Buses from Southern Tagalog and the Visayas regions are still allowed to enter major thoroughfares in Metro Manila provided that they have their own legitimate terminals. For those who have none, the South Station in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, will be their endpoint. —Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board chair Winston Ginez
More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address.
At least 18,000 protesters on Monday took to the streets in the Visayas in one of the biggest protests against President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) in the region in recent years.
By DJ Yap
Expect less rains especially in Visayas and Mindanao by October due to El Niño, according to the state weather bureau.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The weather bureau expects a potential cyclone, which formed Wednesday morning within the country’s area of responsibility, to bring rains that could trigger floods and landslides in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.