Vote counting machine in Caloocan City precinct reported not working

(Eagle News) — A vote counting machine in one precinct in Caloocan City, particularly at the Tandang Sora Integrated School, reportedly stopped working as of 7 a.m. after a ballot with a reported overvoting of senators was fed into the machine. The IT person of the Commission on Elections who reportedly went to check on the VCM, advised voters to just wait as they try to resolve the problem. An Eagle News correspondent said that […]

QC mayoral bet Crisologo and son, several others nabbed over alleged vote-buying incident

(Eagle News)–Quezon City mayoralty bet Vicente “Bingbong” Crisologo was arrested on Sunday night for being implicated in an  alleged vote-buying incident. The police said also arrested were his son, Edrix, and several other individuals in Barangay Bahay Toro. ” Ang report sa akin ng pulis ay dumating si Crisologo, minura ang lahat ng pulis at tinakot na kakasuhan,”  Quezon City Police District chief Police Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel Jr. said in a report over radio […]

Around 16,000 cops to be deployed in M. Manila for May 13 polls

(Eagle News)–Around 16,000 policemen will be deployed in Metro Manila to secure the May 13 polls. In a statement, National Capital Region Police Office director Guillermo Eleazar said more are also on standby for any eventualities. “The highest level of readiness is expected in all police offices and units,” he said. He said he has  “guided all NCRPO police officers to act in accordance with their mandate and conscience – to be above political affairs, […]

MIAA allocates 400 additional parking slots at NAIA Terminal 1

(Eagle News)—The Manila International Airport Authority has allocated more parking slots at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. In an advisory, MIAA said the additional 200 slots was “in response to the growing number of airport users.” The airport authority said the additional slots are in Parking C which was previously designated as parking for airport transport providers. “Standard parking fees apply to all users,” MIAA said.  

Manila court orders transfer of former Customs intel agent Guban to Manila City Jail

(Eagle News) — A Manila court has ruled former Customs intelligence agent Jimmy Guban should be detained in the Manila City Jail and not in the National Bureau of Investigation. In ordering Guban’s transfer from the NBI detention center where he has been  detained since the Department of Justice removed him from the Witness Protection Program, thereby effectively denying Guban’s motion, Judge Bernardita Santos of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 35 said he could […]

Portions of Edsa, C5 to undergo reblocking, repair starting Friday, May 10

(Eagle News)–Parts of Edsa and C5 will undergo reblocking and repair starting Friday, May 10. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the  roadworks, which will start at 11 p.m., will end by 5 a.m. on Monday, May 13. Below is a list of the affected areas: Southbound  * Edsa before Aurora Boulevard (second lane from sidewalk) and before Monte de Piedad (third lane from sidewalk) Northbound * Edsa fronting Baliwag Transit to New York Street […]

DOTr approves six-month pilot implementation of Angkas, other motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu

(Eagle News)–The Department of Transportation has approved the pilot implementation of motorcycle taxis in the country. With the approval, motorcycle firm Angkas will now be allowed to operate for six months starting the first half of June,  or a month after Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade signed the general guidelines for the implementation, and following the implementation of a public awareness campaign. Metro Manila and Metro Cebu are covered by the pilot implementation, which was approved […]

Two killed in shooting incident in National Center for Mental Health

(Eagle News)–Two people, including a psychiatric patient, were killed in a shooting incident in the National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong on Thursday, May 9. Hospital authorities did not reveal the identities of those killed in the incident past 2 p.m., citing the “sensitivities of the issue involving the patient.” Police reports said, however, that apart from the patient, who has a pending case, killed was his wife. The suspect was reportedly the couple’s […]

Fadullon, pinapag-inhibit sa kaso ng mga pamilya ng mga sinasabing biktima ng Dengvaxia

Moira Encina Eagle News Service Naghain ng motion to inhibit sa Department of Justice ang ilang magulang ng mga batang namatay matapos mabakunahan ng Dengvaxia laban kay Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon. Pinag-iinhibit ng mga pamilya ng mga sinasabing biktima ng Dengvaxia si Fadullon matapos nitong aprubahan ang inamyendahang kaso sa korte kung saan ginawa na lamang isang count ng kasong reckless imprudence resulting in homicide ang kaso ng dalawang batang namatay diumano dahil […]

All DFA offices closed on May 13, election day

(Eagle News)—All Department of Foreign Affairs consular offices in the country will be closed on May 13, election day. The DFA made the announcement in a statement on its official website. According to the agency, its office at the Aseana Business Park will also be closed on that day “pursuant to” Proclamation No. 719 which declared the day a special non-working holiday throughout the country for the national and local elections. The DFA said applicants […]

MMDA suspends dry run of provincial bus ban along Edsa

(Eagle News)–The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has suspended the dryrun of the provincial bus ban on Edsa. MMDA Jojo Garcia said the suspension was pending a meeting with  the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “We will continue with the dry run once the guidelines and implementing rules have been ironed out by the three agencies involved,” Garcia said in a statement. The dry run started last April 22. […]

Parts of Edsa, C5 scheduled to undergo repair, reblocking until Monday, May 6

(Eagle News)–Parts of Edsa and C5 are undergoing reblocking and repair until Monday, May 6. Below is a list: EDSA northbound fronting Baliwag Transit to New York Street, 1st lane and 2nd lanes from sidewalk northbound 50 meters after Magallanes MRT to KM 29, outer lane southbound, before New York Street to after Monte de Piedad, 2nd lane from sidewalk C5 northbound fronting SM Aura beside sidewalk The Department of Public Works and Highways said […]