Metro

DOTr suspends three private emission testing centers for alleged falsification of emission tests

(Eagle News)–The Department of Transportation has suspended three private emission testing centers allegedly for falsification of emission tests. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, March 12, the DOTr said suspended were the BMC Emission Testing Center in Urdaneta, Pangasinan; the Gold Star Emission Testing Center in Agoo, La Union; and the Fatjeta Emission Testing Center in Barangay Sto. Domingo in Quezon City. The DOTr said the preliminary suspension orders were issued from Feb. 21 to […]

DOTr: Over P400 million worth of Pantawid Pasada fuel subsidy cards distributed to PUJs

(Eagle News)—–Over P400 million worth of Pantawid Pasada fuel subsidy cards have been distributed to public utility jeepney franchise owners as of March, the Department of Transportation said. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, March 13, the DOTr said the P482,430,000 translated to 96846 distributed cards. The DOTr did not say when the distribution of the cards started, but the distribution was supposed to be part of the government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of […]

MWSS wants summit to craft 50-year water security and used water masterplan for Metro Manila

  (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System is calling for a summit that will craft a 50-year water security and used water masterplan for Metro Manila to address future water crises in the Philippine capital. MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco said that this summit, which he eyes to hold in August, would provide long-term solutions on water supply and distribution in Metro Manila, as well as sewerage system plans. Velasco said this […]

Taguig Prosecutors Office recommends indictment of Kris Aquino’s ex-business partner for estafa

Junks qualified theft raps vs Nicko Falcis (Eagle News)—The Taguig Prosecutors Office has junked the  qualified theft charges filed by actress Kris Aquino against her former business partner, but found probable cause for the charges of estafa against him. In recommending the filing of a complaint for estafa through misappropriation and conversion against Nicko Falcis, Claire Eufracia Pagayanan, assistant state prosecutor, said there was “enough evidence to engender a well-founded belief” that he “converted” the […]

Partial closure of Estrella Service Road in Makati set starting March 23

(Eagle News)—A part of the Estrella Service Road in Makati will be closed starting March 23. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the closure of the stretch of the road from Gumamela Street to the direction of JP Rizal will start at 11 p.m. It said the partial closure was to give way to the  reconstruction of the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge. The closure will last up to two years, when the project is expected to be […]

Manila Water releases updated list of areas affected by water interruptions

  (Eagle News) — The following is an updated list of areas serviced by Manila Water Company in Metro Manila and Rizal which have been experiencing water interruptions.  The updated list was released on Monday, March 11. The water interruptions would continue in the next few days, Manila Water said. QUEZON CITY Areas with low pressure to no water Alicia – from 12 pm to 6 am the next day Amihan – from 12 pm […]

PDEA probing two celebrities with alleged drug links

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday, March 12, said it was investigating two celebrities whose names were seen in the phone of a big-time party drugs dealer who was killed in a buy-bust operation on Monday night. PDEA refused to identify the celebrities whose names figured in the phone of Steven Pasion, saying a case build-up was still ongoing. The authorities said they were also looking at the possibility the names were mere […]

PDEA probing two celebrities with alleged drug links

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday, March 12, said it was investigating two celebrities whose names were seen in the phone of a big-time party drugs dealer who was killed in a buy-bust operation on Monday night. PDEA refused to identify the celebrities whose names figured in the phone of Steven Pasion, saying a case build-up was still ongoing. The authorities said they were also looking at the possibility the names were mere […]

Chief Justice Bersamin’s son, daughter-in-law drop charges vs fishball vendor

(Eagle News)–The son of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and his wife have decided to drop the charges against a fishball vendor who allegedly threatened them on Saturday, March 9. Dr. Lucas Bersamin Jr. and wife Bianca will no longer file the charges for unjust vexation against Conrado Bingco. Bingco allegedly threatened the younger Bersamin at the heat of an argument that ensued after the fishball vendor supposedly catcalled the doctor’s wife in Barangay Belair, Makati. […]

Around 300 HPG personnel to be deployed to help manage traffic on roads

(Eagle News)—Around 300 personnel from the Philippine National Police’s Highway Patrol Group are set to be deployed to help in traffic enforcement in the country. The commitment to deploy the policemen in support of  “wider, more sustained and intensified” Inter-agency Council for Traffic (iACT) enforcement operations was contained in an agreement  signed by  Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año. Earlier this March, Tugade also ordered the deployment of Philippine Coast Guard for […]

Vendor lands in jail for allegedly hurling threats vs Bersamin’s son, daughter-in-law

(Eagle News)—A street vendor was arrested on Saturday, March 10, after he allegedly hurled threats against  the son of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and his wife. The police said Conrado Bingco was arrested after he threatened Lucas Bersamin Jr, 37, and his wife, Bianca, who had called him out for catcalling her as she was walking along Malugay Street, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City, around 4 p.m. Bingco, who reportedly also told the Bersamins he had a […]

One suspected drug pusher killed in Taguig buy-bust op

Over P2 million worth of “shabu” seized, five arrested (Eagle News) — One suspected drug pusher was killed in a buy-bust operation in Taguig on Thursday, March 7, that also yielded over P2 million worth of suspected shabu. The Quezon City Police District said Alex Abdul, alias Manila Boy, was killed in the shootout that ensued after Abdul fired at authorities who were out to arrest him in Barangay South Signal Village at 1:27 p.m. […]