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LTFRB Plans To Remove Small Cars From Uber And Grab

The Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a statement that they are planning to ban hatchback and compact cars from transportation network companies such as Uber and Grab. LTFRB board member Atty. Aileen Lizada confirmed that the agency is indeed planning on removing the accreditation of small cars or those that are not "2000-cc rated." "Mayroon po tayong standard...

Diesel, Kerosene Prices Up On Tuesday

Petroleum companies announced that due to movements in international oil trading, local pump prices for diesel will increase by 55-centavos per liter and kerosene, by 30-centavos per liter on Tuesday. Caltex Philippines, Petron, Seaoil, PTT Philippines, and Eastern Petroleum will implement the adjusted prices at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the price freeze for liquefied petroleum gas and kerosene in calamity-stricken...

LTO-7 To Start Printing Of 5-Year License Cards

The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) will have a ceremonial printing of the roll-out license cards with five-year validity. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino and Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III will be among the officials to witness the ceremonial printing at the LTO office along Natalio Bacalso Avenue. LTO-7 Director Alita Pulga said earlier that 20 printing...

Grab Seeks P10-13 Fare Increase Amid Higher Excise Taxes

Ridesharing firm Grab is proposing a six to 10-percent or PHP10-13 increase on its fares because of higher excise taxes on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. The company is set to file a petition for the fare increase before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) within this week, according to Grab...

Taxi Operators Seek Dialogue With LTFRB On P50 Flag Down Rate

A group of taxi operators is seeking a dialogue with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on its proposed PHP50 flag down rate for taxis. 

 A fare increase on taxis is necessary in order to cushion the impact of higher excise taxes on oil that will be implemented under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)...

Preps Begin For Phase 1 Of PNR Clark Railway Project

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) began various preparations for the construction of the first phase of the PNR Clark railway project that will run from Tutuban in Manila to Malolos in Bulacan province. Pre-construction activities include site clearing, grading of unleveled surfaces, and demolition of obstructions to the PNR line. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said...

Grab Files Fare Increase Petition

Ridesharing firm Grab has filed a petition before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) seeking for a fare increase to mitigate the impact of higher excise taxes on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. Grab has requested that its fares be increased from a rate of PHP10 to PHP14 per kilometer in...

Grab Seeks P10-13 Fare Increase Amid Higher Excise Taxes

Ridesharing firm Grab is proposing a six to 10-percent or PHP10-13 increase on its fares because of higher excise taxes on petroleum products under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. The company is set to file a petition for the fare increase before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) within this week, according to Grab...

Taxi Operators Seek Dialogue With LTFRB On P50 Flag Down Rate

A group of taxi operators is seeking a dialogue with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on its proposed PHP50 flag down rate for taxis. 

 A fare increase on taxis is necessary in order to cushion the impact of higher excise taxes on oil that will be implemented under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)...

DOTr Pursues Big-Ticket Transport Projects To Decongest Metro Manila

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is pursuing various transportation projects to ease the traffic congestion in Metro Manila and promote ease of travel among commuters. For this year, the national government has launched the “Build, Build, Build” program to promote economic growth and decongest the National Capital Region ushering in a "golden age of infrastructure" in the Philippines during the...

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