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Globe announces more areas in Metro Manila as 5G ready

Following its initial roll out of its 5G network in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Makati CBD, Rockwell Center, Ortigas CBD, and strategic areas along EDSA and C5, Globe boosts its 5G service in more key areas in Metro Manila......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardSep 21st, 2020

Globe Telecom Installing 800 cell sites this year

Globe Telecom Inc. will install at least 800 cell sites in the last three months of 2020 to end the year of its network expansion on a high note.  In Metro Manila and Rizal, Globe intends to build at least 319 cell sites and at least 100  in North Luzon, with Bulacan, Pampanga and Pangasinan topping the 15 provinces with the most builds. Cavite, on the other hand, tops the 12 provinces in South Luzon which Globe targets for expansion.  The rest include Albay, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Quezon, Laguna, Marinduque, Masbate, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan and Romblon.  The telco will put up  64 towers and small cell sites in the region. In Visayas, Globe plans on 147 installations in Cebu while builds are also set in Aklan, Antique, Bohol, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Siquijor, Samar and Negros Oriental.  The telco will build a total of 190 installations in these provinces. Globe will also put up 166 cell sites in Mindanao with Davao Del Sur getting the most number among  the 23 provinces and one city covered by  its expansion. “Putting up more cell sites expsnds our coverage and gives users better data experience,” according to Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Delivery, Network Technical Group. “We expect mobile signals to improve moving forward especially in challenged areas. As we increase site density, connectivity will be made available and accessible to more communities,” he added. Using newer technologies like easy macro and small cell sites, Globe will also address the need for more capacity in areas where it can not immediately build  towers......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Enough rice supply in Metro Manila assured

  The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it has enough rice stocks ready for delivery and disbursement to strategic areas in Metro Manila. In a report to Agriculture Secretary William Dar last Friday, National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Judy Carol Dansal said the NFA has enough rice at-hand to meet the two-week requirement of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020

Metro Manila, other areas under storm warning signals as Rolly keeps strength

More areas have been placed under storm warning signals, including Metro Manila as Typhoon Rolly keeps its strength ahead of its landfall over mainland Catanduanes on Sunday morning, state bureau PAGASA said Saturday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News7 min. ago

‘Rolly’ may pass close to Metro Manila after Quezon landfall Sunday

After its landfall over Quezon province this Sunday, typhoon “Rolly” (international name: “Goni”) will possibly pass close to Metro Manila between Sunday evening and Monday morning. In its weather bulletin Saturday morning, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said Rolly will move west-southwest this Saturday toward the sea off the coast of Bicol region. (DOST PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN) The typhoon was already around 540 kilometers east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, moving at 20 kilometers per hour (kph) around 7 a.m. Beginning early Sunday, it will gradually turn west-northwest, bringing its inner rainbands-eyewall region near or over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur during the morning-afternoon hours and over Quezon-southern Aurora area during the afternoon-evening hours. The center of the eye of the typhoon may pass very close or over the Calaguas Islands by Sunday afternoon and make landfall in Polillo Islands and mainland Quezon in the evening. Estareja said the eye of Rolly will likely pass directly over Quezon-Aurora, entire Central Luzon, “where Metro Manila and Rizal will be closest,” and over parts of Ilocos Region, particularly Pangasinan and La Union. After crossing Central Luzon, the center of Rolly may exit the mainland Luzon landmass, most likely through the Zambales-Bataan area by Monday morning, Estareja said. Signal No. 2 up; Metro Manila under signal No. 1 The wind signal in some provinces in the Bicol region were upgraded to tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 as damaging gale-force to storm-force winds is expected to affect these areas in the next 24 hours. Signal No. 2 has been hoisted over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island, and the southeastern portion of Quezon (San Francisco, San Andres, San Narciso, Mulanay, Catanauan, Buenavista, Lopez, Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkawayan). More areas were also placed under signal No. 1 in anticipation of strong breeze to near gale conditions associated with the approaching typhoon. These areas were Metro Manila, the rest of Masbate including Ticao Island, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Marinduque, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Oriental Mindoro, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Pangasinan, La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, southern portion of Isabela (Aurora, Luna, Reina Mercedes, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, San Mariano, Palanan, Dinapigue, San Guillermo, Echague, San Agustin, Jones, Cordon, Santiago City, Ramon, San Isidro, Angadanan, Alicia, Cauayan City, Cabatuan, San Mateo), Northern Samar, northern portion of Samar (Tagapul-An, Almagro, Santo Nino, Tarangnan, Catbalogan City, Calbayog City, Santa Margarita, Gandara, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao), the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Jipapad, Arteche, Oras, San Policarpo), and the northern portion of Biliran (Kawayan, Maripipi). PAGASA said signal No. 3 may be raised over portions of Bicol region late Saturday. Based on the intensity forecast, the highest possible wind signal to be raised will be signal No. 4 for very destructive typhoon-force winds. Elsewhere, areas that are not under not under tropical cyclone warning signal may experience strong breeze to near gale conditions due to the northeasterlies, particularly over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the coastal and mountainous areas of Cagayan and Isabela. Nears super-typhoon status As of Saturday morning, Rolly has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph and gustiness of up to 265 kph. It is close to reaching the 220 kph maximum wind speed to be classified as a supertyphoon. PAGASA is not ruling its possible intensification into a supertyphoon within 12 hours. Estareja said Rolly has a high chance of intensifying into a supertyphoon while on its way to the country, but there is still a slim probability that it may make landfall as a supertyphoon. However, it is still expected to remain a strong typhoon or near supertyphoon strength by the time it makes landfall over Quezon. While traversing Luzon, the tropical cyclone may weaken considerably to a minimal typhoon (120 kph to 140 kph yung maximum sustained winds), Estareja said. Nonetheless, Rolly is still possibly destructive. It may emerge as a severe tropical storm over the West Philippine Sea. Typhoon impacts This Saturday, the trough or extension of Rolly will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Palawan, including Cuyo Islands, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Sulu archipelago. From late Saturday throughout Sunday, heavy to intense rains due to the direct impact of Rolly will already be felt over Bicol region, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Metro Manila, Central Luzon Marinduque, and the northern portions of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. Moderate to heavy rains will also be experienced over Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino. PAGASA warned that flooding, rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streamflows or lahar may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards. There is a moderate to high risk of storm surge of up to 3.0 meters (m) over the northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and up to 2.0 m over the coastal areas of Aurora, Marinduque, Bicol region, and Northern Samar, and the other coastal areas of Quezon in the next 48 hours which may result in life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation. PAGASA said this storm surge may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast. Rough to “phenomenal” seas (2.5 to 15.0 m) will be experienced over the seaboard of areas where tropical cyclone warning signal is in effect and rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.0 m) over the remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas (that are not under tropical cyclone warning signals) and Caraga. Sea travel is risky for all types of seacraft over these waters, especially those under storm warning signals. Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 m) will be experienced over the remaining seaboards of the country. Mariners of small sea vessels were advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea, while inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions. Another cyclone approaching While Rolly is raging over Luzon, Estareja said the tropical depression with international name “Atsani” could enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon. It will be assigned its local name “Siony” once inside the PAR. It was estimated at 1,605 km east of Visayas around 4 a.m. Saturday. Atsani has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph, while moving west-northwestward at 25 kph. It is likely to re-intensify into a tropical storm in the next 24 to 48 hours, and further into a typhoon in the next few days. It remains less likely to affect any portion of the country over the next three days. But Estareja said PAGASA is not ruling out a possible landfall in Central or Southern Luzon, before recurving toward the southern islands of Japan in the coming days. He also reiterated that a Fujiwhara effect is unlikely between Rolly and Atsani. Fujiwhara effect happens when two typhoons pull each other in a seesaw-like motion......»»

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Magnitude 5 quake rocks Batangas

A magnitude-5 earthquake rocked Mabini, Batangas, Thursday noon and was felt in nearby areas, including some parts of Metro Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The quake struck 1:25 p.m., some 9 kilometers west of Mabini, PHIVOLCS said on its website. It was tectonic in origin, with the focus located only 2 […] The post Magnitude 5 quake rocks Batangas appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

The countryside is ready for government centers

One thing COVID taught us is that urban congestion is one reason for the rapid transmission of highly communicable diseases. I have brought the issue of decongesting Metro Manila during my days as Minority Floor Leader. It is unfortunate that we are seeing the adverse effects of overpopulation now......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

NCR, 6 other areas still under GCQ up to Nov. 30

For the fifth time, President Rodrigo Duterte extended the implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila for another month or until November 30, the longest-running lockdown in the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Gov t extends GCQ in Metro Manila, other areas

Gov t extends GCQ in Metro Manila, other areas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Metro Manila, 6 other areas under GCQ in November

  BY GENALYN KABILING     Metro Manila and six other places will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) for the month of November to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, President Duterte announced Tuesday. In a taped address aired on state television, the President explained that community quarantine measure would still be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

MMFF 2020 tuloy na tuloy sa Pasko; MMDA, Globe, Upstream sanib-pwersa

TULOY na tuloy pa rin ang ang 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival ngayong darating na December. And yes, walong pelikula pa rin ang maglalaban-laban ngayong taon pero siyempre, dahil sa banta pa rin ng COVID-19 pandemic hindi pa rin mapapanood sa mga sinehan ang MMFF 2020 Magic 8. Lahat ng traditional activities ng taunang filmfest […] The post MMFF 2020 tuloy na tuloy sa Pasko; MMDA, Globe, Upstream sanib-pwersa appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

LIVE updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines

The latest updates on the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines and enhanced community quarantine of economic center of Metro Manila and other areas across the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Save the Children launches fund-raising drive Sunday

Believing that education will empower children, especially those who are in need, to look forward to a better future, a child rights group will launch “eSave Natin ang Pasko,” an online fund-raising campaign to support their learning needs Sunday. “This online fundraising campaign encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit through a series of joyous and meaningful activities to provide joy and hope to children,” the group said. “Even if classes are conducted through distance learning or will resume via face-to-face, millions of children will still need our support as they continue to be deprived of their right to education since their families do not have the means to support their learning needs,” said SCP Chief Executive Officer Atty. Alberto Muyot. Muyot, a former Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary, said that education empowers children, especially those in dire situations. “Supporting their learning needs will save their lives and their future,” he added. When classes formally opened last Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country, SCP said that millions of students, especially in public schools, have been experiencing major challenges such as the lack of access to learning materials and Internet connection. To help the students who struggle to learn from home, SCP said that the proceeds of the Christmas fundraising campaign will support the learning needs of children in poor households in Metro Manila, typhoon-stricken places in Eastern Visayas, and the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. “It will also support children with disabilities, those from indigenous communities and from hard to reach areas,” SCP added. SCP said that e-Save Natin ang Pasko also promotes the importance of a nurturing home through the “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” advocacy where every member of the family, especially children, receives the support they need so they learn, survive, and are protected. The “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” emphasizes the critical role of parents, guardians, and caregivers in the continued learning of children and aims to provide them the knowledge and skills to facilitate their children’s learning......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Grab resumes 24-hour car, taxi service

Starting today, Grab will resume the 24-hour operations of its transport services in Metro Manila and other areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

MM hati sa pagluwag ng age restrictions

Manila, Philippines – Hati ang pananaw ng mga alkalde ng Metro Manila ukol sa pagluwag ng age restrictions sa gitna ng pandemya. “Siguro dapat po tayo matuto sa ibang bansa na nung nag luwag e tumaas ‘yung kaso… Sa Navotas po ang dahilan kung bakit hindi pa kami ready na magluwag ngayon is because gusto […] The post MM hati sa pagluwag ng age restrictions appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

LIVE updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines

The latest updates on the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines and enhanced community quarantine of economic center of Metro Manila and other areas across the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

OFW remittances dropped 4.2 percent in August

Cash remittances from Filipinos working overseas declined by 4.1 percent in August to $2.483 billion from $2.589 billion in the same month last year after the government placed Metro Manila and other areas under the moderate enhanced community quarantine status......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

IATF open to shorter curfew

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases is considering reduced curfew hours in Metro Manila and other areas to allow more people to adjust to the new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

LIVE updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines

The latest updates on the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines and enhanced community quarantine of economic center of Metro Manila and other areas across the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Angkas likely to resume operations soon

Ride-hailing service provider Angkas said Thursday it expects to resume operations soon, as the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases plans to endorse to  Congress the extension of pilot testing for motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila and other areas.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020