Monday, December 12, 2011

Paranaque Plane Crash

In my lifetime this isn't the first time that a private plane crashed in Paranaque. I know of 2 others which crashed in the vicinity (barangay Sun Valley) when I was younger and remember another one crash in Moonwalk. Planes have been flying over our house ever since I can remember, perhaps airport authorities should try to make a route away from residential areas. Rest in peace to my fellow Paranaquenos.

Here's my kababata Dante Perello reporting about the incident.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paranaque Resumes Number Coding Scheme Starting December 1, 2011

The Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or more popularly known as the number coding scheme will be reimposed in Paranaque city as a result of a sudden increase in the volume of traffic along the Bicutan area causing a horrendous traffic along the Bicutan interchange.
The number coding schemes takes into effect starting December 1, 2011 and will include the following major roads:
  • San Antonio Avenue,Pres.Aguinaldo Street,Dominique Savio street,Japan street,Michael Rua street and France street in Barangay Don Bosco.
  • E.Rodriguez street in Barangay Moonwalk,Doña Soledad extension and Doña Soledad Avenue in Barangay Don Bosco.
  • East Service road from Dr.Santos Avenue up to FTI Parañaque area.
  • West Service road from Dr.Santos Avenue up to Merville Park Subdivision Parañaque area.

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In addition, the truck ban as provided under the Parañaque Traffic Code as well as in Ordinance No.99-14 be strictly implemented along those streets mentioned herein.

Not everyone was immediately informed about the sudden enforcement of the number coding scheme and coverage area as people were asking @MMDA through their twitter account about the details.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Road Construction by DPWH To Affect President's Ave. & Sucat Road

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is ready to conduct road re-blocking projects before the Christmas season causes vehicular traffic.

Projects include the widening/concreting with drainage improvement; upgrading of damaged paved national roads, soil testing footbridges, etc. along Sucat Road and President Avenue in Paranaque City.

The upgrade in Paranaque City is one of 19 road rehabilitation and improvement projects to be undertaken by the DPWH between now and December 15 to avoid the expected increased traffic during the Holiday season.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Skyway NAIA 3 Exit Starts Collecting Toll Fees on November 16, 2011

Starting November 16, 2011, the Skyway NAIA 3 Exit will start collecting toll fees.  Toll booths at the NAIA Terminal 3 Exit will start to collect P35. for regular Class 1 vehicles and P70. for trucks and buses.  Since the opening of this Skyway exit, use of this exit has been toll-free.

Alternative routes Southbound is to take SLEX and exit at the Villamor Airbase leading to NAIA 3. Vehicles taking the northbound side can take a U-turn at Magallanes and exit SLEX at Villamor Airbase as well.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Krispy Kreme Comes To Bicutan !

For all those in the Bicutan area craving for Krispy Kreme, here's great news!  There's a Krispy Kreme stall at SM City Bicutan.   It's located on the top floor of Building A of SM City Bictuan near Ace Hardware and Gerry's Grill.  There isn't any dining area so you can't snack on your favorite Krispy Kreme donuts there.  But if you just want to order donuts for  take out probably before heading home or want to get your donut fix without having to travel to Makati, The Fort or Alabang, then this is a good alternative.

Welcome Krispy Kreme to Bicutan !

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Coupe Coffee Station

Coupe Coffee Station is located at Petron gas station, Dona Soledad Avenue in Better Living. They serve cakes, sandwiches, coffee and an array of meals (pasta and rice meals). An important thing to note is they have FREE WIFI!

Nice place to hang out at especially in the evenings.

Coupe Coffee Station
Petron Gas Station

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Modus Operandi of Robbers in Paranaque

I just heard an incident from my friend who lives in Better Living Subdivision that a group of armed men gate-crashed a neighbors party and took cellphones, laptops and other valuables of visitors. The getaway car was a Fortuner.

Take care Paranaquenos!

Paranaque Doctors' Hospital

Paranaque Doctors' Hospital opened in 2007 and has been a convenient go-to place for medical needs for residents of Barangay Don Bosco and Sun Valley. My family has been to this hospital several times already for tests, rehabilitation, confinement and check-ups. If you are a health-card holder all you need to do is call the hospital to check if any of their doctors can accommodate you.

For more information about Paranaque Doctors' Hospital visit their website.

Paranaque Doctors' Hospital
175 Doña Soledad Avenue
Better Living Subdivision,
Don Bosco, Paranaque City
+(632) 776-0644 loc.7000, 776-0644 to 51, 53 to 54

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Voter's Registration in Paranaque

In preparation for coming elections the COMELEC Office in Paranaque is ready to accept registrations. Here are details:

Period: May 3, 2011 to October 31, 2012

Where: Paranaque COMELEC Office, 3rd Floor Sta. Lucia Bldg, Sta. Lucia St., San Antonio Valley 1, Paranaque City

What to bring (with address in Paranaque City):

1. Postal ID, SSS/GSIS ID, Senior Citizen's ID, Passport, Student ID or Library Card signed by school authority.

2. Employee's identification card signed by the employer and/or authorized representative.

3. Driver's license, NBI/PNP clearance.

4. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID.

5. License issued by the Professional Regulatory Board and other government issued ID's.

Bring both the original and photocopy.

Here's the map:

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Paranaque Visita Iglesia

If your from the side of Paranaque near SLEX, here's a list of churches you may want to go to for Visita Iglesia this Holy Week:

Our Lady of Beautiful Love Parish (map)
80 Washington St., Merville Park Subd.,
Paranaque City

Holy Eucharist Parish (map)
Armstrong Ave., Moonwalk Village,
Parañaque City

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish (map)
Bougainville Rd., Sun Valley Subd.,
Parañaque City

Mary Help of Christians National Shrine (map)
Mary Help of Christians St.
Better Living Subd., Parañaque City

Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Parish (map)
Peach St., Marcelo Green Village,
Parañaque City

San Antonio de Padua Parish Church (map)
San Antonio Valley 6, Sucat,
Parañaque City

Resurrection of Our Lord Parish (map)
Gng. E. Gatches St., BF Homes, Ph 1,
Paranaque City

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Goodah, Dona Soledad

We usually have brunch after hearing mass every Sunday and Goodah is one of our go-to places. We usually have one of the silogs plus some side dishes.

Goodah at Dona Soledad in Better Living was renovated about 2 years ago and it's a pretty cozy place to go to and it's open 24 hours a day! It's the only other place that's open all-day, all-night in Better Living now (the other one is Sinangag Express. Tropical Hut used to be open 24 hours a day when it had a full restaurant).

Here's some of the things that we usually have whenever we dine in:

Goodah (map)
Dona Soledad Avenue,
Better Living Subdivision,
Paranaque City

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Army Navy Burger + Burritos in Paranaque

Army Navy Burger + Burritos opened a few weeks (mid-March) ago at Dona Soledad Avenue in Better Living Paranaque. We lost no time and found ourselves visiting the place on March 21 for some late lunch/merienda. Good thing I brought my car since the only parking space available was perfect for my tiny car.

The exterior and interiors of the shop was the same with all other Army Navy branches. I like our branch here since it's quite spacious with a lot of seats and spanking new (haha)!

And you can also opt to sit outside.

I was quite hungry, so I ordered a steak burrito -

Sweetie had a starving sailor - steak -

The Libertea (beverage) matched perfectly our order -

And after dining you can throw your trash in the cute bin.

Army Navy Better Living is located where Chowking used to be on Dona Soledad. Across it is 7-Eleven.

Army Navy (map)
Dona Soledad Avenue,
Better Living Subdivision,
Paranaque City, Metro Manila

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Skyway Extension To Alabang Now Open

The Skyway originally a ten kilometer stretch from Makati to Bicutan recently opened its new extension to Sucat.  Today, the next extension is open up to Alabang.   The entire stretch of Skyway now measures 16.88 kms in length and predominantly resides above the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).  

From April 6 to 20, 2011, the new section of the Skyway will be free charging only the base rate of P85., the same with the Bicutan and Sucat exits.  After April 20, the toll rate from Makati to Alabang will be P169.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine's Day, a Special Non-Working Holiday in Paranaque

The City of Paranaque will be celebrating it's city-hood anniversary on February 13, 2011 and since it falls on a Sunday, Malacanang has declared February 14, 2011 as a special non-working holiday in Paranaque.

Procalmation 106 can be found at this link -