NLEX Corporation Opened a Total of New 64 Lane Kilometers for Motorist

The NLEX Corporation opened a total of 64 new lane kilometers in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga to motorist. The said move was expected to help ease travel convenience and promote the growth of local economy in North and Central Luzon.

The opening of the new expressway lanes is aligned with the Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build” mission to ease heavy traffic in urban areas and promote socio-economic growth with infrastructures that make the transportation of goods and services more efficient.
NLEX Corporation Opened a Total of New 64 Lane Kilometers for Motorist
A total of Php2.9 billion has been invested by the NLEX Corp. for the said road widening project. The expressway from Sta. Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan to San Fernando City has expanded from 2x2 lanes to 3x3 lanes in each direction.

NLEX was also Extended with 800 LED Lights

In addition to that, lay-bys or emergency stops at northbound and southbound directions of the 5-km long Candaba Viaduct were also constructed for the motorists’ convenience. The shoulder lanes were upgraded as third lanes.

The lighted portion of NLEX was also extended with 800 LED lights added in the sections of Balagtas and Sta. Rita to San Fernando. This makes the expressway safer for motorists, especially those driving at night. It will also help NLEX traffic monitoring teams and patrol officers to easily spot and respond to road incidents during the nighttime.

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In Mabalacat, a new 4 km, 2x2 northbound carriageway was also built including two bridges in Balem and Quitanguil. It was also done to improve road safety and provide easier access to the city.
NLEX Corp. President and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco hopes that the opening of the new infrastructures will further deliver hassle-free travel experience, spur tourism development, and bring in more investments in the region.

LTFRB Implementing Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Drivers of both public and private vehicles are given one week to remove unnecessary accessories from their windshields and dashboards, according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.  This includes bobbing head dogs, curtains, religious icons, and even rosaries often hung by drivers on their rearview mirror.

The Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA) has since cause confusion to the public since it officially took effect on May 18, ten months after it became a law in July 2016.
LTFRB Implementing Anti-Distracted Driving Act
According to Republic Act No. 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, ‘distracted driving’ is defined as using telecommunication or entertainment devices while in motion or when temporarily stopped at  a red traffic light.

Meanwhile, some motorists use their handphones or gadgets due for navigation purposes using GPS. However, the current law would make the technology illegal to use.

How Much will be the Fine for the Violators?

While the law was specifically aimed at devices, LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada stated that the accessories on the ‘line of sight’ of drivers were already prohibited by an earlier memorandum; the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 2014-01.

Under the said order, ‘defective and unauthorized accessories’ that could be ‘prejudicial to road safety’ are all prohibited.

Motorists are expected to comply by May 26 after which violators would be fined Php 5,000.
Aside from those stated above, drivers who would be caught putting on make-up or drinking coffee will also be fined. According to LIzada, it also violates the ‘reckless driving provision’ under JAO 2014-01. This will mean a fine of not less than Php 2,000 but not exceeding Php 10,000. Violators may also have their driving license revoked.

The ADDA and the Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act have both been postponed due to the confusion from the public. Thus, LTFRB decided to suspend the execution of the said laws up to May 26 until proper information dissemination drive has been conducted.

It is Official: Liza Soberano is the Newest Darna of Philippines

Darna has been an iconic role of Filipinos. This is the character that launched the career of superstars such as Vilma Santos,Lorna Tolentino, Rio Locsin, Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera. It has always been a privilege for any actress to play the role.

A creation of Mars Ravelo, the fictional superhero first appeared in comic books, and became one of the most celebrated characters in Philippine History. No matter how many remakes were done, Filipinos are always very excited with news of new movies or TV shows of Darna.
It is Official: Liza Soberano is the Newest Darna of Philippines
Liza wearing the costume of Darna is only edited
Seventy-years after Darna's birth on Philippine comics, Pinoys are raving yet again with the buzz of a movie remake for this year.

A lot of names surfaced from rumors who would play the role. But after many speculations on who would be the next to done the trademark red costume, an actress has been named to have been chosen from the long list.

The newest Darna is none other than the second most beautiful woman in the world, Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano.

Kapamilya Actress is Now Undergoing Intensive Training

According to celebrity columnist Ricky Lo, an inside informant told him that plans for Liza to fly as the celebrated character are on the works. The movie would be directed by Erik Matti.

The Kapamilya actress is now undergoing intensive training in preparations for the movie. The location of where the training happens was reportedly top secret to prevent leaks.

Meanwhile: Liza Soberano is Portraying as Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach on MMK

But it seems that this was something that Star Cinema could not prevent after the news has already broken out on social media sites everywhere.

Fans are very excited for Liza to play the iconic role. Her pretty and innocent face seems perfect for Narda, but we will yet to see if she can kick ass as a superhero.

This would be the Kapamilya sweetheart's first action role. Many are also excited to see her wearing the sexy outfit since the teen actress has not yet been seen wearing a two-piece swimsuit.

Liza Soberano to Portray as Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach on MMK

Liza Soberano has been tapped by many as a potential Miss Universe candidate. With her tall height, graceful moves, witty intelligence and undeniable charm, many Filipinos believe that the teen Kapamilya actress would win the blue crown very easily.

But if the latest interview statement from the actress herself would be interpreted, there would be no chance that she would be vying for Miss Universe in the near future. This was to the dismay of her many fans.
Liza Soberano to Portray as Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach on MMK
To make up for that disappointment, Liza Soberano would be playing the role of the young Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach in the upcoming episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.

Ogie Diaz, the teen star’s manager, confirmed the news last Tuesday. According to Diaz, the role of Liza concentrates on the story of Wurtzbach’s pre-pageant life. Meanwhile, veteran actress Zsa Zsa Padilla also uploaded a photo on Instagram with Liza Soberano. She noted how mesmerizing was the face of the young actress that it sometimes distracted her while taping.
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Diaz also announced that Liza will be shooting a new television series called ‘Bagani’ with her love team partner Enrique Gil for Star Creatives.

Liza Soberano Playing the Role of Darna

When thrown the question if Liza will be playing the role of Darna, the teen star’s manager simply said that she was being considered for the role, but the official confirmation will be coming from Star Cinema.

But according to an inside report scooped by Philippine Star editor Ricky Lo, Liza Soberano was already confirmed to play the iconic role of Darna.

Liza Soberano’s last project was the blockbuster movie ‘My Ex and Why’s’ alongside Kapamilya actor Enrique Gil. After the successful movie release, the pair had been busy shooting for multiple endorsements. Thus, the sought after LizQuen’s comeback for a primetime drama and another movie were very much anticipated by their fans.