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Father-daughter reunion eases pain in road tragedy

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – A 3-year-old girl had been sitting quietly in a hospital bed for about 30 hours with a fractured arm, one of the 44 survivors of the horrific bus crash on a mountain road in Nueva Ecija this week. The staff at Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) in Bayombong had no way to […]

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Bus crash kills 32 in Nueva Ecija

Philippine Red Cross Nueva Vizcaya chapter via AP

At least 32 people were killed when their bus plunged into a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija province, on Tuesday in one of the country’s deadliest road crashes in recent years, police said. Initial reports said the driver failed to stop the bus because of malfunctioning brakes, but investigators later saw that one of its […]

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Bus drivers limited to 6 hrs per trip to prevent crashes due to fatigue

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To prevent road crashes caused by “driver fatigue,” the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered bus companies to limit their drivers’ time behind the wheel to just six hours per trip. The order was contained in Memorandum Circular No. 2017-012 released by the LTFRB on Friday and will take effect on Monday, when the Holy Week break […]

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South terminal for provincial buses moving to Pasay City

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The temporary terminal for southwest provincial buses bound for Metro Manila will be transferred to a lot owned by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City by next month. MMDA general manager Tim Orbos made the announcement after saying that the 2013 contract with Uniwide Coastal Mall in Parañaque City—where […]

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Crash victims’ kin to bus firm: ‘Is life worth P200,000?’

Nixon Siringan (right), who lost a younger sister in the Feb. 20 bus crash, goes through the painful paperwork at the LTFRB office on Thursday. —Jodee A. Agoncillo

“Is a life worth just P200,000? Panda Coach, this is not yet over. We will not stop until we get justice. We leave your fate to God.” This was Army  T/Sgt. Nixon Siringan’s reply to representatives of Panda Coach Tours and SCCI Management and Insurance Agency during a meeting on Thursday at the Land Transportation […]

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14 killed as bus rams post in Tanay

TREACHEROUS ZIGZAG A research and camping excursion of Bestlink College of the Philippines ended in tragedy on a treacherous zigzag in Tanay, Rizal, on Monday. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

A tourist bus ferrying mostly college students on a camping trip on Monday lost its brakes and hurtled downhill in Tanay, Rizal province, rammed an electric post and left 13 of its passengers and the driver dead, authorities said. Ten of the victims were killed on the spot and four others died in two hospitals, […]

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Keep PH roads safe, transport agencies urged

This unit of the GV Florida Transport Inc fell off a ravine on the morning of Feb. 7, 2014, landing at a small farm in Barangay (village)Talubin, Bontoc town in Mt. Province. The bus came from Manila. The accident killed 14 people, including 2 foreigners and comedian Arvin “Tado” Jimenez. RICHARD BALONGLONG/Inquirer Northern Luzon

SOLANO, NUEVA VIZCAYA—The road crash that killed a bus driver and injured his 27 passengers on Feb. 3 here has drawn the attention of a road safety advocacy group, after records of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) indicated that the GV Florida bus involved in the crash had an expired permit to […]

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

The Rainbow Express bus driver in the wrong lane brandishes a steel bar, taunting the motorist who stands in his way.—FROM KIRSTOFF GUINTO’S FACEBOOK VIDEO

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 Rainbow Express bus driver in the wrong lane brandishes a steel bar, taunting the motorist who stands in his way.—FROM KIRSTOFF GUINTO’S FACEBOOK 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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50 hurt as bus tips over on Edsa

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At least 50 people were hurt, three of them seriously injured, after a public utility bus fell on its side at the corner of Edsa and Estrella Street in Makati City Thursday night. An RRCG bus plying the southbound lane hit an electric post at 8:55 p.m. and toppled over, snarling traffic for about two […]

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Apr 26, 2017

Here are some easy and practical tips to keep motoring free and easy as the summer heat continues to