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Category: newsSource: manila_shimbun manila_shimbunOct 9th, 2019

No transport crisis? Panelo gets to work after nearly 4-hour commute

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Leave early, he had repeatedly advised commuters complaining about Metro Manila's horrific traffic that has kept them from getting to work and appointments on time. On Friday, October 11, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo took his own advice and commuted to Malacañang Palace, taking at least 4 jeepneys ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

DOTr-MRT3 blames previous maintenance provider for revenue losses

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation-Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (DOTr-MRT3) said it prioritized passenger safety over maximizing revenue, even as it blamed the years of neglect, bad maintenance practices, and mismanagement of the Busan Universal Rail Incorporated (BURI) for the persistent problems of the light rail system. In a statement, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

Cebuana belter Sheryn Regis to mount homecoming concert on Feb. 28

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Did you miss Cebuana singer Sheryn Regis? The Crystal Voice of Asia is gearing for her homecoming concert entitled “Back To Love” at the Music Museum in San Juan, Metro Manila on February 28, 2020. “I am back to what I love to do which is singing for my fellow Filipinos,” […] The post Cebuana belter Sheryn Regis to mount homecoming concert on Feb. 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 30 min. ago

Fair weather on Valentine’s Day

The country will experience generally fair weather on Valentine’s Day. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its 4 a.m. forecast, said Caraga and Davao Regions will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms caused by the easterlies. Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon and the Visayas will experience […] The post Fair weather on Valentine’s Day appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

V-Day Traffic Woes: How to survive the road on Heart’s Day

Manila is the second most traffic-congested city in the world, according to the TomTom 2019 Traffic Index. This does not come as a surprise to motorists and commuters who battle the capital’s major thoroughfares on a daily basis as the same report revealed that a motorist in Metro Manila spends an average of 257 hours […] The post V-Day Traffic Woes: How to survive the road on Heart’s Day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Palace sees ‘warmer’ PH-US ties after VFA termination

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is seeing “warmer ties” between the Philippines and the United States as it hopes Washington will give “preferential attention” to Manila following the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). The Philippine government has officially terminated its 20-year-old military pact with the world superpower. “It remains warm, hopefully, it would be […] The post Palace sees ‘warmer’ PH-US ties after VFA termination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Metro Cebu needs national gov’t help to solve traffic problem — Labella

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local government units (LGUs) in Metro Cebu cannot solve the “massive” traffic problem of the metropolis without the help of the national government. This was the statement of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella after he met with former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) head, Thomas Orbos, on Thursday, February 6, […] The post Metro Cebu needs national gov’t help to solve traffic problem — Labella appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

BREAKING: Filipina domestic worker in Dubai dead from coronavirus – Bello

MANILA, Philippines – A female household worker who recently died in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has tested positive for coronavirus, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed Thursday. According to Bello, a previous report on the still-unidentified overseas Filipino worker (OFW) did not show coronavirus as a cause of death but medical reports cited coronavirus a […] The post BREAKING: Filipina domestic worker in Dubai dead from coronavirus – Bello appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

A Chinese national, the second confirmed coronavirus case in PH, dies; the first death outside China

MANILA, Philippines —  The Philippines has now become the first country outside China to record its first death due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday confirmed a second case  novel coronavirus in the Philippines, a Chinese national who died on Saturday, February 1, at a hospital in metro Manila. […] The post A Chinese national, the second confirmed coronavirus case in PH, dies; the first death outside China appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

Sotto: Ban travelers from countries with coronavirus cases if outbreak worsens

MANILA, Philippines — Should the novel coronavirus outbreak worsens, the Philippines should ban all travelers coming in from countries with confirmed cases of the infection, said Senate President Vicente Sotto III. This after the Palace said President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a temporary ban on Chinese nationals from Hubei province and from other parts of China where […] The post Sotto: Ban travelers from countries with coronavirus cases if outbreak worsens appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Light rains due to easterlies, northeast monsoon

The easterlies and the northeast monsoon will bring isolated rain showers in some parts of the country Monday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 a.m. forecast isolated light rain showers caused by the northeast monsoon will prevail over the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, and Cagayan Valley. Metro Manila […] The post Light rains due to easterlies, northeast monsoon appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

Calamities bring out Pinoy’s Bayanihan, Malasakit traits

Driving along the highways leading to the affected areas was a challenge due to ashfall. A clearing operation was spearheaded by Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and provided water to clean windshields of affected CALAX motorists. MPTC also cleared ashfall at carriageways to ensure safe passage of all vehicles. To assist Metropolitan Manila Development Authority […] The post Calamities bring out Pinoy’s Bayanihan, Malasakit traits appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Condo prices cool down

The price growth in residential developments, particularly condominiums in Metro Manila, are seen slowing down in the next few years following recent record-high upticks due to the surge of demand from employees of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO). Property consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Philippines’ director for research and consultancy Janlo de los Reyes […] The post Condo prices cool down appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Vice Ganda kailangan pang kumita ng P100M para matalo si Aga

KUMPARA sa mga nagdaang Metro Manila Festival, last year was reminiscent of the previous year when four indie films were mixed in the Magic 8. Kung hindi kami nagkakamali, comparatively low ang naitalang revenues ng taong ‘yon, which served as a lesson to MMDA to rectify its mistake—kung matatawag ngang ganu’n—in the next festivals to […] The post Vice Ganda kailangan pang kumita ng P100M para matalo si Aga appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2020

Pasig River ferry system granted P176M

In line with the government’s continuing plans to provide alternative modes of transportation, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was given P176 million under the 2020 national budget to fund the Pasig River Ferry System. Senate Finance Committee chair Sonny Angara said the funding of the ferry system is partially intended for the procurement of […] The post Pasig River ferry system granted P176M appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 12th, 2020

Manila hosts BP for first time

The Batang Pinoy (BP) Games, which was the birthplace of the careers of world gymnastics champion Carlos Yulo and Olympic weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, will be held this year in Metro Manila for the first time. This will be the only time that the BP Games, which features at least 23 sports, most of […] The post Manila hosts BP for first time appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Legal challenge vs water rate hikes faces hurdle

Duterte also threatened to nationalize water distribution in Metro Manila and jail the owners of the two distributors if they reject the revised concession contract. The post Legal challenge vs water rate hikes faces hurdle appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

DOH medical teams on alert for Quiapo feast

At least 20 medical teams will be deployed during the 2020 Traslacion procession on Thursday, 9 January, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In a press conference at the Pope Benedict Building in Quiapo Church on Monday, DOH’s Health Emergency Management Bureau director, Dr. Gloria Balboa said all public and private hospitals in Metro Manila […] The post DOH medical teams on alert for Quiapo feast appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

Palace condoles with family of journalist Niñez Cacho-Olivares

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday condoled with the family of veteran journalist Niñez Cacho-Olivares. “We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of one of the country’s veteran journalists, Ms. Niñez Cacho-Olivares,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement. The Daily Tribune, where Cacho-Olivares served as its editor in chief, said its […] The post Palace condoles with family of journalist Niñez Cacho-Olivares appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020

MRT-4 project gets ICC nod

A 15.56-kilometer rail-based transit system aimed to link parts of eastern Metro Manila and the province of Rizal has been approved by the Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) for implementation during a recent meeting. The Metro Rail Transit Line 4 (MRT-4), scheduled for operation in 2025, aims to address the worsening traffic condition and inadequate […] The post MRT-4 project gets ICC nod appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 31st, 2019