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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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Gov’t set to deploy vehicles amid 2-day transport strike — LTFRB

The government is all set for the two-day nationwide transport strike geared on October 16 to 17 by progressive transport group Piston, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Board Member Aileen Lizada said on Wednesday. Lizada said they have reduced the number of buses to be deployed around Metro Manila routes to 20, but […]

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Andrew Tan proposes 2km Fort Bonifacio-Guadalupe ‘Skytrain’

The group of tycoon Andrew Tan has submitted an unsolicited proposal to build a two-kilometer monorail that will link Fort Bonifacio to the MRT Guadalupe Station, seeking to boost connectivity for commuters amid worsening traffic conditions in the metropolis. The proposal was submitted by INFRACORP Development Inc., a new company created by conglomerate Alliance Global […]

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More than 20 people injured as bus falls off Alabang flyover

More than 20 people were injured when a bus fell off the Alabang flyover Sunday evening. A report from the Muntinlupa City Police Station showed that the incident occured 6:28 p.m. on the northbound lane of the South Luzon Expressway. According to first responder Muntinlupa Rescue, Cher Transport Bus, with plate number TYW504 and body […]

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PLDT inks deal to equip provincial buses with wi-fi connection

Telco giant PLDT Inc. wants its Wi-Fi platform to go mobile, announcing over the weekend that it had signed an agreement to equip 2,300 provincial buses with “high-speed wifi connectivity”. PLDT, through unit PLDT Enterprise, said it had partnered with the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines. The tie-up involved Wi-Fi, CCTV monitoring, and […]

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MRT train part bought from Bangkal auto repair shop–DOTr

The government cannot pay a maintenance contractor of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 because of a number of irregularities, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Friday. For one, DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Cesar Chavez said maintenance contractor Busan Universal Rail Inc. (Buri) was billing the government P4 million for uncertified equipment. Chavez said […]

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Technical glitches interrupt MRT operations anew

Two Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) trains have again broken down on Friday morning, prompting the unloading of passengers during rush hour. According to an MRT-3 service report, a train suffered a technical glitch at 6:28 a.m. and offloaded passengers at the GMA-Kamuning southbound station. The incident brought down the available running trains to 17 […]

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Drivers defy gov’t warning

Public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers defied a government warning to keep them off future public conveyance licenses for modern versions of the iconic mode of transportation and pushed ahead with a strike that paralyzed jeepney routes, but only in one town in Bulacan province. The striking PUJ drivers were demanding a stop to what they […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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