Manila Mayor Estrada to Quinta public market vendors: Keep the toilets clean

By Jodi Bustos Eagle News Service Keep the toilets clean. This was the advice of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to the stall owners in the newly renovated Quinta market in Quiapo, saying that in general, the city will not be able to “bring back its old beauty and glory if the residents are irresponsible and lack genuine concern.” “In Metro Manila, (it is) only here in Manila (where the) toilets in public markets are airconditioned. Hindi kamukha n’ung […]

Renovated na Quinta market sa Maynila, pinasinayaan

Ni Jerold Tagbo Eagle News Service Pinangunahan ni Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada ang pagpapasinaya sa renovated na Quinta market sa Quiapo nitong Miyerkules. Ang pagrenovate sa nasabing pamilihan ay bahagi ng programa ng lokal na pamahalaan na maisailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang mga merkado sa lungsod dahil sa karamihan sa mga ito ay luma na. Mahigit p150 million ang ginastos ng pribadong sektor sa pagsasaayos ng nasabing palengke. Pumasok ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Maynila sa joint venture […]

Road reblocking set in some QC roads starting today

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced the conduct of re-blocking and road repair in some roads in Quezon City starting today, April 7. The MMDA said the roadwork will start around 11 p.m. Affected roads are  the northbound lanes of Commonwealth Avenue corner Litex Road, from Bernardino St. to P. Dela Cruz, and from Tierra Verde Subdivision to Tandang Sora Ave.

Sunog sumiklab sa Tondo, Manila

MAYNILA, Philippines (Eagle News) – Isang sunog ang nangyari sa residential area sa Antipolo St., J. Abad Santos, Tondo, Manila. Nag-umpisa ang sunog bandang 4:45 ng hapon, noong Huwebes, April 6 sa bahay ni Gng. Tisay Mendoza. Ayon sa kanilang kapitbahay ay kuryente ang pinagmulan ng sunog na umabot pa sa ikalimang alarma. Tulong-tulong naman ang lahat ng residente upang agad na maapula ang apoy. Nagpasa-pasa sila ng timbang may lamang tubig upang maagapan ang sunog. Subalit […]

Police arrest KADAMAY members who re-occupied private Tandang Sora lot

(Eagle News) – Police have arrested 37 illegal settlers who are alleged members of the controversial urban poor group Kalipunang Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) for re-occupying a private property in Tandang Sora, Quezon City from where they had been evicted last year. The alleged Kadamay members re-occupied the lot as the urban poor group continued their so-called “Occupy” missions of land and housing units which are not their own. There were women, children, and elderly settlers who […]

MMDA postpones planned transfer of provincial buses to Macapagal Boulevard

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has postponed the transfer of the provincial buses from Uniwide Coastal Mall to its new temporary terminal located at Macapagal Boulevard in Parañaque City. According to the MMDA, they are still waiting for the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to release its route modification plan for the affected buses. He added that this is to avoid confusion among commuters who are going to […]

MMDA plans to double traffic violation fines

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is planning to double the amount of fines for traffic violations to force motorists to comply with traffic rules and regulations. MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos believes that doubling the fees can be a very effective tool to deter and reduce road accidents in the metropolis. If the scheme is to be implemented, the fine for violating common traffic rules will be as […]

Road reblocking and repairs set in some QC roads; Heavy traffic expected

(Eagle News) — Expect heav(ier) traffic in some areas in Quezon City starting today, March 17. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced  the conduct of road reblocking and repairs in parts of Mindanao Ave., Commonwealth Ave., Quirino Highway, and Congressional Ave. Extension starting 10 p.m. In particular, there will be repairs on the northbound lanes of Mindanao Ave., from Tandang Sora Ave. to Mindanao Ave. Bridge. The southbound lanes of Commonwealth Ave., from Don Jose St. to […]

Metro council formed to help address traffic in metropolis

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced the creation of a council that will study and suggest measures to improve vehicular congestion in the metropolis. In a statement, the MMDA said the  Metro Manila Transport Consultative Council (MMTCC) would make the suggestions straight to the Metro Manila Council (MMC) for approval. The MMC is composed of all 17 mayors of cities in Metro Manila. The MMDA said the MMTCC, which was agreed […]

Public Advisory: MMDA announces road repairs this weekend

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metro Manila Development Authority has released a traffic advisory on road repairs and road re-blocking this weekend March 10 – March 13. The road repairs will start 11 in the evening on Friday, March 10 until Monday, March 13 at 5 in the morning. MMDA advised motorists to look for alternative routes. To find out the routes affected, please watch the accompanying video.

‘Test regulation’ of light trucks on Edsa, Shaw Boulevard to start on Wednesday

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced it would conduct a test run of the “uniform light trucks ban” starting Wednesday, March 15. In a statement, the MMDA said the simulation–which will last until June 15– was recommended and approved by the Metro Manila Council in a recent meeting. Under the uniform light trucks ban, trucks that have a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms and below will not be allowed to ply Edsa and Shaw […]