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Uber files motion for reconsideration, resumes operations

Uber Philippines resumed its operations on Tuesday after submitting a motion for reconsideration against the Land Transportation and Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) one-month suspension. “In response to overwhelming rider and driver demand, we have filed a motion for reconsideration with the LTFRB,” Uber Philippines said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “This […]

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MMDA to auction off impounded vehicles on Aug. 29

Owners of vehicles impounded by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have until Aug. 29 to settle their fines. Starting 2 p.m. that day, vehicles that will remain unclaimed will be auctioned off, according to MMDA operations supervisor Bong Nebrija. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Nebrija said the agency would be holding an auction to […]

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QC gov’t goes after illegal tricycles

The Quezon City government will start cracking down today on “colorum” tricycles as part of the strict enforcement of a 2014 ordinance. Under a one-strike policy, tricycles operating without a valid franchise will be impounded in the crackdown to be conducted by around 200 personnel from the Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), Environment […]

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Angeles prepares for railway, Clark airport expansion

ANGELES CITY — Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has rolled out 14 road and bridge projects to help this city in Pampanga province cope with heavier traffic when the government completes the P211.43-billion Malolos-Clark Railway and P12.55-billion expanded Clark International Airport (CRK) in nearby Clark Freeport in 2020. The projects involve the construction of the North Luzon […]

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Worried Uber, Grab drivers turn to Duterte

App-based drivers appealed to President Duterte on Friday to intervene and order the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to lift its yearlong moratorium on the acceptance of franchise applications for vehicles used for app-based transport services. Bobby Coronel, founder of drivers’ group TopSpeed, said it was high time that Mr. Duterte stepped in […]

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600 traffic enforcers on duty for Sona

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be deploying over 600 traffic enforcers to ensure that traffic in Quezon City will not slow down to a crawl today due to preparations for President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona). Roy Taguinod, MMDA director for enforcement, said on Saturday that most of their […]

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Manila tells motorists: Watch out for road closures on day of Sona

Due to expected rallies on President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona), the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU) announced possible road closures and re-routing of vehicles. The MDTEU said roads facing possible closure were Chino Roces Bridge in Mendiola and the stretch of Roxas Boulevard (north and southbound lanes) from Kalaw […]

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BGC-Ortigas Center link to ease traffic across the Pasig

Officials on Wednesday inaugurated the construction of a P1.6-billion road project linking Ortigas Business Center in Pasig City and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) commercial district in Taguig City. The BGC-Ortigas Center Link road project is designed to improve accessibility among the cities of Pasig, Taguig, Mandaluyong and Makati, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said. Once […]

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Ejercito hits LTFRB for stopping Grab, Uber ‘that provide better services’

Senator JV Ejercito on Tuesday chided the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for implementing a crackdown on Grab and Uber vehicles, which he said “offer far better and more convenient services than regular taxis.” “In the first place, LTFRB has to put in mind why these TNVS (Transport Network Vehicle Services) are thriving. […]

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A very public Uber spat

An extraordinary event occurred this week. Countless Filipino citizens set aside partisan differences to voice their united support for ridesharing in the country— led by Uber and Grab—against a government effort that would ultimately hurt the service, displace thousands of drivers and well over a million customers. In a shocking display of tone-deafness, the Land […]

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Aug 16, 2017

Last week’s Inquirer Motoring provided a lot of details about Honda’s latest model, the recently unveiled CR-V. The big

Aug 16, 2017

Tom Matano, the man many call Mr. Miata and one of those credited with bringing the now-iconic little car