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This Week in Metro Manila (October 10 to 16, 2016)

Number coding in Parañaque moved to November

By: Patricia Marie Prado | October 10, 2016
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BSP pushes banks for ATM upgrade

this week in Manila October 2016

BSP warns banks to change all cards to chip-based technologies

Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) urges banks in the country to replace the current cards of clients from magnetic strips to chip-based technologies before January 1, 2017. Magnetic strip-based cards are more prone to fraud as it contains basic information of clients compared to chip-based cards.

BSP reminds banks that they were already given three years since 2013 to comply with said upgrade and failure to do so on January 1 of next year will result in penalties. This may include suspension, and daily fines.

Meanwhile, BSP advises the public that still have ATM and credit cards with magnetic strips to refrain from using obvious passwords such as their birthdays to protect their bank accounts and avoid fraud.

Galaxy Note 7 battery replacements now available

this week in Manila October 2016

Samsung now accepts battery replacements for your Galaxy Note 7

Tech giant, Samsung officially started replacing the batteries of their unit Galaxy Note 7 last October 1.

The mentioned unit has since been constantly making news for its faulty batteries that has been said to emit smoke and even explode. Customers can now have the said batteries replaced by visiting the store where they purchase the device and presenting the unit together with its full box, proof of purchase, and one (1) valid ID.

For customers who bought their devices through their telecommunication providers, Samsung advises them to directly contact said companies for proper replacement procedures.


Rain and sunshine to hit the metro

this week in Manila October 2016

This weeks’ weather will go from rainy to sunny. The first half of the week will have consistent rains and thunderstorms in the morning coupled with cloudiness and few spots of thunderstorms at night. An early morning commute would be best to make allowances for any traffic. The remainder of the week will be a little bit better with light showers to sunshine in the morning and mostly cloudy weather at night.


DOH encourages public to do 4S after Chikungunya outbreak

this week in Manila October 2016

DOH urges public to be more diligent with 4S due to Chikungunya outbreak

After recording over 400 cases of Chikungunya in Indang Cavite, the Department of Health (DOH) pushes the public to do the 4S to prevent the spread of the disease. Chikungunya is a disease carried out by mosquitoes that brings joint pain, fever, nausea, fatigue, and rash.

The 4S consists of Search and destroy, Self-protection measures, Seeking early consultation, and Saying no to indiscriminate fogging.

DOH also stresses that by doing the 4S the public also helps prevent other diseases that are carried out by mosquitos like dengue and the zika virus.


Number coding in Parañaque moved to November

this week in Manila October 2016

Parañaque coding scheme delayed until November (Photo courtesy of EDSA Traffic Update)

Due to the strong opposition of the residents of Parañaque, City Mayor Edwin Olivarez decided to move the implementation of the number coding scheme in its major highways to next month, November 3.

Residents complained of the “no window hour,” in which cars in coding schemes for a particular day wouldn’t be able to use the major highways in Paranaque from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The city officials now moved it to 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM and 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM only.

The roads that would be affected by the scheme are Dr. A. Santos Avenue or Sucat Ave.; Quirino Avenue; Ninoy Aquino Ave., road leading to Ninoy Aquino International Airport; Doña Soldedad Road; East Service Road; and West Service Road.

Vendors return to Divisoria

this week in Manila October 2016

Hundreds of vendors returning to the side streets of Divisoria

Six hundred and ten vendors are returning to Divisoria side streets as permitted by the Mayor of the City, Joseph Estrada. The streets that will be affected include Tabora, Carmen Planas, Juan Luna, Sto. Cristo, and Ilaya to name a few.

Estrada announced that he is allowing the return for the vendors to have a source of income since most of them lost their businesses during the clearing operations in the city. The City’s officials will still make sure that all the vendors that are allowed to return has secured their permit to operate, are legal residents of Manila, and will not obstruct any major highways.

Weekday sales no longer allowed

In an effort to ease up the traffic situation in Metro Manila, in particular, during the coming holiday season, the Interagency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) and mall operators in the metro has agreed that mall sales should only be conducted during weekends.

The scheme which will reduce weekend sales to only two days, or Saturday and Sunday, will start on October 21 and is set to end by January 9 of next year. Vehicles queuing to enter in malls’ parking spaces will also no longer be allowed to stay in the road while in line. These measures aim to prevent mall sales from affecting and slowing down traffic in Edsa highway, where 16 major malls are located.

Other arrangements to be discussed by I-ACT and mall officers in their succeeding meetings include scheduling product deliveries to malls through delivery trucks during 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM only as well as late-opening and late-closing time which is 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.


Animax Carnival Philippines 2016

this week in Manila October 2016

Dress up and have some fun at the Animax Carnival Philippines 2016

Animax Carnival Philippines 2016 will happen this week in October 15 to 16 at the SMX Convention Center. Anime fans will be treated with exhibits, performances from their favorite Japanese artists, and even a chance for a meet-and-greet. There will be a cosplay competition among participants too, so expect a fun and colorful weekend with your fellow anime lovers. Ticket starts at PhP299.
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About Patricia Marie Prado
Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.
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