Metro

Some M. Manila roads scheduled for reblocking, repair until Monday, Sept. 9

(Eagle News)–Several Metro Manila roads are scheduled to undergo reblocking and repair starting Friday, Sept. 6. The Department of Public Works and Highways said the repair of the following roads will end on Monday, Sept. 9, at 5 a.m. EDSA southbound from Bansalangin Street to North Avenue (U-turn slot), 5th lane from sidewalk southbound from Eugenio Lopez Drive to Timog MRT station southbound from Lagarian Creek to Arayat Street, Cubao southbound from Magallanes-Baclaran bus stop […]

MRT-3 trains from N. Ave to Shaw Boulevard, vice versa, now operational

(Eagle News)–Operations of the Metro Rail Transit-3 have partially resumed. In a recent advisory, the MRT-3 said now operational were the trains going from North Avenue Station to Shaw Boulevard Station and vice versa. So far, repair work to restore the full service in the entire line is still ongoing. Operations were suspended starting 6:42 a.m. due to a cut cable of the Overhead Catenary System in the northbound station of Guadalupe. The MRT-3 earlier […]

Cancelled flights for Friday, Sept. 6

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Friday, Sept. 6, were cancelled due to bad weather in the destinations. Below is a list, according to the Manila International Airport Authority: SKYJET M8 816/817 (Manila–Basco–Manila) The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the southwest monsoon is affecting Northern Luzon.

NBI: American who tried to sneak baby out of PHL in sling bag says she “only wanted to give him a name, a church blessing”

(Eagle News)–The American who authorities said had tried to sneak a six-day-old baby out of the country in her sling bag said she “only wanted to give the baby a name and a church blessing.” Manuel Dimaano, chief of the National Bureau of Investigation’s International Airport Investigation Division, said this was what Jennifer Erin Talbot, who is now facing  trafficking, child abuse and kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges,  told investigators when asked why the […]

Manila gov’t to implement curfew for minors “in full blast” starting today, Sept. 2

(Eagle News)–The Manila government is  intensifying a curfew policy for minors in the city. The Manila Public Information Office announced this on its Twitter account on Monday, Sept. 2. The PIO said according to Mayor Isko Moreno, the curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. will be implemented “in full blast” starting today. The PIO did not say what the sanctions would be for violators.  

JUST IN: Comelec 2nd division junks Eusebio election protest vs Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto

(Eagle News)–The second division of the Commission on Elections has ordered the dismissal of the election protest filed by former Pasig Mayor Robert Eusebio against now-Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the second division cited the “insufficiency in form and substance “of  the election protest in its unanimous decision. “It failed to reflect a detailed specification of the acts or omissions complained of showing the electoral frauds, anomalies, or irregularities in the […]

Thunderstorm advisory hoisted over M. Manila, other areas

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted over Metro Manila and nearby areas. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said apart from Metro Manila, Bataan, Zambales, Laguna, Batangas, Tarlac, Cavite, Bulacan and Rizal will experience moderate to heavy rainshowers with  lightning and strong winds within the next 2 hours. PAGASA said the same conditions are being experienced in Mulanay, San Narciso, San Andres in Quezon; in Mabalacat, Angeles, Porac, Bacolor, San Fernando, Santo […]

Cancelled flights for Sunday, Sept. 1

(Eagle News)–Several flights on Sunday, Sept. 1, were cancelled due to the bad weather. Below are the cancelled flights, according to the Manila International Airport Authority. PAL EXPRESS  2P 2889/2890 (Manila-Ozamiz-Manila) The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the low pressure area off Cagayan has intensified into Tropical Depression “Kabayan,” while another LPA, this time east of Surigao del Sur, is slated to develop into Tropical Depression “Liwayway” in 48 hours. PAGASA said […]

Cancelled flights for Saturday, Aug. 31

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport Authority has announced the cancellation of flights on Saturday, Aug. 31, due to bad weather. Below is a list: PAL Express 2P 2196: Manila-Laoag 2P 2197: Laoag-Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is so far monitoring two low pressure areas. The southwest monsoon is also affecting the western section of Luzon.

Several M. Manila roads scheduled to undergo repair, reblocking until Monday, Sept. 2

(Eagle News)–Several roads in Metro Manila are slated to undergo reblocking and repair until Monday, Sept. 2. Below is a list of the roads, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. EDSA southbound from corner Bulacan Street to Philam, 1st lane from center island southbound from Lagarian Creek to Arayat Street in Cubao southbound from Eugenio Lopez Drive to Timog MRT station northbound from Main Avenue to P. Tuazon, 1st lane from sidewalk […]

In photo: Estero de Binondo waste-ridden no more

(Eagle News)–The once-waste-ridden Estero de Binondo in Manila is waste-ridden no more. This picture posted on the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission Facebook page shows the clean creek reflecting the skies and buildings, something that seemed impossible with the amount of trash in its waters before. Cleanup efforts were led by the PRRC, along with volunteers.

PHL, China sign $219-million loan pact for PNR project

(Eagle News)–The Philippines and China have signed a $219-million loan agreement for the Philippine National Railways project, the Department of Finance said on Friday, Aug. 30. The exchange of the loan agreement that will fund the Project Management Consultancy for the PNR South Long Haul Project was done between Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Export-Import Bank of China Vice President Xie Ping on the second day of President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China. Duterte […]