Cancelled flights on Tuesday, Jan. 28

(Eagle News) — Several flights on Tuesday, Jan. 28, were cancelled  due to bad weather. Below is a list according to the Manila International Airport Authority: Cebgo DG 6041 Manila to Busuanga DG 6042 Busuanga to Manila The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said cloudy skies and rains are expected in parts of the country as the northeast monsoon affects extreme Northern Luzon.

PCG: Two China cruise ships that arrived in Manila cleared by Bureau of Quarantine

(Eagle News) — The two cruise ships that arrived at a Manila pier from China have been declared safe by the Bureau of Quarantine, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The PCG said the World Dream Cruise Ship from Hong Kong and the MV Ligulao from Lianyungang in Jiangsu were free from the novel coronavirus that has gripped China and other parts of the world, based on the BOQ’s mandatory inspection. The […]

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Tuesday, Jan. 28

(Eagle News)–Classes on Tuesday, Jan. 28, were suspended in some areas due to Taal’s volcanic activity and as a precaution against the threat of a novel coronavirus. Below is a list: Province: Batangas — elementary and high school Schools: Hope Christian High School Philippine Cultural College Saint Jude Catholic School St. Stephen’s High School Tiong Se Academy Uno High School An alert level 3 remains hoisted over Taal as its volcanic activity decreased. The Department […]

#WalangPasok: Class cancellations for Monday, Jan. 27

(Eagle News)–Classes on Monday, Jan. 27, were suspended in some areas due to Taal volcano’s activity and as a precaution amid the threat of a novel coronavirus. Below is a list: Province Batangas: elementary and high school levels Schools: Chiang Kai Shek College: Padre Algue and Narra campuses, all levels Pace Academy Philippine Academy of Sakya Philippine Cultural College Hope Christian High School: all levels Lorenzo Ruiz Academy: all levels Saint Jude Catholic School St. […]

The Medical City denies reports of novel coronavirus case

(Eagle News)–The Medical City has denied  it had persons under investigation for the novel coronavirus. The Pasig-based hospital issued the statement following online reports a patient with the virus had been confined there. “We need to exercise caution when sharing unvalidated statements as these will only cause unnecessary anxiety,” the hospital said. It added that it “exercises the highest standards of infection control and hospital protocols in dealing with patients suspected of being infected with […]

Manila gov’t denies reports of novel coronavirus case in Binondo hospital

(Eagle News)–The Manila government has denied any case of novel coronavirus in the city. In a statement, Manila Health Officer Dr. Arnold Pangan said the Chinese national who was confined in the Metropolitan Hospital last January 25 due to fever and cough had been diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. The Chinese national, a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations worker who resides in the boundary of Parañaque and Pasay, had arrived in the country on Jan. 8. He […]

MRT-3 to passengers: Expect faster trains, smoother rides following completion of all rail replacement activities by February 2021

(Eagle News)–Commuters can expect faster Metro Rail Transit-3 trains by February 2021, with the completion of rail replacement activities, the MRT-3 said. In a statement, the MRT-3 said the trains are expected to run from 30 kilometers per hour to 60 kilometers per hour. Passengers can also expect a smoother ride, free from bumps which can cause damage. The MRT-3 said rail replacement activities began in November 2019, with 76 long welded rails 180 meters […]

PHL transportation hubs on tighter watch amid threat of novel coronavirus

(Eagle News) — The country’s airports and seaports have started implementing safety measures against the threat of the novel coronavirus, which has continued to spread in nearby China and has killed at least 17 people. In a statement, the Department of Transportation said Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Jim Sydiongco has reported they were “continuously coordinating with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Bureau of Quarantine to support its efforts to […]

MRT-3 denies “suicide bomber” reports; says PNP merely conducted “penetration test” to assess security

(Eagle News) –Fake news. This was how the Metro Rail Transit-3 described  social media reports a suicide bomber had been nabbed at Taft station today, Jan. 22. “Wala pong dapat ipag-alala ang aming mga pasahero sapagkat ito ay isa lamang ‘penetration test’ na ginawa ng Philippine National Police (PNP) kahapon, 21 Enero 2020, 2:20PM sa MRT-3 Cubao station,” the MRT-3 said. According to the MRT-3, a “penetration test” was done to assess the “alertness or […]

Angkas to withdraw court petition vs TWG studying motorcycle taxis

(Eagle News) –Angkas on Wednesday, Jan. 22, said it was withdrawing the petition it filed in court against the Inter-Agency Technical Working Group studying motorcycle taxis. In its petition filed before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 223, Angkas asked for a halt to the imposition of the initial 10,000 cap on the number of participating riders for each player participating in the pilot run of motorcycle taxis. It also asked the court to […]

Pilot study on motorcycle taxis to continue; M. Manila rider cap for each player increases to 15,000

(Eagle News) — The pilot study on motorcycle taxis will no longer be terminated. Inter-Agency Technical Working Group chair Antonio Gardiola Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, added the motorcycle rider cap for each of the three players participating in the study–Angkas, JoyRide and Move It–had been increased to 15,000 in Metro Manila. He said a site of operation in Mindanao had been added to the previously existing sites of Metro Manila for Luzon and Cebu […]

Go: President Duterte wants pilot study on motorcycle taxis to continue

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte wants the Technical Working Group to continue its pilot study on motorcycle taxis. This is according to Senator Bong Go, who spoke to reporters on Tuesday, Jan. 21. “Okay naman siya at pumayag naman siya na sa ngayon ‘wag munang ituloy ‘yung paghuli. Tuloy muna ang pilot test run for the meantime na wala pang amendments,” Go said. Go issued the statement after TWG chair Antonio Gardiola Jr. said […]