Free train rides for gov’t workers on Sept. 19

By Government workers are entitled to free rides at the MRT-3, LRT-2, and PNR on Sept. 19 in celebration of the month-long Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Saturday.The free rides will be part of the Civil...

Metro Manila’s Covid-19 positivity rate may hit new peak—OCTA

By The OCTA Research Team on Friday noted an increase in Covid-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila and hinted at the possibility of the region hitting a new peak.According to OCTA Research Team’s Dr. Guido David, Metro Manila's positivity rate rose from 12.7 percent as...

MMDA field personnel encouraged to wear masks outdoors

MMDA field personnel encouraged to wear masks outdoors

By The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has encouraged its field personnel working outdoors to continue wearing their face masks amid the national government's new masking policy.MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III said the continued wearing of...

OCTA: Covid-19 growth rate in Metro Manila down 7 percentage points

OCTA: Covid-19 growth rate in Metro Manila down 7 percentage points

By The OCTA Research Team on Wednesday said Metro Manila’s Covid-19 growth rate declined to 14 percent over the past week.In a tweet, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David noted a seven-point decrease in the growth rate which was 21 percent in the previous week.The region's...

OCTA notes increasing Metro Manila Covid-19 positivity rate

OCTA notes increasing Metro Manila Covid-19 positivity rate

By The OCTA Research Team on Friday backtracked from its earlier report that the growth rate of Covid-19 in Metro Manila could have peaked in mid-July as it said there was a new increasing trend."The daily positivity rate in the NCR is increasing again. It was...

LTFRB vows to pay bus operators faster

LTFRB vows to pay bus operators faster

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) committed to settle its unpaid dues with transport operators and drivers along the EDSA Carousel busway.

OCTA: Metro Manila’s Covid-19 wave may be ‘close to peaking’

OCTA: Metro Manila’s Covid-19 wave may be ‘close to peaking’

By The OCTA Research Team on Tuesday noted a decrease in the growth rate of Covid-19 in Metro Manila, claiming the recent surge in cases in the capital region could have already peaked.In a tweet, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David said the region's indicators showed a...

DOTr seeks more funds to sustain free EDSA Carousel bus rides

DOTr seeks more funds to sustain free EDSA Carousel bus rides

By The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday said it was in need of an additional P1.4 billion to fund the “Libreng Sakay” program for buses in the EDSA Carousel route until the end of the year.In a Laging Handa briefing, Transportation Secretary Jaime...

Rice sufficiency

Rice sufficiency

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., sitting as the country’s farm secretary, wanted rice and corn production increased in the remaining months of the year to stave off a looming food crisis.The cost of rice per kilo–the main staple–is projected to rise by three...

Energy security

Energy security

In a few more years, the country’s only source of energy will dry up, crippling the main Luzon power grid as some generating plants rely on natural gas piped from Palawan to the southern Luzon area.Under Rodrigo Duterte’s six-year rule, the Philippines failed to look...