MMDA encourages traffic personnel, street sweepers to continue wearing face masks outdoors

Says face masks could also serve as protection against air pollution   (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Auhthority (MMDA) has encouraged its field personnel to continue wearing face masks outdoors and in open spaces amid the new policy for optional wearing of face masks outdoors. Because of traffic-related pollution that affects the health of its traffic personnel and street sweepers, MMDA Acting Chairman Engr. Carlo Dimayuga III said that the wearing of face […]

PNP: Over P3.3 million awarded to tipsters

(Eagle News) — The Philippine National Police has awarded over P3.3 million to tipsters who provided information that led to the arrest of several of the PNP’s most wanted people. PNP officer-in-charge Police Lieutenant General Jose Chiquito M. Malayo handed over the P3,310,000 cash rewards to the claimants on Monday. The PNP said those arrested based on the tips were  the subjects of Warrants of Arrest issued by the Court for involvement in heinous crime […]

PNP acquires over P900 million worth of mobility, firepower, IT equipment

(Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police has acquired over P900 million worth of mobility, firepower, and IT equipment. According to the PNP, the P969,904,051.40 million worth of equipment included 10 4×2 patrol jeeps, 36 4×4 personnel carriers, 8358 pistols, 34 light machine guns, 884 tablets, 2005 helmets, 4900 rifles and more. PNP Chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the funds were sourced from fund allotments of Capability Enhancement Programs, a Congress -induced initiative appropriation in 2021 […]

10 cities with most new COVID cases in PHL are all in Metro Manila, says DOH

HUC/ICCs with most new Covid cases on 8.22.22 extracted from @dzbb @dzrhnews @allangatus @DZAR1026 @NewsRmn @ali_sotto @dwiz882 @News5PH @ABSCBNNews @roribabyko @dzme_1530khz @manilabulletin @pinas_city @PhilstarNews @MlaStandard — Dr. Guido David (@iamguidodavid) August 22, 2022 (Eagle News) – Ten cities of the National Capital Region (NCR) had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Monday, August 22, according to data extracted from the Department of Health. The top 10 cities in the Philippines with […]

DOTr: Portions of Ninoy Aquino Avenue closed from Aug. 19 to 22

(Eagle News)–Portions of Ninoy Aquino Avenue near Imelda Bridge will be temporarily closed. According to the Department of Transportation, the temporary closure of portions of the northbound and southbound lane of the road is in effect from August 19, 6 pm, to August 22, 5 a.m. It said this was due to the construction of the Ninoy Aquino station of the LRT-1 Cavite Extension Project. Affected vehicles were advised to take the following alternative routes: […]

PNP: Over P87 million worth of illegal drugs seized in Cubao, QC

2 arrested (Eagle News)–Over P87 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Quezon City, the Philippine National Police said. According to the PNP, the P87.9 million worth of shabu, kush, dried marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy were seized in the operation in Cubao on Wednesday, Aug. 10, that also led to the arrest of Riza Bilbao,25, and Alvin Rapinian. No additional details were provided on the operation. The PNP said […]

Morning number coding hours in effect starting Monday, Aug. 15: MMDA

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to reimpose number coding hours in the morning. According to the MMDA, specific vehicles will again be banned from plying major Metro Manila roads from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on weekdays effective Monday, Aug. 15. The scheme covers private cars. The MMDA said transport network vehicle services, motorcycles, among others, are exempted. The additional number coding hours are on top of the existing number […]

QC tops PHL cities with highest local revenue collected in 2021, says DOF

Makati City and Manila City next top performing cities with highest tax collections   (Eagle News) – Quezon City was named as the country’s top-performing city in terms of local revenue generation after it collected P22.9 billion in taxes last year, the Department of Finance said. In a memo released by the DOF-Bureau of Local Government (DOF-BLGF), Quezon City ranked no. 1 among all the cities in the country in terms of tax collections or […]

Criminal raps filed vs suspect in Ateneo shooting

(Eagle News) — Criminal charges have been filed against the suspect in the shooting in Ateneo that left three dead on Sunday, July 24, the Philippine National Police said. Charges of three counts of murder and frustrated murder have been filed against Chao Tiao Yumol, 38, a medical doctor from Basilan. The police said Yumol is also facing complaints for violation of the New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016 and malicious mischief. The shooting in front […]

MMDA pulls out motorcycle escorts detailed to gov’t officials

Agency says it fully supports crackdown on unauthorized use of blinkers and sirens     (Eagle News) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it had already pulled out its motorcycle escorts detailed to various government officials in support of the drive against illegal use of blinkers and sirens. In a release, the MMDA also said that it will also comply with the parameters issued by the Philippine National Police regarding the […]

Several Metro Manila LGUs declare June 30 as special non-working holiday for presidential inauguration

(Eagle News) — Several local government units have declared June 30 as a special non-working holiday for the inauguration of President Bongbong Marcos. In making the declaration in Executive Order No. 125, San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora noted this was to “help ensure the safety of all citizens and a smooth flow of traffic.” Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano and Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco said this was also to ensure the safety of […]

Metro Manila, eight other provinces breach WHO threshold of 5 percent Covid positivity rate

Rizal province with highest Covid positivity rate at 11.9 percent (Eagle News) – Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to increase, reaching 5.9 percent from 3.9 percent the previous week, according to OCTA Research. Rizal province also reached a high of 11.9 percent Covid positivity rate as of Saturday, June 25. Seven other provinces breached the World Health Organization (WHO) Covid-19 positivity threshold of five percent (5 percent). After Rizal, the areas with the high […]