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...

Is an electric car battery breakthrough on the horizon?

(Relaxnews) – Demand for the current crop of plug-in electric cars may still be weak but Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen are all confident that a mass-market electric car is just around the corner. This week Nissan added a new model to its range of Leaf electric cars. The...

DOTC creates new public utility vehicle classification: the airport bus

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — Passengers going to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will soon have another means of transport with the creation of Airport Buses under a new public utility vehicle (PUV) classification created by the Department of Transportation...

Consulate hosts presentation on innovators of e-Jeepney and social products

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General hosted a presentation on “The Future of the Philippines” featuring innovators behind the startups of e-Jeepney and Social Products (black and red rice cultivated in Cotabato) on 23 April 2015. Mr. Justin Garrido of Social Project.PH,...

Central Bank issues new rules in transport of currency

More than $10,000 must be declared at border Please be advised that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s current policies on cross border transport of local and foreign currency as contained in Section 4 of the Manual of Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions (FX...

Kia Soul EV wins 2015 Motorweek Drivers’ Choice Award

Kia’s first all-electric vehicle wins best eco-friendly honor CHICAGO – Kia’s hip urban crossover and first all-electric zero emissions vehicle, the Soul EV, has been named the Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle in MotorWeek’s 34th annual Drivers’ Choice Awards.  MotorWeek, which airs on...

PHL inflation slips to 17-month low in January as oil impacts on prices

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Inflation dropped to a 17-month low in January as oil, transport and utilities priceswent down, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Thursday. Consumer prices decelerated to 2.4 percent in January, compared with 2.7 percent in December 2014 and...

Pope to travel in ‘jeepney’ during PHL visit

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday – Pope Francis will travel in a different kind of “popemobile” during his visit to the Philippines later this week – an open “jeepney”, organisers said Monday. One of the three vehicles Francis will use for his five-day tour has been built like...

Google self-driving car prototype ready to try road

San Francisco, United States | AFP | – Google on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. “We’re going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern...

9 Pinoys detained for fuel smuggle try off Sabah – report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Nine Filipinos were detained in Sabah Thursday after they were caught in an alleged attempt to smuggle fuel, a Malaysian news site reported Friday. The nine were manning a cargo boat with fuel products when they were intercepted off the east coast of Sandakan,...