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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

MPIC gets green light for MCTEP toll rates

Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has obtained the green light for higher toll adjustments for portions of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Project (MCTEP). In a regulatory filing on Monday, MPIC said the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) approved the initial toll for the first 2.2 kilometers (km) of the Segment 3A-1 of the C-5 Link […] The post MPIC gets green light for MCTEP toll rates appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News13 hr. 42 min. ago

Nag-commute challenge din? Apple David nakisiksik sa MRT

Habang nakatutok ang madla sa pagko-commute ni Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo papuntang Palasyo, nagsaboy naman ng kagandahan si Apple David sa isa sa pinakasinasakyang mass transport system sa Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 12th, 2019

Transport crisis? No such thing, says Palace

Malacañang yesterday denied there was a transport crisis in Metro Manila, as claimed by sectors and lawmakers, amid the displacement of thousands of commuters due to the burgeoning traffic situation coupled with scaled down operations of the Light Rail Transit 2 which spans Recto Avenue in Manila to Santolan station in Marikina......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

Pasig River ferry can help alleviate traffic woes

The government must tap the full potential of the Pasig River “as a nautical road” which can ease  the “terrible congestion” on Metro Manila roads, Sen. Sonny Angara suggested Thursday. Given Metro Manila’s barely-moving traffic, Angara scored the lack of attention in optimizing “a maritime highway that is wider than EDSA.” “I think the first […] The post Pasig River ferry can help alleviate traffic woes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

[ANALYSIS] What Duterte doesn’t get about Metro Manila traffic

Admit it. Part of your soul dies whenever you commute these days. Yet authorities seem nowhere near solving Metro Manila’s atrocious traffic situation.  Back in 2015, candidate Rodrigo Duterte even sounded confident he could solve our traffic woes. He suggested procuring more passenger cars for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Southwest monsoon affects northern Luzon

Fair weather will prevail in most parts of the country Monday. In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the southwest monsoon (habagat) is affecting northern Luzon. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms. Temperature in Metro Manila […] The post Southwest monsoon affects northern Luzon appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

Martial law ‘precisely the very tool to save democracy’ — Palace

MANILA, Philippines — Martial law is the “tool to save democracy” in the country but it should not be abused, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Sunday. Panelo made the remark a day after the Philippines commemorated the 47th anniversary of the proclamation of martial law under dictator and former President Ferdinand Marcos. “Those who perceive […] The post Martial law ‘precisely the very tool to save democracy’ — Palace appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

Southwest monsoon to bring rains in Luzon

The southwest monsoon (habagat) will continue to bring rains in most areas of Luzon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 a.m. forecast that affected areas include Region IV-A (Calabarzon) and the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, and Romblon. Metro Manila and Central Luzon will also experience rain showers. Cloudy […] The post Southwest monsoon to bring rains in Luzon appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

Overhaul overdue: Daily maintenance fails to prevent MRT3 short circuit

MANILA, Philippines – The cut overhead catenary cable that halted the operations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) last September 6 was due to a mechanical failure that train preparation and daily maintenance failed to prevent. A joint investigation into the September 6 incident conducted by MRT3 maintenance provider ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

Bantag is new BuCor chief

Malacanang on Tuesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte appointed former Manila and Paranaque City jails warden Gerald Bantag as the new director-general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). In a statement, Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that Bantag was chosen “based on his professional competence and honesty.” “The Palace is behind the President’s decision and […] The post Bantag is new BuCor chief appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

Pogo sector overtakes IT-BPO in office space use

The fast-growing Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo) industry has overtaken the information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry as the biggest market for new office space in Metro Manila and could contribute as much as $11.6 billion to the economy this year. This is according to David Leechiu, chief executive officer of Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC), […] The post Pogo sector overtakes IT-BPO in office space use appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

BOI-approved deals reach ₱609B in first eight months

Total investments approved by the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) reached ₱609.04 billion by the end of August 2019, more than double (126.1 percent) the amount of ₱P269.3 billion in the same period last year. Data shows 98 percent of these investments are located outside of Metro Manila. Projected employment upon operations will reach 37,524 […] The post BOI-approved deals reach ₱609B in first eight months appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Cebu jins win medals in taekwondo age group tournament in Manila

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuano jins made their presence felt in the 2019 Smart/MVP Sports Foundation (free sparring) and PLDT Home Ultera (poomsae) national age-group championships held last weekend, September 7-8, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Music Hall, in Pasay, Metro Manila. Three club members of the Cebu Taekwondo Association—Xanadu Taekwondo, Toledo Taekwondo Team and  Sugbo […] The post Cebu jins win medals in taekwondo age group tournament in Manila appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

N. Luzon cloudy with rainshowers, thunderstorms

In Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, as well as Visayas and Mindanao, fair weather may prevail with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and localized thunderstorms occur in the afternoon. #fairweather The post N. Luzon cloudy with rainshowers, thunderstorms appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 7th, 2019

More new roads but also more vehicles

  THE Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recorded an average of 405,882 vehicles a day traveling daily along Epifanio delos Santos Ave (EDSA) as of August this year. This compares with 383,828 vehicles recorded last year. There were thus 22,074 more vehicles using EDSA daily this year than last year. The number of cars increased […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 4th, 2019

Peaceful Holidays ahead

For three years now, the Philippine National Police has reversed the “trend” of higher crime rates in Metro Manila once the Ber months strike. “It is now a myth,” said National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief P/Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. From 636 recorded crimes versus persons on September to December 2016, the number shrank […] The post Peaceful Holidays ahead appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

Q and A: What are supplements and why do you need them?

MANILA, Philippines – Vitamins and minerals are essential for humans to get through daily activities –  the daily commute, grueling long-hour work shifts, and even going out with friends. But here's the thing: are supplements worth the investment?  Rappler spoke to Dr Benedict Francis Valdecañas, who specializes in Sports & Regenerative ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

BBB to reduce Metro Manila transport cost to P2 B daily

The completion of projects under the administration’s Build Build Build program will significantly reduce the transport cost in Metro Manila to P2.13 billion per day by 2022 from P3.5 billion in 2017, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2019