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Palace: Sirens Used For Emergencies Only, Not To Beat Traffic

Sirens are only used by government officials in case of emergencies and not to cut through Metro Manila traffic, Malacañang said on Monday. This after Vice President Leni Robredo called on fellow government officials not to use sirens as a way to “empathize” with the daily plight of commuters stuck in traffic. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte and...

MRT-3 Adds First Dalian Train Set To Regular Fleet

Starting Tuesday (October 15), a Dalian train set equivalent to three train coaches will hit the tracks of MRT-3 mainline during evening off-peak hours, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This, after MRT-3's Japanese maintenance provider Sumitomo Corporation-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - TES Philippines signed Monday a consent for the limited deployment of one Dalian train set. The consent indicates that the...

Hontiveros To Angkas: Use Bawal Bastos Law To Address Harassment Charge Against Its Driver

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros called on transport provider Angkas to investigate an alleged harassment complaint against one of its drivers who was accused of physically harassing a woman passenger. It was reported that last Saturday, October 5, an Angkas driver allegedly physically harassed his passenger when she booked a ride home from Project 6, Quezon City to Eastwood. The driver...

Tugade: ‘I’ve Long Been Taking Public Transport Sans Media’

Contrary to claims of his critics, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said he has been using public conveyance as part of his personal life and job even as transportation chief. “Pag ako sumakay, wala ho akong kasamang media. Sumasakay lang ho ako nang personal. Minsan kasama ko yung anak ko, yung apo ko, minsan kasama ko yung staff...

DOTr: Transport Issues, Not Crisis

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) maintained that there is no transportation crisis in the country but there are transport issues that are being addressed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. In a media statement on Wednesday, Secretary Arthur Tugade said “there is no transportation crisis. There are transportation issues and problems.” In response to criticisms that the country faces a...

Caltex And HSBC Gives Motorists A Chance To Explore The World With “Fuel Up And Fly” Promo

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) and in partnership with HSBC, announces its newest raffle promo ‘Fuel Up and Fly’ beginning October 1 up to December 31, 2019. The promo is open to all primary and supplementary HSBC active credit card holders. For every accumulated Php1,000 fuel spend at participating Caltex stations using their HSBC credit card, motorists...

Gatchalian To DOTr: Ensure 100% Distribution Of Fuel Vouchers This Year

Senator Win Gatchalian has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to ensure a 100-percent distribution of the fuel subsidies for public jeepney drivers and operators this year in the wake of the recent oil price hike. During the recent Senate inquiry on the Department of Energy’s security plans following the drone strikes on key facilities of the Saudi Arabian Oil...

LRT-2 To Implement Limited Trips Next Week

The Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) announced on Friday the possibility of implementing limited operations from Cubao to Recto and back anytime next week. LRTA administrator Reynaldo Berroya said this was due to the severe damage of the two rectifier substations. “Test runs and safety checks of all equipment and facilities such as signaling, communications, power and trains should be...

LTFRB: Transport Strike Had Little Effect On Commuters

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), on Tuesday said the transport holiday had little effect on commuters, thanks to the cooperation of the national government and local government units (LGU). LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III said aside from the relatively small number of those who joined the protests on Monday, the national government and LGUs worked together to...

Solon Wants Grab To Shoulder Canceled Orders

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Sunday said he has filed a bill which seeks to transfer the "risk" of customer no-shows to ride-sharing company Grab Philippines, following an incident where a GrabFood delivery man was allegedly forced to sell 14 unclaimed orders of milk tea due to a customer no-show. In a Twitter post, Gatchalian said aside from the bill, he...

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