Bottled drinks banned in MRT and LRT lines

via CNNPhilippines – Train lines in Metro Manila issued their respective safety advisories on bringing bottled drinks. Passengers are advised not to bring bottled drinks in the train in light of the recent bombings in Jolo, Sulu. This is in adherence to a directive from the Philippine National Police. Read more »

Filipino speed skater bags spot in 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

By June Navarro/ – Speed skater Julian Macaraeg has made history as the country’s first participant in the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The 14-year-old from New York secured a spot in the 2020 Winter YOG in Lausanne, Switzerland with a performance to remember in the ISU Junior World Short Read more »

First Filipino-made hybrid electric train to hit tracks in April

By Krixia Subingsubing/ – In 2013, a team composed of 10 engineers from the Metal Industry Research and Development Center of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) were supposed to salvage parts from boogeys (undercarriages) of old Philippine National Railways (PNR) trains to improve those still running. “Then we Read more »

‘French Spiderman’ Alain Robert under police custody after scaling Makati building

via CNNPhilippines – A French urban climber is under police custody after scaling a high-rise building in Makati Tuesday morning. Makati City Police confirmed to CNN Philippines that the man who scaled GT International Tower along Ayala Ave. is Alain Roberts, known as the “French spiderman.” The city police chief, Read more »

Philippines records ‘all-time high’ 7.1M tourist arrivals in 2018

via ABS-CBN News – The Department of Tourism on Thursday said 7.1 million tourists arrived in the Philippines in 2018, an all-time high record even if top destination Boracay was closed for 6 months. A total of 7,127,168 foreign tourists visited the Philippines last year, a figure that is 7.65 Read more »

Taal Lake’s Tawilis now on list of endangered species

By – Freshwater sardines Tawilis, which can only be found in Philippines’ Taal Lake, is now an endangered species, a research found. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Tawilis or “sardinella tawilis” is in danger of facing extinction. It noted there has been a steady decline Read more »