QCRTC stops DOTC, LTFRB from issuing permits to operate Uber, GrabCar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – operations under Transportation Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) without a certificate of public convenience (CPC). In a nine-page order, QCRTC Judge Santiago Arenas issued the 20-day restraining order against the implementation of Department of Transportation...

Customs most corrupt gov’t agency — SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) ranked as the most corrupt among the government agencies in a poll conducted among executives of companies according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday. The survey involved face-to-face interview of...

Bill promoting safer roads filed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero has filed a bill that seeks to provide “reliable road instructions to motorists and improve road safety” in the Philippines, which is notorious for having one of the worst road conditions in the world. Under Senate Bill No. 2886,...

Chiz says Coast Guard budget provides for more safety inspections to reduce sea mishaps

Senator Chiz Escudero reminded the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) of the “promissory note” attached to its P5.6 billion budget this year that it would step up safety inspections of sea vessels and cut down mishaps by the country’s 9,574-strong merchant fleet. Escudero, who chairs...

DOTC’s admission of lack of authority enough reason to stop light rail fare hike: Bayan Muna

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communication’s (DOTC) admission that it lacked authority to raise the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fares is enough grounds for the Supreme Court to stop the fare hike, a lawmaker said Monday....

Drilon wants NLEX, SCTEX toll collection system simplified

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A simplified toll collection system in the North Luzon and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressways (NLEX and SCTEX) may soon come about after Senate President Franklin Drilon met with officials of the Bases Conversion Development Authority and the Metro Pacific Tollways...

DOTC chief claims LRT, MRT fare hike followed standard procedures

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) defended its move to green light the fare increase for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT), which was based on laid-out procedures, its top official said Monday. This is in light of...

Amid calls for accountability for train crash, gov’t urged to take over MRT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government has been urged to take over the management of the Metro Rail Transit 3 and to hold accountable the Department of Transportation and Communications and private investors for the Wednesday crash of one of the mass transit system’s trains that left...

Pasig River ferry service seen to help ease traffic congestion to be available by April

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday revealed its plan to revive the Pasig River ferry service as an alternative to the traffic-ridden roads in the National Capital Region. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that the agency will kick off the...

NAIA Terminal 1 rehab won’t address airport congestion – MIAA

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – Airport congestion is not on the agenda under the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 rehabilitation, which starts Thursday, and passengers are expected the inconvenience of noise pollution long queues as some parts of the airport will...
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