LRT-1 to extend operating hours for weekends and holidays



Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1) announced on Friday, June 23, 2017 that they will be extending their operational hours and will add more trips to its weekend and holiday operations..

First trip on weekends and holidays will be at 4:30 AM, earlier than the previous 5:00 AM.

The number of trips on Saturdays and holidays from 423 will increase to 472, on Sundays, 30 trips will be added to 323 current trips, thus, daily trips will also increase to 554 from 512.

LRT-1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) said this move was made by the positive feedback of the current new timetable during weekdays which opens at 4:30 in the morning and closes at 10:15 in the evening.

The new holiday and weekend schedule dry runs will take place on June 24 to 25 and July 1 to 2. Full implementation will begin on July 8.


SOURCE: [ABS-CBN | Twitter account of Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT1)]

2017 NBA Draft results: Top 3 - Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum



The 2017 NBA Draft was held on June 22, 2017 (June 23 - Philippine Time), at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Checkout below to see who your team selected in the draft.

ROUND 1
  1. Philadelphia 76ers (from Boston), Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington
  2. Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA
  3. Boston Celtics (from Philadelphia), Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke
  4. Phoenix Suns, Josh Jackson, SG, Kansas
  5. Sacramento Kings (from Philadelphia), De'Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky
  6. Orlando Magic, Jonathan Isaac
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves, Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona (Traded to Chicago Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn for Jimmy Butler)
  8. New York Knicks, Frank Ntiikina, PG, France
  9. Dallas Mavericks, Dennis Smith, PG, North Carolina State
  10. Sacramento Kings (from New Orleans), Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga (Traded to Portland for the Nos. 15 and 20 pick)
  11. Charlotte Hornets, Malik Monk, SG, Kentucky
  12. Detroit Pistons, Luke Kennard, SG, Duke
  13. Denver Nuggets, Donovan Mitchell, SG, Louisville  (Traded to Utah for Trey Lyles and the No. 24 pick)
  14. Miami Heat, Bam Adebayo, PF, Kentucky
  15. Portland Trail Blazers, Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina (Traded to Sacramento for the No. 10 pick)
  16. Chicago Bulls, Justin Patton, C, Creighton
  17. Milwaukee Bucks, D.J. Wilson, PF, Michigan
  18. Indiana Pacers, T.J. Leaf, PF, UCLA
  19. Atlanta Hawks, John Collins, PF, Wake Forest
  20. Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis), Harry Giles, C, Duke (Traded to Sacramento for the No. 10 pick)
  21. Oklahoma City Thunder, Terrance Ferguson, SG, Australia
  22. Brooklyn Nets (from Washington), Jarrett Allen, C, Texas
  23. Toronto Raptors (from LA Clippers), OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana
  24. Utah Jazz, Tyler Lydon, PF, Syracuse
  25. Orlando Magic (from Toronto), Anzejs Pasecniks, C, Latvia (Sent to Philadelphia for a future 1st round pick and a future 2nd round pick)
  26. Portland Trail Blazers (from Cleveland), Caleb Swanigan, PF, Purdue
  27. Brooklyn Nets (from Boston), Kyle Kuzma, PF, Utah (Traded to LA Lakers with Brook Lopez for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov)
  28. LA Lakers (from Houston), Tony Bradley, C, North Carolina (Traded to Utah for the Nos. 30 and 42 pick)
  29. San Antonio Spurs, Derrick White, PG, Colorado
  30. Utah Jazz (from Golden State), Josh Hart, SG, Villanova (Traded to LA Lakers for the No. 28 pick)

Round 2
  1. Charlotte Hornets (from Brooklyn), Frank Jackson, PG, Duke (Traded to New Orleans for No. 40 pick and cash)
  2. Phoenix Suns, Davon Reed, SG, Miami
  3. Orlando Magic (from LA Lakers), Wesley Iwundu, SG, Kansas State
  4. Sacramento Kings (from Philadelphia), Frank Mason, PG, Kansas
  5. Orlando Magic, Ivan Rabb, PF, California (Sent to Memphis for future 2nd round pick)
  6. Philadelphia 76ers (from New York), Jonah Bolden, PF, Australia
  7. Boston Celtics (from Minnesota), Semi Ojeleye, PF, SMU
  8. Chicago Bulls (from Sacramento), Jordan Bell, C, Oregon (Acquired by Golden State for cash)
  9. Philadelphia 76ers (from Dallas), Jawun Evans, PG, Oklahoma State
  10. New Orleans Pelicans, Dwayne Bacon, SF, Florida State (Traded to Charlotte with cash for No. 31 pick)
  11. Atlanta Hawks (from Charlotte), Tyler Dorsey, SG, Oregon
  12. Utah Jazz (from Detroit), Thomas Bryant, C, Indiana (Traded to LA Lakers for the No. 28 pick)
  13. Houston Rockets (from Denver), Isaiah Hartenstein, C, Germany
  14. New York Knicks (from Chicago), Damyean Dotson, SG, Houston
  15. Houston Rockets (from Portland), Dillon Brooks, SF, Oregon (Sent to Memphis for future 2nd round pick)
  16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Miami), Sterling Brown, SG, SMU
  17. Indiana Pacers, Ike Anigbogu, C, UCLA
  18. Milwaukee Bucks, Sindarius Thornwell, SG, South Carolina
  19. Denver Nuggets (from Memphis), Vlatko Cancar, SF, Slovenia
  20. Philadelphia 76ers (from Atlanta), Mathias Lessort, PF, France
  21. Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma City), Monte’ Morris, PG, Iowa State
  22. New Orleans Pelicans (from Washington), Edmond Sumner, PG, Xavier (Sent to Indiana for cash)
  23. Boston Celtics (from Cleveland), Kadeem Allen, SG, Arizona
  24. Phoenix Suns (from Toronto), Alec Peters, PF, Valparaiso
  25. Utah Jazz, Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Gonzaga
  26. Boston Celtics (from LA Clippers), Jabari Bird, SG, California
  27. Brooklyn Nets (from Boston), Aleksandar Vezenkov, PF, Cyprus
  28. New York Knicks (from Houston), Ognjen Jaramaz, PG, Serbia
  29. San Antonio Spurs, Jaron Blossomgame, SF, Clemson
  30. Atlanta Hawks (from Golden State), Alpha Kaba, PF, France

OnePlus 5 available on June 27, checkout price and specifications



OnePlus has finally revealed its latest and 5th flagship smart phone on June 20, 2017 after many leaked informations on web.

The OnePlus 5 got everything we expected from it having the size of 7.25mm, the thinnest phone OnePlus has made that will be available in two colors, Midnight Black and Slate Gray.

OnePlus 5 will be available starting June 27 with price of $ 479 or ₱ 24K+.

Checkout it’s specifications below.

OnePlus 5 specs:

Display: 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPU: 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU
GPU: Adreno 540
Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android Nougat
RAM: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
Storage: 64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE
Rear Camera: 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX398 + 20MP f/2.6 2x telephoto w/ dual LED flash
Front Camera: 16MP f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size
Ports: Dual-SIM (Nano), USB Type-C (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity: LTE-A Cat12, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Sensors: Fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Sensor Hub
Audio: Bottom-facing speaker, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power Sound, 3-microphone with noise cancellation
Battery: 3300 mAh (non-removable) w/ Dash Charge (5V 4A)
Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm
Weight: 153 g
Color: Midnight Black / Slate Gray

Video: OnePlus 5


SOURCE: [OnePlus | OnePlus FB Page]

Watch: Sen. Trillanes fried during interview with BBC Anchor Stephen Sackur



Senator Antonio Trillanes went viral when he got roasted during an interview with BBC British host/journalist Stephen Sackur’s show Hardtalk.

The said interview became a hot topic on the internet because of the senator’s answer on Sackur’s question if he was a “democrat” as well as the host’s interruption on Trillanes’ comments.

The whole talk revolved around questions about the current state of affairs in the Philippines, especially on Marawi siege that led to President Rodrigo Duterte‘s declaration of Martial Law.

Watch the full interview below posted by GoodNewsPilipinas in YouTube.


Smith wins Game 1 for TNT over San Miguel (2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals)



Despite an obvious limp, TNT KaTropa import Joshua Smith hit a game-winning hook shot over the league's reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo as they took the Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, 104-102, against San Miguel Beernmen on Wednesday, June 21.

Smith, who did not start for TNT, finished the game with 21 points, nine rebounds, and two assists.

Rookie RR Pogoy, the best player of the game, scored a career-high 27 points to lead the TNT offense. Jayson Castro had a near triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists.

San Miguel started the game strong led by import Charles Rhodes with his 21 points in the first quarter alone. But he did not score in the next two quarters and finished the game with 31.

Fajardo had a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in losing effort.

Game 2 is on Friday, June 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

VIEW: 2017 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals Schedule and Results


List of Passers: April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Senior Police Officer Promotional Exam Results



The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) released the April 2017 PNP Senior Police Officer (SPO) Promotional Exam results on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

The examination was conducted by the NAPOLCOM on April 23, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

A total of 2,440 out of the 6,634 examinees passed Philippine National Police (PNP) Senior Police Officer Promotional Exam, according to NAPOLCOM website.

Here’s the list of passers for April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Senior Police Officer Promotional Exam Results:

To download the April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Senior Police Officer Promotional Exam Results List of Passers, please click here

SOURCE: [NAPOLCOM]

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List of Passers: April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Police Officer Promotional Exam Results



The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) released the April 2017 PNP Police Officer (PO) Promotional Exam results on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

The examination was conducted by the NAPOLCOM on April 23, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

A total of 2,440 out of the 6,634 examinees passed Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Officer Promotional Exam, according to NAPOLCOM website.

Here’s the list of passers for April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Police Officer Promotional Exam Results:

To download the April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Police Officer Promotional Exam Results List of Passers, please click here

SOURCE: [NAPOLCOM]

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List of Passers: April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Entrance Exam Results



The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) released the April 2017 PNP Entrance Exam results on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

The examination was conducted by the NAPOLCOM on April 23, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide.

A total of 2,026 out of the 26,561 examinees passed Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Exam, according to NAPOLCOM website.

Here’s the list of passers for April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Entrance Exam Results:

To download the April 2017 NAPOLCOM PNP Entrance Exam Results List of Passers, please click here

SOURCE: [NAPOLCOM]

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#WalangPasok | June 26, 2017 declared Philippine regular holiday for Feast of Ramadan or Eid'l Fitr



Malacañang announced June 26, Monday, as a regular holiday in observance of the Feast of Ramadan or Eid'l Fitr.

The declaration was cited on Proclamation No. 235, signed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte which states that “the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid'l Fitr.

"In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 26 June 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country," the proclamation reads.

The proclamation was done upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

Here's the Proclamation No. 235, s. 2017, declaring Monday, 26 JUNE 2017, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid'l Fitr (FEAST OF RAMADHAN):



SOURCE: [Official Gazette | GOV.ph]

The Chainsmokers is coming back to Manila on September! (Ticket Prices, Concert Date)



The Chainsmokers are returning to the Philippines for a one electrifying beats concert in September 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena for their Asian tour that are rumored to be joined by Nick Martin, a dance music OG.

This was announced by promoter MMI live through a social media post and Philippine Concerts announced the good news on its Facebook page on Monday, while The Chainsmokers also tweeted the news.

Tickets will go on sale starting June 28 for Globe pre-sale and June 29 for public sale via smtickets.com and outlets.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • VIP Standing - 6,300 PHP
  • Lower Box A - 5,250 PHP
  • Lower Box B - 3,575 PHP
  • Upper Box - 2,625 PHP
  • General Admission - 1,312 PHP

Grammy Award winner Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall is currently on their Memories Do Not Open World Tour.


SOURCE: [Globe]

PNR Fare Hike: Check the new fare matrices starting July 1, 2017



The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has announced that the state-run Philippine National Railways (PNR) will implement its first fare increase in over two decades starting July 1, 2017.

From P10, the minimum fare for the first 14 kilometers will go up to P15 while an additional P5 would be charged for every succeeding seven kilometers which is due to the adjusted fare structure from P0.71 per kilometer to P1.07 per kilometer.

"The fare increase now is expected to raise additional revenue for the maintenance of existing rolling stock, tracks and operating stations," according to PNR.

The fare hike was based on a December 2014 PNR board resolution.

The PNR has six trains servicing to 45,000 passengers daily connecting Tutuban station in Manila to Calamba station in Laguna province, south of Manila.


Metro South Commuter Train Fare Matrix (Aircon)
(Click the image to zoom)

Metro South Commuter Train Fare Matrix (Ordinary)
(To be added once available)

You can also check this link http://www.pnr.gov.ph/getting-around/metro-commuter-line/fares-tickets to view the new fares.


SOURCE: [Philippine News Agency | PNR]

UPCAT 2018 Schedule: Admission Requirements, Application and Examination Dates



The schedule for the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) 2018 for the incoming Freshmen of Academic Year (AY) 2018-2019 is out.

The UP Office of Admissions on Thursday, June 15 posted the schedule on their Facebook page. This year’s UPCAT will be on October 21 and 22 (Saturday and Sunday) at several testing centers nationwide.


UPCAT 2018: Application dates and deadline

Acceptance of applications to take the UPCAT 2018 will start on July 17, 2017.

Deadline for filing of applications will be as follows:

  • August 18, 2017 – Metro Manila Private Schools
  • August 25, 2017 – Metro Manila Public Schools
  • September 1, 2017 – Non-Metro Manila Schools and applications thru Regional Filing Centers

As advised, late applications will be subject for late fees.


UPCAT 2018: Admission Requirements

Applicants for one the most competitive college entrance exams in the country must be the following:

  1. Senior high school student expecting to graduate before SY2017 from a DepEd-accredited high school or a secondary school abroad; OR
  2. Graduate of a DepEd- accredited high school or secondary school abroad; OR
  3. PEPT Certified Eligible for admission to college; AND
  4. With final grades for three (3) high school years preceding the year of graduation; AND
  5. Must not have taken any college subject/s prior to taking the UPCAT; AND
  6. Must not have taken the UPCAT previously.

UPCAT 2018: Required Documents

Check out below the required documents for UPCAT 2018.

Category of Applicant Required Documents
All applicants Four recent 2X2 identical photographs
Proof of payment of UPCAT application fee
Completed UPCAT Forms 1 and 2
IF High school graduate High school diploma
IF Graduating in 2018 from a HS with a DepEd approved K+12 transition program (i.e. SHS Early Adopter) DepEd Certificate of Approval or Permit to Operate transition program
IF Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) taker PEPT Certificate of Eligibility to Enter College and PEPT grades
IF Transferee (i.e. has taken subjects from another high school) Signed and certified legible photocopy of the Permanent Secondary School Record (F137) from other school with all the grades earned within
IF Exempted from payment of application fee:
Annual gross family income is PhP130,000 or less; OR 2015 ITRs of earning family members or BIR Certificate of Exemption
A Top Ten graduate/prospective graduate of a public high school Certified Ranked overall list of the school's TOP TEN students across all programs and/or campuses

SOURCE: [UPCAT - U.P. System | UPCATOnline]

Results: Criminologist June 2017 Board Exam (List of Passers, Topnotchers, Performance of Schools)



Criminologist June 2017 Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) conducted the Criminologist Licensure Examination last June 11, 12, and 13, 2016 in Manila, All Regional Offices; Zamboanga.

Criminologist board exam covered the following subjects: DAY 1 - Criminal Jurisprudence, Procedure and Evidence (20%) and Law Enforcement Administration (20%); DAY 2 - Criminalistics (20%) and Crime Detection and Investigation (15%); DAY 3 - Sociology of Crimes and Ethics (15%) and Correctional Administration (10%).

The expected release date of the June 2017 Criminologist Licensure Exam results is on Friday, June 30, 2017, according to PRC.

The complete list of passers, topnotchers (top 10), top performing schools and performance of schools for the June 2017 Criminologist Board Exam will be listed here once the results have been officially released.

The Board of Criminology who will administered the June 2017 Criminologist Board Exam was headed by Atty. Ramil G. Gabao, as Chairman.

During the last examination conducted last October 2016, a total of 10,901 out of 34,768 examinees passed the Criminologist board exam, PRC announced.

Here's the full copy of program for Criminologist June 2017 Board Exam:

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Results: Nurse June 2017 Board Exam (List of Passers, Topnotchers, Performance of Schools)



Nurse June 2017 Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the official results of June 2017 Nurse Licensure Examination on Friday, June 16, 2017.

The examination was conducted by the PRC on June 4 snd 5 in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

A total of 3,882 out of 11,176 examinees passed the June 2017 Nurse Board Exam, according to PRC (via PRC Website).

Topnotchers: June 2017 Nurse Licensure Examination

MARY ANGELIE CARDENTE CABAÑEZ, a graduate of WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-LA PAZ, ranked first in the June 2017 Nurse Board Exam with a rating of 86.20 percent.

The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the June 2017 Nurse Board Exam are the following:

To download the June 2017 Nurse Board Exam Topnotchers, please click here or here.

List of Passers: June 2017 Nurse Licensure Examination

To download the June 2017 Nurse Board Exam List of Passers, please click here or here.

Performance of Schools in June 2017 Nurse Licensure Examination

To download the June 2017 Nurse Performance of Schools, please click here or here.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY emerged as the top performing school in the June 2017 Nurse Board Exam as per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010, with 100 passing percentage or 60 out of 60 examinees passed the exams.

Nurse board exam covered the following subjects: Nursing Practice I - Basic Foundation of Nursing and Professional Nursing Practice; Nursing Practice II - Community Health Nursing and Care of the Mother and Child; and Nursing Practice III - Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part A); DAY 2 - Nursing Practice IV - Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part B); and Nursing Practice V - Care of Clients with Physiologic and Psychosocial Alterations (Part C).

The Board of Nursing who administered the June 2017 Nurse Board Exam are Carmelita C. Divinagracia as Officer-In-Charge, with members namely Gloria B. Arcos, Carfredda P. Dumlao, Glenda S. Arquiza, Florence C. Cawaon and Cora A. Añonuevo.

Pursuant to Section 16, of Republic Act No. 9173, "all successful candidates in the examination shall be required to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths prior to entering upon the nursing practice".

From July 3 to 12, 2017, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  • 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
  • 2 sets of metered documentary stamps

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the mass oathtaking of the successful examinees in the June 2017 Nurse Licensure Examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC said.

During the last examination conducted last November 2016, a total of 6,836 out of 14,322 examinees passed the Nurse board exam, PRC announced.

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