INQToday: Manibela to hold 3-day nationwide transport strike starting Nov. 22 | Inquirer News

INQToday: Manibela to hold 3-day nationwide transport strike starting Nov. 22

/ 12:50 PM November 21, 2023

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Manibela to hold 3-day transport strike starting Nov. 22

Transport group Piston (Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide) said on Monday night that drivers would continue their three-day protest action today even as its first day, according to the government, failed to cripple public transportation in Metro Manila.


“Based on our monitoring as of 11 a.m., there was no major disruption of public transportation in Metro Manila,” the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) acting Chair Romando Artes said in a press conference.


Over 16000 affected, 1500 houses damaged by Mindanao quake — NDRRMC

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck the municipality of Glan, Sarangani, on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

According to the agency, the tectonic quake is an aftershock of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that rocked Davao Occidental on Friday, November 17.

Senators offended by DOT official for texting them to stop asking questions

Senators, who were up until the wee hours of Tuesday, were furious after a Department of Tourism (DOT) official told them to stop asking more questions to cut short the deliberation of the proposed 2024 budget of several agencies.

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said that Cynthia Carrion, general manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority, a DOT-attached agency, texted several of his fellow senators to stop asking questions.

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TAGS: DoT, Earthquake, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Manibela, MMDA, NDRRMC, Piston, senators, transport strike

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