Metro

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 […]

Another PNR train damaged in stone-throwing incident

(Eagle News)-Another Philippine National Railways train was damaged after a stone-throwing incident on Wednesday, Jan. 1. The Department of Transportation said the incident, reported in Caloocan at 6:01 p.m., damaged the front glass windshield of a refurbished Rotem train unit. The glass windshield underwent replacement on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 12:03 p.m. The DOTr called for “heightened vigilance from the public, particularly our train-riding commuter, to help us in pinpointing the areas where these misdeeds […]

MRT-4 that aims to link eastern M. Manila to portions of Rizal gets NEDA approval

(Eagle News)-The Metro Rail Transit-4 will begin construction soon. This is according to the  Department of Transportation, which announced the National Economic Development Authority’s approval of the project, through the Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee,  that aims to link parts of Eastern Metro Manila with Rizal. “After passing the ICC-CabCom, we’ll be able to release the projects by early next year, allowing us time within the Duterte administration to significantly complete these game-changing projects. It’s crucial […]

AFP pays tribute to Rizal: He was selflessly devoted to duty, country, people

(Eagle News)–The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday, Dec. 30, paid tribute to national hero Jose Rizal for his “selfless devotion to duty, to country and people.” “He exudes the leadership principles of a Filipino trooper. He labored tirelessly to improve himself personally and professionally. He led by example,” AFP spokesman Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said in a statement. According to Arevalo, Rizal “sought responsibility in the fight for nationalism and took responsibility and […]

Free MRT-3 rides during selected hours on Monday, Dec. 30

(Eagle News)-The Metro Rail Transit-3 is giving free train rides on selected hours on Monday, Dec. 30. The MRT-3 said the free rides could be availed of from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The free rides are in celebration of Rizal Day, which aims to commemorate the heroism of the country’s national hero Jose Rizal.  

Cancelled flights on Sunday, Dec. 29

(Eagle News)-Several flights on Sunday, Dec. 29, were cancelled due to bad weather. Skyjet M8 511 Manila to Camiguin M8 512 Camiguin to Manila The tail-end of a cold front is affecting extreme Northern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.  

Fire hits residential area in Pandacan, Manila

(Eagle News)-A fire hit a residential area in Pandacan, Manila on Saturday, Dec. 28. The Manila fire department said the blaze on Balagtas St.in  began at 9:59 a.m. The Manila Public Information Office said in a Tweet that the blaze has so far reached the  fifth alarm. Firefighters are currently in the scene to put out the fire.  

Cancelled flights on Saturday, Dec. 28

(Eagle News)-Several flights on Saturday, Dec. 28, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: (5J) Cebu Pacific 5J 196 Manila-Cauayan 5J 197 Cauayan-Manila (M8) Skyjet M8 816 Manila-Basco M8 817 Basco-Manila (DG) Cebgo DG 6009 Manila-Basco DG 6010 Basco-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has said “Ursula” has weakened into a tropical storm, and is no longer directly affecting the country. The tail-end of a cold front, however, will […]

UPDATED: Cancelled flights on Friday, Dec. 27

(Eagle News) — Several flights on Friday, Dec. 27, were cancelled due to bad weather. Below is a list: Air Asia Z2 036 Kalibo-Incheon Z2 037 Incheon-Kalibo Z2 028 Kalibo-Shanghai Pudong Z2 029 Shanghai Pudong-Kalibo Z2 038 Kalibo-Incheon Z2 039 Incheon-Kalibo Skyjet M8 816 Manila-Basco M8 817 Basco-Manila Cebgo DG 6009 Manila-Basco DG 6010 Basco-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said “Ursula” has weakened and is expected to exit the Philippine Area […]

Grab PHL to start reimbursing select passengers on Dec. 31

(Eagle News) — Starting Dec. 31, Grab Philippines will start reimbursing some of its passengers who were overcharged. In a statement on Thursday, Dec. 26, Grab said those who took rides in Metro Manila from Feb. 10 to May 10 and May 11 to Aug. 10 may claim the refund through the GrabRewards Catalogue. Upon completion of the Know Your Customer process, Grab said the refund would be credited to their GrabPay Wallet accounts. “As approved and […]

Cancelled flights on Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27

(Eagle News) — Several flights on Thursday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Dec. 27, were cancelled due to the effects of “Ursula” in some parts of the country. Below is a list: Thursday, December 26 Cebu Pacific 5J412 Cebu-Kalibo, Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) 11:55 pm 5J413 Kalibo-Cebu, ETD 12:20 pm 5J1811 Cebu-Kalibo, ETD 2:30 am 5J419 Kalibo-Cebu, ETD 3:50 am Air Asia Z2036 Kalibo-Incheon Z2037 Incheon-Kalibo Z2028 Kalibo-Shanghai-Pudong Z2029 Shanghai-Pudong-Kalibo Z2038 Kalibo-Incheon Z2039 Incheon-Kalibo Z2058 […]

Two people, including former actress, nabbed in Pasay buy-bust operation

(Eagle News) — A former actress was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Pasay on Wednesday, Dec. 25. Apart from Jennifer Kiilsgaard, 45, who went by the screen name Jenny Roa in movies in the 1990s and 2000s, Norman Viña, 49,  was nabbed by authorities in the operation on Eusebio Street in Barangay 42 at 9:50 p.m. The operation was conducted after a one-week surveillance on Roa, after police received a tip she was a […]