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Pantranco franchise under review, not canceled — DoTC

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2012

The Department of Transportation and Commu-nications (DoTC) is reviewing and not canceling the franchise of the country’s formerly biggest bus companies, the defunct Pantranco North Express Inc., an official of the agency assured the bus firm’s former employees who expressed worries over the claims of some bus operators that Pantranco’s franchise was already canceled or…

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Carpio, SC justices flip-flop on TRO

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2012

In so short a time, the Corona-less Supreme Court (SC) appears to have quickly become an Aquino court, with the high court, led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio calling for a special en banc session to reverse its status quo ante (SQA) order issued in less than 24 hours.

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Mar can make a mark

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2012

As usual, many bus companies are trying to wriggle away from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) order to pay fixed salary rates and provide additional benefits to bus drivers. Out of the 158 registered bus companies, only 50 have complied with the “two-tier” compensation scheme that allocates regular salaries plus performance bonuses to…

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Mayors seek phaseout of 10-year-old buses

Published by rudy Date posted on November 30, 2010

PUBLIC utility bus operators in Metro Manila may soon face another hurdle on their operation, the moment the members of the Metro Manila Council, the policy making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), push through with its proposal to disallow operators from renewing the registration and franchise of 10-year-old and above bus units.

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MMDA knows strikers, can’t mete out immediate sanctions

Published by rudy Date posted on November 19, 2010

THE Metro Manila Development Authority on Thursday asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to take action against the 80 bus operators who joined a transport strike Monday, but board chairman Nelson Laluces said the case against those involved could drag on to next year.

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Inviting further insult

Published by rudy Date posted on November 19, 2010

As much as I respect Secretary Ping de Jesus, I must confess that I was very disturbed when he, as a member of the Cabinet, said that his office “would consider” the idea that bus drivers should be given salaries instead of commissions.

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Too many bus operators in Metro Manila – JICA

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2010

THE number of bus operators which was blown out of proportion is being blamed as one of the many reasons why major thoroughfares of Metro Manila is considered one of the most traffic place in the world, an international study revealed. Engineer Rene Santiago, who had been the leader of the group who study the…

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100 bus firms face loss of franchise

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) plans to summon operators of around 100 bus companies to explain why their units stayed off Metro Manila roads last Monday.

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LTFRB to investigate bus strike participants

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2010

BUS firms who participated in Monday’s protest strike that left thousand of commuters stranded will be made to answer before the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) as to why their licenses should not be revoked.

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Bus strike strands thousands in Metro

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of commuters were stranded in key points in Metro Manila yesterday as public utility buses stopped operations to protest implementation of number coding or the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP).

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It’s all systems go for PUBs number coding on Monday

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2010

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy 1,800 traffic enforcers metro-wide on Monday to ensure the full implementation of the number coding scheme on public utility buses (PUBs).

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House to probe bus firms’ ‘deadly’ practices

Published by rudy Date posted on October 30, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on Metro Manila development is set to conduct an inquiry into the bus operators’ illegal practices called “colorum,” “kabit,” and “buntis,” which make traffic gridlocks worse and contribute to deadly accidents in the metropolis.

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