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Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Bikers passing through Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City can now pedal worry-free, with a protected bike lane installed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Early Thursday, February 7, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Taguig City officials inaugurated the 3-meter-wide bicycle lane, Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource: thepinoy thepinoyFeb 8th, 2019

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway Rappler Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

MANILA, Philippines – Bikers passing through Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City can now pedal worry-free, with a protected bike lane installed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Early Thursday, February 7, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Taguig City officials inaugurated the 3-meter-wide bicycle lane, which is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

2 dead, 1 injured in EDSA shooting

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two men were killed and a woman was injured in a shooting that took place on the southbound lane of EDSA Reliance on Sunday, February 17, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). According to the Mandaluyong City police, the incident occurred around 3:30 pm in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

DPWH opens Laguna Lake Highway bike lane

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday opened a bicycle lane along Laguna Lake Highway in Bicutan, Taguig City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Gov’t employee shot dead in Bohol

  TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines - A government employee was shot dead by still unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen in front of a storehere on Sunday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Jun Peter Bernaldez, a resident of Barangay Centro Cahayag. Police said that at past 5 p.m. on Sunday, Bernaldez, a casual employee of the municipal government of Tubigon, was in the neighborhood store along the national highway in Barangay Centro Cahayag when he was gunned down by the masked assailants, who sped off after the attack. Eight spent shells fired from a .45 caliber pistol were recovered from the crime scene. Further investigation in ongoing. /gsg    ...Keep on reading: Gov’t employee shot dead in Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Black Nazarene carriage crosses Jones Bridge

MANILA, Philippines - The 'andas' or carriage nearing the Black Nazarene passed the National Museum, as of 9:23 a.m., Wednesday and crossed Jones Bridge before noontime.   Manila Police District (MPD) officers said that devotees tried to pull the carriage to the eastbound lane of Padre Burgos Street, instead of the original route.   Organizers, however, were able to bring it back to the westbound lane heading toward Taft Avenue and Jones Bridge.   Police manning the third segment (from National Museum to Liwasang Bonifacio) of this year's Traslacion said that more than 100,000 people are now following the procession.   Before the carriage r...Keep on reading: Black Nazarene carriage crosses Jones Bridge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Le Tour rescheduled to June for SEAG preps, rehabilitation of calamity-hit Bicol Region

The organizer of the Le Tour de Filipinas (LTdF) has sought for the rescheduling of the race’s 10th edition in its effort to actively join preparations for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games and to allow adequate time for the rehabilitation of calamity-stricken provinces in the Bicol Region. UBE Media Inc. President Donna Lina said the LTdF was originally scheduled for February 17 to 21 — this time as a five-stage race from the previous four stages to level up in its first decade. But because of the country’s hosting of the SEA Games from November 30 to December 11 also this year, Lina stressed the LTdF’s role in helping prepare the country’s top riders for the biennial multi-sport regional competitions that the country is hosting only for the fourth time after 1981, 1991 and 2005. UBE Media has written the International Cycling Union or UCI, the world governing body for cycling, through the Asian Cycling Confederation and PhilCycling under President Rep. Abraham Tolentino and Chairman Bert Lina to move the race to June 14 to 18. “The Le Tour organization wanted to help harness our cyclists to their best possible condition in time for the SEA Games,” Lina said. “And because of the recent calamity that struck Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of the Bicol Region, it has become more imperative that we postpone the race.” Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon were declared under a state of calamity because of tropical depression Usman, which caused landslides and massive flooding in areas where the LTdF’s 10th editon would specifically pass through, particularly in the town of Sagnay which was badly hit. “In as much as we are ecstatic to celebrate 10 years of the Le Tour, we are one in prayers that our countrymen in the Bicol Region recover fast and well from the calamity,” Lina said. Last year, the LTdF was moved from February to late May after Mayon Volcano’s eruption in January. This year’s LTdF will start in Tagaytay City, main hub of all cycling disciplines—road, mountain bike and BMX—for the SEA Games—and will pass through Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon. Legaspi City will host the finish of the five-stage Category 2.2 UCI Asia Tour race. June will be a busy month for Philippine cycling with the conduct of the PhilCycling National Championships for Road, MTB and BMX and a proposed UCI National Commissaires’ Course for the three disciplines. The LTdF and national championships will principally cap trials for the selection of athletes for the SEA Games. El Joshua Carino of Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance is expected to defend his crown and will be racing alongside 2014 winner Mark John Lexer Galedo of continental team 7-Eleven Cliqq Roadbike Philippines. Newly-minted continental team Go For Gold and the National Under-23 Team of the PhilCycling are also seeing action......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill police officer in Negros Oriental

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Philippines – Motorcycle-riding gunmen  killed the deputy police chief of Guihulngan City in this province on Wednesday morning, December 19. Senior Inspector Porferio Gabuya Jr, deputy for operations of Guihulngan City Police Station, was having coffee at the San Vicente Ferrer Enterprises along the national highway of Barangay Poblacion in Guihulngan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Cop shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Negros Oriental

  MANILA, Philippines --- A police officer was shot dead by motorcycle riding gunmen in Barangay Poblacion in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Wednesday.   A report from the Negros Oriental police said Senior Insp. Porferio Gabuya Jr., was inside the San Vicente Ferrer Enterprises along the national highway in the said city when the suspects opened fire with an M4 rifle at around 10:25 a.m.   Gabuya was Deputy Chief of Police for Operations of the Guihulngan City Police Office.   Police said the suspects, who were wearing ski masks and sunglasses, fled after the shooting onboard the motorcycle.   The victim was rushed to the Guihulng...Keep on reading: Cop shot dead by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Negros Oriental.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

2 Subic town councilors survive ambush

ZAMBALES, Philippines – Two municipal councilors of Subic town were ambushed along the national highway here by still unidentified suspects Monday evening, December 17,  Police identified the victims as Elizaldy Rocafor, 47, and Roberto Delgado, 50, who were residents of Barangay Cawag and Barangay Baraca, respectively, and municipal councilors of Subic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

LTFRB to traffic law enforcers: Impound Angkas motorcycles

  MANILA, Philippines -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered traffic law enforcement agents "to apprehend and impound" motorcycles of Angkas. This developed as the Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO), which once again prohibited Angkas from carrying out its ride-hailing operations in Metro Manila. READ: SC temporarily stops Angkas operations "This board hereby orders the Law Enforcement Unit of this Board as well as directs the LTO, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT), and othe...Keep on reading: LTFRB to traffic law enforcers: Impound Angkas motorcycles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Huelgas opens SEAG preparations on a high note

Nikko Huelgas of Team Go For Gold Philippines doesn't want to play it safe when the champion triathlete begins his buildup for the Southeast Asian Games in Manila next year.   The reigning two-time SEA Games gold medalist got his preparation for a third straight gold medal going after recently winning in the 2018 National Age Group Triathlon in Naga, Cebu.   Huelgas completed the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40k bike and 10k run in two hours, two minutes and four seconds to rule the men's elite division and beat Go For Gold teammate Andrew Kim Remolino and Jorry Ycong of Rider Omega Tri team by three minutes.   "I really had a bad season and so far this was th...Keep on reading: Huelgas opens SEAG preparations on a high note.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Carrying capacity policy in El Nido s lagoons takes effect

PALAWAN, Philippines – Less than a week after the national government announced El Nido's rehabilitation , local environment authorities have started implementing a carrying capacity policy to address overcrowding in two of its prime island destinations. On December 1, El Nido's Protected Area Office (PAO) started enforcing a carrying capacity policy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

3 dead, 8 injured in vehicular collision in Zambales

ZAMBALES, Philippines – Three persons were killed, while 8 others were seriously injured on Wednesday, October 24, in a vehicular collision between a UV Express and an assembled jeepney along the national highway in Iba town, this province.  In a report from Police Senior Inspector Noime Diaz, chief of Iba ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

18 hurt in Olongapo City road accident

      OLONGAPO CITY -- Eighteen people were injured when a passenger jeepney fell on its side after losing its brakes along the main road in Barangay (village) New Cabalan here on Saturday morning (Oct. 20). Police said the jeepney's brakes malfunctioned while navigating a curve along the National Highway while heading for the city proper at about 7 a.m. Witnesses said the jeepney swerved off the road toward the right lane before it toppled over on its side. Injured were driver, Calito de Vega, 51, and his passengers: Rodel Torreliza, 45; Nhoyel Gordon, 41; Arnold Sabio, 47; Manuel Hiduaza, 41; Angeline Mallari, 28; Fereras Garcia, 21; Remelyn Espero,...Keep on reading: 18 hurt in Olongapo City road accident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

2 killed, 5 hurt in Olongapo City road accident

OLONGAPO CITY --- A 45-year-old mother was killed while her son died in the hospital after a Victory Liner bus hit a tricycle along the National Highway here on Sunday afternoon. Police identified the victims as Nilda Ramos and her son, John Ernel Ramos, 25, who was driving the tricycle. Nilda's five other children, who were also passengers of the tricycle, survived the accident in Barangay Old Cabalan at about 1 p.m. The Ramos family was driving towards Bataan when it was sideswiped by a closed delivery van, forcing the tricycle to swerve in the path of the bus at the opposite lane. The surviving members of the Ramos family were rushed to the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospita...Keep on reading: 2 killed, 5 hurt in Olongapo City road accident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

1 killed, 2 hurt in Zambales motorcycle crash

    SUBIC --- A fire fighter was killed while two others were injured when two motorcycles collided along the national highway on Sunday evening.   Joven Singular, 33, died on the spot after his motorcycle crashed into another motorcycle driven by RogelioYangco Jr., 28. Yangco and his passenger Marie Eballar, 20, were hurt.   Singular, who was southbound, swerved to the opposite lane and bumped head on with Yangco's motorcycle, according to police. /kga...Keep on reading: 1 killed, 2 hurt in Zambales motorcycle crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: 2 poomsae bronze medals on Day 1 for Philippines

JAKARTA—The Philippine men’s and women’s taekwondo poomsae teams settled for bronze medals after yielding to traditional powerhouses during their semifinal matches at the start of the taekwondo competitions in the 18th Asian Games at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) Assembly Hall here on Sunday. An opening for the gold medal match presented itself for the men’s troika of Dustin Jacob Mella, Jeordan Dominguez and Rodolfo Reyes Jr. after they defeated Iran in the quarterfinals, 8.339 vs 8.100. But the trio rammed into the Great Wall, losing in the semifinals to China’s Zhu Yuxiang, Hu Mingda and Deng Tingfeng, 7.830 - 8.180, to settle for the first bronze medal of the Philippine delegation. The same fate befell the triumvirate of Juvenile Faye Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Dominique Oliva, who failed to make it to the championship round after bowing to Unifed Korea’s Gwak Yeowon, Choi Dongah, Park Jaeun, 7.110-8.020, also in the semifinals. “Hard luck. We lost in the semifinals, but we are very proud of the teams,” said Philippine Taekwondo Association national head coach Igor Mella. The men’s team began their ascent to the semifinals after defeating Saudi Arabia in the Round of 16, 8.180-7.640 before securing the quarterfinal win over the Iranians. The women’s team won over host Indonesia in the quarterfinals, 8.070-8.040, after edging Hong Kong, China in the round of 16, 8.000-7.490. Other Philippine bets in the individual poomsae were not as lucky as Reyes and Jocelyn Ninobla both failed to advance. Reyes was eliminated by Thailand's Pongporn Suvittayarak, 8.08-8.32, in the quarterfinals after he advanced to the last eight by eliminating Ruslan Manaspayev 8.08-7.08 in the round of 16. Ninobla fell by the wayside in the round of 16 to Vietnam's Tuyet Van Chau, 7.89-8.11. The men’s team’s semifinal tormentor China went on to settle for the silver after bowing to Unified Korea’s Han Yeonghun, Kim Seonho and Kang Wanjin, even as the Koreans’ female side was upset by Thailand’s Chomchuen Kotchawan, Phaisankiattikun Phenkanya and Sirisahakit Omawee, 8.200 to 8.210. The women’s volleyball team, meanwhile, got waylaid by powerhouse Thailand, 22-25, 12-25, 15-24, at the Gelura Bung Karno Volleyball Hall—a score line that did not actually reflect the Thais’ superiority in the event. Hagen Topacio, on the other hand, overcame a shaky start but came storming back to score 71 points and wind up in a tie for third with six others after the first three rounds of shooting’s trap event at the Jakabaring Sports City range here on a bright and sunny Sunday.   Also in Palembang, the country’s top junior player Jeson Patrombon was in vintage form on Sunday, starring in the country’s twin victories at the Jakabaring Sports City courts.Patrombon opened the country’s campaign in the men’s singles with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Timor Leste’s Nazario Fernandez Gusmao then teamed up with Francis Casey Alcantara in the afternoon in dispatching Qatar’s Jabar Al Mutawa and Mubarak Zayid, 6-4, 6-2, in doubles play. But the first-time partnership of Alberto Lim Jr. and Marian Jade Capadocia suffered a stinging 4-6, 4-6 loss to the seventh-seeded Indian tandem of Khamran Kaur Thandi and Divij Sharan in the mixed doubles. Two Filipino riders will vie in the downhill event of cycling’s mountain bike event on Monday but they may end up using only one bike. The Trek MTB bike of John Derick Farr--and also that of women’s cross country top bet Ariana Thea Patrice Dormitorio—remained in transit because of the mess at the NAIA caused by a Xiamen Airways Boeing plane that belly-landed last Friday. “If worse comes to worst, Derick could be borrowing Lea’s [women’s entry Lea Denise Belgira] bicycle for the downhill race tomorrow [Monday],” Oscar “Boying” Rodriguez, the PhilCycling’s MTM commission chairman, said. The Travel Department of the Philippine Sports Commission burned the wires since Saturday afternoon to determine the whereabouts of the bicycles......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Tubbataha marks 30 by celebrating its Big Five—both species and supporters

Today, Aug. 11, it will be 30 years since President Corazon Aquino signed Proclamation No. 306, creating the Philippines' first national marine protected area (MPA), the Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park---now the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP)---in 1988.   The proclamation turned this jewel among Philippine reefs---all 97,000-plus hectares of it in the middle of the Sulu Sea in Palawan---into a "no-take zone," legally protecting this important center of marine biodiversity of the country as well as the world.   In 1993, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) reaffirmed this by declaring Tubbataha the only purely ma...Keep on reading: Tubbataha marks 30 by celebrating its Big Five—both species and supporters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

6 dead in Tabaco City road mishap

6 dead in Tabaco City road mishap Vox Bikol Tue, 03/07/2017 - 04:38 LEGAZPI CITY, March 5 (PNA) —- Six people died on the spot and three others were injured when the driver of a 22-wheeler truck lost control of the wheels and the vehicle collided with a motorcycle running on the opposite lane before smashing onto two houses alongside the national highway in Tabaco City, Albay, said a report that reached the headquarters here of the Police Regional Office (PRO5)-Bicol on Monday morning. Sr. Insp. Ma. Luisa Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson, said their investigation showed the driver of the motorcycle identified as Albert Barogo, 37, was decapitated and his upper torso was severed due to the impact of the accident that occurred at the national highway at the boundaries of Barangay Estancia in Malinao, Albay and Barangay Quinastillojan in Sabloyon Road, Tabaco City around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday. She said Barogo’s back-riders -- his wife Jasmin, 36 and son Clark Camiro, 2, -- all residents of Soa village, Malinao also died on the spot. Investigators said the truck was traversing the highway from Ligao City going to Tabaco City when the driver lost control of the steering wheel, took the opposite lane and collided with the motorcycle before hitting the two houses on the roadside. The truck driver and his two helpers also died on the spot after they were pinned down by their cargo of tons of steel sheets they were supposed to deliver to Tabaco City. Police identified the driver as Orlando B. Campo, 49, a resident of Naga City, Camarines Sur and the two truck helpers as Rommel M. Nantes, 27 and James L. Romero, both residents of Camalig, Albay. It took hours for the rescue team from the Bureau of Fire Protections of Tabaco City to retrieve the bodies of the truck helpers. The bodies of the six fatalities were brought to the Ziga Memorial District Hospital in Tabaco City around 6:10 p.m. Three members of a family living in one of two houses that were rammed by the truck were also injured and rushed to the same hospital. They were identified as Daniel Bonganay, 57, Jeffrey, 36 and Jazon, 28. Police said the family members suffered injuries in the head and body. Probers said their initial investigation showed the truck driver lost control of the steering wheel after the brakes of the trailer truck malfunctioned. (PNA) LAP/GVR/JH/CBD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018