Metro

No work in all M. Manila courts tomorrow, Jan. 13

(Eagle News)-Work in all Metro Manila courts is suspended tomorrow, Jan. 12. A statement from the Supreme Court said Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta made the suspension  “in the interest of everyone’s health and safety” as ashfall due to Taal reached several cities in Metro Manila. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has hoisted an alert level 4 over Taal, which means an eruption was imminent.

MMDA: Number-coding scheme lifted tomorrow, Jan. 13

(Eagle News)-The number-coding scheme is lifted for all vehicles tomorrow, Jan. 13. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority suspended the scheme after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology upgraded the alert status of the volcano. The volcano is currently on alert level 4, which means a hazardous eruption is imminent. PHIVOLCS has recommended an evacuation from the volcano island and additional areas within a 14-kilometer radius of the volcano.

MIAA temporarily suspends flight ops at NAIA after Taal spews ash

(Eagle News)-Flight operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have been temporarily suspended. The Manila International Airport Authority said this was due to the volcanic ash from the phreatic eruption of Taal Volcano. “Kindly coordinate with your respective air carriers for details on flight schedules,” MIAA said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised an alert level 3 over the volcano, and has recommended an evacuation from the volcano island and Agoncillo and […]

Tugade, some members of the Diet of Japan meet, discuss ongoing and future railway projects

(Eagle News)-Transportation Secretary Art Tugade met with the Parliamentary Delegation of the House of Councillors of the Diet of Japan  on Friday, Jan. 10, the Department of Transportation said. The DOTr said the meeting between the  delegation  headed by Japanese House of Councillors (HC) Member Iwai Shigeki, together with Koyari Takashi, Koga Yukihito, Wakamatsu Kaneshige, Chief Researcher Hiromatsu Akihiko, and Assistant Director Kondo Tomoya centered on discussions of the ongoing and future railway projects under […]

Cancelled flights on Saturday, Jan. 11

(Eagle News)-Several flights on Saturday, Jan. 11, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list, according to the Manila International Airport Authority: (5J) Cebu Pacific 5J 504 Manila to Tuguegarao 5J 505 Tuguegarao to Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the northeast monsoon was affecting Luzon, bringing rains in some parts.

QC court issues TRO on TWG-imposed motorcycle taxi cap

(Eagle News) — A Quezon City court has put a temporary stop to the cap imposed by the Inter-Agency Technical Working Group on riders participating in its pilot study on motorcycle taxis. Branch 223 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court issued the 72-hour temporary restraining order on the 30,000 cap in Metro Manila and the 9,000 cap in Cebu pending the resolution of the main case. The 30,000 and 9,000 cap was supposed to […]

BI prepares for possible influx of OFWs from Middle East amid tensions in region

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration on Thursday, Jan. 9, said it was advised to expect a “mass repatriation” of Filipinos from the Middle East amid the rising tensions in the region following a United States airstrike that killed Iran’s top military official Qasem Soleimani. In a statement, Immigration chief Jaime Morente said as a result, he has ordered the port operations division to ensure the presence of adequate manpower. He said the BI is […]

Cancelled flights on Thursday, Jan. 9

(Eagle News)-Several flights on Thursday, Jan. 9, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list, according to the Manila International Airport Authority: Cebu Pacific 5J 196 Manila-Cauayan 5 J 197 Cauayan-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the easterlies affecting  the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao. PAGASA added the rest of Visayas, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro […]

Duterte appoints CA Justice Samuel Gaerlan to Supreme Court

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has promoted Court of Appeals Justice Samuel Gaerlan to the Supreme Court. Gaerlan filled in the post vacated by Diosdado Peralta, who is now Chief Justice. He bested the other shortlisted applicants for the SC post: Court Administrator Midas Marquez and CA justices Manuel Barrios, Ramon Garcia, Jhosep Lopez and Eduardo Peralta.

BuCor Chief Bantag, two others acquitted over Parañaque jail explosion

(Eagle News) — A Paranaque court has acquitted Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag and two others of homicide. In its Jan. 8 order, Judge Betlee-Ian J. Barraquias also acquitted then-SJO2 Ricardo Zulueta and JO2 Victor Erick Pascua in the ten counts filed against them by inmates of a Paranaque jail when Bantag was jail warden. Bantag, Zulueta and Pascua had said they merely defended themselves after they were attacked by the inmates and an […]

Cancelled flights on Sunday, Jan. 5

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Sunday, Jan. 5, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: (5J) Cebu Pacific 5J 821 Manila to Virac 5J 822 Virac to Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said rains are expected in parts of the country today.

DOTr: Increase only in beep card price, not in fares of MRT-3, LRT-1 and 2

(Eagle News)-The Department of Transportation on Friday, Jan. 3, clarified there was no increase in the fares of the Metro Rail Transit 3, and the Light Rail Transits 1 and 2. According to the DOTr, only the issuance fee of the Beep stored value card has increased based on an automatic provision indicated in the concession agreement signed by the then-Department of Transportation and Communications and AF Payments Inc., the concessionaire jointly owned by the Ayala […]