December 26, 2016

This Week in Metro Manila (December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017)

Number coding scheme lifted on December 29; New Year’s Day on January 1.
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HOLIDAYS

December 26 is special non-working holiday


December 2016 news Metro Manila

Image: Office of the Vice President Facebook Page


The Malacañang Palace has declared December 26 and January 2, as special non-working holidays under Proclamation No. 117. This is to give full opportunity to Filipinos to enjoy and celebrate the holiday vacation with their loved ones. Authorities added that “a longer weekend promotes domestic tourism and enables employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently, resulting in improved productivity.”


New Year Countdown


December 2016 news Metro Manila

Image: Ticketworld


Several events places in Metro Manila are holding year-end celebrations and New Year’s Countdown with fireworks display. The Grand Countdown to 2017, an annual tradition which started last year, hosted by Resorts World Manila is set to happen on December 31, at 6:00 PM. There will be a mass before the event and will be followed by dining and performances with Lea Salonga, Bamboo, Jon Santos, and more artists to grace the night.

There will also be New Year’s Countdown in Quezon City Circle, Eastwood, and Riverbanks Center Marikina on the night of December 31. A pyro-musical show also happens on December 30 at Riverbanks.


CURRENT NEWS


LTO starts distributing plastic driver’s license


December 2016 news Metro Manila

Image: Daily Duterte Facebook Page


700,000 plastic driver’s licenses are now available for pick up starting December 19. The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said that drivers with pending application can claim their license card by presenting their official receipt at 36 LTO offices in Metro Manila. Claimants don’t need to pay any fee upon claiming. The public is advised to avoid any transaction with fixers who might ask for fees to claim their license.


HEALTH ADVISORY


DOH calls public to be vigilant against piccolo and other firecrackers


December 2016 news Metro Manila


The Department of Health (DOH) is calling out to the public to be vigilant against firecrackers in welcoming the New Year. DOH spokesperson Eric Tayag is asking the local government units and the police to reduce the sale and use of piccolo which has been the number one cause of injuries in the previous years.

The EcoWaste Coalition is also asking for the cooperation of parents by reminding their children that firecrackers are not toys to play with. The Iwas Paputok campaign has been formally launched which aims to prevent tragic accidents, injuries, and hazardous pollution in celebrating the New Year.


WEATHER ADVISORY

Metro Manila can experience rain showers throughout the week. However, the presence of sunshine can be seen on Tuesday with a few showers until Wednesday. Those who are planning to spend the New Year’s Eve outdoors are advised to be ready in case of sudden rainfall. A cloudy sky with showers is in the forecast.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY


MMDA suspends number coding on December 29


December 2016 news Metro Manila


The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is lifting the number coding scheme on December 29, giving the public the opportunity to use private vehicles in going home to their provinces during the holidays.


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Karen is passionate in everything about art and literature. A graduate of Communication Research, she enjoys incorporating research ideas into writing while sipping coffee to survive. She is enthusiastic in trying new things because doing so means living her life to the fullest. Her dreams include, foremostly, writing for film and publishing a book of poetry. She finds her genuine self in the amusingly chaotic city of Manila, but has pledged to be always a proud taga-isla.

Karen Grace Libao

Karen is passionate in everything about art and literature. A graduate of Communication Research, she enjoys incorporating research ideas into writing while sipping coffee to survive. She is enthusiastic in trying new things because doing so means living her life to the fullest. Her dreams include, foremostly, writing for film and publishing a book of poetry. She finds her genuine self in the amusingly chaotic city of Manila, but has pledged to be always a proud taga-isla.

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December 26, 2016

This Week in Metro Manila (December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017)

Number coding scheme lifted on December 29; New Year’s Day on January 1.

HOLIDAYS

December 26 is special non-working holiday


December 2016 news Metro Manila

Image: Office of the Vice President Facebook Page


The Malacañang Palace has declared December 26 and January 2, as special non-working holidays under Proclamation No. 117. This is to give full opportunity to Filipinos to enjoy and celebrate the holiday vacation with their loved ones. Authorities added that “a longer weekend promotes domestic tourism and enables employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently, resulting in improved productivity.”


New Year Countdown


December 2016 news Metro Manila

Image: Ticketworld


Several events places in Metro Manila are holding year-end celebrations and New Year’s Countdown with fireworks display. The Grand Countdown to 2017, an annual tradition which started last year, hosted by Resorts World Manila is set to happen on December 31, at 6:00 PM. There will be a mass before the event and will be followed by dining and performances with Lea Salonga, Bamboo, Jon Santos, and more artists to grace the night.

There will also be New Year’s Countdown in Quezon City Circle, Eastwood, and Riverbanks Center Marikina on the night of December 31. A pyro-musical show also happens on December 30 at Riverbanks.


CURRENT NEWS


LTO starts distributing plastic driver’s license


December 2016 news Metro Manila

Image: Daily Duterte Facebook Page


700,000 plastic driver’s licenses are now available for pick up starting December 19. The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said that drivers with pending application can claim their license card by presenting their official receipt at 36 LTO offices in Metro Manila. Claimants don’t need to pay any fee upon claiming. The public is advised to avoid any transaction with fixers who might ask for fees to claim their license.


HEALTH ADVISORY


DOH calls public to be vigilant against piccolo and other firecrackers


December 2016 news Metro Manila


The Department of Health (DOH) is calling out to the public to be vigilant against firecrackers in welcoming the New Year. DOH spokesperson Eric Tayag is asking the local government units and the police to reduce the sale and use of piccolo which has been the number one cause of injuries in the previous years.

The EcoWaste Coalition is also asking for the cooperation of parents by reminding their children that firecrackers are not toys to play with. The Iwas Paputok campaign has been formally launched which aims to prevent tragic accidents, injuries, and hazardous pollution in celebrating the New Year.


WEATHER ADVISORY

Metro Manila can experience rain showers throughout the week. However, the presence of sunshine can be seen on Tuesday with a few showers until Wednesday. Those who are planning to spend the New Year’s Eve outdoors are advised to be ready in case of sudden rainfall. A cloudy sky with showers is in the forecast.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY


MMDA suspends number coding on December 29


December 2016 news Metro Manila


The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is lifting the number coding scheme on December 29, giving the public the opportunity to use private vehicles in going home to their provinces during the holidays.


Also Read...

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Karen Grace Libao

Karen is passionate in everything about art and literature. A graduate of Communication Research, she enjoys incorporating research ideas into writing while sipping coffee to survive. She is enthusiastic in trying new things because doing so means living her life to the fullest. Her dreams include, foremostly, writing for film and publishing a book of poetry. She finds her genuine self in the amusingly chaotic city of Manila, but has pledged to be always a proud taga-isla.

Karen Grace Libao

Karen is passionate in everything about art and literature. A graduate of Communication Research, she enjoys incorporating research ideas into writing while sipping coffee to survive. She is enthusiastic in trying new things because doing so means living her life to the fullest. Her dreams include, foremostly, writing for film and publishing a book of poetry. She finds her genuine self in the amusingly chaotic city of Manila, but has pledged to be always a proud taga-isla.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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