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DPWH skips Edsa-Taft flyover project

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) skipped the P3 billion construction of the Edsa-Taft flyover project due to traffic jams in Manila.

Instead, Elizabeth Pilorin, chief of the DPWH public information division said that the agency will focus first on the P15 billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway project.

Last April 2, President Aquino approved the construction of two priority infrastructure project of the DPWH in Metro Manila. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


Wi-Fi ready waiting sheds, terminals in Manila eyed by Isko

Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno plans on putting closed circuit cameras and make terminals and waiting sheds in Manila Wi-Fi ready.

Moreno said that the CCTVs and Wi-Fi connection will help bus stops and terminals send advisories to the public.

A private company will shoulder the expenses, Moreno said.

Though heavy traffic in the streets of Manila has alleviated, a group said that there are still passengers running late because of limited buses from neighboring cities. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


Suspect of cameraman killer arrested

The man who accidentally killed a GMA 7 assistant cameraman was arrested after he fled the scene while surrendering the firearm that cost his friend’s life.

Emard Ulanday accidentally shot his friend Kenneth Paule on Tuesday night.

According to Ulanday’s testimony, Paule and Ulanday were at a restaurant holding his shotgun when a police patrol passed by and handed the shotgun to Ulanday.

Paule had his back against Ulanday but Ulanday accidentally pulled the trigger as the shotgun blasted off Paule.

Ulanday fled the scene after he panicked. (Malou R. Cabral)


Robber no match for rookie cop

A burglar proved no match for a rookie cop after a failed heist in Caloocan City.

The suspect was sent behind bars after being arrested by PO1 Perad Jungon of the Taguig-PNP.

In the investigation, both the robber and Jungon were riding the jeepney when the suspect declared a heist.

Jungon then arrested the suspect even without his service firearm. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


MMDA junks bus operators’ appeal

The Metro Manila Development Authority junked the appeal of bus operators on putting bus stops in Pasay-Taft Rotunda in Pasay City.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino remained adamant and stood by his first decision on putting terminals in selected places for better and systematic flow of traffic.

Despite this, Tolentino insisted that they are not affected by the signature campaign against the operation of the integrated provincial terminal.

Though the MMDA chairman respects the appeal, Tolentino said that there are no talks on putting terminals in Rotunda. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


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