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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año to suspend mayors and governors who refuse to clear public roads to ease traffic congestion in the country. Duterte made the directive during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the joint …

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Look out, Land Transportation Office (LTO): You’re on the top five agencies that drastically need to improve and streamline your procedures. If you don’t, then prepare to meet President Rodrigo Duterte‘s “murderous wrath.” “Kapag hindi niyo pa nagawa ‘yan ngayon, papatayin ko talaga kayo. Nabubuwisit na ako (If you still fail …

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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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Bus Terminal

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law requiring clean restrooms, lactation stations, and free internet in all transport terminals, stations and roll-on/roll-off terminals. Duterte signed Republic Act 11311 on April 17, 2019 but a copy of the document was released to reporters on Wednesday. Under the law, the state “recognizes …

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Motorcycle Lane

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is pushing for the grant of hazard pay to its traffic enforcers. In a statement on Saturday, June 15, the agency said Chairman Danilo Lim told around 300 traffic enforcers during their assembly last Friday, June 14,  that he will write a letter to …

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Passengers may soon be able to use sanitary facilities and restrooms in land transportation terminals for free. The proposal embodied in House Bill 725 already elicited the approval of the Senate and has been transmitted to Malacanang for the approval and signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. The late Rep. Maximo …

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Motorcycle Lane

This statement was Senator Richard Gordon‘s reaction to President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to suspend the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act or Republic Act (RA) No. 11235 from getting implemented in the country. According to Manila Standard, the President announced his plans to suspend the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act this week, citing them as …

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Motorcycle Lane

No less than National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) Chief, Major General Guillermo Eleazar, believes that the new law requiring bigger and more readable motorcycle license plates will help decrease crimes committed by motorcycle-riding criminals. “We agree with the spirit, purpose and end-objective of this law,” said Eleazar in a …

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing to remove all bus terminals along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) by June. The Metro Manila Council (MMC), MMDA’s policy-making body, approved the resolution prohibiting the issuance of business permits to all public utility bus terminals and operators and other public utility …

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The Road Board is dead. Thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte, he has already signed its demise into law with Republic Act No. 11239. Republic Act No. 11239, which dissolves the Road Board under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), is transferring its PHP45 billion Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC) fund …

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Motorcycle License Plate

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law requiring bigger and more readable motorcycle license plates in order to prevent the use of such vehicles in the commission of crimes. In Republic Act 11235 or the ‘Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act’ signed by Duterte on March 8 and released to the media …

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Following President Rodrigo Duterte‘s recent remark that the only campaign promise he made during the 2016 presidential election that he has yet to deliver is to solve the traffic on EDSA, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of the proof-of-parking space bill as an alternative to ease traffic …

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Alaminos-Bani Bypass Road

Following the Senate’s adoption of House Bill 7436, also known as the Road Board Abolition Bill, the measure which seeks to abolish the reportedly graft-ridden Road Board Regulatory Agency is only waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature for it to become official. The bill, which was adopted by the Senate …

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Commuters using the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) may avail of free shuttle services, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Wednesday, February 6. In a statement, the DOTr said three buses from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have been offering free rides …

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Malasakit Help Desk

To assist hapless Filipinos as they travel using various modes of transport in the country, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its attached agencies, is establishing what it calls as the DOTr Malasakit Help Desks (MHDs) in major transportation hubs throughout the country. A response to the continuing challenge of …

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