Parts of Manila flooded due to monsoon rains 

HEAVY RAINFALL from the southwest monsoon, enhanced by typhoon Fabian and tropical depression Cempaka which is still outside the Philippine are, triggered flooding in parts of Metro Manila that caused heavy traffic and the suspension of work in some offices and universities.    As of 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Metro Manila Development Authority said knee to gutter-deep floodwater were reported in […]

Cavite governor seeks DENR help in putting up a sanitary landfill facility 

CAVITE GOVERNOR Juanito Victor C. Remulla has sought help from the Environment department in building a sanitary landfill facility for the province, whose rivers contribute to the waste problem in Manila Bay.   In a statement on Monday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the governor cited that 21 out of the 23 cities and municipalities in Cavite “did not have the […]

Now boarding: Aston Martin DBX

1 of 3 Delayed by the pandemic, the V8-powered DBX makes an appearance in the Philippines. — PHOTO FROM ASTON MARTIN MANILA A handcrafted interior welcomes occupants within. — PHOTO FROM ASTON MARTIN MANILA PHOTO FROM ASTON MARTIN MANILA The British luxury brand’s first-ever SUV finally lands UNDOUBTEDLY, Aston Martin surely received, well, a shot […]

Manila Water wins indigenous people consent for Antipolo treatment plant

MANILA WATER Co., Inc. said it obtained consent from indigenous people to build and operate the Wawa-Calawis Water Treatment plant on ancestral land in Antipolo. The company signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and Katutubong Pamayanan ng mga Dumagat/Remontado as part of the “Free, Prior, and Informed Consent” […]

TESDA appeals to workers to take competency assessment in their home province

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) appealed to outbound Filipino workers residing in the provinces to undergo competency assessment in their respective areas to avoid overcrowding at offices in Metro Manila. TESDA recently resumed competency assessments for domestic work in areas under the general community quarantine after Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces […]

MWSS says suspension of water disconnection still in effect

The regulatory office (RO) of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said that the two Metro Manila water concessionaires still cannot disconnect the water supply of customers who have not paid their bills, following the government’s decision to extend the second strictest lockdown level over capital and nearby areas. “The MWSS RO’s directive to […]

Regional Updates (04/12/21)

2 northbound lanes of Skyway Extension now open and temporarily toll-free TWO of three lanes of the Skyway Extension project’s northbound section have been opened to motorists, San Miguel Corp. (SMC) announced on Monday. The northbound section that covers four kilometers from Susana Heights to Sucat in Parañaque can now be used by light vehicles […]

Pangilinan group to provide meals to gov’t hospitals in Metro Manila

METRO PACIFIC companies and foundations said they have expanded their daily distribution of meals for medical frontliners to government hospitals in Metro Manila. “What started out as a simple treat day for Metro Pacific Hospital frontliners, transformed into a daily commitment to provide them with the needed sustenance to continue their fight to save the […]

Libre: Proud to be Bisdak

Bisaya, both the language and the people speaking the language, can no longer be contained. Bisaya music is now mainstream and, to the surprise of big-name actors in Manila, a Bisaya took a plum role in an international film headlined by established Hollywood stars. In the field of music, the Bisaya language has gotten attention. […]

Daily COVID-19 tally hits record

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 9,838 coronavirus infections on Friday, the highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic last year. Friday’s tally surpassed the number on Thursday at 8,773, bringing the total to 702,856, it said in a bulletin. The death toll rose by 54 to 13,149, while recoveries increased by 663 […]