By Maricar B. Brizuela
Starting Wednesday, more than 500 provincial buses from Southern Luzon, which do not have terminals at their designated end points in Metro Manila will now be accommodated at the temporary terminal in Alabang, Muntinlupa, after the city government ironed out a provisional traffic plan with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Land Transportation and Franchise Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
Typhoon “Glenda” dealt Metro Manila only a glancing blow of about three hours Wednesday, but it was enough to shut down the capital, leave the megacity a shambles and without power, and take at least 20 lives.
Due to the devastation wrought by Typhoon Glenda, the Philippine Information Agency reported that the following areas in Southern Luzon and Metro Manila have been place under a state of calamity:
Storm surges proved more persuasive than local officials in convincing families across southern Luzon to leave their homes for the relative safety of evacuation centers.
By Redempto Anda
The race is over for top posts in local elections in Palawan and in mayoral races in Los Baños town and Lucena City where prominent names such as Mitra, Genuino and Talaga got trounced.