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Expect Heavy Traffic With Start of Skyway Project

According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino, expect heavy traffic as the Department of Public Works and Highway starts the construction of Skyway 3 project, an elevated expressway which aims to alleviate traffic problems in EDSA, Quezon Avenue and Araneta Avenue as well as connecting the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressways.

PH breaks two world records with INC Worldwide Walk

The Philippines has successfully broken two world records with the Iglesia ni Cristo’s Worldwide Walk for victims of typhoon Yolanda. Shortly after 4pm today, Guinness World Record adjudicator Kirsty Bennet announced that the INC Worldwide Walk has beaten the record for largest charitable walk in 24 hours (multiple venue), after drawing 519,221 participants. Bennet praised the passion and dedication of the event’s organizers. “I cannot stress enough the commitment, organization, and passion required to achieve […]

Philippines Break Guinness World Record for Largest Charity Walk

The Philippines entered the record books anew, this time courtesy of the religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), which now holds the largest attendance of a charity walk. The event “WorldWide Walk” garnered a final count of 175,409 count in a single venue, besting the previous record of 70,000 held by Singapore. The number is expected to rise still, possibly in the millions in multiple sites once the counting ends. Local police estimated the crowds […]

Eco group “delighted” over WorldWide Walk’s cleanliness

Waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition marvelled today at the clean and well-organised charity walk of the Iglesia Ni Cristo for Typhoon Yolanda victims. The ecological group said theroute of the walkathon was “devoid of unsightly and filthy trash” – a far cry from the feast of the Black Nazarene last january when it turned Quiapo “into a dumpsite due to the unimpeded disposal of garbage on the streets.” EcoWaste coordinator Aileen Lucero lauded participants […]

Malacañang ‘looking over’ complaints vs. ERC chief

  Malacanang said it is now studying a complaint filed against Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Zenaida Cruz-Ducut. President Aquino said the filed complaint is now with the office of the Deputy Executive Secretary Michael Aguinaldo where it is currently being “studied and examined”. Presidential Communications Operations Office Head Herminio Coloma  Jr. said earlier that there is a newly created Investigative and Adjudicatory Division of the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs who […]

Senator Marcos Urges DSWD To Prioritize Transfer of Tent City Residents

Senator Bongbong Marcos urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development to prioritize the transfer of tent city residents in Leyte to the newly-constructed bunkhouses in the area. The makeshift bunkhouses are said to proved better shelter for the residents, many of whom have been victims of the super typhoon Haiyan. Eagle News Reporter Erwin Temperante gives us the report.

1 million expected at INC event

MANILA- Philippines (Eagle News Service) — Hundreds of thousands to a million participants are expected to turn up at the Metro Manila site of the Iglesia Ni Cristo World Wide Walk for survivors of super typhoon Yolanda on  Saturday, February 15, which will also be held in 85 other sites in the Philippines and in 55 sites abroad. The global walk for a cause on Feb. 15 is expected to be a record-breaking event as […]

Metro Manila Experiences Cold Weather

According to PAGASA, Mindano will experience cloudy skies with thunderstorms due to the trough of the low pressure area. Visayas will experience rains due to the tail-end of the cold front. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will generally fair weather with partly cloudy skies and isolated rain showers. Expect cold weather brought by the north-east monsoon.