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Typhoon Ondoy: Pictures, videos

Manila, Philippines — Tropical storm Ondoy (International Name: Ketsana) hit Luzon and parts of Metro Manila on Saturday, September 26 and brought flood, jammed traffic, landslides, and deaths. Waist-deep flood waters caused cars to stall in the middle of highways. People walked due to lack of public transport and impassable traffic. Residents were forced to …

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Updates on Legacy rural banks

Those looking for recent updates regarding the bank holiday declared by rural banks under the Legacy Financial Group need not look further. Below we’ve compiled news articles published on Philippine newspapers and official statements from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) regarding the issue. For more updates, drop by the forum threads Update on the …

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Classes in Metro Manila suspended today

May pasok ba ngayon? (Are there classes today?) The government has announced that classes in elementary, high school, and college levels in Metro Manila have been suspended today in anticipation of floods and rains brought by typhoon Karen.

Free LRT and MRT rides

Earlier today, LRT and MRT commuters were treated to a surprise. Rides were for free in celebration of Independence Day (June 12). From 7 to 9 a.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m., free rides were given to commemorate Independence Day “following top-level instructions,” according to MRT General Manager Roberto Lastimoso. A direct order from the …

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Manila Ocean Park: Problems and issues

Our initial plan to enjoy and cap off this 3-day weekend was to go today to the newly-opened Manila Ocean Park behind the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, Manila. What better way to relax and unwind, we thought, than to view the magnificent aquatic resources of the Philippines as displayed in this P1-billion oceaniarium.

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