Metro

Immigration bureau announces new COVID-19 quarantine facility for PDLs

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration on Tuesday, Sept. 22, announced the opening of a quarantine facility for persons deprived of liberty inside the New Bilibid Prison compound in Muntinlupa. In a statement, Bureau of Immigration Warden Facility (BIWF) Chief Remiecar Caguiron said the bureau Ligtas Covid Centre, which was established in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, will cater particularly to COVID-19-positive PDLS with mild to moderate symptoms. “In the […]

MRT-3 fields record-high 22 train sets

(Eagle News)–The Metro Rail Transit-3 has deployed 22 train sets to its main line, reportedly a first in its history. The MRT-3 said with the deployment of the trains, it broke its own record it set on Sept. 16, when it fielded  21 trains. “The increase of running train sets is a main priority of the DOTr and MRT-3 to give our passengers the best and most efficient service they can experience,” MRT-3 Director for […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Tuesday, Sept. 22

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Tuesday, Sept. 22: Flight schedules may be subject to changes. MIAA said passengers should get confirmation of their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled as only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport premises. Domestic flights are allowed but subject to the requirements of the local government unit that has jurisdiction over […]

PNP chief Cascolan: Police, public to blame for health protocol violations at Manila Bay over the weekend

(Eagle News) — The police are not the only ones to blame for the massive crowd that gathered at Manila Bay over the weekend. This is according to Philippine National Police Chief, Police General Camilo Cascolan, who has since relieved  Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Caramoan, chief of the Ermita police that has jurisdiction over the area, over the incident that saw health protocols on social distancing and the wearing of face masks and shields, violated. […]

BuCor chief Bantag tests positive for COVID-19

(Eagle News) — Bureau of Corrections Director-General Gerald Bantag has tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmation came two days after the BuCor announced its spokesperson, Gabriel Chaclag, tested positive for the virus. The bureau earlier said Chaclag’s results were based on a swab test he took on Tuesday, Sept. 15. BuCor said Chaclag has been in quarantine since, and has been experiencing mild symptoms. Earlier, two of Bantag’s close-in staff members also tested positive for […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Monday, Sept. 21

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Monday, Sept. 21: Flight schedules may be subject to changes. All passengers are advised to get confirmation of their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled as only those with the confirmation will be allowed to enter the airport premises, MIAA earlier said. Domestic flights are allowed but subject to the requirements of the local government unit […]

LTFRB: Over 69,000 PUVs authorized to ply M. Manila streets

(Eagle News)–The number of public utility vehicles authorized to ply Metro Manila streets has breached the 69,000 mark, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said. According to the LTFRB, the following is the breakdown of PUVs and the respective number of  routes opened: TRADITIONAL PUBLIC UTILITY JEEPNEYS Routes: 206 Authorized units: 17,372 MODERN PUBLIC UTILITY JEEPNEYS Routes: 45 Authorized units: 786 PUBLIC UTILITY BUSES Routes: 34 Authorized units: 3,854 POINT-TO-POINT BUSES Routes: 34 Authorized […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, Sept. 20

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Sunday, Sept. 20: Flight schedules may be subject to changes. Earlier, MIAA urged passengers to get confirmation of their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled. This was as only those with the confirmation will be allowed to enter the airport premises. Metro Manila is under a general community quarantine, which means domestic flights are allowed but […]

Moderate to heavy rains expected in M. Manila, other areas

(Eagle News)–Moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are expected over Metro Manila. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration  said the same conditions are expected in Bataan, Rizal, Pampanga, and Quezon within the next two hours. These conditions, the weather bureau said, are being experienced in Nueva Ecija (Quezon, Santo Domingo, Guimba, Cuyapo, Talugtug), Tarlac(San Manuel, Moncada, Camiling, Bamban, Victoria, Gerona), Zambales (Iba, Candelaria, Masinloc), Cavite (GeneralEmilioAguinaldo, Maragondon, Indang, Naic, TreceMartires, […]

BuCor spokesperson tests positive for COVID-19

BuCor chief Bantag awaiting swab test results (Eagle News)–Bureau of Corrections spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the BuCor said this was based on results of a swab test he underwent on Tuesday. Chaclag, BuCor said, has been quarantined since and has been experiencing mild symptoms. “This disclosure (is for) all personnel and staff who might have had interaction with him since last week (and to urge them to) visit […]

MIAA releases list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, Sept. 19

(Eagle News)–The Manila International Airport Authority has released its list of operational commercial flights for Saturday, Sept. 19: Flight schedules may be subject to changes. MIAA advised passengers to get confirmation of their flights on the day they are supposed to be scheduled, noting that only those with the confirmation will be allowed entry into the airport premises. Domestic flights are allowed but subject to the requirements of the local government unit that has jurisdiction […]

Customs bureau: P6.5 million worth of misdeclared luxury bags, shoes intercepted at NAIA

(Eagle News)–The Bureau of Customs on Friday, Sept. 18, said it seized P6.5 million worth of misdeclared luxury bags and shoes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The bureau said the shipment–which, among others, contained handbag brands such Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Valentino in commercial quantities—had been declared as “assorted clothes, shampoo” from Maisons-Alfort, France. It was  consigned to a certain Reynaldo Tan in Paircargo Warehouse. “The misdeclaration is an […]