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The leadership of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to follow the order of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA). The said order from ARTA, as soon as the transport regulator will comply, shall automatically approve all applications for Transport Network Vehicle …

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LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra III is expected to explain his side on the complaints hurled at him by TNVS groups. Delgra has been ordered by the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) to air his side within three days to shed light on the issue. “We …

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Grab Philippines welcomed the government’s move that allows hatchbacks within the 55,000 units in the TNVS master list to operate as public transport. This came after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) leadership ordered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow the said vehicles run on the conditions …

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The group of transport network vehicle services (TNVS) operators and drivers, expressed dismay over the dialogue initiated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday. During the dialogue at the LTFRB office, the Laban TNVS group—one of the parties that staged the transport holiday on Monday, July …

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Grab Driver

Transport network vehicle service (TNVS) drivers and operators held their ‘transport holiday’ yesterday, July 8, by holding a 12-hour ‘offline’ stop operation. From 6 AM to 6PM, protesting TNVS drivers belonging to Laban TNVS also warned the government that there could be similar events in the future. According to the …

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Hino Motors Philippines

Truck maker giant Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), participated in the first Modern PUV Caravan held at the Clark Economic Zone in Pampanga, Thursday, July 5. Being one of the pioneer participants of the government’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program, it joined the government initiative dubbed as ‘Arangkada ng Pagbabago …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has said that the ‘transport holiday’ scheduled on Monday, July 8, should be reconsidered. LTFRB chair Atty. Martin Delgra III made the appeal to Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) operators “in the interest of the commuting public.” Various media outlets–including CARMUDI PHILIPPINES–have …

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Militant labor groups Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and the Pinag-isang Lakas ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) slammed the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) move on banning provincial bus stations along EDSA. In a joint statement, both groups also called on the Supreme Court to move in …

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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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