The Manila Times

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DE LA SALLE University exacted its revenge on University of the Philippines (UP) in an emphatic fashion, hacking out an 85-62 romp at the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City on Sunday. The Green…

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PUBLIC utility transport groups will hold the first of a two-day nationwide strike on Monday against a government plan to phase out jeepneys, which PUJ owners and drivers have branded as “anti-poor.” “The Duterte administration wants to massacre the livelihood of over 600,000 PUJ drivers and 300,000 small operators and…

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DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima appealed to the public to defend a blogger who, she claimed, has been harassed and bashed on social media by supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte for criticizing seven senators who refused to support a resolution against extrajudicial killings (EJKs). “We must defend Pinoy Ako Blog,…

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THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) announced that the OCA-Aseana and all its consular offices nationwide would be closed on Monday due to a nationwide transport strike. Applicants with confirmed passport appointments on October 16 may be accommodated on any day until Oct. 30 at…

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THE government will offer free rides to commuters on Monday in anticipation of a nationwide transport strike against the jeepney modernization program, a spokesman for the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said over the weekend. Aileen Lizada said in Metro Manila, government vehicles would be deployed to six…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – Heavy rains and huge waves battered seaside houses and sank a fishing boat in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, but authorities said there were no reports of casualties. The Coast Guard plucked out over two dozen fishing crewmembers at sea and brought them ashore in…

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MALACANANG suspended classes in all levels, both public and private, as well as work in government offices nationwide on Monday, October 16, due to a transport strike. In a statement from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, a memorandum circular will be issued shortly in connection with the suspension of government work.…

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THE Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) will be deploying 500 policemen in patrol cars and motorcycles to secure the delegates in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit in November, a spokesman for the group said Friday. Police Senior Inspector Jem Delantes said in a press briefing…

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SOME cities announced a suspension of classes on Monday due to a nationwide transport strike over the government’s plan to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs). Piston and No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition will spearhead the protest. The Makati City government declared the suspension of classes in public schools and left…

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