Manila to Negotiate with Elon Musk for SpaceX Broadband Service

A meeting between Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno and American Billionaire Elon Musk is set to take place. The City of Manila is eyeing to improve its internet connection speed through Starlink, the internet service made possible via low-orbit satellites from Elon Musk.   Starlink satellites, from the SpaceX company owned by Elon Musk, are […]

Japan Signs P112B Loan Assistance for Metro Manila Subway Project

A total of ¥253.307 billion (~Php 112.06 billion) loan contract has been signed between Japan and the Philippines for the construction of the second tranche of the Metro Manila Subway Project. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Philippines Representative Azukisawa Eigo signed the second loan contract which follows the initial […]

PUVs to Remain at 70% Capacity in Metro Manila

Vaccinated individuals will have no problem taking public transportation. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has assured the public that public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Metro Manila will continue to operate at 70% capacity despite the Alert Level 3 status. According to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, the 70% maximum passenger capacity will remain in Metro Manila […]

The Number Coding Scheme Is Back in Metro Manila

Mayors in Metro Manila have finally decided to bring back the number coding scheme, upon the recommendation of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). We already told you that the traffic in Metro Manila has returned to the pre-pandemic level. As a solution, MMDA proposed to Metro Manila Mayors to implement the number coding scheme […]

No More Curfew Hours in Metro Manila Starting November 4

After being imposed since March 2020, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos has announced that the Metro Manila curfew hours will finally be lifted starting tomorrow, November 4, 2021. At present, curfew hours run from 12:00 midnight to 4:00 AM. This is in spite of Metro Manila being under Alert 3 already,  since […]

Manila Anti-loud Muffler Ordinance is Final, Signed Into Law

The proposed “Anti-loud Muffler” ordinance in Manila has been signed into law. It is now a violation in the said city to have a muffler noise above  99dB. Last month, we told you all about Ordinance No. 8145 or the Anti-loud Muffler Ordinance proposed by Manila councilor Joel “JTV” Villanueva. It is also known as […]

Manila Anti-Muffler Ordinance Not Applicable to Race Cars and Big Bikes

A few days ago, we told you that Manila City is looking to ban loud and obnoxious mufflers.  In fact, the Manila “Anti-Muffler” ordinance has passed the third reading already. After leaving a lot of motorists dumbfounded, Councilor Joel “JTV” Villanueva decided to clear things up during an interview with DZBB. Ordinance no. 8145 otherwise […]

Manila Wants A Ban On Loud, Obnoxious Mufflers

Heads up, motorheads! The City of Manila wants to ban loud mufflers. That’s right, an ordinance banning loud noise emitting mufflers has just passed the third reading. Ordinance no. 8145 or the “Ordinance Regulating The Use of Modified Muffler / Exhaust Pipe and Similar Devices On All Types of Motor Vehicles Resulting to the Emission […]

Opensignal: DITO Speeds Around Or Below Competitors In Manila

It has been roughly six months since DITO has officially gone live. As the country’s third telco, DITO aims to match what Smart and Globe have to offer. Aside from Opensignal stating that the presence of DITO can help improve the country’s progress in improving its internet speeds, they also noted that DITO managed to […]

DITO Speed Test 2021: Manila, QC, BGC, Makati

Third telco DITO is finally here in Metro Manila: the third telco officially expanded its operations into the NCR and surrounding areas in the middle of May after its officially starting operations in Cebu and Davao earlier this year. And like everyone who has been waiting patiently for the new telco, the Unbox team has […]

DOTr Completes Shipment Of TBMs For Metro Manila Subway Project

Back in 2018, the Philippines signed a loan agreement from Japan International Cooperation Agency covering 104.53 billion yen or 51 billion pesos to jumpstart the Metro Manila Subway Project. It was such an ambitious project that the DOTr named it its “Project of the Century.” Secretary Arthur Tugade has recently announced that the agency has […]

New Travel Guidelines: Metro Manila+ Explained

Just when you thought that traveling is now easier than ever since the lockdown, the Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has endorsed the implementation of new guidelines and regulations, including the new term Metro Manila+ or NCR+ to combat the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases all across the metro. What exactly […]