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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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Jeepney groups aim for more impact with longer strike

A member of the transport group Piston joins the jeepney strike at Monumento, Caloocan City, on Feb. 27. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

After staging two strikes in February, transport groups opposed to the government’s plan to phase out jeepneys aged 15 years or more are again planning a “transport holiday,” this time to last for three days. Jun Magno, president of the Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator ng Pilipinas Genuine Organization (Stop & Go) Transport Coalition, said […]

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Business wants common train station project fast-tracked

The planned MRT-LRT common station at north Edsa (Photo from the Department of Transportation)

Thirteen influential foreign and local business groups in the country have urged the government to fast-track completion of the common train station that would link three major rail commuter lines in the metropolis, a much-awaited transport infrastructure that was being derailed by prolonged discussions in Congress. After feuding parties have struck a compromise deal on […]

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Nationwide jeepney strike paralyzes transport; LTFRB says little impact in Metro

STRANDED Commuters along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City share frustration about getting a ride as a transport strike grips many key cities and towns in the country. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Transport groups that led the nationwide jeepney strike on Monday claimed to have paralyzed 85 percent of the country’s public transport sector, but the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said the strike had little impact on the commuting public in Metro Manila. It was the second transport strike that several groups staged this […]

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Transport strike forces class suspensions Monday

Don't hold your breath for cleaner air, as the DENR has been a laggard in adopting cleaner fuel standards. A 10-fold cut in sulfur emissions has been pushed back to 2016. INQUIRER file photo

Some schools have announced the suspension of classes and office work on Monday, Feb. 27, due to the scheduled transport strike of jeepney operators: -Elementary and high school levels in National Capital Region (NCR) -Elementary and high school levels in Bacolod City -Elementary and high school levels in Legazpi City -Elementary and high school levels […]

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Singson scores with LRT-1

LRT 1

A lot of commuters felt good about former Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson returning to the private sector as head of the LRT-1 concessionaire, Light Rail Manila Corp. While many people are skeptical of the private sector running public services, imagining obscene profits being made at their expense, Singson said recently that this […]

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P40 taxi flagdown rate effective today

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Starting today, taxi riders nationwide, including those in Metro Manila, will have to pay a flagdown rate of P40 after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved the provisional increase. Although the rate for the first 500 meters will go up by P10, the fare for the succeeding meters and waiting time will […]

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Edsa ‘no-ply zone’ for Guadalupe jeepneys

Don't hold your breath for cleaner air, as the DENR has been a laggard in adopting cleaner fuel standards. A 10-fold cut in sulfur emissions has been pushed back to 2016. INQUIRER file photo

Starting today, public utility jeepneys (PUJs) coming from P. Burgos Street in Makati City will no longer be allowed to turn right on Edsa-Guadalupe as part of a move to gradually ban the “King of the Road” from Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfare. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), in coordination with the Metropolitan […]

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‘Discardable’ common train station proposed

The planned MRT-LRT common station at north Edsa (Photo from the Department of Transportation)

A former Aquino Cabinet member has offered to end the ordeal of commuters on LRT 1 and MRT 3 by building a “discardable” platform that will link the two light rails while two shopping mall titans are building a common station that will close a 1.2-kilometer gap on Metro Manila’s elevated railway. Rogelio Singson, former […]

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P8 jeepney minimum fare takes effect Friday

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Beginning Friday, commuters in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and the Southern Tagalog region will have to pay P8 as minimum jeepney fare as the order of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for an additional one-peso increase in the current P7 fare takes effect. On Wednesday, the LTFRB signed the order which authorized […]

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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