PH swimmers wins gold medal in Japan joust

The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) won a total of 26 medals which was highlighted by the record-breaking feats of Marc Bryan Dula and Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh at the 2016 Tokyo Winter Swimming Championship held at the St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo, Japan.

Dula, a grade school student from Wisenheimer Academy, grabbed two gold medals and broke records in the 8-year 50m butterfly and backstroke competition. Meanwhile, Mojdeh from The Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Paranaque standout broke the girls’ 9-10 50m butterfly record. PSL President Susan Papa said, she is happy to see the children break records in the competition despite the opponent’s height. She also added that the result is overwhelming.


DOTC considers Cavite and Laguna for new international airport  

The Department of Transportation and Communications is considering Sangley Point in Cavite and Laguna Lake as one of the possible locations for the new Manila international airport, based on the recommendation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said they recently met with JICA which is conducting a pre-feasibility study for the new Manila international airport.

According to him, JICA said the central Manila Bay is no longer among the options being considered as a possible location for the new Manila international airport due to the objections of the Philippine Ports

He said it serves as the anchorage area and the flow of shipping will be affected.

The DOTC is waiting for JICA to submit its final report on the pre-feasibility study so they could issue a notice to proceed on the full feasibility study.


LTFRB grant fare rollback in Bicol Region

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board approved the .50 centavos of rollback fare for jeepneys in Bicol Region.

According to LTFRB Regulatory Director Ruel Alsisto, they will immediately enforce the rollback. Possible this friday or monday next week will take its effectiveness. From the normal 7.50 pesos the minimum fare will run down to 7 pesos.

Also, Alsisto reminded that the fare should give 20% discout to senior citizens, students and persons with disabilities.

Today, the regular fare in the first 4km costs 7 pesos while 5.60 with the discount. LTFRB demands that it is not required to issue any matrix of fare anymore because they only released a provisional rollback.

This fare rollback was first imposed in Metro Manila and other neighboring cities and in Iloilo.


Evidence not enough to sue Office of Transportation Security

Two Office of Transportation Security (OTS) filed an affidavit regarding the lack of evidence about the ‘laglag bala’ scheme.

Indicated in the documents submitted by Nina Elma Cena and Marvin Garcia, is the absence of proof that they placed bullets inside American missionary Lane Michael White’s suitcase.

Missionary Michael White was arrested at the NAIA terminal 4 last September.


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