Nova-Blumentritt Coop Deploys 15 Modern Jeepneys

Spotlight

High School Students Get Cash Aid From Legazpi City Gov’t, DSWD

To cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the city government and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol have started giving financial assistance to Grades 11 and 12 senior high school students.

Bacolod City Opens 34 Covid-19 Vaccination Sites

The Bacolod city government is setting up 34 vaccination sites including two in the vaccination drive this week to expedite the inoculation of residents against the Covid-19 in the province.

Aurora Residents Avail Of Public Services Thru ‘Serbisyo Caravan’

Hundreds of residents in Aurora province have benefited themselves from various public services during the conduct of a "Serbisyo Caravan" on Monday.

In-Person Nursing Classes In Church-Run Cotabato School OK’d

A church-run university in Cotabato has announced it has been allowed by the government to hold limited face-to-face classes in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program amid the global pandemic.

Fifteen modern jeepneys are operating on the Novaliches-Balintawak-Blumentritt route and vice versa under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Duterte administration.

The air-conditioned jeepneys, operated by the Novaliches-Balintawak-Blumentritt Transport Service Cooperative (NBBTSC), are stationed at the terminal just off the Novaliches Proper Barangay Hall, near the corner of Buenamar Avenue and Lourdes-Dona Isaura streets.

From the Novaliches poblacion (town proper), the jeepneys take Quirino Highway until Balintawak, and then to A. Bonifacio Avenue up to Blumentritt Street and Rizal Avenue in Manila.

Eric Calzado, one of the NBBTSC drivers, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that passengers are charged a minimum fare of PHP11 while it’s PHP29 for the straight ride of 13 kilometers from Novaliches to Blumentritt and vice versa.

Senior citizens, students, and persons with disabilities are allowed 20 percent discount as mandated by law.

Calzado said each unit has a seating capacity of 26, but they can only take half of this number because of the prevailing observance of physical distancing to prevent the spread of the infectious coronavirus disease 2019.

Passengers without mask and face shield are not allowed to ride.

The PUVMP was launched nationwide, through the Department of Transportation, to provide the riding public with comfortable and safe modes of travel.

It also aims to give drivers and operators of public utility vehicles regular and enough income.

Among the PUVMP partners are the Development Bank of the Philippines, Office of the Transport Cooperative, Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board, and Land Transportation Office. (PNA)

SM, Partners Welcome 2nd Batch Of Pasay Urban Farmers

SM, together with its partners, recently welcomed another batch of Pasay urban farmers.

House Approves 12% VAT On Netflix, Spotify And Other Digital Service Providers

With Filipinos among the heaviest social media users in the world, the lower house will now be taxing giant tech firms and the collected tax will be used to fund the fight against the coronavirus in the country.

1K Workers In Bulacan Get Covid Jabs

An initial 1,000 construction and manufacturing workers in Bulacan were inoculated against Covid-19.

Star Wars: Anime Series ‘Visions’ Now On Disney+ And Is Beyond Amazing

WATCH: Star Wars: Visions, an anime-inspired anthology series, has finally arrived on Disney+!

DOLE Program To Benefit Tricycle Drivers In Legazpi City

The Legazpi City government and the Department of Labor and Employment in Bicol have joined efforts to identify tricycle drivers to become beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program funded by the national government.

Dialogues Can Deter People Away From Insurgency: Dar

LGUs were urged to establish a mechanism where people in the community can air their grievances against the government through dialogues to dissuade them from the insurgency.

5 Myths People Repeatedly Believe About COVID-19 Vaccines

Despite the number of available vaccines, people are still hesitant to take them because of false information that is continuously spreading online. To end the confusion, here are the basic facts about COVID-19 vaccines:

Pinay Marine Scientist Dives Into Deepest Ocean, Discovers Secrets Of The Seas

SPOTTED: Upon discovering the deepest secrets of the seas, this Pinay marine scientist found her passion in helping conserve marine life and exposed the real condition of our seas.

New Access Road In Pangasinan Town Seen To Boost Tourism

The completion of the 1.3-kilometer lane access road leading to San Fabian Beach in Pangasinan is expected to increase tourist arrivals in the place once travel restrictions ease.

SMC, Gov’t Break Ground On Pasig River Hybrid Expressway Project

San Miguel Corporation together with the government broke ground for the much-anticipated Pasig River Expressway project that is said to be the country's first green, hybrid expressway.