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The MRT3’s troubles in 2017

GMA News Research has compiled eye-opening statistics about MRT3’s problems in 2017, in particular the train stoppages that often required passengers to get down and walk to the nearest station. Source link link: The MRT3’s troubles in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

On last day of 2017, MRT3 unloads passengers due to glitch

MANILA, Philippines – On the last morning of 2017, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) unloaded passengers because of another system glitch. The MRT3 suspended its southbound operations at 6:54 am on Sunday, December 31, “due to a signaling problem” according to transportation officials. It resumed operations over an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Surviving MRT3: Worst train fails in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Riding the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3), especially during rush hour, has become an everyday battle among Filipinos. Apart from the "MRT experience" of waiting in line and squeezing in like sardines in a can, operations were somehow "regularly" disrupted, forcing passengers to get off the train or walk ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Palace slams Leni

MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed Vice President Leni Robredo, stressing that former members of the Aquino administration are being held accountable for Metro Rail Transit 3 troubles and are not being used as “scapegoats”. “With all due respect to Vice President Robredo, the MRT3 issue is not about covering up shortcomings,” said….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Boni Avenue for 10,980,405 – Web reference 112025597 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

Call me at 0926-973-9430 0923-436-5710 Location: Along EDSA cor Pioneer st. PERPETUAL TITTLE Connected to MRT3 Boni Station Near: Robinsons Forum, SM megamall, BGC, CBD, etc PRE-SELLING /INVESTMENT Viber: 0927-659-6198 RFO READY TOWER 4 (December 2017 – 1st Quarter 2018 turnover) -2BR 103.85sqm with Balcony -68k monthly for 3 years ZERO INTEREST -80% Balance Bank… link: 2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Boni Avenue for 10,980,405 – Web reference 112025597 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

No more long lines by end-2017 – MRT3 management

No more long lines by end-2017 – MRT3 management.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2017

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Kazakhstan’s frozen billions sound alarm for sovereign funds

New 500 tenge banknotes are displayed in this picture illustration in Almaty, Kazakhstan November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/Illustration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News10 min. ago

Are KC Concepcion and Aly Borromeo still together?

It is unknown whether KC Concepcion and footballer and Kaya team captain Aly Borromeo have called it quits, but the absence of their posts about each other have been noticed by many. When Concepcion and Borromeo first got together, they were avidly posting pictures of each other often on social media, with Borromeo paying regular visits to Concepcion's family home. These days, however, the two have quieted down, even during Valentine's Day last week. It can be remembered, however, that last Valentine's Day, Borromeo and Concepcion attended a service in Victory Church together, looking all loved up, as shared by Concepcion in her Instagram page back in Feb. 15, 2017. This Val...Keep on reading: Are KC Concepcion and Aly Borromeo still together?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

LOOK: Michael Martinez talks about Olympic journey on ANC s Headstart

After his appearance in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, two-time Olympian Michael Martinez sat down and talked with ANC's Migs Bustos about his journey and the things he endured before qualifying in the quadriennial affair. The Filipino, even though performing a flawless routine, just came up short, finishing 28th in a competition that took the top 24. Martinez was not even supposed to be in this competition, as he was named as a replacement for a Swedish skater that failed to meet requirements. The 21-year old revealed that he even thought of finally hanging up the skates for good after narrowly missing the cut in the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, where the top six automatically booked a spot in the Winter Olympics. #ANCHeadstart: Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez reveals he considered hanging up the skates for good after narrowly missing the cut for the Olympics. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/1LJBDh9kOH — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) February 20, 2018 After failing to meet the cutoff, Martinez eventually ventured into bodybuilding to improve his body's strength, but eventually had to remove all his gained weight in order to retain the sleeker figure, which is more helpful in his sport. #ANCHeadstart: "Since I made it to Olympics, I have to lose everything." Michael Martinez talks about his preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 after switching to body building before the Olympics. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/idMPhbiOfp — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) February 20, 2018 When the Swedish skater's failure to qualify was announced, Martinez was in great shock since he only had a mere two weeks to prepare for an event that showcases the world's greatest athletic abilities and talents. #ANCHeadstart: Figure skater Michael Martinez recalls getting the call that secured his spot in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/C9kbUi3LAf — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) February 20, 2018 Martinez, who achieved a score of 55.56 points in the short program, added that simply being a representative of the Philippines is already an accomplishment for him, but rued that his placing could have been higher if he had a much longer time to prepare. Despite having asthmatic bronchitis as a child, Martinez says that it did not hinder him from pursuing sports, let alone figure skating, which entails a lot of stamina for a successful and flawless routine......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 44 min. ago

Passengers walk along MRT3 tracks due to braking failure

MANILA, Philippines – A glitch on the braking system of one of the trains of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) sent passengers walking along the tracks on Tuesday morning, February 20. Passengers were unloaded from the Southbound train at 6:32 am between Ortigas and Shaw Boulevard stations. According to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News9 hr. 57 min. ago

Metals production hits P109 billion in 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s metals production inched up by six percent to P109 billion in 2017 following improved trend in world metal prices and rob.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 10 min. ago

Barangay Babylon goes to Berlin

For filmmaker Keith Deligero, persistence has paid off, big-time. To be more accurate, being a persistent prankster has taken him places---most notably, to this year's Berlinale short film competition, ongoing in Germany until Feb. 25. Three years ago, he submitted material to QCinema fest. "But it was rejected on the first round. It was 'experimental' or just absurd, I guess." In the 2017 edition of QCinema, he "lifted" the material's third act and turned it into a short film. "I submitted it, almost as a prank. But this time, I got lucky." That was how "Babylon," the short film, was born. He admitted that he used to prefer making full-length features, like his Cinema On...Keep on reading: Barangay Babylon goes to Berlin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 57 min. ago

MSM’s link to HIV epidemic in PH

"There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex; people should be very free with sex and they should draw the line at goats,"Elton John declared in public after marrying his longtime partner in 2014.   In 2017, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)reported that our Christian nation has the fastest growingHIV epidemic in Asia-Pacific.   That males comprise 95 percent of the 1,962 new cases in 2018, and that 19 out of 30 male Filipinos who get infected every day are 15 to 24 years old.   That in early 2018 the PH National Youth Commission (NYC) is extremely alarmed, crying out: It's a "youth epidemic!" with Aiza ...Keep on reading: MSM’s link to HIV epidemic in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 57 min. ago

SM Prime recurring profit up 16%

NEW MALLS and sales of residential properties continued to drive SM Prime Holdings, Inc.’s earnings higher in 2017. In a statement issued Monday, SM Prime said recurring profit grew 16% to P27.6 billion, after a 14% increase in consolidated revenues to P90.9 billion. The company attributed the growth to higher rental revenues from malls opened […] The post SM Prime recurring profit up 16% appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News17 hr. 23 min. ago

Jan. external payment balance back in deficit

THE COUNTRY’s balance of payments (BoP) position reverted to a deficit in January amid bigger outflows due to debt payments and as the central bank smoothed out foreign currency swings. The Philippines posted a $531-million BoP deficit last month, a reversal from December’s $917-million surplus and widening from the $9-million deficit logged in January 2017, […] The post Jan. external payment balance back in deficit appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News17 hr. 23 min. ago

Go on frigate deal, 2 MRT3 glitches on Monday, BIR on Sereno | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Special Assistant to the President Bong Go confirms his office in Malacañang 'endorsed' the complaint from frigates supplier Hyundai Heavy Industries to the Defense Department.  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the Philippine government will still pursue its contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries to build two warships for the Philippine Navy despite the South Korean firm's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 23 min. ago

Arnold Schwarzenegger named to ‘Kung Fury’ cast

Action hero actor of the 1980s and '90s, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is joining the cast of action comedy "Kung Fury II," a feature-length sequel to 2015's cult hit short. As with the free 2015 short "Kung Fury," Swedish creative David Sandberg returns as director, producer and star for a feature-length riff on the titular time-traveling kung fu cop. Together with the producers from 2017's $700m-grossing Stephen King adaptation "It," Sandberg has recruited David Hasselhoff, Michael Fassbender, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger. The "Austrian Oak" (and ex-Governor of California) was synonymous with the action movie genre in the 1980s and '90s thanks to leading role appearances in the ...Keep on reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger named to ‘Kung Fury’ cast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

BIR-Bicol surpasses 2017 tax collection target

BIR-Bicol surpasses 2017 tax collection target.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

AP source: Hosmer, Padres reach preliminary eight-year deal

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse. The on-field vibe seemed equally cheery, as country music blared as players went to work under sunny skies in the Arizona desert. Hosmer reached a preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the Padres, pending a physical. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed the tentative deal, speaking on the condition of anonymity Sunday because there had been no formal announcement of Hosmer's potential signing. It would become official once he passes a physical early in the week. While the final position players reported Sunday — most were already in spring camp — ahead of Monday's first full-squad workout, Hosmer wasn't expected in the desert until at least Monday. Hosmer, who spent his first seven major league seasons with Kansas City, would receive a reported $144 million. Padres manager Andy Green could only discuss the acquisition of Hosmer in generalities since it isn't final, but was hopeful of having his full team together Monday. "I can't replicate the magic of the first day twice, so, yeah, you want him or anyone to be there when you're talking," Green said. "... Not that there is any real magic on the first day, but it's always nice to have your camp settled as early as possible." The 28-year-old Hosmer batted a career-high .318 in 2017 and matched his best from the previous season with 25 home runs. A four-time Gold Glover and All-Star in '16, he drove in 94 runs and scored 98 for the Royals last season. He also had a career-best .385 on-base percentage. Veteran right-hander Chris Young also came to the Padres this offseason after most recently pitching three seasons for the Royals, calling Hosmer "one of my all-time favorite teammates" who brings "a competitive fire" that will be much-welcomed. He hadn't been in touch with Hosmer in recent days but they did communicate earlier in the winter when Young chose San Diego and discussed that it was among Hosmer's top choices, too. Young said he didn't want to add any pressure to Hosmer making a decision. "Hos is a legitimate All-Star," Young said. "I think he brings a veteran experience, he's a winner, he's a champion and a great mentor for young guys. So I think he fits all the categories I think you're looking in terms of a teammate, a leader, a competitor. I think he makes any clubhouse better, much less this one." While most every club feels a sense of optimism this time of year with a fresh slate as spring training begins, the Padres were especially upbeat as they got going early Sunday at the idea of the power-hitting Hosmer in their lineup and at first base. San Diego went 71-91 last season for fourth in the NL West above only the San Francisco Giants, and the Padres haven't been to the playoffs since losing in the 2006 NL Division Series. Green knows what someone such as Hosmer could mean to a club's chances of turning it around. "It was always time to start contending for me," said Green, beginning his third season as San Diego skipper. "It was always go out and win opening day and go out and win every game. I haven't been very good at that, I have to acknowledge that. At this point in time, opening day has been cruel to me so far. "But I think we show up with the expectation of winning the first game of the season and don't waver from that no matter who's in that clubhouse. Does it get easier if certain people are in that clubhouse? Yeah, it sure does." Wil Myers, who played 154 games at first for San Diego last season, was ready to move positions as needed. He can play elsewhere in the infield and all three outfield spots and Green said he would be "magically" taking fly balls in right field Sunday. "Wil's been great with everything that's ever been asked of him," Green said. Myers said the Padres communicated with him during the offseason about the possibility of adding Hosmer, saying: "When I saw that possibility I was very excited. To be able to add a player like that I think is very cool." Myers played in 2010 with Hosmer in the minors with the Royals. "I know nothing's definite right now but just to be able to hopefully add a guy like that is pretty special," Myers said. "He's a great guy. He's going to be a guy that fits really well in this clubhouse. ... You've heard a lot of great things about him, what he does in the clubhouse and who he is as a person.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

LOOK: Chris Tiu displays piano skills

Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu, who is also known to teach basic basketball drills in a segment on television, takes us off the court, where he displays his prowess in the piano. The former Blue Eagles skipper showcases his musical playing skills, as he served as background music player to Roadfill and Princess Sevillena's rendition of the Ed Sheeran hit 'Perfect'. The veteran again showed his great musical taste, playing a piano cover of  'Never Enough', a song from the soundtrack of the movie 'The Greatest Showman', a musical starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, among others. See for yourself how he fares as a piano player!   Because you guys requested it... Here's our cover of Perfect with Roadfil and super talented Princess Sevillena. A little late for Valentine's but hope you guys like it 😄😄🎤🎵🎶🎼 @roadfillsparks @wishfulprincessliezl A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:35am PST   Never Enough from The Greatest Showman. Love this movie and the soundtrack ❤️❤️🎶🎶🎼🎼 pic.twitter.com/ovB9ih63M3 — Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu) February 18, 2018 A long-time piano player, Tiu has also played the theme song of Disney classic 'Beauty and the Beast' on the musical instrument.      (1/3) Beauty and the Beast piano cover. Still high from the movie! Brought back childhood memories. Thanks to my brother Christian for patiently helping me record this 😄🎹🎶🎼🎵 A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Mar 26, 2017 at 7:38am PDT     (2/3) Beauty and the Beast piano. 🎶🎶🎶 A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Mar 26, 2017 at 7:44am PDT     (3/3) Beauty and the Beast piano. 🎵🎵🎵 hope you guys like it 😁😁 A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Mar 26, 2017 at 7:47am PDT Maybe when his playing career's all said and done, Tiu can become a successful recording artist of his own.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018