At least 6 dead in Manila fire

Four people hurt, BFP says (Eagle News) — At least six people died in a fire that hit a residential area in Manila on Thursday, December 29. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection, at least four people were also hurt in the blaze that broke out at 2:34 a.m. on Arlegui Street in Quiapo. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The fire was put out at 8:10 a.m. At least […]

DOTr, DOST ink agreement for development of automated fare collection system

(Eagle News)–The Departments of Transportation, and Science and Technology have signed an agreement for the development of an automated fare collection system that will benefit mass transport systems. According to the DOTr, the agreement signed by DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista and DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. seeks to establish a laboratory testing facility in Bicutan, and “govern the roles and responsibilities of the parties regarding the Certification and Validation testing of Fare Media and Transit […]

At least 9 people dead in Muntinlupa fire

(Eagle News)–Nine people were confirmed dead in a fire that hit a house in Muntinlupa on Sunday, Dec. 18. The Bureau of Fire Protection said one person remains missing while another was injured. The fire broke out in a residential area on Larva Street in Barangay Putatan at 8:56 a.m. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. The blaze reached the first alarm and was put out at 10:25 a.m. The cost […]

LTO summons four of its enforcers over extortion allegations

(Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Office has summoned four of its enforcers who figured in a viral video that showed them allegedly extorting money. The Department of Transportation did not name the enforcers who allegedly extorted P8,000 from a motorist they had flagged down at an LTO checkpoint in Bocaue, Bulacan over the weekend, but said that, based on the video, they were aboard LTO Mobile #14 with plate number SHS 234. LTO Chief […]

Several Manila roads temporarily closed for bar exams

(Eagle News) — The Manila government has announced road closures around some universities in the city for the bar examinations. According to the local government, the temporary road closures take effect on Nov. 9, 13, 16 and 20. The southbound lane of Estrada street to Quirino street will be closed from 2 a.m. to 7 p.m. at De La Salle University on Taft Avenue. Meanwhile, the northbound lane will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to […]

Canceled flights for Sunday, Nov. 6

(Eagle News)–Airport authorities on Sunday, Nov. 6, announced the cancellation of some flights due to bad weather. According to the Manila International Airport Authority, the following is so far canceled: Cebgo (DG) DG 6177/6178 Manila-Masbate-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has said the shear line was affecting Northern Luzon.

PNR offers special trips on Tuesday, Nov. 1, but no full operations yet

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Railways is offering special trips on Tuesday, Nov. 1. However, the PNR said full operations are not yet possible following the onslaught of “Paeng.” The PNR said the following trips are being offered: Tutuban to Alabang – 5:36 AM; 6:36 AM; 7:06 AM; 8:06 AM; 9:06 AM; 10:06 AM; 11:06 AM Alabang to Tutuban – 7:12 AM; 8:02 AM; 8:42 AM; 9:42 AM 10:32 AM; 11:32 AM Binan to […]

PNR cancels trips; LRTA says LRT-2 Libreng Sakay for students suspended on Saturday, Oct. 29

(Eagle News)–Rail authorities have announced the suspension of some train services as “Paeng” continued to bring rains and strong winds over parts of the country on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Light Rail Authority said the Libreng Sakay for students was temporarily suspended starting 10 a.m. The Philippine National Railways said its trips were canceled starting 9 a.m. It said this was to ensure the safety of passengers amid “Paeng.” The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical […]

Implementation of number-coding scheme suspended from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1: MMDA

(Eagle News) — The implementation of the number coding scheme is suspended starting October 29. According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the suspension will be in effect until November 1. The number-coding scheme will again be implemented starting November 2. The MMDA has said the suspension was to pave the way for the upcoming long holiday.        

DOTr expects LRT-1 Cavite Extension project to be fully completed early next year

(Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation on Monday, Oct. 17, said the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project will be completed early next year. According to the DOTr, as of August 2022, the overall progress rate is at 73%. The DOTr said the trackwork installation is so far 50% complete. The electromechanical work, such as the laying of rails and installation of the electrical system, as well as the construction of the five  additional LRT-1 stations, […]

Portion of Imelda Bridge along Ninoy Aquino Avenue closed until November 10: LRMC

(Eagle News) — A portion of the outer lane of Imelda Bridge along Ninoy Aquino Avenue is temporarily closed. According to the Light Rail Manila Corporation, the closure of the bridge linking Barangays La Huerta and Sto. Niño is until November 10. It would pave the way for the casting of concrete plinths and pedestals for the installation of tracks and the overhead catenary system of the LRT-1 Ninoy Aquino Station. Only one lane remains […]

DOTr: Portion of Meralco Avenue closed from October 3, 2022 to 2028

(Eagle News) — A portion of Meralco Avenue in Ortigas, Pasig City will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 3. According to the Department of Transportation, the temporary closure covering the front section of Capitol Commons up to the corner of Shaw Boulevard is to pave the way for  the construction of the Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard Stations of the Metro Manila Subway Project. The temporary closure is in effect until 2028, the DOTr […]