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The 5 vaguest traffic violations, and why you must question them no end

If you’ve been driving in the streets of Metro Manila for some time, you’ve probably been apprehended at least once for any or a combination of these violations: “Overspeeding” or “speeding,” “swerving,” “abrupt lane change,” and “reckless driving.” And you’ve most likely paid dearly for that when you retrieve your confiscated license. But a legal […]

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Bato orders QC cop who mauled motorist restricted to Camp Crame

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday placed “under restrictive custody” in Camp Crame the police officer accused of illegally detaining and mauling a motorist in Quezon City after a traffic altercation. Dela Rosa said he had also ordered Chief Insp. Melvin Madrona, the head of the Fairview police station […]

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P300 per kilometer?! Cabbie charging ‘kilo-kilo’ fare nabbed

A taxi driver reportedly involved in the “kilo-kilo” modus operandi in which he forces passengers to pay him P300 per kilometer for a ride from the airport has been arrested. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Eddie Monreal said on Thursday that Victorino Duldulao was caught at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 […]

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‘We can’t tolerate this behavior on the road’

A day after the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority charged three bus drivers and a conductor with assault and bribery, another bus driver ended up in the news after he was caught on video doing a counterflow and then threatening the motorist who refused to give way. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on […]

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LTFRB sets probe of bus driver in viral video

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) was set to issue on Tuesday a show cause order against a bus driver caught on video counterflowing on Monday and attempting to hurt the motorist who refused to give way to him since he was on the proper lane. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that […]

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Uber-frustrated over red tape

If you think the roadblocks that ridesharing firms like Uber and Grab face have gone away after they meekly complied with regulators’ demands for surge pricing ceilings over the holidays, think again. As it turns out, being a ridesharing firm in the Philippines is as difficult as ever, despite the demonstrable benefits they’ve brought to […]

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MMDA, NBI making it tougher for parking violators

Motorists with unpaid fines for illegal parking may find it hard to apply for a clearance with the National Bureau of Investigation  starting in March. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is currently in talks with the NBI to include these delinquent drivers on the bureau’s alarm list. If implemented, the move would be the […]

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Naia keeps list of ‘banned taxis’ based on passenger complaints

Hundreds of regular taxis are now banned at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) because of mounting complaints from passengers, ranging from overcharging to rude drivers. In July last year, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) started allowing regular, unaccredited cabs at the four Naia terminals to cope with high passenger arrivals. Six months later, officials […]

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‘Welcome to the club, Petron’

One cannot help but feel a little sorry for large corporations that, every now and then, fall prey to enterprising individuals who lodge complaints with authorities alleging some environmental or health law violation and leveraging off populist sentiment. Mining firms and industrial-agricultural companies know this phenomenon well and have become adept at responding to agitated […]

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Buses violating ‘nose in, nose out rule’ apprehended starting Tuesday

MANILA — Bus drivers in Pasay City terminals who will violate the “nose in, nose out” policy will be apprehended starting Tuesday in a revived enforcement of the regulation to avoid blocking of major roads. The nose in, nose out policy of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) directs bus drivers to enter and exit […]

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Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a

Jun 21, 2017

I can still remember my Dad’s own 1996 model Honda Accord with the 2.2-liter VTEC engine over 20 years