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Metro Manila mayors keep stay-at-home policy for minors

MAYORS in the capital region have decided to maintain the stay-at-home policy for minors, or those up to 17 years old.

Pandemic seen to give Metro Manila a chance to correct urban...

THE PANDEMIC has exposed the vulnerabilities of mega-cities like Metro Manila, but it also offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to correct urban planning mistakes, a top urban planner said.

Metro mayors seek general lockdown until end-December

METRO Manila’s 17 mayors want the government to keep the region under a general lockdown until year-end to prevent a fresh surge in coronavirus infections.

Cemeteries closed on All Saints Day amid pandemic

Cemeteries and columbariums will be closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 amid a coronavirus pandemic, according to the presidential palace. People can still visit...

Metro Manila water rates to go down in Q4

CUSTOMERS of the two water concessionaires servicing Metro Manila will see lower water bills in the fourth quarter.

Metro Manila risks reverting to strict lockdown as cases surge

THE presidential palace on Thursday threatened to put Manila and nearby cities back under a stricter lockdown if cases of the coronavirus that has sickened more than 61,000 and killed about 1,600 people in the Philippines continue to surge.

Philippine finance chief seeks to further reopen the economy

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III seeks to further loosen movement curbs in the capital region to reignite an economy facing its deepest slump...

Lockdown in Metro Manila to ease on June 1

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday evening ordered the further easing of the lockdown in Metro Manila and nearby cities starting June 1, as the government tries to restart an economy that the coronavirus pandemic brought to a near standstill.

Metro Manila ready for further lockdown easing, Palace says

THE PHILIPPINE capital and nearby cities are ready for further lockdown easing, the presidential palace said on Thursday, as President Rodrigo R. Duterte was set to announce his decision on the matter last night.

Metro Manila mayors seek further lockdown easing

THE mayors of various cities in Metro Manila want the government to further ease the lockdown in the capital region starting June.

Metro Manila mayors eye lockdown extension

METRO MANILA’s 17 mayors may seek another two-week extension of a Luzon-wide lockdown until May 30 to contain a novel coronavirus pandemic, Parañaque Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez said on Friday,

Less than half of Metro Manila residents doing ‘good’ under lockdown

LESS than half, or 47.5%, of Metro Manila residents are doing “good” or “very good” under the enhanced community quarantine currently being implemented to...

Palace assures Metro Manila will have enough water supply this year

THE NATION’S capital will have “enough water” supply, at least this year, the Palace said on Tuesday citing an assurance from the Environment chief.

Metro Manila has lowest water rates compared to other big cities

WATER RATES in Metro Manila are the lowest compared to other metropolitan cities in the Philippines and among the lowest compared with other cities in the Asia-Pacific region, figures mostly culled from a state agency show.

POGOs to remain demand driver of Metro Manila offices

METRO MANILA’S office space is expected to grow by 5% this year, with Makati City accounting for most of the supply, a property consultant said, while pointing to demand as continuing to be driven by offshore gaming operators.

Real estate firms looking outside Metro Manila

FIVE PROVINCES have joined Metro Manila in attracting interest from real estate investors, in part because of regulations that encourage expansion outside the Philippine capital, Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. (JLL) said in a report on Thursday.

Metro Manila still at risk of water shortage next summer —...

METRO MANILA remains at risk of a water shortage next summer as Angat Dam remains the sole supply source, but local government units in the Philippine capital can help avert another crisis through water demand-side management.

Jeepney strike forces Metro Manila cities to suspend classes

JEEPNEY drivers and operators held a nationwide transport strike yesterday to protest a government plan to modernize the country’s transport system.

Creation of traffic crisis council OK’d

THE HOUSE transportation committee approved a resolution recommending the creation of a traffic crisis inter-agency management council that will address congestion in Metro Manila.

Quality of life

Metro Manila, a sprawl of 16 cities fused together by outdated infrastructure, is creaking under the weight of millions of vehicles, owing largely to economic growth of more than six percent a year since 2012.

Metro Manila among the worst prepared cities says new index

METRO Manila is among the top cities in three indicators in Cushman & Wakefield’s “The Prepped Cities Index,” but overall, it ranked as one of the worst performers, coming in at 15th out of 17 cities.

MMDA launches NCR development plan

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched the Regional Development Plan for the National Capital Region (NCR) for 2017 to 2022, a development framework designed to transform Metro Manila into a highly competitive East Asian metropolis.

Rainy day woes

Motorists drive along a flooded street in Manila on Tuesday, July 17 as tropical depression Henry, which strengthened into a tropical storm and continued to enhance the southwest monsoon, exited the Philippine area.

Where are the most congested roads in Metro Manila?

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher In 2017, the average volume of vehicles that passed through Metro Manila's circumferential and radial road each day was...

Real estate hotspots outside Metro Manila

Metro Manila in recent years has become the Philippines’ pride and glory. In addition to being the hub of Philippine culture and commerce, the...

11 Metro Manila roads to be closed for repair over weekend

ELEVEN roads in Quezon, Pasig, and Caloocan cities will be closed for repairs starting September 8, Friday 11:00 pm until September 11, Monday 5:00...