Public Advisory: MMDA announces road repairs this weekend

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metro Manila Development Authority has released a traffic advisory on road repairs and road re-blocking this weekend March 10 – March 13. The road repairs will start 11 in the evening on Friday, March 10 until Monday, March 13 at 5 in the morning. MMDA advised motorists to look for alternative routes. To find out the routes affected, please watch the accompanying video.

‘Test regulation’ of light trucks on Edsa, Shaw Boulevard to start on Wednesday

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced it would conduct a test run of the “uniform light trucks ban” starting Wednesday, March 15. In a statement, the MMDA said the simulation–which will last until June 15– was recommended and approved by the Metro Manila Council in a recent meeting. Under the uniform light trucks ban, trucks that have a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms and below will not be allowed to ply Edsa and Shaw […]

INC Evangelical mission at musical presentation sa lokal ng New Era University, dinagsa

(Eagle News) — Napuno ng mga panauhin ang gusaling sambahan ng lokal ng New Era University sa isinagawang Pamamahayag ng mga Salita ng Diyos. Pangunahin na nakipagkaisa sa nasabing aktibidad ang mga mag-aaral ng New Era University partikular ang nasa departamento ng College of Music at Center for Culture and the Arts. Alas tres ng hapon (3:00 PM) nang magsimula ang Pamamahayag ng mga Salita ng Diyos. Pero maaga pa lamang ay nagsidatingan na ang […]

DepEd postpones NCAE and NAT in Metro Manila

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Department of Education (DepEd) has temporarily suspended the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) and the National Achievement Test (NAT) in Metro Manila. The exams, which aim to assess and evaluate the aptitude, skill and inclination of a student for a particular occupation or field, were initially scheduled for March 1 and March 2. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cited logistical difficulties for the temporary suspension. The NCAE and NAT in […]

LTFRB mulls options vs groups who joined transport strike

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it was already reviewing their options and the steps to be taken against transport groups who joined Monday’s strike. LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada said the franchise given to operators is a privilege and may be cancelled if it is proven that the operators exercised abuse when they held the strike.

MMDA intensifies drive on jaywalking

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that it will intensify its crackdown on jaywalkers in Metro Manila to help decongest traffic in the metropolis. The MMDA reminded the drivers of Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) to firmly adhere to rules on the drop off and pick up of passengers, and for them to only do it at the proper loading and unloading areas. According to MMDA anti-jaywalking unit head Rafael […]

MRT-LRT common station “very feasible,” says solon

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — In preparation for the upcoming construction of the proposed Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Railway Transit (LRT) station, some congressmen inspected the venue on Wednesday to check the project’s feasibility. “Based on our inspection, building a temporary station is very feasible since the MRT structure in North Avenue is ready for construction. This will benefit the 30,000 train riders, at no cost to the government,” Congressman Cesar Sarmiento […]

Public jeeps no longer allowed in EDSA-Guadalupe

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) starting Monday, February 13, will no longer allow public utility jeepneys (PUJs) to pass the EDSA-Guadalupe route. Affected are public jeeps that travel from Gate 3 Housing, AFP Housing and Leon Guinto. According to MMDA, the new traffic rerouting scheme for jeepneys that pass through Magsaysay St. will now have to pass through Roxas St. to Sgt. Yabut St. MMDA said that the […]

MMDA to set up jeepney stops along Commonwealth to España roads

(Eagle News) — The Metro Manila Development Authority together with transport groups agreed to set up jeepney stops for passengers along Commonwealth Avenue to España in Manila to help reduce traffic congestion. In an interview in the NET25 program, “Saganang Mamamayan,” MMDA Chairman Thomas “Tim” Orbos said that the plan to set up jeepney stops will help the riding public, and will drastically reduce traffic congestion, especially along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, and along […]

Mahigit 3,000 pamilya, nawalan ng bahay sa sunog sa Parola, Tondo

  By Paulo Macahilas Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Isanglibong kabahayan ang tinupok ng apoy sa Gate 10 Parola Compound, Tondo, Maynila. Nagsimula ang sunog dakong 9:38 ng Martes ng gabi (Pebrero 7) na unang inakyat sa ikalimang alarma Dakong alas dose ng hatinggabi ay itinaas na ito sa Task Force Delta. Ibig sabihin, kailangan na ang tulong ng lahat ng mga firetruck sa buong kamaynilaan at kalapit Lungsod nito Aabot sa higit 3,000 […]

MTPB starts distribution of body cameras for traffic enforcers

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau started distributing body cameras for the use of its traffic enforcers as a safety measure against erring motorists. This is because MTPB enforcers were usually placed in a tight spot by errant motorists especially in places where there are no CCTV cameras to record the incident. MTPB traffic enforcer Rolando Montejo said that some erring motorists turned the tables on traffic aides when […]

Stop and Go coalition threatens to stage another strike

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Stop and Go Coalition of transport groups threatened to conduct another transport strike aiming to paralyze 80% of the public transport in Metro Manila. Stop and Go President Jun Magno defended the actions of the coalition, saying that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) did not heed the coalition’s arguments during the dialogue held between transport groups and the LTFRB.