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This Week in Metro Manila (March 20 to 26, 2017)

Light trucks banned in EDSA and Shaw Boulevard at certain hours.

By: Patricia Marie Prado | March 20, 2017
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This week in Metro Manila, the sun will be blazing throughout the week. Mother Nature will also be in the lime light as Earth Hour will happen this week, plus the newest updates on the traffic and airline buzz.

Light trucks banned in EDSA and Shaw Boulevard

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No more light trucks on EDSA this week. (Image: Lifestyle Hideo Muraoka)

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has officially banned light trucks to pass through the south bound lane of EDSA and Shaw Boulevard starting Monday, March 20.

This will include commercial or non-commercial trucks with a gross capacity of 4,500 kilograms and below. The ban will be effective from Monday through Saturday between 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM until June 15.

MMDA officials say that the ban aims to improve the traffic in the metro.

Weather advisory for March 20-26

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Sunny weather and clearer skies all throughout the week (Image: Government)

The sun will still be out throughout the week but the weather will be a little better as clouds will dominate the skies. A quick getaway on the weekend is still possible, but precaution is necessary as the probability of light rain and thunderstorm are high. But overall, the good weather will last until the end of the week.

Earth Hour 2017

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Mother Nature takes the center stage at this week’s Earth Hour (Image: Earth Hour)

This week, climate change is at the forefront as Earth Hour 2017 takes place on March 25. Various groups and personalities will rally together at the SM Mall of Asia By the Bay to educate the masses about the ongoing climate change that is happening around the world. This year’s event will also focus on how to encourage the youth to be the climate leaders of tomorrow.

The event will start at 4:30 PM. An Earth Hour Camp will be set up featuring various booths that will educate visitors about the current condition of our planet and the ways that people can do to help lessen the Earth’s environmental problems.

At 8:30 PM the main event will take place as the world’s most iconic landmarks will switch off their lights for one hour. People who won’t be attending the event are still encouraged to participate by switching off their lights at home for one hour.

PAL to Launch Non-stop Flights to the Middle East Starting March 26

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Seamless travel from the Philippines to the Middle East will now be possible. (Image: Fly PAL)

A continuous travel from the Philippines to the Middle East will now be possible thanks to Philippine Airlines (PAL). The airline giant will be launching non-stop flights to the Middle East this week starting March 26.

PAL will be offering flights to seven points of Middle East namely Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Dammam, and Riyadh. For now, PAL uses their all-economy Airbus A330 for the said flights but will soon shift to their bi-class Airbus A330 come June to give passengers the option to choose between regular economy, premium economy, and business class service.
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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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