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This Week in Metro Manila (October 12 to 18, 2019)

Expect colder winds in Metro Manila is as the country transitions to amihan season.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | October 12, 2019
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Following the big fire in Star City, another disaster struck Metro Manila after the Light Rail Transit (LRT-2) caught fire—making trips limited for its patrons. In response to this, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowed more public utility vehicle (PUV) units to accommodate passengers of the LRT-2. In other news, the weather will be pleasant, and colder winds are expected now that the country is transitioning from habagat (southwest monsoon) to amihan (northeast monsoon). Power interruptions will also be experienced in several parts of Metro Manila. Read on for the details.


Mostly sunny days with small chance of light showers

The general weather for the week will be partly sunny and cloudy with only a small chance for showers. Day temperature is expected to be consistent at 32°C. When going out, bring protection against the sun and rainfall. Apply sunscreen to your face and body as well [1].

Colder winds expected to arrive in the country

Get your jackets ready! Expect colder winds in the Philippines as the country is transitioning from the habagat (southwest monsoon) to amihan (northeast monsoon) according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)[2].

Traffic News

LRT-2 resumed operations partially after fire

The LRT-2 has resumed its operations but will only cover Recto Station to Araneta-Center Cubao Terminal Station. The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) announced that the first train leaving Cubao Station would be at 6:00 AM and the last train will leave Cubao Station at 8:30 AM and Recto Station at 9:00 PM [3]. The limited operation is due to the damage to the system between Anonas Station and Santolan Station. The rehabilitation of the affected stations will take up to 9 months.

LTFRB allows 89 PUV units to aid LRT-2 commuters

In order to accommodate commuters from the east, the LTFRB approved 89 PUV units that can be used as alternatives for the LRT-2. 10 of these units will be modern jeepneys and 79 would be buses. The additional units will travel from Santolan to Cubao. According to the LTFRB, the special permit would only be valid for 6 months or sooner if the LRT-2 finishes repairs early [4].

Travel Updates: Several parts of Metro Manila will undergo power interruptions

Quezon City, Pasay City, and areas in Manila such as Tondo, Santa Cruz, and Sampaloc will be affected by power interruptions this week according to The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO). Schedules vary depending on the location. Check MERALCO’s Facebook page for the complete schedule [5].

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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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