DOTr extends free MRT-3 rides until June 30

(Eagle News) — The Department of Transportation has extended its free Metro Rail Transit-3 rides to commuters. According to the DOTr, the “Libreng Sakay” program covering the MRT-3, which was first implemented on March 28, will now run until June 30. Commuters may still ride the train for free anytime between the rail line’s operating hours from 4:40 a.m. to 10:10 p.m. “Malaking kapakinabangan ‘yung LIBRENG SAKAY para sa ating mga kababayan. ‘Yung malaking natitipid […]

Customs bureau: Over P3 billion worth of smuggled goods seized from January to March 2022

(Eagle News)–The Bureau of Customs has seized over P3 billion worth of smuggled goods from January to March 2022. According to the bureau, of the P3.89 billion worth of items seized, P1.91 billion were assorted goods, P1.53 billion were illegal drugs and P132.6 million were cigarettes or tobacco. The bureau said this translated to 158 seizures made in the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, 25 letters of authority were also implemented, of which 16 […]

Fire hits residential area in Baseco Compound, Manila

(Eagle News) — A fire broke out in a residential area in Manila on Thursday night. The blaze at Block 17 Old Site Baseco Compound in the Port Area struck past 7 p.m. It reached the fourth alarm at 8:31 p.m. According to the Philippine Coast Guard, which was also on the scene, the fire was put out after four hours. There were no casualties reported so far. At least 300 families were affected by […]

Mon Tulfo arrested for cyber libel in Manila

(Eagle News) – Media personality Ramon “Mon” Tulfo was arrested for cyber libel on Wednesday morning, May 18, and detained at the Manila Police District headquarters. Tulfo, a radio broadcaster and newspaper columnist, was arrested at around 10:30 a.m. According to the police, the arrest order was issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 24 Judge Maria Victoria Soriano-Villadolid for the violation of Section R (C) (4) of Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime […]

Police Lt. Gen. Manuel Abu is PNP’s new Chief of Directorial Staff

(Eagle News) — Police Lt. Gen. Manuel M. Abu is the Philippine National Police’s new Chief of Directorial Staff. According to the PNP, this was after Police Lieutenant General Vicente D. Danao Jr., PNP officer-in-charge, designated him to the post. As the number four man in the PNP, Abu will supervise the operations of the ten PNP Directorial Staff units. The PNP said he will manage the different staff functions of personnel management, intelligence, operations, […]

UPDATED: All NCR mayors proclaimed, including eight incumbents

Manila and Malabon elect first-ever female mayors; six other bets elected in NCR are incumbent lawmakers (Eagle News) – All the Metro Manila mayoralty candidates have already been proclaimed as of Wednesday May 11, due to the early canvassing of election returns of the May 9, 2022 automated elections. In the list of proclaimed Metro Manila mayors are seven women, four of whom are incumbents. They are Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Makati City mayor […]

Mayor Francis Zamora wins reelection bid in San Juan City

Zamora’s running mate Warren Villa also reelected as vice mayor (Eagle News) — San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora won his reelection bid in the city after he was proclaimed the winner by the city’s Board of Canvassers on Monday night. Zamora, who ran under the PDP-Laban party, garnered 66,883 while his rival, PMP’s Jun Usman, got 9,413 votes. Also winning reelection as vice mayor was Zamora’s running mate, Warren Villa. He garnered 55920 votes as […]

8 dead in Quezon City fire

(Eagle News) — At least eight people died after a fire broke out in a residential area in Quezon City. According to a report, the fatalities in the blaze that hit Barangay UP Campus included one elderly and a minor. The six other fatalities were found in separate rooms. The fire reached the second alarm. It was declared under control at 6:35 a.m. and was put out around 7 a.m. Authorities are still investigating the […]

Fire hits Immigration bureau main office in Intramuros

(Eagle News) — A fire hit  the Bureau of Immigration main office in Manila on Thursday, April 28. According to the bureau, the fire broke out at 1:40 p.m. The bureau said the blaze was caused by a faulty air conditioning unit on the second floor of the building. The fire was declared out at 2:30 p.m. No fatalities nor injured were reported. The bureau said immigration services resumed after the fire was put out.

Customs bureau seizes P31.5 million worth of smuggled health products

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Customs has seized P31.5 million worth of smuggled health products. According to the bureau, the unregistered health products were seized in two operations on April 19 in Santa Cruz, Manila. The operations, the bureau said, were conducted in warehouses located on Ongpin St. and on Fernandez St. Of the total P31.5 million worth of smuggled health products recovered, products worth P9.5 million were recovered from the warehouse on Ongpin […]

Immigration bureau announces transfer of Makati extension office

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration has announced the transfer of its Makati extension office to a mall instead. According to the bureau, starting April 25, the new office will be housed on the fifth floor of the Ayala Circuit Mall. The office is so far housed in a building on J.P. Rizal Avenue. Bureau Commissioner Jaime Morente said the move to a “bigger office” was “a necessary step to provide better service.” “Foreign […]

PNP: Six Caloocan policemen accused of robbing vendor relieved from posts

(Eagle News) — The six Caloocan policemen who were accused of robbing a vendor of P14,000 have been relieved from their posts. The Philippine National Police said the relief of the six policemen—identified as corporals Noel Espejo Sison, 33; Rommel Toribio, 29; Ryan Sammy Gomez Mateo, 32; Jake Barcenilla Rosima, 35; Mark Christian Abarca Cabanilla, 31; and Daryl Calija Sablay, 29— was to ensure a fair and impartial investigation. They are now under restrictive custody. […]