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Grab passengers face fine

Amid mounting complaints by commuters against drivers, and vice versa, ride-hailing giant Grab said on Tuesday it might impose charges on passengers who would cancel their bookings, in the same way that Uber had. Cindy Toh, Grab marketing head, said the company might start charging the cancellation fees before July as part of its 100-day […]

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Hike in ride booking cancellation by drivers due to low fares – Grab

Cancellation of ride bookings by drivers of Grab Philippines has increased after the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) suspended its P2 per minute travel charge in its fare system. This was disclosed by the ride-hailing firm on Monday, as it defended its move to implement the travel charge in order to help drivers recoup […]

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‘Diaper’ prompts latest MRT-3 stoppage

The Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) limited its operation on Monday morning. In its Twitter account, the MRT-3 said it implemented provisional service from North Avenue Station to Shaw Boulevard Station and vice versa as of 6:16 a.m. A Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said the service interruption was prompted by a diaper hanging on the cable […]

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Year-round student fare cut OK’d

Starting on Saturday, students riding in public utility vehicles (PUVs) will be entitled to a year-round 20-percent fare discount despite a transport group’s concern that the privilege may be exploited by unscrupulous individuals. Earlier this month, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) passed an amendment to Memorandum Circular No. 2005-014, which granted the […]

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LTFRB: Duterte’s deadline for jeepney phaseout an expression of urgency

The January 1 deadline President Rodrigo Duterte gave for the phase out of old jeepney units was simply an “expression of urgency,” Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin Delgra said on Thursday. “I’d like to put this in context insofar as the way I understand the President, he has spoken firmly, or […]

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Firm proposes ‘Skytrain’ to link BGC to Edsa

The group of tycoon Andrew Tan has submitted an unsolicited proposal to build a two-kilometer monorail from Fort Bonifacio to the MRT Guadalupe Station, seeking to boost connectivity for commuters amid worsening traffic conditions in the metropolis. The “Skytrain” proposal was submitted to the government last week by Infracorp Development Inc., a new company created […]

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Marcos Hi-way PUJs rerouted due to LRT-2 works

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) implemented starting October 18 a traffic rerouting scheme for public utility jeepneys (PUJs) plying Marcos Highway to help ease congestion in the area where two malls are located and construction of a rail extension project is in progress. Jeepneys going to Antipolo City and Cainta in Rizal province will […]

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Palace: No classes, government work on Tuesday, Oct. 17

Contrary to its earlier statement, Malacañang will suspend classes at all levels for both public and private schools as well as government work nationwide on Tuesday, the second day of  a nationwide transport strike. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made the announcement late Monday night. “Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea suspended government work and classes for […]

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No classes at all levels, no gov’t work on Monday – Malacañang

Malacañang announced on Sunday the suspension of government work and classes at all levels of both public and private nationwide on Monday, October 16, due to a transport strike. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said October 17 was not included in the suspension. He said that while the private sector was not covered, the suspension of […]

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Transport groups to stage 2-day strike to protest vs jeepney ‘phase-out scheme’

Transport groups will demand on Monday the junking of President Rodrigo Duterte administration’s transport modernization program, which they slammed as a jeepney “phase-out scheme” and an abandonment of its duty to provide an “efficient and affordable mass transport system.” Various groups, led by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston), are geared to […]

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May 23, 2018

The Porsche Macan and I have very fond memories. I was first able to sample the car in early

May 16, 2018

Porsche makes the extremely desirable GT3 even more so—by making you work.

May 02, 2018

Last April, my husband and I attended the Entrepreneurs Organization’s Global Leadership Conference (EOGLC) in Toronto.