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EDSA parking lot : Commuters endure traffic ahead of ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Angry commuters and motorists complained of being "trapped" in traffic congestion along EDSA on Saturday, November 11, two days before the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Some netizens reported being stuck for hours in EDSA as only two lanes were open for public ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerNov 11th, 2017

How much does ASEAN really matter?

Insights.xlr8 The vaunted Filipino hospitality and sheer “pakikisama” may be behind the meek acceptance of many to sacrifice for the 2017 ASEAN Summit. Laborers affected by no-work-no-pay, students facing make-up classes, motorists caught in last Saturday’s EDSA traffic exacerbated by lane closures, and many others have all pitched in to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

MMDA: Avoid Edsa despite opening of northbound Asean lane

Motorists along the northbound lane of Edsa could heave a sigh of relief as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opened to motorists on Saturday night the exclusive lane for delegates attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit. On the recommendation of the Asean security and traffic committees, the MMDA allowed motorists at 6 p.m. to use the Asean lane, which for most of the day was closed off, causing traffic to almost ground to a halt. At 5 p.m., traffic along the northbound lane stretched from Mall of Asia in Pasay City to Balintawak in Quezon City. But Bong Nebrija, MMDA operations supervisor, advised motorists to still avoid Edsa...Keep on reading: MMDA: Avoid Edsa despite opening of northbound Asean lane.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Cambodian ministers get a taste of Edsa traffic

Top Cambodian ministers saw for themselves the traffic gridlock caused by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit as their convoy arrived in Metro Manila from Clark Freeport in Pampanga province on Saturday night. It took the Cambodian delegation's convoy two hours to reach the National Capital Region from Clark, well over the 90-minute travel time that the Asean traffic committee was aiming for in shuttling world leaders and delegates to Metro Manila. The traffic group earlier relayed that the convoy carried Prime Minister Hun Sen, but later corrected itself saying that it was in fact Cambodian ministers who motored to Metro Manila, hours after arriving from ...Keep on reading: Cambodian ministers get a taste of Edsa traffic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Traffic woes

FILIPINOS, particularly motorists and commuters, do not know how long they will endure the monumental traffic jams in the Metropolitan Manila (MM) area and surrounding towns and cities. But one thing is sure. The government, through concerned offices and agencies, is doing everything to address the worsening problem of traffic….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

PH looks to India pharma sector for cheaper meds

NEW DELHI---Philippine and Indian officials will meet in March to discuss cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector in hopes of giving Filipinos better access to affordable medicines and pave the way for the establishment of Indian drug factories in the Philippines.   President Duterte made a pitch to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expanded Indian investments in the Philippines when the two leaders met on Thursday ahead of the Asean-India Commemorative Summit, according to Preeti Saran, secretary of India's Ministry of External Affairs.   Joint working group   Asean is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations whose members are Vietnam, Myanm...Keep on reading: PH looks to India pharma sector for cheaper meds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA

The MMDA said over 400,000 vehicles are expected to pass through EDSA daily this year, higher than the 357,000-vehicle daily average in 2017. Source link link: The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Manila and more in ‘Manila Manila and More’

In Manila, the weather is hot and hotter. Edsa, a freeway symbolic of freedom, can also be a stretch of concrete where hopes and dreams are left to die in the gridlock traffic. Beside swanky villages are shanties and Jollyjeeps are in the middle of urbanized Makati. Manila is a city that contradicts itself. Raymond Ang sees it in vibrant colors of blue, yellow, green and orange. "Manila Manila and More" (2017, 146 pages, Made of Bricks under Summit Books) is a city guide "for tourists and tourists in their own country," edited by Raymond, with Manica Tiglao and Michelle Ayuyao. It's a practical and cultural checklist, a neighborhood and cuisine guide, with stories by loca...Keep on reading: Manila and more in ‘Manila Manila and More’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

ASEAN summit extends traffic woes to Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY — Classes were suspended in the city from pre-school to highschool on November 14 to 15 due to heavy traffic caused by the influx of tourists following the declaration of holiday in the Metro Manila area to give way to the ASEAN summit......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after Edsa stunt

  The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wishes beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez all the luck in the world after she supposedly hogged TV and movie deals following her intrusion into the lane designated for Asean delegates last week. "Good for her. I wish her all good (sic) luck in the world," Jojo Garcia, MMDA assistant general manager for planning, told reporters on Friday. On her Facebook post, Lopez bragged that she received "too many offers" after she disregarded traffic signs along the southbound lane of Edsa last Saturday and tricked MMDA enforcers into thinking that she was an Asean delegate. Transport and security officials called her stunt...Keep on reading: Good luck, MMDA tells Isabel Lopez for bagging TV, movie deals after Edsa stunt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

After being cyberbullied, Isabel Lopez gets windfall of showbiz offers

New soap, two new movies - these were but some of the projects that former beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez bagged after drawing flak from netizens for using the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) lane last week.   Lopez said she had received "too many offers" after being bashed for admitting on social media that she removed the divider cones separating the Asean and open lanes on Edsa during the monster traffic jamon Saturday.   "Too many offers---tv guestings, new soap, 2 new movies for 2018, on top of the one I'm producing.. plus a new International film to be shot in Japan etc.. I'm booked guys till 2019.. haaay naku.. Bashers, why did...Keep on reading: After being cyberbullied, Isabel Lopez gets windfall of showbiz offers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

No more ASEAN lanes along EDSA, Roxas Blvd – MMDA

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on  Wednesday morning, November 15, ended the implementation of the special lanes for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings. In a message to reporters, MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago confirmed that there would be no more ASEAN lanes along ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

Index recovers on summit talks, Q3 GDP data

MANILA, Philippines — Share prices managed to recover yesterday ahead of the conclusion of the ASEAN Summit as well as the release of the third quarter econo.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

LTO summons actress to Nov. 16 hearing over ‘shameless conduct’

Beauty queen-actress Maria Isabel Lopez has been given three days by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to explain why her driver's license should not be revoked over her unauthorized use of the exclusive lane for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit delegates on Saturday. Based on a complaint filed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the LTO National Capital Region Office issued a show-cause order to Lopez on Monday. It also directed her to attend a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 16. The beauty queen-actress has been accused of reckless driving, disregarding traffic signs and violating Republic Act No. 10913, or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, w...Keep on reading: LTO summons actress to Nov. 16 hearing over ‘shameless conduct’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Actress Maria Isabel Lopez to be penalized for using ASEAN lane

By Chad de Guzman/CNN Philippines – Transport authorities are preparing sanctions for actress Maria Isabel Lopez after she drove on EDSA lanes reserved for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings. Lopez on Saturday evening posted a video and photos on her Instagram and Facebook Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Actress in ASEAN lane is in trouble

SOME similarly harassed motorists may understand why movie-TV actress Maria Isabel Lopez broke into the exclusive ASEAN lane on traffic-choked EDSA last Satu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Asean marks 50 years, inks trade deals with Hong Kong

Leaders of Asean's 10 nations and their key partners celebrated the grouping's golden jubilee at a gala dinner last night ahead of two full days of meetings. Regional and global leaders, including Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, the host, United States President Donald Trump and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, were clad in cream embroidered shirts known as barong for the occasion. With glasses raised, they toasted "Mabuhay" on the eve of the 31st Asean Summit in Manila, before tucking into a four-course meal that included snapper in miso broth, Filipino steak sushi with grilled slices of US Black Angus beef tenderloin, and caramel flan. Many of the leaders a...Keep on reading: Asean marks 50 years, inks trade deals with Hong Kong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

DOTr orders LTO to file case vs Isabel Lopez; MMDA recommends license cancellation

(UPDATE - 11:24 a.m.) The Department of Transportation has ordered the Land Transportation Office to file a complaint against actress and former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez for removing traffic cones and then driving through the restricted ASEAN lane along EDSA......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

3 men suspected of links to Abu Sayyaf nabbed in QC

MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City police on Saturday, November 11, announced the arrest of 3 men with suspected links to the Abu Sayyaf Group just days ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings in Manila. Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, Quezon City ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Standstill on EDSA as Asean road closures start

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of motorists and commuters yesterday got stuck for hours in a horrible gridlock along EDSA after the Metropolitan Manila Deve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

PSEi down 1% on profit-taking

The stock market fell back to the 8,400 level on Friday as investors decided to take profits ahead of next week’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit and amid concerns over the outlook for corporate tax cuts in the United States. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) lost 1.01 percent or 86.34 points [...] The post PSEi down 1% on profit-taking appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017