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65-year-old driver rams 8 vehicles in Makati City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018


MAKATI CITY, Philippines – A 65-year-old lady driver lost control of her vehicle and rammed into eight other vehicles along Jacinto St., Barangay Pitogo in Makati City on Tuesday (July 31).

The suspect, identified as Angelita Tuvera, was driving her gray Mitsubishi Montero (TOU-954) when suddenly on a high speed collided with eight other vehicles. The accident, involving four tricycles, three motorcycles, and one Toyota Vios, resulted in multiple injuries of more or less eight persons.

An investigation is underway according to PO1 Leo Calderon of the Vehicular Traffic Investigation Unit (VTIU) who is in charge of the case. – UNTV News & Rescue.

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Makati City to close some roads for Lenten activities

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Makati skyline

The local government of Makati will close some roads next week to give way for Lenten activities.

In an advisory issued on Saturday, the Makati City government said the road closures and traffic rerouting will be implemented from April 14 at 10 p.m. to April 21 at 10 p.m.

The roads to be closed are listed below:

  • Gen. Luna Street (From P. Burgos Street to Mercado Street)
  • Enriquez Street (From Don Pedro Street to Fermina Street)
  • San Marcos Street (From Pagulayan Street to P. Burgos Street)
  • San Juan Street (From Pagulayan Street to P. Burgos Street)
  • Don Pedro Street (From Gabaldon Street to Manalac Street)
  • Guanzon Street (From P. Burgos Street to Makati Avenue)
  • San Mateo Street (From D.M. Rivera Street to P. Gomez Street)
  • Agno Street (From D.M. Rivera Street to P. Gomez Street)
  • Dona Epifania Street (From A. Mabini Street to Agno Street)
  • Ilaya Street (From A. Mabini Street to J.P. Rizal Street)
  • Don Pedro Street (A. Mabini Street to Villena Street)
  • Albert Street (Villena Street to Palma Street)
  • P. Gomez Street (From J.P. Rizal Street to Zamora Street)
  • P. Gomez Street (Hagdang Bato Whole Block)
  • San Agustin Street (From P. Burgos Street to P. Gomez Street)
  • Quintos Street (From Santiago Street to Singian Street)
  • Molina Street (From Quintos Street to Singian Street)
  • Zenaida Street (From E. Zobel Street to F. Zobel Street)
  • Bagong Diwa Street (From M.L. Quezon Street to Pertierra Street)
  • Ma. Aurora Ext. Street (From Pertierra Street to Ma. Aurora Street)
  • Osmeña Street (From M.L. Quezon Street to Bridge Service Road/P. Burgos Street)

Motorists are also advised to take the following alternate routes to avoid being stuck on roads during processions scheduled on April 17 (Wednesday) to April 19 (Friday):

For vehicles going to Westside Makati /The Circuit/ Manila: (From Westbound Makati or Guadalupe Area)

  • From J.P. Rizal Street, Light vehicles must turn left to Estrella Street
  • Turn right to Rockwell Drive, turn right to Kalayaan Avenue (District 1)
  • Turn left to Makati Avenue
  • Make a right turn to Jupiter Street or Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
  • Turn right to N. Garcia Street (Reposo Street)
  • Turn left to J.P. Rizal Avenue and follow the usual route to destination
  • From J.P. Rizal Street, Public Utility Vehicles, jeepneys, and small trucks must turn left to Estrella Street
  • Turn right to EDSA, turn right to Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
  • Cross Paseo Intersection and Makati Avenue Intersection
  • Make a right turn to N. Garcia Street (Reposo Street)
  • Turn left to J.P. Rizal Avenue and follow the usual route to destination

Vehicles going to Guadalupe/ Pateros/ EDSA: (From Eastbound Makati or Delpan Area)

  • From J.P. Rizal Avenue, head straight to Kalayaan Avenue
  • Turn right to N. Garcia Street
  • Make a left-turn to Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
  • Cross Makati Avenue Intersection and Paseo de Roxas Avenue intersection
  • Turn right to EDSA if going to Mandaluyong and Quezon City area
  • If going to Pasay City, take the Buendia flyover from EDSA

Vehicles going to Mandaluyong City via Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge: (From Northbound Makati or Makati Central Business District-Ayala)

  • Traverse Ayala Avenue to South Avenue then turn right to Kalayaan Avenue
  • Make a left turn to Pililia Street
  • Turn right to J.P. Rizal Avenue
  • Left turn at Makati Avenue and J.P. Rizal Extension to Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge
  • Motorists may also take the Ayala-EDSA flyover or Buendia-EDSA flyover in Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue to Mandaluyong City

Vehicles going to Makati Central Business District – Ayala: (From Mandaluyong City via Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge)

  • From Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, turn right to J.P. Rizal Avenue
  • Turn left to Zapote Street
  • Turn left to Kamagong Street
  • Turn right to Ayala Avenue Extension
  • Cross Ayala Avenue/Sen Gil J. Puyat Avenue intersection to destination

The Makati City government said a two-way traffic flow will be implemented along J.P. Rizal Street from Pasong Tirad to Makati Avenue beginning 6 a.m. of April 14, to 10 p.m. of April 21.

Normal traffic flow will resume on April 22 (Monday)
at 6 a.m. – Robie de Guzman

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6 drug suspects arrested in Makati condo-tel raid

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019

(L-R) Kenneth Albert Aquino and his live-in partner, Mirriam Gunsat

MANILA, Philippines — Operatives of the Makati City Police Station
raided on Friday (February 8) a condominium-hotel in Brgy. Poblacion that was being used as a drug den .

Authorities were led to the condo unit after receiving information
about the supplier of illegal drugs in the area.

The Makati City Police Drug Enforcement Unit promptly organized a buy-bust operation which led to the arrest of alleged pushers identified as Kenneth Albert Aquino, 31, and his live-in partner, Mirriam Gunsat, 29.

Four other suspects were also arrested after being caught in the act of using shabu.

“Yung pinaka-target dito, ‘yung mag-live-in partner. ‘Yun po ‘yung pinaka-source nitong drugs dito. And the rest, pagpasok namin dito ay nakita namin na gumagamit sila nitong mga iligal na droga na ‘to,” said Makati CPS Drug Enforcement Unit Chief PCInsp. Gideon Ines Jr.

Aquino denied the allegation saying, “Bisita lang po kami.”

Mark Anthony Paste, one of the arrested drug users also asserted his innocence. “Tinawag lang po nila ako tapos may dalawang lalaki lumapit sa akin tapos kumuha po sa akin, sumunod na po ako dito para kumuha,” he said.

Seized from the suspects were: sixteen (16) sachets of suspected shabu worth P50, 000, drug paraphernalia and P3,000 buy-bust money.

The suspects will face charges for violating the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. — Asher Cadapan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Gas leak in Makati City under control

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Authorities responding to a gas leak in Barangay Bangkal in Makati City

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported that the gas leak in Barangay Bangkal in Makati City has already been placed under control.

Though the surrounding residents need not evacuate, the authorities still warned them to refrain from lighting matches or candles as it may trigger a massive fire.

Diesel leak was traced after residents smelled fumes coming from Phoenix Petroleum gas station at Evangelista Street corner Heneral Estrella Street in Bangkal, Makati.

The main road was temporarily closed due to the intoxicating fumes coming from the affected drainage system.

The oil firm immediately ordered the suctioning of the remaining diesel oil in their tank to avoid further leakage.

Phoenix Petroleum in a statement said the incident was an isolated case and vowed to take immediate action for the safety of the surrounding community. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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