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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has deferred its distribution of fuel voucher cards to operators and drivers of public utility jeepneys (PUJ) to July 17. The voucher cards were originally set to be given out last Thursday, July 12. The delay was caused by a system modification …

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Grab Driver

Grab Philippines on Thursday said that it will contest the imposition of the PHP10M fine slapped by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for alleged overcharging.   Leo Gonzales, Grab Philippines’ Public Affairs head, said that the imposition of the PHP2 per minute fare component is within legal …

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Nueva Viscaya

The provincial government of Nueva Viscaya, as part of its measures in addressing local transport issues, has opened its office to accept complaints against problematic bus operators and drivers plying the Manila-Cagayan Valley route. Provincial administrator Maybelle Blossom Dumlao-Sevillena said that their office is now a receiving area for complaints …

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Grab Brian Cu

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered Grab Philippines to pay the hefty sum of PHP10 million as penalty for allegedly overcharging customers. The government franchising agency is also requiring the ride-hailing service provider to reimburse passengers for the collected PHP2-per-minute waiting time charge. As per the …

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Bus Terminal

The Court of Appeals (CA) decided in favor of a Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) order that requires the mandatory installation of global positioning system (GPS) devices in all public utility buses (PUBs). The CA Special 12th Division resolved to deny the motion for reconsideration filed by the …

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Ride-hailing, ride-sharing, and logistics service provider Grab Philippines said its drivers and operators saw up to a 10-percent drop in income since the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) suspended its PHP2 per-minute travel charge. Grab Philippines Country Head Brian Cu said they have taken measures to help drivers …

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LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra

Aside from the recently approved PHP1 peso fare hike for jeepneys that saw the minimum fare increase from PHP8 to PHP9, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is also looking at fare hike petitions from other transport groups, including buses and UV Express vans. Some of the fees …

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It seems jeepney drivers are in too much of a hurry for the PHP1 fare hike to be implemented, so some are already overcharging passengers with the newly-revised fare of PHP9.00. In an interview with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) member Atty. Aileen Lizada, the provisional PHP1 fare …

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Jeepney

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved a provisional fare increase of PHP1 peso for the first four kilometers for public utility jeepneys plying routes in the National Capital Region and Regions 3 and 4. The fare increase was approved last night, July 4, during the board’s …

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At least 29,000 taxis will have their meter re-calibrated to reflect the approved fare hike, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Friday, June 22. With the hike, taxis will now charge P13.50 per kilometer on top of the P40 flag down rate. A P2 per minute …

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Modern Jeepneys

A total of 15 modern jeepneys of the Senate Employees Transport Cooperative (SETSCO) will begin plying the Star City-Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) route with stops at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)-Senate and SM Mall of Asia …

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LTFRB Aileen Lizada

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) wants to ban the use of tricycles as school transport service vehicles, and they will request the Metro Manila Council (MMC) about its implementation. LTFRB board member Atty. Aileen Lizada said that her office will write a proposal letter regarding the matter. …

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Grab Driver

In an effort to ensure that fares are just and reasonable, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) released a new order giving the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) the full authority to regulate and determine the fares, rates, and other related charges being imposed by Transport Network Companies (TNCs). …

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Should Transportation Network Companies be more strictly regulated by the government? Apparently they should, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). In an interview with Transport Undersecretary Tim Orbos, some rules, such as those that allowed TNCs like Grab to create their own fare matrices (under Department Order (DO) No. …

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded school administrators to use only accredited bus companies and transport services when taking students out on field trips and other off-campus activities. This is designed to uphold the safety of students, because accredited transport services are required to meet transportation standards …

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