Metro

UPDATED: Cancelled flights on Thursday, Sept. 12

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Thursday, Sept. 12, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: PAL Express 2P 2557- Manila to Dipolog 2P 2558 – Dipolog to Manila Cebu Pacific 5J 513- Manila to San Jose 5J 514 -San Jose to Manila 5J 196 – Manila to Cauayan 5J 197- Cauayan to Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said cloudy skies with rainshowers are expected in parts of the country […]

Isko Moreno returns kind words to President Duterte: You are an inspiration

(Eagle News)–Mayor Isko Moreno on Wednesday, Sept. 11, returned the kind words given to him by President Rodrigo Duterte, who had noticed his efforts to clean up Manila. “Thank you for the kind words, Mr. President, but to be really honest, isa po kayo sa mga naging inspirasyon ko sa kung ano mang klase ng liderato na meron kami,” Moreno said in a statement. According to Moreno, “kung ano man ang nakikita nating pagpupursige ng […]

At least three killed in Tondo fire

(Eagle News)–At least three people–including two minors–were killed after a fire hit a residential area in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire that struck several houses at Honorio Lopez. The fire reached the second alarm. No other details were available so far.  

Cancelled flights on Wednesday, Sept. 11

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Wednesday, Sept. 11, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list, according to the Manila International Airport Authority: CEBU PACIFIC  5J 821-Manila to Virac 5J 822-Virac to Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is monitoring a low pressure area off Visayas outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility that has developed into a tropical depression. PAGASA said the tropical depression is expected to enter PAR today. The […]

Duterte asks PNP-HPG, MMDA to escort ambulances during emergencies

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to escort ambulances during emergencies to make sure they arrive on time in the hospital. Duterte made the remark following an Agence France Presse report that said several patients have died on their way to medical institutions because of clogged roads. “Pag emergency…pag may sirena, hilahin na lang (ng police, MMDA escort),” he said. The President […]

President Duterte heaps praises on Isko Moreno for his efforts to clean up Manila

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, Sept. 10, expressed admiration for Manila Mayor Isko Moreno for his efforts to clean up the city and implement projects. In a press briefing,  the President said he watches Moreno when he speaks. “Bilib ako sa kaniya,” he said. He said Moreno was even “better” than him, drawing laughter from the audience. “Oo, may nakita ako na mas mahusay ang resolve niya kaysa akin. Plus two ako sa kanya,” […]

Poe still not convinced grant of emergency powers to Duterte needed to address traffic problem

(Eagle News)–Senator Grace Poe is still not convinced President Rodrigo Duterte needs to be given emergency powers for the traffic problem in Metro Manila to be resolved. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Sept. 10, Poe, the chair of the Senate committee on public services, said there were other things that the Department of Transportation could do on its own without  the powers. During her panel’s hearing on the proposed bus ban on Edsa, Poe said […]

Cancelled flight(s) for Tuesday, Sept. 10

(Eagle News)–At least one flight was cancelled on Tuesday, Sept. 10, due to bad weather: Jetstar GK 040 Manila-Narita Typhoon Faxai with potentially record winds and rain battered the Tokyo region early Monday, sparking evacuation warnings to tens of thousands, widespread blackouts and transport disruption. The typhoon, packing winds of up to 216 kilometers (134 miles) per hour, made landfall in Chiba just east of the capital before dawn, after barrelling through Tokyo Bay. At […]

Thunderstorm advisory hoisted over Rizal, others

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted over Rizal and other areas. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are expected also over Laguna over the two provinces within the next 2 hours. Heavy to intense rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are being experienced in Metro Manila and in Cavite, particularly in Cavite City, Imus, Bacoor and Kawit. “All are advised to take […]

At least 65 convicts of heinous crimes surrender so far since Duterte ultimatum

(Eagle News)–At least 65 convicts of heinous crimes have surrendered to the Philippine National Police since President Rodrigo Duterte gave his 15-day ultimatum. According to PNP records, as of Sunday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m., of the 65, 24 surrendered to the Police Regional Office 2, 11 to the Police Regional Office 4B, seven to the Police Regional Office 7, and five to the Police Regional Office 5. Four each surrendered to the Police Regional Office […]

Robber breaks into house of actress Ai Ai delas Alas

(Eagle News)– A robber broke into the house of actress Ai Ai delas Alas on Friday evening. Delas Alas herself made the revelation in an Instagram post on Saturday, Sept. 7. According to the actress, she only found out someone had broken in at noon, after she found her bag hidden beside one of the tires of her car outside. She said she had been looking for her bag, which was inside her room, so […]

Some M. Manila roads scheduled for reblocking, repair until Monday, Sept. 9

(Eagle News)–Several Metro Manila roads are scheduled to undergo reblocking and repair starting Friday, Sept. 6. The Department of Public Works and Highways said the repair of the following roads will end on Monday, Sept. 9, at 5 a.m. EDSA southbound from Bansalangin Street to North Avenue (U-turn slot), 5th lane from sidewalk southbound from Eugenio Lopez Drive to Timog MRT station southbound from Lagarian Creek to Arayat Street, Cubao southbound from Magallanes-Baclaran bus stop […]