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Transport strike paralyzes Guinobatan in Albay

PUBLIC transportation in Guinobatan, Albay has been rendered paralyzed as almost 95 percent of jeepney drivers and operators participated in the 24-hour transport strike in the Bicol region. Concerned Drivers and Operators-Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Condor-Piston) Bicol secretary-general Ramon Rescovilla said in an online report that the transport strike was meant […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News20 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting "Ole" at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players. It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their national team concede three goals for the first time ever in a competitive match at home. By the end, they were witnesses to La Roja's first home loss in 15 years. Raheem Sterling scored twice and Marcus Rashford once in a stunning first half for England, which held on to beat Spain 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League to get back in contention for a spot in the final four of Europe's newest competition. In the other match in League A, Iceland lost to Switzerland 2-1 and was relegated to the second-tier League B. Sterling ended his three-year scoring drought with England with goals on each side of Rashford's strike before the break, leading England to its first win in Spain since 1987. "For a young team, they put in an incredibly mature performance, withstood pressure reasonably well and should all be really proud," England coach Gareth Southgate said. Spain suffered its first loss in a competitive match at home since 2003 against Greece. It hadn't lost at home in 38 matches, and had not conceded three goals in a home match since 1991 in a friendly against Hungary. "It shows how tough it is to come here and win and we have done that," England forward Harry Kane said. "We came out of the blocks firing, great pressing." Paco Alcacer scored Spain's first goal early in the second half and Sergio Ramos claimed the second on the final play of the match. "We have to admit we played very badly in the first half," Spain coach Luis Enrique said. "We made a lot of individual mistakes." Despite the loss, Spain stayed ahead in Group 4 of League A with two more points than England after three matches. Croatia, with a game in hand, was five points behind Spain. Spain could have secured a spot in the last four with a win, while a draw would have ended England's chances of advancing. Only the group winner moves on. Spain started well but its high defensive line struggled against the speed of England's young forwards. The visitors were clinical, scoring on all of their attempts on goal. Spain totaled 25 attempts and 70 percent of possession, and blew it. England opened the scoring early in a fast breakaway. Rashford sent a nice ball into space for Sterling, who entered the area with only the goalkeeper to beat and found the top of the net with a superb finish. It was his first goal for England since 2015, and first ever away from Wembley. "It was a beautiful feeling," Sterling said. "I put a lot of pressure on myself to try to get in the box and score. Sometimes it works for you and sometimes it doesn't, but it's my position to score goals so I need to keep that going." Rashford added to the lead in the 30th after a perfect through ball by Kane, entering the area and finishing with a shot from near the penalty spot. Sterling got on the board again from close range after Kane's set-up in a move which started with a nice pass by Ross Barkley over the top of the Spanish defenders. Spain got on the board in the 58th through a header by substitute striker Alcacer, who has 10 goals in his last six games with club and country. Ramos' last-minute goal also was a header. RELEGATED ICELAND Iceland needed to beat Switzerland for the first time to avoid relegation but the Swiss got off to a two-goal lead and held on to victory. Switzerland routed Iceland 6-0 at home in the team's opener. It moved into a tie with Belgium for first place in Group 2. The Belgians have a game in hand. LOWER LEAGUES In League B, Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Northern Ireland 2-1 at home to take a six-point lead over Austria atop Group 3. In Group 2 of League C, Finland beat Greece 2-0 at home to remain perfect with four wins and a clean sheet after four matches. Estonia and Hungary drew 3-3 in the group's other match. Luxembourg defeated San Marino 3-0 to take the lead in Group 2 of League D, ahead of Belarus, which was held by Moldova to 0-0......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Megaworld eyes P10-B revenue from fourth Fort Bonifacio development

It has the fastest access to the new transport infrastructure projects, and it stands right next to Uptown’s own array of… establishments,” said Megaworld SVP Noli D. Hernandez. It has the fastest access to the new transport infrastructure projects, and it stands right next to Uptown’s own array of… establishments,” said Megaworld SVP Noli D.… link: Megaworld eyes P10-B revenue from fourth Fort Bonifacio development.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 15th, 2018Related News

Workers of BGC condo on hunger strike

MANILA, Philippines – Their plea: for their coworkers to be regularized as employees of the posh condominium in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) where they work. But this plea seemed to fall on deaf ears, so they went on an indefinite hunger strike starting October 5. The problem began last July 6, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Poe wants probe on “harsh” penalties for driving violations

SENATOR GRACE S. Poe-Llamanzares has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry into what she called “unjustly harsh” penalties for violating driving and transport rules as contained in a June 2014 order. The post Poe wants probe on “harsh” penalties for driving violations appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceOct 14th, 2018Related News

At least 12 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan – A motorcycle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, October 13, killing at least 12 people, officials said, in the latest violence to strike a political gathering. Another 32 people were wounded in the explosion in the northeastern province of Takhar where ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

More growth zones expected with opening of Koronadal’s P150M transport terminal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 12 Oct) – City officials expect the opening of more growth zones here in the next few years with the operationalization of its P150-million integrated transport terminal complex. City Mayor Peter Miguel said Friday a number of major business ventures have already started to emerge in outlying areas of the 5.9-hectare […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

A push to safer and modernized public transport

Compared to its neighboring countries like Malaysia and Singapore, the Philippines has long been left behind when it comes to modernization of the mass transport system. Commuting nowadays remains a struggle for many Filipinos, not only because of the awful traffic but also because of its potential threats to passengers’ health and safety. With the […] The post A push to safer and modernized public transport appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Reimagining PUVs

The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program is a large-scale initiative of the Philippine government aimed at transforming the entire public transportation system. Launched by the Department of Transportation (DoTr) in 2017, it “envisions a restructured, modern, well-managed and environmentally sustainable transport sector where drivers and operators have stable, sufficient and dignified livelihoods while commuters get […] The post Reimagining PUVs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Africa s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania

  NAIROBI, Kenya – Africa's youngest billionaire was kidnapped Thursday, October 11, by gunmen from a gymnasium in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said. Mohammed Dewji, 43, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Strike closes Acropolis, main museums in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) --- The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees. Scores of tourists gathered Thursday outside the Acropolis, initially unaware of the strike. The union has accused the government of failing to exempt the transfer of ownership of national heritage sites to a powerful privatization fund created during the country's international bailouts. The Culture Ministry says the concerns are unfounded. AB RELATED STORIES: World tourism numbers up 6.0% in first half of 2018 -- UN Hokkaido to host season-lim...Keep on reading: Strike closes Acropolis, main museums in Greece.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 11th, 2018Related News

Boracay boat operator to charge double the previous fare

AKLAN, Philippines – Boat commuters from Caticlan jetty port to Boracay Island should brace themselves as the Caticlan Boracay Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CBTMPC) will now charge double the fare cost. The cooperative is the sole public boat transport group operating the Caticlan to Boracay Island route. It has 60 motorized bancas ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

PUV modernization schedule ‘a timeline, not a deadline’ — DOTr

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) clarifiedon Wednesdaythat the implementation of the PUV modernization program scheduled to begin in March 2019 is "a timeline, not a deadline." DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark De Leon issued this statement in reaction to reports that transport officials postponed the implementation PUV modernization program (PUVMP). "The March 2019 is a timeline, not a deadline, bearing in mind that the transition period is until June 2020 --- three years after the launching of the PUVMP and the signing of the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG)," De Leon said in a statement. De Leon echoed Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory B...Keep on reading: PUV modernization schedule ‘a timeline, not a deadline’ — DOTr.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 10th, 2018Related News

Church protects rubout survivor

CEBU CITY --- One of two survivors of an apparent summary execution of drug suspects here has been given refuge by the Church after she was discharged from hospital on Saturday. Sharmaine Puran, a suspected drug courier, was allowed by the Church to stay at the Archbishop's Residence pending results of an investigation. Puran survived the Oct. 11 gangland-style shooting of seven persons on a hilly village in the city which led to the killing of five of them. The other survivor was Antonio Belande, driver of a habal-habal, or motorcycle being used for public transport. One Time, Big Time Puran and Belande had pointed to policemen as perpetrators but the Central Visayas ...Keep on reading: Church protects rubout survivor.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 9th, 2018Related News

Azkals fall to Tajikistan in Bangabandhu Gold Cup Semis

The Philippine Azkals fell to Tajikistan, 2-0, Tuesday evening in the semifinals of the 2018 Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Bangladesh. Komron Tursunov struck early for Tajikistan, scoring in the 32nd minute after putting the pressure on the young Azkals' defense.  Things didn't get any better for the Azkals in the second half, as Akhtam Nazarov shut the door on any chances at an equalizer with a 96th minute strike to double the Tajik lead and ultimately seal the win.  The Azkals bow out of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup after topping Group B in the group stage, going unbeaten in two matches.  The Azkals now turn their focus on the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup, which kicks off in late November. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Security officer in airport row won’t file raps vs lawmaker for ‘fear of his life’

AN airport screening officer who was at the receiving end of a lawmaker’s outburst over security procedures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) won’t press charges, according to a transport official. Napoleon Cuaton, head executive assistant of the Office for Transport Security (OTS), said that Hamilton Abdul, 27, came to the OTS office with [...] The post Security officer in airport row won’t file raps vs lawmaker for ‘fear of his life’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Grab partners with Microsoft, adopts Azure cloud platform

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato TRANSPORT network company GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd has just partnered with Microsoft Corp. to improve their digital services in Southeast Asia. In a press statement on Tuesday, Grab announced it has entered into a five-year agreement with Microsoft, with the transport network company set to utilize Microsoft Azure as its […] The post Grab partners with Microsoft, adopts Azure cloud platform appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Transport groups air appeal to LTFRB

Transport groups air appeal to LTFRB.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2018Related News

Fisheries bureau partly lifts ban on collecting seaweed

FISHERIES Administrative Order (FAO) 250-2 will allow individual fishermen to collect, sell, trade, and transport Sargassum, a type of brown seaweed, subject to seasonal restrictions and permit requirements. The post Fisheries bureau partly lifts ban on collecting seaweed appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceOct 7th, 2018Related News

DOTr links strikes to ‘Red October’ plot

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has linked the planned transport strikes over rising fuel prices to the “Red October” plot to oust President Duterte......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News