Health Department to quarantine at least 500 Filipinos from Diamond Princess at New Clark City

The Department of Health announced yesterday that the passengers from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess will be quarantined for another 14 days at New Clark City (NCC) in Tarlac, even if they have already tested negative for the disease during their stay on the ship. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a press ...

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Chinese driver who spat at cop arrested by immigration officers for being an ‘undesirable alien’

Chinese driver who spat at cop arrested by immigration officers for being an ‘undesirable alien’

None of this would’ve happened if he just followed traffic rules. Zhou Ziyi, the 50-year-old Chinese driver caught on camera spitting at a Manila traffic cop after leading...

(UPDATED) Health Department bracing for return of Filipinos aboard virus-hit cruise ship, one patient recovers

(UPDATED) Health Department bracing for return of Filipinos aboard virus-hit cruise ship, one patient recovers

The Department of Health today announced that it is finalizing plans to repatriate the 538 Filipinos aboard the Diamond Princess, the coronavirus-hit cruise ship docked in...

Filipinos working in Hong Kong, Macau now exempt from travel ban

Filipinos working in Hong Kong, Macau now exempt from travel ban

Filipinos working in Hong Kong and Macau are now allowed to return to their jobs, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed today, an exception to the still in-effect...

Several hurt in seven-vehicle crash on NLEX

Several hurt in seven-vehicle crash on NLEX

At least seven people sustained minor injuries after six cars and one passenger bus crashed into each other along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Sunday. NLEX...

Some Things Never Change: 450 passengers disembark after MRT malfunctions

Some Things Never Change: 450 passengers disembark after MRT malfunctions

This is just the kind of thing that would ruin anyone’s Monday. At least 450 passengers were forced to disembark from the MRT-3 at its Cubao, Quezon City station at about...

Coronavirus-infected Filipinos in Japanese cruise ship Diamond Princess now at 27

Coronavirus-infected Filipinos in Japanese cruise ship Diamond Princess now at 27

A total of 27 Filipinos on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess have now been infected by the potentially deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)...

1 dead, 6 injured after being hit by SUV in freak accident in Manila

1 dead, 6 injured after being hit by SUV in freak accident in Manila

A female shopper died and six others were injured after a Mitsubishi Montero sports utility vehicle (SUV) slammed into them while rapidly going in reverse in Quiapo, Manila...

Airlines cancel Taiwan flights after PH issues expanded coronavirus ban

Airlines cancel Taiwan flights after PH issues expanded coronavirus ban

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have canceled their Taiwan-bound flights after the Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday that the country was included in its...

Taiwan included in Health Department’s expanded coronavirus travel ban

Taiwan included in Health Department’s expanded coronavirus travel ban

Taiwan has been included in a temporary and expanded coronavirus travel ban that had previously just included China and its special administrative regions, the Health Department...


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Coconuts Manila Transportation

In a place like Manila, where roads are too narrow, rules are too vague and traffic enforcers sometimes power trip, drivers and commuters can passionately go on and on about the terrible traffic situation in the metropolis. Hot tip: One of the easiest ways to start a conservation with Filipinos is by talking about the notorious traffic jams along EDSA, where drivers get stuck on the road for as much as three or four hours on a regular basis. We ourselves see the problem. Coconuts Manila has reported about traffic jams, road accidents, construction announcements, flight delays and government road rules. We even took a shot of people walking on the MRT railway when the train broke down in May 2016 (That viral photo made it to front page of a broadsheet!). TBH, we rarely encounter good news about transportation, but hey, we post stuff that will help you survive the roads (like the schedule of the next road closure).

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