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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Grace Poe: Kasama niyo po ako

SOUTH COTABATO (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe assured the public she is one with the country in forging a better future for the nation as she addressed the people of South Cotabato during the 16th T’nalak Festival and the 49th anniversary of the province. “Nagmula po sa isang...