DoST embarks on clean-ups of esteros in MM


By Rose de la Cruz


The Department of Science and Technology recently partnered with the local government of Taguig City in analyzing the health of its Conga Creek and restore it back to good condition for fish and other marine life to prosper.


In the Adopt a Estero Program, the DENR measured the pollution level of Conga Creek, which by international standards should be less than 10MPN (most probable number) of impurities for marine life to abound.


However, the 300-meter creek (span) was found to be 28 B MPN/100ml reading of coliform and 0 oxygen water…

Read more: DoST embarks on clean-ups of esteros in MM

MRT-3 “resurrects” 15 train coaches

No, it’s not an April Fools’ joke: the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has now 15 train sets up and running after extensive maintenance work during Holy Week.

The announcement that the MRT-3 has increased the number of train sets came just in time for the expected upsurge of commuters in Metro Manila after the Lenten season.


Shorter lines

This means that commuters can expect shorter queues and less time wasted on waiting for trains, DOTr undersecretary for rails Timothy John Batan said. 

“This will partially address the problem of long queues, but there will still be…

Read more: MRT-3 “resurrects” 15 train coaches

Malls urged to put up apps locating vacant parking spaces


By Rose de la Cruz



Crowd-drawing malls, schools and churches have been urged to have downloadable mobile apps for locating vacant parking spaces on their premises, to reduce time wasted looking for parking slots, ease traffic congestion near such facilities and to notify parking security of suspicious situations and medical emergencies.


The suggestion was raised by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy, as member of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development and chair of the House committee on public information, as she also asked the Philippine National Police and the mall operators to maximize the malls’ transport terminals…

Read more: Malls urged to put up apps locating vacant parking spaces



Magnus Eventus hosted its first mega job fair for 2018 last January 17-18 at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City, which saw the participation of over 30 hiring companies and over 2,000 job seekers.


With theme Magnus Job Fair: Oh, start the year right, year  6, Quezon City advocates for change led the ribbon cutting spearheaded by Council Anthony “Onyx” Crisologo, QC Public Employment Service Office Manager Carlo Magno Abella and QCPD Supt. Rolando Genaro Ylagan.


The event became successful because of the undying support of the exhibitors, event partners and the applicants who continuously put their confidence in Magnus Eventus Inc. The team also promised to better themselves every time they put up an event.

An MOA was signed between Magnus Eventus Inc’s CEO Christine De Guzman and OpinYon Marketing Manager Nez Aguilar to ensure a good partnership that would feature all of Magnus EventusIncs events in Opinyon’s growing list of publication.


Another Magnus EventusInc event is happening on February 6 and 7 at the Mega Trade Hall of SM Megamall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is dubbed as  Magnus Job Fair: Job is in the air 2018.

Read more: Magnus job fair in January had 30 hiring firms participating

Legislator asks Grab to enjoin passengers in fund-raising


Rep. Salvador B. Belaro Jr., 1Ang Edukasyon Partylist, lauded Gran Philippines for putting up a P100,000 bounty for the arrest of the killers of its model driver, Gerardo “Junjie” Maquidato Jr., who was fatally shot October 27 and his vehicle stolen by a man who posed as passenger.


Belaro also asked Grab to enjoin its passengers in a fund-raising for the slain driver’s family, who will have to henceforth live without a breadwinner.


“Grab can take that move one step further. They can, and I think they should, let Grab passengers help increase that bounty. Frequent…

Read more: Legislator asks Grab to enjoin passengers in fund-raising

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