Metro

DOTr: Portions of Ninoy Aquino Avenue closed from Aug. 19 to 22

(Eagle News)–Portions of Ninoy Aquino Avenue near Imelda Bridge will be temporarily closed. According to the Department of Transportation, the temporary closure of portions of the northbound and southbound lane of the road is in effect from August 19, 6 pm, to August 22, 5 a.m. It said this was due to the construction of the Ninoy Aquino station of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project. Affected vehicles were advised to take the following alternative routes: […]

PNP: Over P87 million worth of illegal drugs seized in Cubao, QC

2 arrested (Eagle News)–Over P87 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Quezon City, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, the P87.9 million worth of shabu, kush, dried marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy were seized in the operation in Cubao on Wednesday, Aug. 10, that also led to the arrest of Riza Bilbao,25, and Alvin Rapinian. No additional details were provided on the operation. The PNP said […]

Morning number coding hours in effect starting Monday, Aug. 15: MMDA

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to reimpose number coding hours in the morning. According to the MMDA, specific vehicles will again be banned from plying major Metro Manila roads from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on weekdays effective Monday, Aug. 15. The scheme covers private cars. The MMDA said transport network vehicle services, motorcycles, among others, are exempted. The additional number coding hours are on top of the existing number […]

QC tops PHL cities with highest local revenue collected in 2021, says DOF

Makati City and Manila City next top performing cities with highest tax collections   (Eagle News) – Quezon City was named as the country’s top-performing city in terms of local revenue generation after it collected P22.9 billion in taxes last year, the Department of Finance said. In a memo released by the DOF-Bureau of Local Government (DOF-BLGF), Quezon City ranked no. 1 among all the cities in the country in terms of tax collections or […]

Criminal raps filed vs suspect in Ateneo shooting

(Eagle News) — Criminal charges have been filed against the suspect in the shooting in Ateneo that left three dead on Sunday, July 24, the Philippine National Police said. Charges of three counts of murder and frustrated murder have been filed against Chao Tiao Yumol, 38, a medical doctor from Basilan. The police said Yumol is also facing complaints for violation of the New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016 and malicious mischief. The shooting in front […]

MMDA pulls out motorcycle escorts detailed to gov’t officials

Agency says it fully supports crackdown on unauthorized use of blinkers and sirens     (Eagle News) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it had already pulled out its motorcycle escorts detailed to various government officials in support of the drive against illegal use of blinkers and sirens. In a release, the MMDA also said that it will also comply with the parameters issued by the Philippine National Police regarding the […]

Several Metro Manila LGUs declare June 30 as special non-working holiday for presidential inauguration

(Eagle News) — Several local government units have declared June 30 as a special non-working holiday for the inauguration of President Bongbong Marcos. In making the declaration in Executive Order No. 125, San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora noted this was to “help ensure the safety of all citizens and a smooth flow of traffic.” Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano and Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco said this was also to ensure the safety of […]

Metro Manila, eight other provinces breach WHO threshold of 5 percent Covid positivity rate

Rizal province with highest Covid positivity rate at 11.9 percent (Eagle News) – Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to increase, reaching 5.9 percent from 3.9 percent the previous week, according to OCTA Research. Rizal province also reached a high of 11.9 percent Covid positivity rate as of Saturday, June 25. Seven other provinces breached the World Health Organization (WHO) Covid-19 positivity threshold of five percent (5 percent). After Rizal, the areas with the high […]

MMDA launches free charging station for e-bikes, e-scooters

Project aims to encourage Filipinos to turn to e-vehicles amid rising fuel prices   (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority launched on Wednesday, June 22, a free solar charging station for electronic bikes and electronic scooters in Pasig City which aims to encourage more people to use alternative modes of transportation amid the continuing oil price hike. This is just the first of two free charging stations that the MMDA planned to open. […]

Fire hits portion of Manila Metropolitan Theater

(Eagle News) — A blaze hit a part of the Manila Metropolitan Theater on Friday, June 17. In a statement on Facebook, the theater management said the fire started in a room on the first floor of the Padre Burgos Wing. The wing, it said, is so far under renovation. The fire did not spread to other parts of the complex and was declared out past 9 a.m., the management said. According to the theater […]

Manila Bay Dolomite beach reopens to public

Local and foreign tourists flocked to enjoy the Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach, which was reopened to the public on June 12. Even before the official opening of the dolomite beach at 4 pm, a long queue of excited visitors had already lined up. Net25 team went back to the place this morning and saw families and groups of friends who were already in the area. Some kids were seen playing in the artificial sand, while […]

3 children dead, 3 hurt in QC fire

(Eagle News)–Three children died in a fire that hit a house in Quezon City early Sunday,  May 29. The Bureau of Fire Protection said also hurt in the blaze that hit a room in the structure on Kaliraya Street were three adults. They have not been identified so far. A first alarm was raised at 4:15 a.m. The blaze, which also resulted in P50,000 worth of damage to property, was put out a few minutes […]