Cavite-bound Buses Are Back at Lawton

Great news for Cavite residents who study or work in the City of Manila, Lawton-Cavite-bound buses are back! Yes, you heard it right!

The City Government of Manila has now allowed the entry of provincial buses coming from Cavite (Dasmariñas line, Tagaytay line, Mendez-Nuñez line, Ternate/Naic line) at Taft Avenue, all the way . . . → Read More: Cavite-bound Buses Are Back at Lawton

08-23-2010: Bloodshed at Quirino Grandstand Manila

Quirino Grandstand Flags. The location of the hostage drama

Indeed, Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, central Manila, capital of the Philippines, is one historical place. It was here where several presidents took their oaths, celebrate the independence of the country from the United States, concerts and a whole lot more. It is a landmark dedicated to the former President Elpidio Quirino. The Grandstand that I guess all Filipinos know and synonymous to Luneta and Rizal Park-just several meters away from the place. On August 01, 2010, the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III, took oath here. On August 23, 2010-a massacre unfolds as a former policeman took hostage of Hong Kong nationals in a stand-off that left the hostage and several hostages dead, and a mark of trauma in the image of the Philippines in the international community. Luneta has seen another blood spilt over her domain.

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Earthquake Rocks Manila!

An earthquake rocked the Philippine capital of Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area and provinces in Tuesday, January 12, 2008.  According to USGS, the epicenter is located 50 kilometers west of Manila, pertaining directly to Bataan and was measured magnitude 5 on the Richter scale. So far, no damages have been reported.

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In the News: Buluan and Shariff Aguak Maguindanao

Maguindanao, Philippines | Map Courtesy of Wikipedia

Maguindanao, Philippines | Map Courtesy of Wikipedia

Given the degree of the events that happened in Cotabato (Maguindanao to be exact) region, HabagatCentral.com would like to give you a bit of glimpse on the towns now mentioned in the news. Personally, I’ve been to these towns in 2005-2006 as part of my thesis and bears hold personally.

Two of Maguindanao’s towns have been mentioned in the news…and yes, these are the baluartes or strongholds of the warring political clans. These are Buluan, a southern town in Maguindanao almost sandwiched by Christian-dominated towns; and Shariff Aguak, the capital town of the province of Maguindanao.

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NAIA Caused Flight Delays/Cancellations Due to Radar Issues

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines

In the afternoon on September 13, 2009, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila and the country’s premiere gateway, reported a radar malfunction that caused delays, cancellations and diversion of flights going in and out of Manila starting around 2:30PM local time.

As according to Civil Aviation Authority . . . → Read More: NAIA Caused Flight Delays/Cancellations Due to Radar Issues

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