JUST IN: PAGASA hoists thunderstorm advisory over M. Manila, several nearby areas

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted over Metro Manila and nearby areas. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its advisory issued at 6:10 a.m. that apart from Metro Manila, moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are being experienced in Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon. The weather bureau said these  may persist within 2 hours. PAGASA advised residents  to take precautionary measures against flash floods and […]

Mayor Isko Moreno, nagpasalamat sa taumbayan

(Eagle News) — Nagpasalamat si Manila Mayor Isko Moreno sa taumbayan na nagpapahalaga sa kaniyang mga ginagawa. Ito’y matapos umani ng kabi-kabilang mga papuri si Moreno mula sa mga government officials at maging kay US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim na tinawag pa siyang isang tunay na “rockstar” dahil sa matagumpay na pangangasiwa sa kabisera ng bansa. Pero ayon sa alkalde, wala pa talaga siyang nagagawa at ang mga napapabalitang malaking pagbabago sa lunsod […]

“Surrender if you value your lives,” Manila Mayor tells those behind daring Metrobank robbery in Binondo

Mayor Moreno reiterates P1 million reward for anyone who would give info on bank robbers (Eagle News) – Manila City mayor Isko Moreno on Friday, July 12, called on the perpetrators of a daring daylight bank robbery in Manila to surrender as he would make sure that they would be hunted down by the authorities. “Sumuko na kayo, kung mahal ninyo ang inyong sarili, sumuko na kayo (Surrender if your value your lives),” Moreno announced […]

Transport holiday by TNVS drivers set today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., but some may not join strike

(Eagle New) – Thousands of Transport Network Vehicle Service drivers and operators claimed they would join a transport holiday declared on Monday, July 8. The transport holiday will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., but some groups said that they are giving TNVS drivers the free choice if they don’t want to join the strike. Ninoy Mopas, president of the TNVS group Thug Philippines circulated a statement saying they are giving “the freedom to […]

Manila mayor Moreno vows more vigorous campaign vs illegal gambling, illegal drugs after street cleanup

(Eagle News) – Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno vowed to conduct more intensified campaigns against illegal gambling and illegal drugs. A few days after he took his oath, Moreno also led an operation in destroying 75 “video karera” machines” to show that he is serious in this campaign. Before this, he also ordered the clean-up of Divisoria and Carriedo in Quiapo, Manila which are known for constricted public roads due to the presence of numerous […]

Updated: Over 260 Marcos supporters hospitalized for food poisoning after Imelda Marcos bday party

  (Eagle News) – More than 260 persons who were among those who attended the 90th birthday party of former First Lady Imelda Marcos had been brought to various hospitals for treatment after complaining of “vomiting and dizziness to alleged food poisoning” on Wednesday, July 3. The Department of Health confirmed the number as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III visited the victims who were hospitalized.  The exact number as of late Wednesday evening stood at […]

DPWH chief: President Duterte’s 5-minute travel time target from Cubao to Makati, doable

  (Eagle News) – The Department of Public Works and Highways said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s target for a five minute travel time from Cubao to Makati was “doable.” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that over-all, what President Duterte had said about this target “are backed by very solid projects.” “Some projects directly affect Edsa. Some projects indirectly affect Edsa. But overall, we expect that the President’s statements are backed by very solid projects,” he […]

Vico Sotto takes his oath as Pasig City mayor ending 27 years of Eusebio rule

  (Eagle News) — Newly-elected Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto took his oath on Sunday, June 30, as he officially began his duties as mayor of a city which had previously been under the rule of Eusebio clan for 27 years. The 30-year old neophyte mayor was accompanied by his father, Eat Bulaga host Vic Sotto, and mother, actress Coney Reyes, when he took his oath before Commission on Audit chairperson Michael Aguinaldo at the […]

Newly-elected Manila mayor Moreno takes his oath

  (Eagle News) – Newly elected Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso took his oath on Sunday, June 30, as the 27th mayor of the city of Manila before Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin. Moreno’s oath taking happened at the Manila City Hall’s Bulwagang Katipunan. He will serve the three-year term as Manila mayor replacing former mayor Joseph Estrada. Moreno’s running mate Vice-Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan who secured her second three-year term as […]

Angat Dam’s water continues critical downtrend, while La Mesa dam’s water level still up due to rains

  (Eagle News) – Despite occasional heavy rains in parts of Luzon, Angat Dam’s water level continued to dip below the 160-meter critical level with the latest recorded level at 157.96 meters as of Saturday morning, June 29. Saturday morning’s water level in Angat Dam was six centimeter below Friday morning’s level of 158.02 meters. Since June 22, Angat Dam’s water level continued to go below the critical level despite the monsoon rains. But the […]

UPDATED: Eight reported killed in NLEX bus accident

  (Eagle News) – Eight persons were reported killed, while eight more passengers were injured after an air-conditioned bus turned on its side in NLEX on Friday evening. The Philippine Red Cross which came to assist said that the incident happened near the Valenzuela Exit, Torres Bugallon Northbound. The bus had a license plate AGA 8610. We are closely monitoring a vehicular crash involving a passenger bus near Valenzuela Exit, Torres Bugallon, Northbound. We have […]

Starting July 1, students to get free rides from MRT-3, LRT-2, PNR; terminal fees in airports, seaports also waived

  (Eagle News) – Starting July 1, students can ride the Metro Rail Transit 3, the Light Rail Transit-2 and the Philippine National Railways for free, according to the Department of Transportation. During the fourth “Transport Talks” held on Thursday a the DOTr conference room in Clark, Pampanga, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said students from all levels can enjoy the free rides from Monday to Friday at select hours in the morning and afternoon. Terminal […]