MRT-3: Raps filed vs electronics engineer intercepted at Taft station for carrying assorted ammo

(Eagle News)–Criminal charges have been filed against an electronics engineer who carried assorted ammunition as he was entering a Metro Rail Transit-3 station on  Thursday, Jan. 16, the MRT-3 said. In a statement, the MRT-3 said the charges for violation of RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and RA 9516 or the Illegal Possession of Ammunition and Explosives law have been filed against Xavier Sumaya, who was intercepted  at the Taft […]

Former child actor Jiro Manio nabbed in Marikina

(Eagle News)–Former child actor Jiro Manio was arrested in Marikina on Friday night. The police said Manio had been arrested for stabbing one Zeus Doctolero earlier. Manio has reportedly said it was Doctolero who hit him first. Manio received accolades for his role in the movie Magnifico in 2004. He has, however, reportedly been in and out of rehab since. In 2015, he was seen loitering at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for days,  surviving […]

Año on Gamboa as new PNP chief: “He is very qualified”

(Eagle News)–Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday, Jan. 17, welcomed the designation of Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa as the new Philippine National Police Chief. “He is very qualified for the job,” Año said. According to Año, he expects Gamboa to “work harder now that he is the permanent Chief PNP..” He said Gamboa should lead the organization in its “intensified fight against illegal drugs, criminalilties, communist terrorist groups and extremists.” He said he also expects […]

Cancelled flights on Thursday, Jan. 16

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Thursday, Jan. 16, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list, according to the Manila International Airport Authority: (DG) Cebgo DG 6177 Manila to Masbate DG 6178 Masbate to Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services said the tail-end of a cold front  and the northeast monsoon, among others, will bring rains in parts of the country today.

At least six dead in Manila fire

(Eagle News) — At least six people died after a fire hit a residential area in Manila on Thursday, Jan. 16. Authorities said the fatalities in the blaze that hit houses at the corner of Katamanan and Yuseco Streets in Tondo at 2:38 a.m. included a mother and her three children. The fire reached the third alarm and was put out at 7:14 a.m. Around 20 houses were reportedly destroyed.  

In photos: Duterte rides motorcycle in PSG compound

(Eagle News)–In these pictures from   Senator Bong Go, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen driving around the Presidential Security Group compound. Go, Duterte’s former long-time aide, said this took place on Wednesday night. The senator said he also rode around the compound with a motorcycle. “Boss Mayor Rody, pa Arbor muna at maka Stroll muna sa compound lang!” Go said. Duterte has been very vocal about his love for motorcycles, admitting publicly that he  figured in […]

Kerwin Espinosa faces new drug raps over Eastern Visayas illegal drug trade

(Eagle News)–Kerwin Espinosa is facing  new charges over the illegal drug trading in Eastern Visayas. The charges filed against several others were recently filed by the National Bureau of Investigation-Task Force Against Illegal Drugs before the Department of Justice. Espinosa was particularly charged for violation of Section 5 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act or for the illegal sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs. The same charges were filed against […]

DOH sends N95 masks, other items to Taal-affected Calabarzon, M. Manila

(Eagle News)–The Department of Health has sent medical supplies and other items to Metro Manila and Calabarzon, areas affected by the volcanic activity in Taal. In a statement, the DOH said those sent included drugs, medicines such as eye drops and asthma medication, medical supplies including N95 and surgical face masks, collapsible water containers and jerry cans, water purification tablets, and hygiene kits. The DOH Central Office has been placed on Code White Alert. This […]

MIAA: Over 300 flight arrivals, departures since flight ops resumed at NAIA

(Eagle News)-Over 300 flights have already left and arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport since flight operations there resumed on Monday, the Manila International Airport Authority said. According to MIAA, the 360 flights were  from 10 a.m. yesterday until 7 a.m today. MIAA said  a total of 516  flights were affected by the  temporary suspension of NAIA operations on Monday, January 12,  due to Taal’s volcanic activity. Of that number, MIAA said 283 are […]

Cancelled flights on Tuesday, Jan. 14

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Tuesday, Jan. 14, were cancelled due to the volcanic ash generated by Taal. Below is a list according to the Manila International Airport Authority: PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PR) PR115 SAN FRANCISCO – MANILA PR117 VANCOUVER – MANILA PR103 LOS ANGELES – MANILA PR105 SAN FRANCISO – MANILA PR219 AUCKLAND – MANILA PR127 JFK – MNL MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MH) MH805 MANILA – KUALA LUMPUR OMAN AIR (WY) WY844 MANILA – MUSCAT PAL EXPRESS […]

DTI warns face mask retailers vs profiteering

(Eagle News)-The Department of Trade and Industry on Monday, Jan. 13, warned retailers against jacking up the prices of face masks, which are in demand following the ash fall from Taal volcano. The DTI issued the warning as it announced it had deployed teams to observe and monitor the movement of retail prices in the market following reports some vendors were selling the mask, which used to cost P25, at P200. “Those found to have […]

NAIA resumes flight operations

(Eagle News)-Airport authorities on Monday, Jan. 13, announced the resumption of  flight operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a statement, the Manila International  Airport Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said departures are allowed starting 10 a.m. while arrivals  started resuming again by  noon today. “This however will be subject to terminal capacity of the 4 Naia Terminals and airline consent,” the statement said. The statement said priority will be […]