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No pushing, please

The Metro Rail Transit trains are always overcrowded. People push and shove their way inside the coaches even when these are already full, a situation that may lead to injuries.—Oli, Quezon City

Posted: December 12th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

‘Wangwang’ back in fashion

A black Mercedes Benz with plate number XKG 535 was traveling on the southbound lane of EDSA from across SM Megamall. It was followed by an Innova with plate number ZCX 762 with blinking hazard lights and escorted by a motorcycle rider with “wangwang” (siren). The motorcycle rider was in a dark-blue uniform. He made all the motorists stop so that the convoy could pass.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

What ‘Sagip Ilog’?

Las Piñas boasts of its Sagip Ilog program but if you should visit the city, you will see that its canals, creeks and lakes are clogged. The city will suffer from floods if its mayor doesn’t do anything.

Posted: November 27th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Bad experience with Maynilad-Parañaque Branch

I take the liberty to write your newspaper so that I may bring attention to my experience with the Maynilad utility company.

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Uniformed extortionists

Muntinlupa Police patrol car with plate number SJH 167 just extorted P1,000 from the driver of our truck for an alleged traffic violation. The policemen in this patrol car prey on the drivers of trucks and vans on Muntinlupa National Road. They cover their name plates or stay inside the police car so that they [...]

Posted: October 24th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Pedicabs cause heavy traffic

Pedicabs cause heavy traffic Mayor Lim, please do something about pedicabs on Taft-Vito Cruz and near De La Salle University. They cause heavy traffic in the two areas because they park on the road to wait for passengers.—Anonymous Driving blind at night Drivers of passenger jeepneys do not turn on their headlights at night and [...]

Posted: October 16th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Lack of discipline

Lack of discipline MRT and LRT commuters have no discipline. They push their way inside the trains even though there are people still going out. There should be a way of separating the people going in and out of the trains so that boarding would be more orderly and safer.—Jason, 29, Quezon City Traffic aide [...]

Posted: October 10th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Shoddy flyover rehab

As a Muntinlupa resident who works in Makati City, I regularly drive through the Buendia flyover, which is now full of potholes just weeks after its rehabilitation that lasted more than three months and cost taxpayers millions of pesos. Rains have washed out the asphalt overlay in some sections of the bridge, an indication that [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Different president, same old complaint

There are potholes everywhere in Makati City, particularly on the streets of Kamagong, Zapote and Kakarong, the area going to Villamor Base and both lanes of South Superhighway. The presidency may have changed hands but the complaints remain the same. I wonder, where did the road users’ tax go? We taxpayers are not benefiting from [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Arrogant driver

At around midnight last Sunday, September 11, I was in a passenger jeepney going to Sucat in Parañaque City, when our driver had an altercation with the driver of a beige Toyota Camry (XMK 838) in front of Mareclo subdivision. The driver of the Camry got out of his car and placed his hand on [...]

Posted: September 18th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Waste of gov’t money

I always report to the LTFRB reckless taxi drivers, drivers who verbally abuse customers and taxi drivers who insist on charging commuters beyond what is on the meter. And if you don’t want to file a lawsuit and attend hearings, all LTFRB does is file a report. They say they will contact the party involved [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

Overcharging driver

The driver of a tricycle (San Jose #45) charged us P30 from Parco Grocery on Del Monte Avenue to Igdalig Street, Manresa, Quezon City. The distance is less than one kilometer.—Joel, 42, Quezon City Lax security Please step up security in Philippine National Railway trains. The security guards are too lax.—Lawbert, 22, Muntinlupa Forgotten promises [...]

Posted: August 22nd, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

MRT woes

I would like to bring out the difficult situation at Taft Avenue MRT Station.

Posted: August 16th, 2011 in Citizens' Call | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  3. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  7. Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further
  8. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  9. Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’
  10. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Celebrating Easter and creativity in New York
  • Man wins half marathon, dies in Argentina
  • Clouds to bring slight relief from summer heat
  • Canadians rally to legalize marijuana
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
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