Posts Tagged by metro-manila

Massive Floods Paralyze Metro Manila

OPS in rubber boat rescue kids in QC.

  In a virtual reprise of the massive Ondoy floods, vast areas of Metro Manila and nearby provinces went under water from non-stop monsoon rains killing scores of people and… Read More

The poor don’t live by bread alone

SAD BUT true: no matter by how much the prices change of consumer items like water, electricity, LPG, transportation, clothing, house rent, school supplies, medicine, or any other basic item aside from food, there can be no corresponding changes in the official poverty line. This is due to the neglect of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), the official poverty-measurement agency, to do research on any individual non-food component as part of minimum basic needs. Read More

2 Chinese nationals nabbed for alleged possession of P200M worth of ‘shabu’

MANILA, Philippines?The police arrested two suspected Chinese drug dealers in a buy-bust operation Tuesday in Caloocan City, the chief of the Metro Manila police said Wednesday. National Capitol Region Police Office chief Director Nicanor Bartolome told reporters that operatives of… Read More

Bus operators seek fare hike

MANILA, Philippines?Metro Manila bus operators have asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board for permission to… Read More

Metro motorists urged to continue using Mabuhay lanes

MANILA, Philippines?The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has urged motorists to continue using the Mabuhay lanes as alternate routes to decongest Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares. According to MMDA Chair… Read More

Senator opposes MRT-LRT fare hike

MANILA, Philippines?Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri will file a legal remedy to stop the impending fare hikes for Metro Manila’s mass rail transport systems MRT and LRT. Read More

7,000 cops to secure metro during holidays

MANILA, Philippines?Some 7,000 policemen are set to secure Metro Manila for the coming holidays, as police reminded the public anew to keep their houses safe and secure from robbers who would take advantage of the holiday rush. Read More

UP Manila student tops dentistry exams

MANILA, Philippines?The Professional Regulatory Commission’s Board of Dentistry has announced that 251 out of 787 passed the Dentist Licensure Examinations given last week in Manila. Read More

Shell shuts down 35 gas stations in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines?Oil giant Pilipinas Shell has shut down 35 of its gas stations in Metro Manila, saying that fuel supply has been affected by the Supreme Court’s order to temporarily close a pipeline that leaked and caused groundwater pollution in Makati City. “Supply is very tight and it is very difficult. We do not see ourselves getting back to normal anytime… Read More

Recto proposes ‘new EDSA’ to ease Metro Manila traffic

MANILA, Philippines — How about another EDSA to ease the traffic in Metro Manila? Senator Ralph Recto on Thursday raised the possibility of constructing another EDSA or C6 that will connect the North Luzon Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway as one option to address the traffic problem in the metropolis. The… Read More

Car theft cases on the rise in Metro

MANILA, Philippines?Two to four vehicles are stolen in Metro Manila daily, and these vehicles are used to commit more serious crimes like kidnapping and robbery. ‘For the last three quarters of this year, the daily record on car theft activities in the National Capital Region (NCR) shows a daily average of two to… Read More

Abu Sayyaf can’t launch attacks in Metro, says Mindanao general

MANILA, Philippines?Abu Sayyaf extremists cannot launch terrorist attacks in Metro Manila and other Philippine urban centers because they are on the run in their hideouts in southern Mindanao, a high-ranking military commander in Mindanao said. Read More

Solon seeks probe on alleged illegal issuance of franchises among bus operators

MANILA, Philippines? Reports about alleged anomalous issuance of franchises to buses and other public utility vehicles, which causes huge volume of vehicles in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares, should be investigated, a lawmaker said Friday. Filing House Resolution 379, Navotas Representative Tobias Tiangco said the clogging along EDSA is often caused by the… Read More

Juan pounds N. Luzon

Most Read News Super-typhoon hits North ‘Juan’ slightly weakens as it hits land in RP Metro Manila, south Luzon now within range of ‘Juan’ Juan pounds N. Read More

Metro air quality worsening

MANILA, Philippines?The quality of the air that residents of Metro Manila breathe has worsened, prompting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to launch a crackdown on smoke-belchers along one of the busiest thoroughfares in the metropolis. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said DENR tests on air quality in the first half of the year showed an increase in solid or liquid particles suspended in the air. ‘In the first half of 2010, it increased to 163 micrograms (ug)/normal cubic meters (Ncm) Read More

Metro Manila experiences spike in dengue cases

MANILA, Philippines?In just six days, the number of dengue cases shot up by more than 1,000 in Metro Manila, clogging most public hospitals with new dengue patients. The Center for Health and Development in the National Capital Region recorded 1,099 new admissions of dengue patients in government and private hospitals between September 2 and 8, a surge from the 6,105 cases from January 1 to September 2, said… Read More

DoLE settles 4 labor disputes, helps forge 2 CBA agreements

MANILA, Philippines?As the labor disputes in Hacienda Luisita, ABS-CBN, and Philippine Airline rages on, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has helped resolve four labor disputes in four regions. In a news release, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz cited a report from the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) which said the unions thus withdrew their notices of strike. These were Ever Provident Trading in Metro Manila, Clark Electric Distribution Corporation in Region 3… Read More

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