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What Happened To MMDA’s Driver-Only Car Ban?

If you can still recall, MMDA enacted a dry run of the driver-only car ban on that fateful day of August 15, 2018: both public and private single-passenger vehicles were prohibited from passing through all lanes of EDSA from North EDSA in Quezon City to Magallanes in Makati City from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to...

Students Appeal For Extended Hours Of Free Train Rides

Students appealed to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to extend the hours for the free rides on the railway systems in Metro Manila which started last Monday. Irish Buendition, a sophomore college student from the University of the East, said she takes the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) daily on her way to her classes which starts in the...

Emissions From Transportation Vehicles At An All-time High In Metro Manila

The smoke and soot that commuters inhale daily are often overlooked and taken for granted. But think about it: just how much of this gray air has accumulated in Filipino lungs? The Philippines ranks third in Asia’s mortality rate caused by air pollution, after China and Mongolia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 120,000 Filipinos lives are lost annually...

Should Provincial Buses Still Be Banned?

Provincial buses, one of the supposed reasons for traffic along EDSA. These buses were said to be banned since last year, however, the plan to ban the busses has been delayed indefinitely, until further notice. The ban is meant to limit the drop points of the bus to only be within the boundaries of their stations rather than the drops...

DPWH’s Villar: 5-Minute Cubao-Makati Travel Time Possible

A 5-minute travel time from Cubao in Quezon City to Makati City is doable with the completion of several infrastructure projects in Metro Manila, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said. On the sidelines of the Pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Economic and Infrastructure Forum in Pasay City, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said that 250,000 to 300,000...

After-Sales Satisfaction Dips As Wait Times Increase, J.D. Power Finds

Primarily driven by challenges in the service centre, overall customer satisfaction among vehicle owners in the Philippines decreases to 803 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2019 from 812 in 2018, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Philippines Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM, released today. The study finds that customer wait times have increased compared with 2018. More than one-third (35%)...

First Mobil Super Moto Endurance Ride 2019 Held In Cebu

102 motorcycle riders participated first Mobil Super Moto Endurance Ride 2019 held in northern Cebu last May 17 to 19. Speed, control and shipshape ride enabled Mario Borbon, Ralph Kintanar, Peter Alvarez and Francis Remedio to lead the ride's four categories: 100CC-299CC, 300CC-599CC, 600CC-999CC, 1000CC and up, respectively. Each of the winners took home sets of Mobil Super Moto...

Thoughts That Go Into Buying That Sports Car

Sports cars in the Philippines, a luxury, but not a necessity. It signifies wealth, while also permeating a certain aura about the person who owns the vehicle. However, the question is, should I buy said vehicle? Sports cars are built for speed and aesthetics over utility. Less space for passengers for more space of car. These types of vehicles are...

Free MRT-3, LRT-2, PNR Rides For Students Starting Next Month

Students will get free rides in various modes of railway transportation in the country starting on July 1. This was announced by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its attached agencies during the fourth “Transport Talks” held at the DOTr conference room. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said students from all levels will enjoy free rides from Metro Rail Transit -3 (MRT-3),...

Should We Lower The Minimum Age To Drive?

Legal age to drive here in the Philippines is 17, and that requires the driver to have a student permit and to be accompanied by someone with an actual driver's license. After that, you can attain your driver's license after a month of driving with a permit, which would allow you to drive without any assistance. Now the question is,...

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