The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) has partnered with automotive and mobility leaders for the Safer Mobility and Logistics Conference and Exhibition designed to make our roads safer for motorists and other users alike. The ECCP-led event, which aims to promote engagement and collaboration between private and …

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Muntinlupa e-trike

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has filed Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2019-044, which permits electric tricycles or e-trikes to serve as an alternative to tourist transport services “to promote new and more sustainable public transportation solutions, and to support the country’s flourishing tourist industry.” To operate as …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) tasked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) to come up with a mechanism for strict enforcement of safety measures to prevent accidents at railroad crossings. In a directive, the DOTr reminded the LTO to strictly implement Section 42 (d) of …

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Modern Jeepneys

The government is pushing for the entry of affordable modern jeepneys in the market in a bid to fast-track the implementation of the flagship Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). Atty. Martin Delgra III, chairperson of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said the agency and the Department …

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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has committed to help the Hinduja Group of Companies find a local partner for its plan to manufacture buses for the Philippines government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), should it decide on a partnership model for the business venture. In …

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A national transport group spoke out against what they perceived as a significant price increase in modern jeepneys for sale, and urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to conduct a price monitoring activity on the market. Orlando Marquez, president of the Liga ng Transportasyon at Operators sa Pilipinas …

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The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has commended the Land Transportation Office (LTO) “…for exemplary service and support in the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business law.” ARTA Director General (DG) Atty. Jeremiah Beljica presented the Certificate of Commendation to LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante during the LTO-NCR West …

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Grab Driver

In May 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that it has created a new set of guidelines for what it calls as Premium Taxis as part of its ‘Taxi Modernization Program.’ Two months later and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. …

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LTO Plate Making Plant

From a backlog of eight million pairs of plates from 2013 to mid-2016, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is now looking at closing this longstanding issue in the road sector by 2020. Under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the LTO opened its very own plate-making facility to …

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has scheduled for tomorrow, July 31, a public consultation/hearing for the procedural guidelines for the planned National Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenace Program (NMVIMP) drafted jointly by the agency together with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources …

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The government and a public interest law group moved to address road crashes as they signed a joint memorandum circular enforcing a nationwide speed limit yesterday, Thursday, July 25. The Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and ImagineLaw signed Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2018-001 in Quezon …

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Grab Driver

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has instructed the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to implement LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2018-005, which allows hatchback units to operate as public transport, on certain conditions. Secretary Tugade gave the instruction upon hearing explanations from relevant transport officials and …

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The government’s public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) is set to take off in Northern Mindanao as transport fleets that have complied with regulations are ready to ply the streets of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental in the next few weeks. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Region 10 (LTFRB-10) …

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11314, also known as the ‘Student Fare Discount Act,’ which grants students a 20-percent discount in all modes of public transportation in the country. Under the new law, elementary to college students get a 20-percent discount on jeepneys, taxis, tricycles, …

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Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leading assembler and distributor of brand-new Isuzu trucks, joined the LTFRB Modern PUV Caravan 2019, a multisectoral program aimed to promote the nationwide adoption of modernized public utility vehicles (PUVs) towards a cleaner, safer, more convenient, more efficient, and more organized mass transport system, …

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