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.

LTFRB-approved P8 mininum jeepney fare to take effect on February 8

  (Eagle News) – The minimum fare for jeepneys will now be P8, starting Wednesday, February 8. This was after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced the approval of the one-peso provisional jeepney fare increase. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra explained that this means that minimum fare hike will return to P 8 from the current P 7. This will cover Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog regions. The LTFRB decision was […]

QC orders fire safety inspections of commercial establishments

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista ordered City Fire Marshal Sr. Supt. Jesus Fernandez to conduct fire safety inspections of commercial establishments in the city, specially their compliance to the fire code. This is in response to the successive fire incidents all over the country, particularly the fire incident that occurred in the Cavite Export Processing Zone.

Transport strike to last until 7 in the evening

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) issued an advisory stating that the transport strike will last until seven in the evening tonight, For a list of the affected areas, please watch the accompanying video.

Transport strike forces suspension of classes, 5, 000 military and police personnel deployed

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) – Some 5, 000 military and police personnel, in addition to traffic enforcers were deployed on Monday (February 6) in major thoroughfares all over Metro Manila in response to the transport strike commenced by the transport group, Stop and Go. The strike was staged to protest the plan of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to phase-out old transport jeeps, replacing it with electrical jeepneys. The transport strikes […]

MMDA plans to ban jeeps in EDSA starting next week

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metro Manila Development Authority on Thursday (February 2) announced its plan to totally ban public utility jeeps from traversing EDSA starting next week. An estimated 1000 jeepneys will be affected by the MMDA’s new plan. The plan to ban public utility jeeps in EDSA will make it easier for public buses to travel and will result in the reduction of the over-all traffic in Metro Manila. Meanwhile, MMDA […]

ACTO will not join Feb 6 “transport holiday”

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The group Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations or ACTO will not join the planned nationwide “transport holiday” to be held on Monday, February 6 by other transport groups. The strike was organized to protest the plan of the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to phase-out passenger jeeps and replace them with electric jeeps. ACTO Chairman Efren De Luna said that the group decided to not join the “transport […]

3 QC cops in robbery extortion to be tranferred to ARMM

(Eagle News) – Three Quezon City policemen accused of robbery with extortion were ordered relieved and would soon be transferred to the Police Regional Office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Quezon City police director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said the policemen to be transferred to Mindanao are PO3 Aprilito Santos, 41 y/o, with badge112699, PO3 Ramil Dazo, 42 y/o, with badge 144269 and PO3 Joseph Merin, 47 y/o, with badge 111437.  All […]