Land Transport

DOLE ends ‘boundary’ system for bus drivers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2019

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – Mar 6, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Bus drivers and conductors will receive a fixed salary starting Saturday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced yesterday.

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40,000 TNVS drivers, mawawalan ng trabaho sa planong ‘tapyas’ ng LTFRB

Published by rudy Date posted on January 19, 2018

by ABS-CBN New, Jan 19, 2018 Nanganganib na mawalan ng kita ang humigit kumulang 40,000 transport network vehicle service (TNVS) drivers sa oras na maipatupad sa Pebrero 2 ang supply cap na iniutos ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

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LTFRB limits cars under ride-hailing apps to 45,700

Published by rudy Date posted on January 18, 2018

LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada says Grab has around 55,000 units, while Uber has around 70,000 by Rambo Talabong, Rappler, Jan 18, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has set the maximum number of cars operating ride-hailing applications like Grab and Uber at 45,700.

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Grab uses fuel tax hike as excuse to boost fares

Published by rudy Date posted on January 4, 2018

Ridesharing firm Grab is proposing a six to 10 percent or P10 to P13 fare hike because of higher excise taxes on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

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Government will allow old but roadworthy Jeepneys

Published by rudy Date posted on January 2, 2018

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Why some transport groups oppose jeepney phaseout

Published by rudy Date posted on September 27, 2017

By Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com), Sep 27, 2017 MANILA, Philippines (First published Sept. 26) — Jeepney operators and drivers will only fall into deeper poverty should the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program, which includes phasing out old units, push through.

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One way to fix Uber: Let drivers become owners

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2017

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Think tank: Scrap limit on Uber, Grab

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2017

by DJ Yap, Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Inquirer, Aug 3, 2017 A group of prominent economists under the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to do away with restrictions on permits issued to drivers of ride-sharing services like Uber and Grab.

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Number of Uber, Grab vehicles shocks LTFRB

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2017

by Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Inquirer, Aug 2, 2017 Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chair Martin Delgra III on Wednesday said he is “shocked” to learn of the number of Uber and Grab vehicles plying the roads of Metro Manila which the transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) companies earlier did not reveal.

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LTFRB clarifies Grab, Uber services not suspended

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2017

By TED CORDERO, GMA News, Jul 18, 2017 The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday clarified that Grab Philippines and Uber were not suspended despite an ongoing online campaign by drivers to lift the suspension order against transport network companies (TNCs).

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Grab, Uber future uncertain: LTFRB sets accreditation hearing

Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2017

By Rex Remitio, CNN Philippines, Jul 9, 2017 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) — The future of tens of thousands of Grab and Uber drivers in the Philippines is in limbo as transport authorities have yet to determine if they will renew the accreditations of the two Transportation Network Companies (TNC).

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Gov’t to subsidize P2.2-B jeepney upgrade of drivers, operators

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2017

3 METRO PUV COOPERATIVES TO AVAIL PILOT FINANCING PACKAGE By: Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jul 04, 2017 To better aid drivers and operators as they transition from their old jeepney units to environment-friendly vehicles, the government will hand out to them over P2.2 billion in subsidy in the next three years of the rollout…

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First 100 days: MRT-3 unsafer

Published by rudy Date posted on October 5, 2016

By Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star), October 5, 2016 MRT-3 promised to boost train speeds, frequency, and ridership within the first 100 days of the Duterte admin. It put up Prez Rody to announce glowing statistics in his State of the Nation last July. Yet as the deadline falls this Saturday, the trains are as…

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Latest MRT-3 alibi: old coaches wrong

Published by rudy Date posted on October 3, 2016

By Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star), October 3, 2016 The MRT-3 commuter railway broke down every two to three days in the first half of 2016. Now it’s worse, bogging down two to three times a day. Disobeyed is President Rody Duterte’s order to transport officials to cut the long waiting lines of passengers under…

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1.5 M road traffic deaths reported yearly – WHO

Published by rudy Date posted on November 1, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Road traffic deaths remain high, with around 1.5 million reported each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015.

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After Uber, LTFRB eyes other taxi service operators

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – After apprehending a partner driver of Uber, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board is training its sights on other taxi service providers, LTFRB chair Winston Ginez said yesterday.

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LTFRB: Too many ‘legal’ PUVs in Metro Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila can be attributed to too many public utility vehicles (PUVs) in the metropolis, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chair Winston Ginez said in a roundtable discussion with STAR editors and reporters Wednesday night.

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Manila lifts new truck ban but…

Published by rudy Date posted on May 13, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—In preparation for the 23rd World Economic Forum to be hosted by the country from May 21 to 23, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada agreed on Monday to lift for eight days the modified truck ban being implemented by the city government.

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Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2014

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4-day work week pushed amid hellish traffic jams

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The prospect of hellish traffic jams in Metro Manila with two major road projects beginning simultaneously on Monday night has prompted a Quezon City lawmaker to revive his push for a four-day work week for government employees to help ease the anticipated gridlock.

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Commuters to gov’t: Limit cars to half of the roads

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Can you imagine your city with cars occupying only half of the roads, while all-weather bike lanes and sidewalks, bus rapid transit, and public trains have the other half?

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Commuters to gov’t: Limit cars to half of the roads

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Can you imagine your city with cars occupying only half of the roads, while all-weather bike lanes and sidewalks, bus rapid transit, and public trains have the other half?

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Impact of public safety taken lightly

Published by rudy Date posted on February 13, 2014

The Philippines is becoming one of the most notorious countries in the world for having the most number of coffins on wheels, specifically public transportation buses that people use when travelling on the roads.

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Bus firm probed for possible labor violations

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – After losing its franchise following last Monday’s deadly accident, Don Mariano Transit could face more sanctions. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz yesterday said the bus firm could face additional penalties if it is proven to have violated various labor regulations.

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More suggestions to improve traffic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2013

More suggestions on how to improve our traffic problem in Metro Manila have been coming in. The latest is from Fernando Anluagui, and here’s what he says:

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Why the EDSA bus segregation system doesn’t work

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – A lot has been said about the horrific traffic situation in Metro Manila, especially on EDSA. Social media usually lights up with complaints whenever gridlock clogs the metro’s main artery.

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SC stops fixed salary scheme for bus firms

Published by rudy Date posted on July 11, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has stopped the implementation of a government order fixing the salaries of bus drivers and conductors starting this month. The high court issued yesterday a status quo ante order, enjoining the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) from implementing the…

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‘Boundary’ era ends for bus drivers in NCRDOLE enforces new pay system today

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2012

DOLE enforces new pay system today It may be considered the end of an era on Metro Manila roads, one that is partly blamed for the undisciplined behavior of drivers in the public transport sector.

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DOLE’s drive vs workers’ ‘contractualization’ boosted with MNCs support: Baldoz

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2012

AN increasing number of multinational companies are now abiding by the government’s implementation of protecting rights of workers to decent working condition, security of tenure through a labor rule that stops contractual work terms of six months less.

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Bus firms start paying drivers salaries

Published by rudy Date posted on January 6, 2012

Effective January 16, all bus drivers particularly in Metro Manila will receive a fix salary.

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