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MMDA wants 2 poorly built bus terminals shut down

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recommended the closure of two bus terminals in Quezon City until they can improve their facilities. In a letter sent on Friday to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos complained about the terminals of Roro Bus Transport Services Inc. on South […]

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Banning rosaries from vehicles questioned

A Filipino taxi driver displays a religious icon inside his vehicle in Manila on May 22, 2017.

Philippine authorities have banned hanging rosaries and religious icons off car dashboards because of safety concerns, prompting an outcry from the Catholic Church which insists they offer divine intervention on the nation’s chaotic roads. The ban, which will take effect on May 26, is part of a wide-ranging new law aimed at eliminating distractions for drivers.

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Rosaries and religious icons hanging from dashboards are banned if they block a driver’s line of sight, a restriction that has drawn protest from a Catholic priest, a group of jeepney drivers and senators. The items can still be placed on the rearview mirror, however, as long as these are coiled up so they don’t swing […]

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2006 MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden passes away at 35

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2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden succumbed to injuries he suffered while cycling in Italy this past week.

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Dash cam OK, but rosaries, trinkets listed as ‘distractions’

TIME TO DECLUTTER Jeepney drivers like him, who has both a Chinese good luck charm and a rosary as “protection” against untoward incidents on the road, better clear their view of such items by Friday, according to an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.—REM ZAMORA

Amid the confusion that greeted the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a transport official reminded motorists that their “line of sight” should be clear not just of electronic gadgets but also rosaries, small figurines, trinkets, and other accessories that can hinder their view of the road. Owners of public and private vehicles have […]

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Piston protest set MAY 22: Our jeepneys won’t be scraps

Don't hold your breath for cleaner air, as the DENR has been a laggard in adopting cleaner fuel standards. A 10-fold cut in sulfur emissions has been pushed back to 2016. INQUIRER file photo

Jeepney drivers and operators led by transport group Piston are set to hold a nationwide protest caravan on Monday against the government’s upcoming “scrappage” program for aging public utility vehicles. Piston president George San Mateo said the caravan would reiterate their rejection of the “modernization program” being pushed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory […]

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Trucks rented to transfer petabytes of data

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If you think 10 terabytes of storage capacity in a home PC is a lot, you’d be surprised to learn that some companies produce 100 terabytes-worth of data per day. With so much data to move around, the internet just isn’t going to cut it. For situations like these, companies like DigitalGlobe make use of […]

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Volkswagen PH kicks off “Steps to Safety” campaign at Robinsons Magnolia on May 20

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Volkswagen Philippines, exclusive importer and distributor of the number one European car brand in the country, kicks off the upgraded version of its award-winning Child Safety Initiative (CSI) campaign at the atrium of the Robinsons Magnolia Mall in Quezon City on May 20. Here’s the news from Volkswagen: The CSI, launched during the Manila International […]

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5 Manila traffic men axed over drugs

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. AP FILE PHOTO

Just like he promised last month, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada fired five personnel of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) who tested positive for drug use. In a statement issued on Monday, Estrada identified the five as Randy Luangco, 28; Enrico Dalisay, 39; Rommel Santos, 40; Marcelo Tinao, 39; and John Lennon Dalisay, 27. […]

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Funeral ‘uber-like’ service is becoming a thing in Russia

These days, especially in Russia, even the hearse can be as efficient as Uber. File photo.

The rise of online transportation networks like Uber and Grab has surely made things more convenient for us common folks. Aside from giving us rides to wherever we please, those platforms can also be used as parcel or messenger services. Now, we can even add ‘personal funeral service’ to the list. Ushering in a new […]

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Schumacher family blackmailer sentenced in Germany

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BERLIN, May  18, 2017 (AFP) – A blackmailer threatened to kill the children of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher unless paid 900,000 euros ($1 million). The man, who cannot be named, has been ordered to seek psychiatric help and a German court also handed him a suspended jail sentence, a fine of 4,500 euros […]

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May 10, 2017

Nowadays, the car is the best extension of Mom’s domain. It is what she uses to chauffeur, acquire, gather

May 10, 2017

Browsing through online sites, I found an interesting anecdote about the Volkswagen Tiguan. Its name is an amalgamation of