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172 MRT3 personnel test positive for coronavirus
Of the MRT3 workers who became infected, 166 are train depot personnel and the remaining 6 are station personnel
More MRT3 trains but at 13% capacity when Metro Manila enters GCQ
The Department of Transportation says the number of MRT3 train sets will be increased to 19 on Monday, June 1. But each train set will only be at 13% capacity due to physical distancing.
DOTr eyes faster MRT3 by 4th quarter of 2020
If rail replacement activities are completed in September 2020, the Department of Transportation says the current 30 km/h speed of the MRT3 could be gradually increased to 60 km/h by December 2020
Saudi-led coalition rejects south Yemen self-rule declaration
'The coalition demands an end to any escalatory actions and calls for return to the agreement by the participating parties,' says the Saudi-led military coalition in war-torn Yemen
Interim bus system to launch in Cebu City March 15
20 buses will be used for the initial launch. The same stops will be used in the launch of the Bus Rapid Transit system, scheduled for December 2021.
Duterte names MILF founder's son as BTA member, completing Bangsamoro gov't
Abdullah Hashim's appointment to the Bangamoro Transition Authority completes the interim government's required 80 members nearly a year after it was formed in March 2019
Sandiganbayan affirms acquittal of ex-LRT execs in janitor contracts case
The Office of the Ombudsman is scolded for not being able to provide evidence of alleged overpayment to the LRT maintenance contractor
Duterte names ex-Muslim affairs official as new Bangsamoro gov't member
Ali Sangki is appointed to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, making him the 79th member out of the required 80
NEDA body approves P59.3-billion MRT4 project
The Metro Rail Transit 4 is expected to connect the eastern parts of Metro Manila to the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay in Rizal
Going to LRT1's Roosevelt? Temporary scheme set for Q1 2020
The Light Rail Transit Line 1 will have a temporary passenger traffic scheme from January 4 to March 31, 2020. Here are details.
MMDA, QC gov't shut down Baliwag bus depot along North Avenue
The city government will develop a 'matrix' to determine the validity of all the bus terminals' documents
Yemen gov't, southern separatists sign power-sharing deal
The deal will reportedly see the secessionist Southern Transitional Council handed a number of ministries, and the government return to the southern city of Aden
Sandiganbayan convicts 3 ex-DOF officials over tax credit fraud
Former DOF officials Uldarico Andutan Jr, Raul de Vera, and Rosanna Diala are sentenced to 6 years in jail over the 'fraudulent approval' of a P6-million tax credit certificate for Jam Transit
Yemen government strikes power-sharing deal with southern rebels
The deal would see the secessionist Southern Transitional Council handed a number of ministries, and the government return to the southern city of Aden
LRT2 suspends free morning rides for students
'Schedule of free rides in the morning will resume once the full operation of the LRT2 system is restored,' the Light Rail Transit Line 2 announces
After a week, BFP allows LRTA to probe fire damage
The Light Rail Transit Authority has yet to determine the replacement parts needed to be purchased
LIVE: House hearing on LRT2 Santolan station incident
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Sandigan dismisses 2 graft charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol
The anti-graft court says the prosecution failed to provide 'the required quantum of proof' that Al Vitangcol and businessman Wilson de Vera tried to extort money from a Czech company
LRT2 to resume partial operations on October 8
(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Line 2 can resume partial operations since safety checks and test runs are completed
LRT2 operations remain suspended on October 7
Safety checks for the Light Rail Transit Line 2 are not yet done
LRT2 stops operations from Santolan to Anonas for 'maximum of 9 months'
(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Authority says the needed repairs on the damaged substations require 'a highly technical intervention'
Still no LRT2 operations on October 4
(3rd UPDATE) Because of 'several technical and safety concerns,' the Light Rail Transit Authority says there will still be no LRT2 train service .
BARMM adopts official flag as region’s first law
The Bangsamoro flag embodies its people’s 'identity, history, heritage, struggles, and aspiration,' reads the law
Sudan swears in civilian-majority ruling council
(UPDATED) General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan will be Sudan's head of state for the first 21 months of the 39-month transition period, until a civilian takes over for the remainder
Marawi crisis spokesman Zia Alonto Adiong named BTA member
The Duterte administration still has to name 4 more Bangsamoro Transition Authority members, which the Bangsamoro law states must number 80
Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition deal signed
The deal formalizes the creation of a transition administration that will be guided by an 11-member sovereign council, comprised of 6 civilians and 5 military figures
Sudan: From demonstrations to transition accord
Sudanese protesters and army representatives are set to sign a transition deal, paving the way for a civilian-led government in Sudan. Here's a timeline of events leading up to that deal.
Saudi-led coalition launches strike after Aden 'coup'
Meanwhile, both the Yemeni government and separatists say they back Riyadh's call for dialogue and a suspension of fighting
Duterte to issue executive order for BTA to exploit Liguasan Marsh
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority can only initiate the exploration for natural gas and oil in Liguasan Marsh through an executive order, says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
BTA targets Bangsamoro gov't codes by end of 2019
The Bangsamoro Interim Cabinet will draft the codes and submit them to the Parliament for deliberation in early October
Bangsamoro barangays to get boost in education, health services in 2019
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority plans to use P30 billion in unprogrammed funds meant for the implementation of the Bangsamoro law to address high student dropout rates and lack of health workers
Sudan general says coup attempt foiled
'Officers and soldiers from the army and National Intelligence and Security Service, some of them retired, were trying to carry out a coup,' says General Jamal Omar of Sudan's ruling military council
Piñol not popular among Bangsamoro people – BTA chief Murad
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is seen as 'very anti-Bangsamoro struggle for self-determination' by many people in the new region, says BTA Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
Sudan protesters hail landmark deal with generals
(UPDATED) The breakthrough comes after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body – a civilian or soldier
Sudan protesters, generals resume talks over civilian rule
The dialogue comes after African Union and Ethiopian mediators call on the two sides to resume long stalled negotiations on a transition to civilian rule – the main demand of demonstrators
Free LRT 2, MRT, PNR rides for students starting July 1
(UPDATED) Students need only to show their school IDs to get free rides during specific hours on weekdays, except holidays
Duterte tells Bangsamoro gov't to 'hurry up'
President Rodrigo Duterte also mentions a 'communication breakdown' between Bangsamoro officials and the national government
Sudan military scraps transition deal after deadly crackdown
Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announces in a televised statement the plan has been ditched and an election will take place under 'regional and international supervision'
Ghazali Jaafar's son takes his place in Bangsamoro Transition Authority
Other new appointments include Fernando Borja as special envoy to Japan and Grepor Belgica as Presidential Adviser for Religious Affairs
LRT2 resumes operations after collision injured 34
(3rd UPDATE) The Light Rail Transit Line 2 is investigating the unprecedented train collision
LRT2 trains collide between Cubao, Anonas stations
(UPDATED) The Light Rail Transit Authority says it is investigating the collision
MRT, LRT, PNR suspend operations after Luzon earthquake
(UPDATED) All passengers are evacuated from train stations as operations are halted due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22
Who's who in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority
Let's take a look at the composition of the BTA: How many women and men? Which provinces do the members come from, and what are their areas of expertise?
‘It’s like a hero’s burial’: Thousands attend MILF leader’s funeral
Ghazali Jaafar, the key MILF leader who brought the peace process to the finish line, dies at 75. The crowd at his funeral in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, was nothing locals had seen in recent history.
Ghazali Jaafar, Bangsamoro Transition Commission chairman, dies
(5th UPDATE) Jaafar's passing comes just over two weeks after the new members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority members took their oath of office in Malacañang
Bangsamoro gov't success 'most important goal' vs terrorism in PH – report
The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict urges close cooperation between officials of the Bangsamoro region, the national government, and the military as 'consequences of failure could be devastating'
Duterte names Bangsamoro Transition Authority members
Malacañang releases the appointment papers of 76 Bangsamoro Transition Authority members
Hataman declines position in Bangsamoro Transition Authority
During the turnover ceremony, the outgoing ARMM governor tells BARMM Interim Chief Minister Al-Haj Murad Ebrahim he wants to focus on Basilan, where he is running for congressman
Though incomplete, BTA members to hold 1st meeting on Feb 27
The meeting will be about preparations for the Bangsamoro Transition Authority's inauguration and the first session of the Bangsamoro Parliament
Duterte apologizes to Misuari, thanks him for 'patience'
President Rodrigo Duterte and MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari have a brief meeting days after the Chief Executive forms the MILF-dominated Bangsamoro Transition Authority