Binay camp: Demolition job vs VP resumes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said they are bracing themselves for the continuation of the alleged demolition job against the opposition’s presidential candidate. This, following the remarks made by President Benigno Aquino III alluding to...

20-day TRO issued vs. operations of Uber, GrabCar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued a 20-day temporary restraining order against the operation of transportation network vehicle service (TNVS) without certificate of public convenience or franchise. The TRO issued by RTC Branch 217 puts a...

DOTC stops new rule for professional driver’s license

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has suspended the new Land Transportation Office (LTO) order requiring applicants for a professional driver’s license to get clearances from both the police and the National Bureau of...

Chiz: Who’s really in charge of airport security?

With fingers pointing in different directions at the Senate inquiry into the “tanim-bala” extortion racket in airports, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to clarify their exact...

Aquino forced to act on ‘laglag-bala’

President meets DOTC officials amid bullet in luggage allegations MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday morning met with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) amid allegations of the “laglag-bala” extortion scheme. “The...

Palace official acknowledges efforts of HPG, MMDA to ease traffic congestion

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras on Wednesday acknowledged the “hard work and continuous efforts” of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for working together to address the traffic...

Gov’t to pay LRT-1 partner P7.5-B penalty charge – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government will have to compensate the consortium of Ayala Land Inc. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. for unfulfilled obligations under a concession agreement for the Light Rail Transit Line 1. In an August 7 letter, Transportation Secretary Joseph...

Binay camp blasts ‘worst performing agency’ tag

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Vice President (OVP) downplayed the survey conducted by the Makati Business Club (MBC) showing it is the worst performing agency this year. In a statement on Friday, OVP media affairs head Joey Salgado stressed that their office serves poor...

DOTC exec says LRT-1 fare hike every 2 years not set in stone

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An official of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Wednesday said the government can prevent private contractors from implementing fare hikes every two years for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1. At the House of...

Gov’t tells MRT owner: Drop case vs new train cars

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government is urging the Sobrepeña-controlled MRT Holdings Inc. (MRTH) to drop its bid to stop the purchase of 48 new train cars for the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3). The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said government has “exercised...