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Grab Philippines expressed firm belief that despite the opening of 10,000 new slots for transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units, the demand is still not enough. During a press conference, Grab Philippines President Brian Cu said that local demand is high and that servicing the current numbers is difficult as …

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Transport network giant Grab Philippines clarified that it has not yet implemented its supposed policy that would post certain fees on ‘unreasonable cancellations’. Grab PH Public Affairs Manager Nicka Hosaka made the clarification following the meeting with other TNCs and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday, …

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An executive director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) was recently suspended for alleged corruption. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered a 90-day preventive suspension against LTFRB Executive Director Samuel Jardin last April 3. The order also include a formal charge against Jardin for …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) had just signed on Monday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that granted members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), a 20-percent fare discount in all city and provincial public utility buses (PUBs). …

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Angkas

Motorcycle ride-hailing service Angkas scored a major victory as the House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow the use of motorcycles as public utility vehicles (PUVs). House Bill 8959 or the ‘Motorcycles-for-Hire Act,’ which consolidated six legislative proposals, defines motorcycles-for-hire …

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A Cebu bus company found itself in the crosshairs of public attention after a Facebook photo went viral showing one if its buses bound for Bantayan, northern Cebu with passengers lying flat on the floor. The image, which went up on the social network on Saturday, January 5, caused quite …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued an order that effectively cancels all the 11 franchises of the Dimple Star Bus Company after it figured in multiple major road accidents that resulted in numerous injuries and deaths. According to LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III, the order to cancel …

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House Bill 7774, otherwise known as the Taxi Passenger Rights Bill, has been approved on its third and final reading this Monday, October 8. The bill, which seeks to establish transportation service standards to address the basic right of taxis, tourist car transport services (TCTS), and other vehicles for hire …

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SETSCO PUV Modernization Program

The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), one of the biggest projects of the Duterte administration, gathers solid momentum and goes full swing as 484 transport cooperatives have formed within a year of the program’s implementation. These new cooperatives have officially submitted their application to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) …

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The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) is scheduled to start operating by October this year, and with that, all provincial buses–along with other types of public transportation coming from provinces southwest of Metro Manila–have been given the directive to end their trips at the site. The directive comes from the …

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On Saturday, September 8, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), in partnership with Durabus, launched a new set of modern public utility buses in Pasay City. Designed for point-to-point, city and long-haul operations, the modern buses boast of a lot of modern features …

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Love them or hate them? Whatever the case, there’s already a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that would basically allow tricycles to pass through national roads as long as there are “no roads in the area” that these tricycles can use. They are also mandated to maintain “a single file in …

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