AirAsia to resume flights between PHL, Taiwan this week

(Eagle News)–AirAsia on Monday, Feb. 17, said it would resume its flights to Taiwan this week. In an advisory, AirAsia said flights from Manila to Taiwan will resume on Thursday, February 20. Those from Cebu and Clark to Taiwan, on the other hand, will resume on March 1, while those from Kalibo to Taipei on March 30. AirAsia made the announcement after the government announced the lifting of the Taiwan travel ban amid the threat […]

Around 450 passengers unloaded after MRT-3 train encounters electrical failure

(Eagle News)–Around 450 passengers were unloaded from a Metro Rail Transit-3 train on Monday, Feb. 17. The MRT-3 management said in a statement the passengers were unloaded at the Cubao station at 5:56 a.m. after the  motor of the train, which was heading southbound, encountered an electrical failure. The management said this was due to “worn-out electrical sub-components.” It said remedial measures are being undertaken. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” the MRT-3 management said. The […]

MRT-3 briefly suspends train ops from Ortigas to North Ave. on Sunday morning

(Eagle News)–Train operations from Ortigas to North Ave. stations were briefly suspended due to a broken stretcher bar  on Sunday morning, the Metro Rail Transit-3 said. In a statement,  Michael Capati, director for operations of MRT3, said operations, however, returned to normal at 12:22 p.m. This was after the stretcher bar at the North Avenue Station Turnback, which prompted the suspension, was replaced. The MRT-3 said re-tightening and calibration works have been ongoing since  8:56 […]

Easterlies affecting country today

(Eagle News)–The easterlies are affecting the country today. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration added Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. The eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon will have moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough coastal waters. The eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will have moderate to strong winds […]

PAL to resume flights between Manila and Taipei starting Feb. 21

(Eagle News)–Philippine Airlines has announced the resumption of its flights between Manila and Taipei starting Feb. 21. PAL said the following flights, PR890/891 Manila-Taipei-Manila, are resuming every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (February 21 to February 29). PAL said the flights will become daily starting March 1. PR890 will depart  Manila at 6:05 a.m. and arrive in Taipei at 8:30 a.m. PR891 will depart Taipei at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Manila at 11:40 a.m. […]

Traffic adjustments in place in Alabang, Edsa Balintawak due to Skyway projects

(Eagle News)–Traffic adjustments are being implemented in several areas in   and Metro Manila as the construction for Skyway Extension and Skyway Stage 3 Projects continue, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. The MMDA said the adjustments in Alabang and Edsa Balintawak started on Friday, Feb. 14. These are the affected roads: Balintawak Starting 11 pm on Friday, one lane closure was implemented on EDSA Balintawak northbound  to give way to the installation of vertical […]

M. Manila, rest of Luzon to have cloudy skies, isolated rains due to northeast monsoon

(Eagle News)–Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains as the northeast monsoon affects Luzon and Visayas. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration added  Caraga and Davao Region will have  cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the easterlies. Visayas and the rest of Mindanao, on the other hand, will have partly cloudy skies to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due […]

1 student dead, 7 others hurt as jeep rams group crossing pedestrian lane in Makati

(Eagle News) — A 13-year-old boy died while seven other minors were injured after a speeding jeep rammed a group of students crossing a pedestrian lane in Makati City on Thursday night. Authorities identified the fatality in the incident caught in closed-circuit television cameras in Barangay Poblacion  as Jules Villapando. Those injured, according to authorities, were Dexter Aquino, 13; Alvin Regalario, 14; Donita de Chavez, 13; Serjen Arucan, 14; Andrei dela Cruz, 15; Phoebe Marie […]

DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs closed on Thursday, Feb. 13

(Eagle News) — The Department of Foreign Affairs’ Office of Consular Affairs in Paranaque will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 13. In an advisory, the DFA said the office at the ASEANA Business Park will be closed in observance of Paranaque Day. The DFA said applicants with confirmed appointments who will be unable to avail of consular services due to the suspension of operations will be accommodated until March 13 during regular office hours, except […]

Country’s firefighters to be armed soon, Año says

(Eagle News) — The country’s firefighters will be armed soon. This is according to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, who issued a statement on Wednesday, Feb. 12. According to Año, the country’s 29,286 firefighters will receive 9 mm pistols, noting that the Bureau of Fire Protection already requested funds from the Department of Budget and Management. He said this was timely in practical, as the firefighters could “help ensure public safety, as a support to the […]

LTFRB approves jeepney fare hike in Region X

  (Eagle News)–The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved a P0.50 fare increase for Public Utility Jeepneys in Region X. In a statement, the LTFRB said implementation of the increase from the current fare of P7.50 to P8.00 for the first four kilometers began on Monday, Feb. 10. The rate for every succeeding kilometer remains at P1.40, the LTFRB said. The minimum fare for Persons With Disabilities, senior citizens, and students is set […]