Alarm level 2 raised over Marikina River

(Eagle News)–An alarm level 2 has been hoisted over the Marikina River. This was after water levels breached the 16-meter mark. Under an alarm level 2, residents are required to prepare for evacuation. Rains continued to pound parts of the country even with “Ompong” weakened as it moves off the coast of Laoag in Ilocos Norte as of 11 a.m.

Meralco announces power outages in some areas

(Eagle News)–The Manila Electric Company announced power outages in several areas early Saturday, Sept. 15. In Quezon City – Mabuhay, Meralco said outage time was at 4:12 a.m. The company said the outage, which was caused by emergency line trouble, would last for two hours. The affected barangays are Don Manuel, Doña Aurora, Doña Imelda, and San Isidro (Galas). Sampaloc in Manila and Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City have also been affected by power outages […]

Alarm Level 1 hoisted over Marikina River

(Eagle News)–Alarm Level 1 has been hoisted  over Marikina River. The Marikina City Rescue 161 said water levels have reached 15 meters as of 7:07 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. This means residents near the river should prepare to evacuate. Rains continue to pound parts of the country as “Ompong” heads toward Apayao and Ilocos Norte.    

MMDA on blue alert due to Typhoon “Ompong”

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is now on blue alert, as “Ompong” approaches northern Luzon, where it is expected to make landfall. In a statement, MMDA chair Danilo Lim said this means at least 700 personnel from different MMDA offices were on standby for possible deployment. “The raising of blue alert aims to ensure the continuous monitoring of the possible effects of the current weather system and ensure prompt coordination with concerned agencies […]

UPCAT postponed due to Typhoon “Mangkhut”

(Eagle News)–The University of the Philippines College Admission Test, which was scheduled to be administered on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, has  been postponed. UP said the decision to suspend the conduct of the exam was made after “consultation with  UP System officials and weather experts on the latest forecast on Typhoon Ompong and its expected impact on Northern Luzon and Eastern Seaboard including Western Visayas..” It said it was also “in consideration of […]

Albayalde: PNP to be on full alert status starting tomorrow

By Mar Gabriel Eagle News Service The Philippine National Police will be on full alert status starting tomorrow morning due to typhoon “Mangkhut” which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday. PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde said  apart from the Luzon-based police, regional and provincial mobile forces  will  be on full alert status. He said this was to ensure there would be policemen deployed as augmentation force in areas to be affected […]

Mga nasita sa anti-tambay campaign sa Metro Manila, mahigit 230k na

(Eagle News) — Pumalo na sa mahigit 230,000 ang bilang ng mga nasita sa pagpapatupad ng pulisya ng anti-tambay campaign sa kalakhang Maynila. Batay sa accomplishment report ng National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), 231,516 na ang kabuuang bilang ng mga lumabag sa iba’t ibang local ordinances mula Hunyo 13, 2018 hanggang alas-singko ng umaga ng Setyembre 9, 2018. Pinakamarami ang mga lumabag sa smoking ban, na nasa 80,677 at pumangalawa naman sa listahan ang […]

DOJ: Murder of QC deputy prosecutor “solved”

(Eagle News)—The National Bureau of Investigation has “solved” the killing of Quezon City Deputy Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco, the Department of Justice said. Without elaborating, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said charges have been filed against three police officers before the Quezon City Office of the City Prosecutor. On May 11,  Velasco was shot by at least two unidentified gunmen as he was traveling on board his car on Holy Spirit Drive in Quezon City. Two of his children were […]

Valenzuela court upholds dismissal of P6.4-billion shabu shipment case

(Eagle News) — The Valenzuela Regional Trial Court has upheld its previous decision junking the charges filed against several individuals implicated in last year’s entry of P6.4-billion worth of illegal drugs from China. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the prosecution would therefore question the ruling of Branch 284 that upheld its April 23 decision before the Court of Appeals. In the April decision, Judge Arthur Melicor granted the motions to dismiss filed by Chinese businessman Richard Tan, Customs […]

Mahigit P12-milyong halaga ng smuggled na sibuyas, nasabat ng BOC

(Eagle News0 — Nasabat ng Bureau of Customs (BOC) sa Maynila ang anim na 40-footer container na naglalaman ng mga smuggled na sibuyas na nagkakahalaga ng mahigit P12 milyon. Una nang inilagay sa alert order ang mga naturang shipment mula China na nakapangalan sa ASD Total Packages Enterprises Inc. Idineklara ng consignee na laman ng mga container ay mga mansanas. Nang ininspeksyon, dalawang layer ng kahon ng mga mansanas ang unang tumambad subalit pagdating sa […]

LTFRB allows TNCs to impose P2 per minute of travel time charge on their passengers

(Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has allowed Transport Network Companies to impose a P2 per minute of travel time charge on their passengers as part of the TNCs’ fare structure. In lifting the suspension on the imposition of the charge, the LTFRB, through  Memorandum 2018-019, said there was a “need to rationalize and adjust the fare structure for (Transport Network Vehicle Services) in order to maintain its viability.” The LTFRB said […]