The Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) in Central Visayas now has a newly-built lounge for clients with special needs. Named ‘Malasakit Lounge,’ it’s exclusively open to senior citizens, pregnant and nursing mothers, overseas Filipino workers, and persons with disabilities who transact business with the LTO Operations Division and for car registration …

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Bad news for commuters who use the R1 Expressway: Starting October 24, 2019, the Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) will charge new toll fees for motorists who will use the 2.2-kilometer segment 1 of CAVITEX-C5 Link South Expressway that runs along Coastal Road in Paranaque. This came following the petition for …

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What happened to the cute Honda Jazz we’ve grown to like over the years? Has it grown up? Perhaps it realized that after four generations of looking bubbly and charming, it needs to build a bit of lean muscle and look more grown-up. Yes, a couple of heftiness won’t hurt …

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Let’s face it: with traffic congestion happening in the country today, commuters will find ways to arrive to their destination on time–even if it means hitching a ride on motorcycles-for-hire–or what many refer to as “habal-habals.” Yet despite being an accepted mode of transport for many Filipino commuters today, these …

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A good set of brake pads can mean the difference between saving your life–or losing it. When you encounter potential dangers  on the road, the one thing you can hang on to save your life is actually your brake pads. These “linings” are located in the brake caliper, and are the …

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Following threats of getting killed by President Duterte during his fourth State of the Nation Address delivered last July, it seems the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is one of the five companies mentioned that’s finally shaping up. In fact, Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General  Jeremiah Belgica has named it one …

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The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has announced that the Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2) system will be adding new stations in Divisoria, Pier 4, and Tutuban via the Line 2 West Extension Project. The PHP10.1-billion project, which is expected to be finished by 2023, would cut travel time from …

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Are parking facilities increasing a little too much these days? Valenzuela City First District Rep. Weslie Gatchalian thinks so. In fact, he feels so strong on this issue that he decided to file a bill seeking to control parking fees being charged by business operators in the metro. “Nowadays, parking …

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Traffic can bring out the worst in drivers. It’s more than enough to let courtesy and manners take a backseat on their vehicles.  Some curse, some get angry, and yes–some get extremely aggressive and cut other cars in front (or behind) them. However, just when all hope is lost towards …

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Forget the Land Speeder, Sandcrawler, the Death Star, and yes–even the iconic Millenium Falcon here. Who needs them when German automotive company Porsche is doing a collaboration with Disney in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker” movie? Besides, it’s high time the Star Wars franchise involve vehicles …

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Everyone knows that plastics are a major cause of pollution in our seas today. However, not everyone is aware that they have extremely small versions that are present in all bodies of water. What’s more surprising is that they come from one unassuming material: tire dust. “These urban stormwater findings …

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An average vehicle has around 1,800 separate parts. When taken to the extreme of counting each bolt and nut, this number goes up to around 30,000. Now, considering how so many parts work together to make your vehicle do its job, is it any wonder how one component can easily …

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Don’t be intimidated by its technical-sounding word. DIN, which is an acronym for Deutsches Institut fürNormung, just refers to the size (or dimension) of your vehicle’s central unit when you view it while sitting on the driver’s (or passenger’s) seat. It’s easy to spot the difference: The standard measurement of …

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Green car crashing into back of another car

The World Health Organization (WHO)‘s Global Status Report for 2018 reported that around 348 serious road injuries happen daily in the Philippines. What’s more, there are around 35 road fatalities that happen each day, with most of these casualties related to motorcycle deaths. This comes to no surprise: motorcycle riders …

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Now that most of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) is currently–uh–indisposed, the government has issued special permits to 89 public utility vehicles to temporarily transport passengers along the LRT-2’s route. These buses will start their operation on Tuesday, October 8. The government plans to deploy buses at the Masinag, …

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