Metro

Manila city gov’t starts building its own storage facility for COVID-19 vaccines

  (Eagle News) — Manila City mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced the city has started to build its vaccine storage facility in preparation for its roll-out of vaccines against COVID-19. Mayor Domagoso said that the facility can accommodate various COVID-19 vaccines. He had also approved the purchase by the city government of 12 refrigeration systems and 50 units of transport coolers for COVID-19 vaccines. “We are building already the storage facility…. while we are […]

MRT-3 to soft-launch contact tracing app on January 18

(Eagle News) — The Metro Rail Transit-3 will soft-launch an app to facilitate contact tracing among commuters on January 18. But MRT-3 Director for Operations Michael J. Capati said passengers will still be given time to familiarize themselves with the MRT-3 Trace web-based application, so while they may download the same starting that date, full implementation is in February 2021. To register, the MRT-3 said passengers may access trace.dotrmrt3.gov.ph and fill out the forms with […]

21 more police personnel recover from COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Twenty-one more police personnel have recovered from COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said the additional recoveries pushed the PNP COVID-19 recovery tally to 8944. Twenty-nine additional cases, however, pushed the PNP COVID-19 total to 9306. Of these, 334 were active. No additional deaths were reported, which means the death toll due to COVID-19 among police personnel remains at 28. The government has said it was targeting COVID-19 vaccination of 50 to 60 […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Tuesday, January 12

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Tuesday, January 12: Flight schedules may change at any given time. So far, the government has temporarily banned foreign travelers from 28 countries following reports of the United Kingdom and South African COVID-19 strain there. These countries are: Portugal India Finland Norway Jordan Brazil Denmark Ireland Japan Australia Israel The Netherlands Hong Kong Switzerland France Germany Iceland Italy […]

Former Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos is new MMDA chair

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has a new chair. A statement from the MMDA said former Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos will take the helm of the agency following the death of Danilo Lim on January 6. The statement said President Rodrigo Duterte will administer Abalos’  oath of office at the Malacanang Palace on Monday afternoon. Abalos is the son of former Commission on Elections chair Benjamin Abalos, Jr. who also served as MMDA […]

26 more police personnel recover from COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Twenty-six more police personnel have recovered from COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said with the additional recoveries, the PNP COVID-19 total rose to 8923. Thirty-six additional cases, however, pushed the PNP COVID-19 total to 9,277. Of these, 326 were active. No additional deaths were reported, which means the death toll remains at 28. The government has said it was targeting COVID-19 vaccination of 50 to 60 percent of the population to achieve […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Monday, January 11

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Monday, January 11: Flight schedules may change at any given time. The Philippine government has temporarily banned foreign travelers from 28 countries following reports of the new COVID-19 strains there. These are Portugal, India, Finland, Norway, Jordan, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Australia, Israel. The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Switzerland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea, South […]

DOTr: Over 400,000 overseas Filipinos back in their provinces thanks to Hatid-Tulong program

(Eagle News) — Over 400,000 overseas Filipinos have been transported back to their provinces under the government’s Hatid-Tulong program. The Department of Transportation said the 401,322 OFWs who benefited from the initiative were as of January 8. Of the figure, 23,452 were transported by land,  while 209,185 were brought back to their provinces using air transport. OFWs transported by sea  were at 68,685. The DOTr said the data for land and air transport covers May […]

36 more police personnel recover from COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Thirty-six more police personnel have recovered from COVID-19. The Philippine National Police said the additional recoveries pushed the PNP COVID-19 total to 8,897. Twenty-two more cases, however, also pushed the PNP COVID-19 total to 9241. Of these, 316 are active. No additional deaths were reported, which means the death toll among police personnel due to COVID-19 remains at 28. The government has said it was eyeing COVID-19 vaccination of 50 to 60 […]

Authorities seize P1 million worth of ecstasy pills in Pasay

(Eagle News) — Authorities seized P1 million worth of illegal drugs at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay. A Philippine National Police statement said the 535 ecstasy tablets were discovered on Friday by Bureau of Customs personnel in an air parcel at after an examination of the package which had been declared as documents. The parcel originated from The Netherlands. The PNP said a subsequent laboratory test conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, January 10

(Eagle News) — The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, January 10: Flight schedules may change at any given time. MIAA advised passengers to confirm their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport. The Philippines has temporarily banned foreign travelers from 28 countries following reports of new COVID-19 strains there. These […]

NBI to probe Christine Dacera case

(Eagle News) — The National Bureau of Investigation will conduct its own probe of the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra ordered NBI officer-in-charge Eric Distor to carry out the investigation after three individuals police considered suspects and were arrested were released by the Makati Prosecutor’s Office for further investigation. The Makati Prosecutor’s Office set the preliminary investigation to January 13. Guevarra said the release was because “initial investigation by the […]