide insights into the potential benefits and feasibility of using this type of technology. The PNP said the goal was to further  connect […]

LTFRB to open 3 PUV routes amid temporary closure of select PNR stations due to NSCR construction

(Eagle News)– The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board announced it would open public utility vehicle routes to serve commuters who will be affected by the temporary closure of some Philippine National Railways stations due to the construction of the North-South Commuter Railway. According to the LTFRB, based on Memorandum Circular No. 2023-20, opened are the FTI-Divisoria via East Service Road and Alabang (Starmall), Divisoria via the South Luzon Expressway, and Malabon-Divisoria routes. The LTFRB […]

PDEA: Over P12 million worth of imported shabu seized; one arrested

(Eagle News) — Authorities seized over P12 million worth of imported shabu in a controlled-delivery operation on Thursday, May 11, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said. According to PDEA,  the 42-year-old consignee of the P12,240,000 shipment that arrived at the Port of Clark on May 9 has been arrested. The shipment–which contained 1,808 grams of imported shabu, according to PDEA—had come from San Jose in the United States. PDEA said the PDEA Clark Inter Agency […]

Portions of Roxas Boulevard to be closed on select dates starting Saturday, April 29

(Eagle News)–Portions of Roxas Boulevard will be closed to traffic on select dates starting Saturday, April 29. The Light Rail Manila Corporation said this was to give way to the construction of a pedestrian footbridge for the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project (Redemptorist station) The LRMC said these are the parts of the road and their corresponding dates of temporary closure: April 29 (10 p.m.) until April 30 (5 a.m.) – southbound lanes going to Manila […]