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Mayors seek 5-day holiday in Metro during Pope visit


To enhance security and ease traffic flow while allowing more people to join events related to the visit of Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19 next year, Metro Manila mayors are requesting President Aquino to declare those dates special nonworking holidays in the capital.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metro LGUs overprepared for Ruby


It pays to be “overprepared.” In a final assessment meeting with agency officials yesterday, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino attributed to the overpreparedness of local government units (LGUs) Metro Manila’s flood-free and zero-casualty status when Tropical Depression “Ruby” was closest to the area on Monday night.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Ruby’ drives 3,000 families to shelters

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As classes throughout Metro Manila Tuesday were suspended for the second day in a row, nearly 3,000 families waited it out in evacuation centers for Tropical Storm “Ruby” which was expected to lash the metropolis Monday night.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metro folk warned of ‘Ruby’ fury


Metro Manila residents are warned to brace themselves for possible storm surges, floods and landslides with Typhoon “Ruby” expected to hurtle past areas south of the capital on Monday.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA: Maserati driver trying to muddle issue


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Monday that the case of—the Maserati-driving businessman who allegedly punched Jorbe Adriatico last week—was “totally unrelated” to that of a law student who claimed that the traffic constable treated her rudely when she asked him for help.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »