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buses

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced the lifting of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or the number coding scheme for all public and private vehicles on Election Day, May 13. MMDA also lifted the number coding scheme for provincial buses only on Friday, May 10 and Tuesday after the elections on May 14. The UVVRP suspension plans to ensure that there will be enough public utility vehicles to ferry commuters

Graduate

Ateneo de Manila University law graduate topped the 2018 Bar Examination, the Supreme Court announced on Friday. Ateneo de Manila University graduate Sean James B. Borja whose test rate of 89.306 percent, outdone 8,155 who took the grueling four-day bar examination at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in November of 2018. Two graduates of University of San Carlos (Cebu), Marcley Augustus Natu-el and Mark Lawrence Badayos, ranked second and

fire in building

In the middle of the summer heat, a fire seethed through the top floors of a 21-storey residential building in Manila on Monday, killing an elderly woman and injuring five other people, authorities said. Mayor Edwin Olivarez stated over phone that more than 100 firetrucks engaged the blaze at the Pacific Coast Plaza condominium in Paranaque city, where one lane of a coastal road along Manila Bay was closed due

building

Office of the City Prosecutor of Las Piñas ditched the perjury case filed by the personal firm of Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada against an official of his former company. Aruze Philippines Manufacturing Incorporated (APMI), Okada’s personal firm, filed 3 counts of perjury against Dindo Espeleta, chief executive adviser of Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Incorporated (TRLEI). Espeleta’s company is the owner of Okada Manila. This perjury case was rooted

Philippine Navy ship

Participating in exercises with navies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and its allies, a Philippine Navy ship has arrived in Busan, South Korea on Saturday. BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS-17) docked at the Busan Naval Base Pier on Saturday afternoon for the Asean Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercises 2019 as stated by Capt. Jonathan Zata, Navy spokesman on Sunday. This marks second time that a

Angat Dam

After the Angat dam, which serves as the main source for the region, dipped below critical levels, Metro Manila residents are advised to save their water supply level on Sunday. A latest water level update from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated the Angat Dam reservoir water level is now at 179.97 meters, beneath its minimum operating level of 180 meters. This means water supply for

fire

According to the Manila Fire Department’s Intramuros Station, a fire in a residential area along Leveriza Street in Malate, Manila was raised on to second alarm. Officers from the station stated the fire started around 8:00 p.m. and was raised to the second alarm at 8:57 p.m. Arson investigators still yet to determine the cause of the fire, and whether this was related to the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Zambales

rooftop

In the throes of a 6.1 earthquake that delivered buildings swaying in the Philippines Monday, water from a rooftop swimming pool spilled  down the side of a residential skyscraper in Manila. Stunning video footage displays the water pouring down to the ground, creating a massive waterfall some six-hundred feet tall. The water arrived from an 82-foot-long lap pool and a children’s pool on top of the Anchor Skysuites. The building

police

A duo of Nigerians was detained with P18 million worth of illegal drugs in separate buy busts operations over the weekend by anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Naga City. Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal, Bicol police director, named the suspects as Azubuike Obiagjanwa Onwigbolu, 32, a businessman and resident of Angeles City, Pampanga and Mbaneto Sopuluchukwu, alias “Hermann Kurt Philip,” 22, residing at Acacia Estage, Manila. Onwigbolu

Tom green

Tom Green, a Canadian-American stand-up comedian is in town to hit the stage at the Ballroom of the City Club, Makati, tonight and he’s looking forward not only to make Filipinos laugh but also to indulge in adobo, lumpia and bibingka. How come a first-time visitor recognizes Filipino food? The connection is Green’s manager who happens to be Fil-Am actor Rob Schneider’s brother John. “It’s my first time performing in