MARY GLEEFER F. JALEA

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Eight barangays in Quezon City experienced power outages on Friday morning due to inclement weather, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said. An advisory from Meralco’s Twitter account said that portion of Barangays Doña Imelda, Immaculate Concepcion, Kalusugan, Mariana, Damayan Lagi, Pinagkaisahan, Santol and Tatalon were affected by the emergency interruption…

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Commuters and drivers rejoiced over the lifting of the suspension order against Uber after the transport network company (TNC) paid a hefty P190 million fine to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday. Uber patrons expressed their happiness on social media. “Thank you for coming back into…

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RIDE-sharing giant Uber was back on the road at 5 p.m. on Tuesday after paying a P190-million fine. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) lifted its suspension order against the firm shortly after receiving the payment. Uber Systems Inc. also gave P299 million in financial assistance to their…

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A LOW pressure area (LPA) was spotted by the state weather bureau Pagasa early Tuesday morning at 1,000 kilometers (km) east of Tuguegarao City. In its 5 a.m. forecast, Pagasa said that aside from the LPA, it is monitoring a nearby Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) with its center last spotted…

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) assured the public on Tuesday that the new set of driver’s license cards with five-year validity have better security features. According to LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, the new license cards with “very technologically advanced processing” have 32 security features (20 in front, 10 at…

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THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) lifted the suspension of transport network company (TNC) Uber Systems Inc. after paying a P190-million fine and providing financial assistance to its affected drivers. “Imposing the fine on Uber was a painful decision for us pero ginawa lang namin ang trabaho namin…

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TRANSPORT network company (TNC) Uber finally paid the hefty P190-M fine early Tuesday afternoon in exchange for lifting its suspension by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). PAID. LTFRB issues receipt to Uber Systems Inc. (Uber), which paid a P190-million fine for defying the government transport agency’s order…

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As tropical storm “Jolina” (Pakhar) heads for China, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is monitoring another low-pressure area that might enter the country from the Pacific Ocean anytime this week. Jolina, which made landfall in Casiguran, Aurora on Friday evening, crossed Northern Luzon and displaced more…

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Ride-sharing operator Uber has promised to pay this week the P190-million fine that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) had imposed on it for operating colorum vehicles in defiance of a board order. Colorum vehicles do not have franchises. The promise was made, according to LTFRB spokesman Aileen…

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GOOD weather is expected throughout Sunday as Tropical Storm “Jolina” (international name: Pakhar) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as of 10:00 a.m., Jolina was forecast at 150 kilometers west-southwest of Laoag. At…

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