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Sun, water, bleach: Pinoy ‘green’ formula lights up streets

BOTTLED BRILLIANCE .  A sample of the solar streetlamps developed by MyShelter Foundation, to be installed on select footbridges and streets in Metro Manila    PHOTO COURTESY OF MYSHELTER FOUNDATION

Instead of complaining about the harsh summer sun, why not turn it into a dependable, steady and economical source of eco-friendly light?

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Number coding lifted on Wednesday


‎As the country celebrates the “Araw ng Kagitingan,” a national holiday, authorities said the number-coding scheme for motorists will be lifted tomorrow, Wednesday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MMDA shifts from ‘Linis Palengke’ to ‘Estero Blitz’

After five months cleaning up marketplaces in the capital, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has wrapped up its “Linis Palengke” program and would soon channel its manpower to unclogging creeks and other waterways.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA ends market cleanup, turns to esteros

WATERWAY HAZARDS Shanties hug the floodway banks in Pasig City. In the background are the high-rise condominiums of Eastwood in Libis, Quezon City. The government has announced it is ready to relocate residents living along the waterways of the metropolis. EDWIN BACASMAS

After five months cleaning up more than 100,000 square meters of public markets in Manila and its suburbs, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has wrapped up its “Linis Palengke” program.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MMDA opens more bike lanes

Two bike lanes on Edsa in Quezon City will be open by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) which wants to encourage commuters to use other alternative mode of transportation in anticipation of the monstrous traffic jams in the next few months.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pasig ferry starts April 28


It’s all systems go for the reopening of the Pasig River ferry system on April 28.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA offers ferry trip via Pasig waters

BUS FERRY DRY RUN    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority conducts a dry run of its ferry service on the Pasig River from Guadalupe, Makati City, to Intramuros, Manila, on Wednesday. The trip took one hour and 30 minutes. Reviving the ferry service is aimed at providing commuters a faster mode of travel in the metropolis.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Not much to look at, but it can save the day for some commuters and, more importantly, make an old idea worth another try.

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

MMDA mulls hiring 400 traffic enforcers to ease traffic jams


Hoping to ease the monstrous traffic jams once the government’s construction projects begin, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) plans to hire another 400 traffic enforcers this year.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MMDA: One more try for Pasig River ferries

The Pasig River ferry service in 2007.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It last “sank” as a business venture in 2011, but the worsening traffic condition in the metropolis is causing authorities to give it another try, hopefully on a more viable scale.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »


Flagmen will be deployed to guide our motorists. This is just a temporary setback. By the first quarter of 2016, we will see the benefits of our new road links in the metropolis.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Makati folk can scrutinize city plan on billboard ads

The Makati City government will allow residents to scrutinize its 10-year master plan to regulate the outdoor advertising industry.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA expands truck ban coverage from Dec. 13-20


In anticipation of the traffic buildup that comes with the holiday season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has removed the window hours for trucks for the next eight days, starting Friday.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

More Metro LGUs adopt storm-hit areas


Help is coming to more typhoon-battered municipalities in Samar and Leyte provinces as more Metro Manila local government units have been tasked to help them on the long road to rehabilitation.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  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. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


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  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
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  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

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  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
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  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
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