Robinsons Mall is giving discounts to commuters who ride the Non-stop Bus Service plying Robinsons Novaliches-Ayala routes and vice-versa. The public can enjoy 30% discount—from PhP100 regular fare to PhP70 and PhP56 from PhP80 for discounted senior citizens, students and PWDs. First trip is at 4:30 AM while the last trip is 8:30 PM. This runs for the whole month of November.
Stricter implementation of the motorcycle lane policy
Photo courtesy of MMDA Official Facebook page
The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) will start a stricter implementation of the motorcycle lane policy in major roads in Metro Manila starting November 14. There are no new rules to be implemented rather the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will just strictly enforce the current motorcycle lane regulations to help regulate traffic and prevent motorcycle-related accidents in the city’s major thoroughfares.
Areas of concern are C-5, Commonwealth Avenue, EDSA, and Macapagal Avenue. Motorcycle riders can expect to be checked for proper attire which includes crash helmet, long pants, and shoes. Meanwhile, motorbikes should have signal lights and side mirrors. Switching on of headlights will also be required at daytime.
PNR to resume Bicol trips
PNR tutuban station
The Philippine National Railways (PNR) is targeting to resume the Manila-Naga-Manila operations on December 15. This aims to cater convenience to commuters going back to their provinces and to ease road traffic congestion especially this coming Christmas season. Final inspection is set this week for train safety and reliability.
The PNR halted Manila-Bicol operations four years ago after a train got derailed in Quezon Province.
There is also possibility of rain showers on the later part of the week in Metro Manila. Cold morning breeze can be felt as the Christmas season arrives. Wearing comfortable sweatshirts is recommended while bringing an umbrella is still advised.
World Diabetes Day
November 14 of every year is celebrated as World Diabetes Day in response to alarming increase in rate of cases globally. Medical practitioners advise adult diabetics to participate in vigorous exercises like zumba or moderate workout such as aerobics alongside with healthy food intake.
TRADE FAIR AND EXPO
Asia E-Commerce Expo
Photo from Asia E-Commerce Expo 2016
The Asia E-Commerce Expo 2016 is set to happen on November 18 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig City. E-commerce products and services are expected to be showcased at the Exhibition Floor. There will be five notable speakers from different field and industry including Department of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez, E-commerce Advocate Janette Toral, Zalora Managing Director Constantin Robertz and more! Exhibit runs from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The Freelancer Fair
Photo from The Freelancer Fair 2016 Facebook Events Page
One of the country’s biggest gatherings of freelancers, small and startup businesses is happening on November 19 at Acacia Estates, Taguig City. The Freelancer Fair 2016 will be a day of sharing knowledge in the Philippine freelancing scene as well as sessions on Marketing, Content, and Design Tracks. Each session costs PhP1,500 while participants can get a deal of PhP3,000 for all the classes.
Registration starts as early as 8:00 AM. Expo access is PhP500.
With additional reports from Lovelle G. Almazar
Rates indicated are subject to change without prior notice.
About Karen Grace Libao
Karen writes for a living and for fun. She started her writing career in 2014 when she worked as Content Manager for a women’s website and never looked back since. On her free time, she tries to catch up on her current reads, seeing independently-produced films, watching theatre plays, and attending live music and open mic gigs. She dreams of becoming a published writer and film producer in the future.
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