MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Transport (LRT) Line 2 management has temporarily shut down the train’s air conditioning system to prevent damage to the trains due to ash fall as a result of the recent eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas.
On its Twitter account, LRT-2 added that windows will remain closed to prevent the riding public from exposure to volcanic ash that is harmful to health due to its sulfur content.
Train service remains on normal operation at LRT2 as well as at LRT Line 1 and MRT-3.
Meanwhile, the number coding scheme has already been suspended on Monday.
This means vehicles with plate numbers ending in 1 and 2 are allowed to travel in Metro Manila streets throughout the day.
Also, all flights have already been cancelled at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as early as Sunday (January 12).
Cancellations remain in effect “until further notice,” according to authorities.
On top of the P30 issuance fee on reloadable cards, passengers have to pay an initial load higher than the minimum fare of P12 for LRT-1 and 2 and P13 for MRT-3.
The said increase in card issuance fee is in line with the concession agreement signed on March 31, 2014 by DOTr and AF Payments Inc., the concessionaire jointly owned by the Ayala Group and Metro Pacific Investments.
Based on Sec. 16.5.b of the agreement: “Any Stored Value Card distributed by the concessionaire until 31 December 2019 shall be charged an issuance fee of not more than twenty pesos (PhP 20); and any stored value card distributed by the concessionaire after 31 December 2019 shall be charged an issuance fee of not more than thirty pesos (PhP30).”
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) is investigating the alleged dubious online greetings on social media.
This, after the online group, Cyber Security Philippines-CERT warned about online links containing holiday greetings that are allegedly being used by hackers to gather personal information of netizens.
The group said this modus used by criminal elements brings the user to another site when the online greeting link is clicked.
Most of these links ask for personal data of the users for them to be able to enter the site.
The PNP-ACG said this kind of scam prevails during the holiday season.
“Tini-take advantage ng mga masasamang loob ‘yung pagkakataon na mayroong pera, bonus ‘yung ating mga kababayan. At syempre, ‘yung ating mga salary, pumapasok na automated na,” said PCpt. Jeck Robin Gammad, PNP-ACG Public Information Office chief.
Authorities advise the netizens not to open any suspicious-looking websites, especially those that ask for personal information.
“Iniimbestigahan pa natin dahil hindi tayo sigurado kung ito ba’y makasasama o makabubuti sa atin personally at sa ating mga personal information, huwag na lang muna natin siyang i-click,” Gammad added.
In case, the link is accidentally clicked and opened, the authorities advise to change the password of all social media accounts, especially online banking account applications; reset web browers; and update the anti-virus and anti-malware software in the computer and smartphones. (from the report of Harlene Delgado) /mbmf
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