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For the third straight month, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) customers would be enjoying another rate reduction, this time at 10.68 centavos per kilowatt-hour (kWh) thanks to lower costs from independent producers (IPPs) that offset higher prices at the spot market. Meralco said the price cut would mean a decrease in the July bill of about P21 for a typical residential customer using 200 kWh in a month. The distribution giant

Commission on Audit

The Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada had more than P140 million worth of moot transactions and unliquidated cash advances during his last three months in office as city mayor, an  initial report from the Commission on Audit (COA). The COA reported a total of P141,021,321.31 notices from variegated transactions of the City of Manila from April 1 this year remained unresolved until Estrada ended his term as

manila zoo

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will not sell Manila Zoo but is planning to reopen it to the public after building a sewage treatment facility for the zoo’s wastewater. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered the shutdown since the zoo was discharging untreated water into the Manila Bay due to the absence of proper treatment facility. The mayor repudiate a proposal to enter into a joint venture to develop

Angat dam

THE water level at Angat Dam has decreased due to the “monsoon break,” in accordance with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and then Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). On Friday, the water level at Angat a little dropped to 161.69 meters, a 0.17-meter reduction from the previous day. Previously, Angat had raised above the 160-meter critical mark after consecutive seems to increase to a total of 3.9 meters from Sunday to Wednesday

Manila water

Manila Water Company Inc. was successful enough to boost its supply for the benefit of its more than 6 million customers in the East Zone concession area by tapping other sources, said Tuesday. Jeric Sevilla, the concessionaire’s head of communications said an additional source by Manila Water is the Cardona Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which draws raw water from Laguna Lake and now produces 61 million liters per day. The


Sting, 18-time Grammy award winner will be performing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 2 as part of his My Songs tour – of which the singer is currently performing in Europe. My Songs, Sting’s latest album, features reworked versions of Sting’s greatest hits, both with The Police, and as a solo artist – so those who catch his Manila concert can expect a set list that includes iconic

car traffic

Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to validate the implementation of its new regulation banning provincial buses from Edsa (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) as part of its measures to ease traffic congestion in the metropolis. The order was handed on Tuesday’s regular en banc session of the 15-man high tribunal which tackled the three petitions filed by AKO Bicol party-list Reps. Ronald Ang and Alfredo

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

MANILA — A total of 38 domestic and international flights were affected as the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) issued a red lightning alert late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Two of these flights were diverted to Clark, while the rest were delayed departures and arrivals at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It was the third consecutive Sunday that the MIAA has issued a red lightning alert, a

Park Bo-gum

Korean star Park Bo-gum finally arrived in Manila on Thursday. Park is in the country for his much-anticipated fan meet at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday. Originally scheduled for April 27 but organizers decided to postpone it to June due to the earthquakes that rocked parts of the Philippines at that time. The 25-year-old actor kicked off his Asian tour in Seoul since January 26. He is also

water tap

MANILA, Philippines —Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System has admonished Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services to firmly follow their printed schedule of water service interruptions. The MWSS Regulatory Office cautioned water companies that they may be slapped with penalties if they implement service disruption outside their announced schedule as such act is a violation of their concession agreement. MWSS RO chief Patrick Ty stated on Thursday, “The MWSS RO will