PNR back to normal operations after train derailment

(Eagle News) — Operations at the Philippine National Railways are back to normal after the train derailed in Makati City on Thursday night is now back on its tracks. “Balik normal at fully operational na po ang byahe ng PNR sa Metro Manila at iba pang lugar simula ngayong umaga ng Abril 21, 2023,” the PNR said. According to the PNR, the train went off-track on Thursday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m., while traveling to […]

Skyway 3 Quirino northbound entry now open

(Eagle News)–The Quirino northbound entry of Skyway Stage 3 is now open to the public. SMC Infrastructure made the announcement in a Tweet on Saturday, April 8. It said the opening was to “ease traffic flow of our motorists.” “To our motorists, pls be guided accordingly. Thank you,” it added.  

Reblocking, repair of portions of some NCR roads ongoing until April 3: MMDA

(Eagle News)–The Department of Public Works and Highways is performing reblocking and repairs of portions of the following roads until April 3, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said. – C5 Road SB between Lanuza Avenue and Green Valley Footbridge, Barangay Ugong, Pasig (truck lane) – C5 Road after elevated U-turn slot (3rd lane from island), Pasig -Edsa southbound near Estrella Street and near Ayala Avenue, Makati – Edsa northbound near MRT Buendia station, Makati (innermost […]

MMDA personnel to get 30-minute ‘heat stroke break’ starting April 1

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced it would give its field personnel a 30-minute “heat stroke break” to cope with the summer heat. The policy will be in effect starting April 1 to May 31. MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes signed the memorandum circular re-implementing the policy to “protect field personnel from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and heat cramps due to severe heat waves,” the MMDA said. Under the policy, on-duty […]

Flight cancellations for Saturday, Feb. 25

(Eagle News)–Several flights were cancelled on Saturday, Feb. 25, due to unfavorable weather conditions. The Manila International Airport Authority said the following flight/s are covered by the cancellation: PAL Express (2P) 2P 2932/2933 Manila-Basco-Manila The list shall be updated as information comes in. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has said the northeast monsoon was affecting Luzon.

Maguindanao del Sur town mayor hurt in Pasay ambush

(Eagle News) — A Maguindanao del Sur town mayor was hurt after at least two people shot him while he was traversing Pasay City on board his vehicle on Wednesday, the police said on Friday, Feb. 24. According to the Southern Police District, Datu Montawal Mayor Ohto Caumbo Montawal sustained a gunshot wound on his hip and left arm after the attack on Roxas Boulevard Service Road around 6:30 p.m. The assailants fled towards Buendia. […]

Canceled flights for Sunday, Feb. 19

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Sunday, Feb. 19, were canceled due to the bad weather. The Manila International Airport Authority said the following are covered by the cancelation: Cebu Pacific (5J) 5J 192/193 Manila-Cauayan-Manila 5J 508/509 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila CebGo (DG) DG 6113/6114 Manila-Naga-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said cloudy skies and rains are expected in parts of the country. It said these were due to localized thunderstorms, an LPA off Surigao del Norte, […]

Canceled flights for Saturday, Feb. 18

(Eagle News) — Several flights scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 18, were canceled due to the bad weather. The Manila International Airport Authority said the following are covered by the cancelations: PAL Express (2P) 2P 2889/2890 Manila-Ozamiz-Manila This list shall be updated as new information comes in. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration earlier said it was monitoring a low pressure area off Davao City. The northeast monsoon is also affecting Luzon.  

Bike lanes on Ayala Avenue to become shared lanes starting Wednesday, February 15

(Eagle News) — The bike lanes on Ayala Avenue will become shared lines starting Wednesday, February 15, the Makati City government said. The local government said this was to accommodate “both bikers along with the increasing number of commuters riding PUVs and help improve traffic flow in the city.” In a separate statement on Sunday, the Makati government said that while it acknowledged concerns on the shared lanes, it would push through with the plan. It […]

LRMC: Philippines’ first public terminal smart locker system to be launched in LRT-1

(Eagle News) — The Light Rail Manila Corp. has announced a smart locker system will soon be available in Light Rail Transit-1 stations. LRMC, the LRT-1’s private operator, said once launched in February, the system will be the first of its kind in a public terminal in the country. The LRMC made the announcement after it  inked a deal with the Airspeed Group of Companies to activate PopBox. The LRMC said PopBox is a smart […]

LTO welcomes approval of single-ticketing system in Metro Manila

(Eagle News)–The Land Transportation Office welcomed the passage of the single-ticketing system to be implemented in Metro Manila. In a statement, LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Jayart Tugade said its implementation can help ensure traffic management in the National Capital Region is more “responsive, efficient and appropriate to the needs of the motoring public.” He added the fitness of a driver can now be determined once he applies for renewal of her or his license. “Even […]

DOTr: Overhaul of 72 MRT-3 train cars complete

(Eagle News) — The Metro Rail Transit-3 has completed the overhaul of its 72 light rail vehicles (LRVs). The Department of Transportation said the rail line’s passenger capacity is also expected to increase, with another 18 to 20 train sets expected to be deployed during peak hours. “Now that we have completed the overhaul of the 72 LRVs of the MRT-3, we expect more passengers to patronize the rail line, especially during rush hour,” Transportation […]