Land transportation

No more motorcycle taxis after March 23

Published by rudy Date posted on December 28, 2019

By: Krixia Subingsubing, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 Dec 2019 No more motorcycle-hailing services like Angkas can operate after March 23, the multiagency technical working group (TWG) studying the viability of bikes-for-hire announced on Thursday, adding that it sees no reason to extend the pilot test a third time.

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DOTr TWG on motorbike taxis fires back at Angkas, hits emotional blackmail, monopoly bid

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2019

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PUJ operators not complying with modernization program face revocation of franchises

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2019

By Rizal Obanil, Manila Bulletin, 6 Oct 2019 Owners of old public utility jeepneys (PUJs) face the possibility of having their franchises revoked if they fail to comply with the PUV modernization program’s 2020 deadline.

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Motorcycle crashes No. 9 killer in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2019

by Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star), 6 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle accidents are now the ninth leading cause of death among Filipinos, according to the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

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Pasang Masda president to other transport groups: Stop misleading jeepney operators

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2019

PUV MODERNIZATION by Dona Magsino/RSJ, GMA News, 30 Sep 2019 Pro-modernization Pasang Masda president Obet Martin on Monday urged leaders of other transport groups to stop “misleading” jeepney operators regarding the program which aims to phase out jeepneys which are 15 years and older.

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Short-, medium- and long-term mobility solutions

Published by rudy Date posted on September 28, 2019

BY ROBERT SIY, Manila Times, 28 Sept 2019 WE all have friends or relatives whose daily commute has become so onerous, costly or time-consuming that he or she is seriously considering a drastic change. Those who are more fortunate might have the option of another job or a different school. But, sometimes, the outcome is…

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Duterte signs Student Fare Discount Act

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2019

By: Nestor Corrales,, Jul 15, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the bill that institutionalizes student fare discounts for all modes of transportation.

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Policies of LTFRB, MMDA aim to make public suffer more–Inton

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2019

by Faye Orellana, Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 3, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The policies of the government in solving the traffic situation in the metropolis focus on making the public sacrifice their time and effort instead of really solving the problem.

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Here’s what’s in store for the Jeepney Modernization Program

Published by rudy Date posted on October 3, 2017

by Cherryl Anne Cruz, Oct 3, 2017 Are you ready to say goodbye to the old jeepney? Perhaps it won’t be for many drivers and operators today. But still, the Modernization Program is already set in motion. In fact, there’s already the unveiling of the new PUV prototypes this October 12, with as many as…

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Jeep fare up P1; taxi base rate P40

Published by rudy Date posted on February 7, 2017

By: Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 07, 2017 The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) granted on Monday the provisional increase of jeepney fare to P8, but ordered that the flag-down rate in taxis be reverted to P40 in certain areas.

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Thousands stranded by transport strike

Published by rudy Date posted on February 7, 2017

By Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star), Feb. 7, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – At least 15,000 commuters in Metro Manila were affected by the transport holiday staged by some groups that protested the government’s jeepney phaseout plan.

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‘Colorum’ buses face P1M fine by end-June

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2014

From P10,000, the fine is now at P1 million. A joint administrative order from the DOTC, LTFRB, and LTO also covers rude drivers who overcharge, refuse services, and are reckless

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DOLE: 71 bus firms now giving drivers regular wages

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2012

At least 71 bus firms in seven regions are now giving their drivers and conductors regular wages and complying with other labor standards for the industry, the Department of Labor and Employment said late Friday. The DOLE said these 71 firms have issued labor standards compliance certificates (LSCCs) as proof of compliance with Department Order…

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950 bus drivers, 950 conductors get minimum wage, incentives

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2012

Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz reported yesterday that 957 bus drivers and 950 bus conductors have benefited from the legislated minimum wage and performance incentives as proof of their compliance with Department Order 118-12, the rules and regulations governing employment and working conditions of drivers and conductors in the utility bus…

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High court stops implementation of DoLE order fixing wages of bus drivers, conductors

Published by rudy Date posted on July 11, 2012

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stopped the implementation of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE)order fixing wages of bus drivers and conductors.

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Local bus drivers, conductors now earn minimum wage pay – DOLE SoLeyte

Published by rudy Date posted on May 23, 2012

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, May 23 (PIA) — As soon as the Technical Assistance Visit (TAV) orientation is conducted in the province, the local bus drivers and conductors will finally be subjected to minimum wage pay.

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PHL braces for nationwide strike by labor, transport groups

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2012

The Philippine government failed to sway labor and transportation groups from staging a nationwide strike Thursday in protest of soaring petroleum prices, prompting the Department of Education on Wednesday to defer to local governments the decision to suspend classes in their respective localities.

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More subsidies for transport sector bared

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino has ordered the release of an additional P200 million as subsidy for 100,000 public utility drivers and approved the tax discounts for them from manufacturers and dealers of spare parts for public utility vehicles, Malacañang announced yesterday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the Department of Energy was directed to make…

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Bus drivers, conductors to get fixed pay

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Drivers and conductors of public utility buses (PUB) should now be paid fixed salaries following an order by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) abolishing the commission system for such workers.

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Bus drivers to receive basic salary starting January, says MMDA

Published by rudy Date posted on November 29, 2011

Bus drivers will soon start having their own basic salary, in a bid to prevent them from trying to outrace each other to pick up passengers, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

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Palace warns transport groups of strike consequences

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2011

THE Palace on Thursday warned transport groups there will be “consequences” on their franchises if they push through with their planned strike on Sept. 19.

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DoLE chief wants fixed pay for drivers; GMA seeks exact change from cabbies

Published by rudy Date posted on September 8, 2011

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has recommended the adoption of fixed salaries plus incentives for bus drivers. The Labor chief recommended to the National Wages and Productivity Commission and the Bureau of Working Condition with the regulatory agencies to identify strategies to implement fixed salaries for bus drivers nationwide.

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MMDA plans to phase out old, dilapidated vehicles

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2010

In an effort to trim down the number of Public Utility Buses (PUBs) plying along Edsa and in metropolis, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to effect gradual phasing-out of old and dilapidated PUB vehicles.

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Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2010

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How to solve the ‘rolling coffins’ problem

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Transportation authorities are stepping up their watch on the condition of buses on the road in the wake of recent bus accidents in the country.

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MMDA envisions inter-modal transport system for Metro Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2010

A COMPREHENSIVE integrated urban transport system within 20 years is the vision of Chairman Francis Tolentino for Metro Manila hoping to make the lives of its residents and visitors easier and comfortable. This what Tolentino revealed in his message before former judges and justices who attended their regular in-house forum, Kapihan sa Klub.

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$280m for tricycle phase-out eyed

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2010

THE Asian Development Bank is offering the Philippine government as much as $280 million in loans to finance a proposed refleeting program for tricycle drivers and operators to shift to electric motorbikes or e-bikes.

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