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POE TO BUS OPERATORS: DON’T LET COMMUTERS SUFFER

Senator Grace Poe asked concerned bus operators to carry out their mandate accordingly and service passengers, many of whom have been stranded and inconvenienced recently. “‘Wag naman natin silang ipitin at pahirapan pa sa pag-aabang, pagbabakasakali at pagpapalipat-lipat ng masasakyan,” Poe said. “The bottomline is to serve our passengers coming to and from the provinces […]

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LOOK INTO PLIGHT OF COMMUTERS – POE

Sen. Grace Poe said the government must look into the plight of commuters at risk of contracting the coronavirus as they scramble for rides daily amid the scarcity of public transport, jacking up their transportation expenses. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported a slight deceleration in inflation in March but reported a hefty increase in […]

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Government

SHORTER EDSA TRAVEL TIME WITH ‘CAROUSEL’ BUSES – LIM

A more accessible, convenient and faster mass transport system awaits commuters with the full implementation of the EDSA Carousel bus project. According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim, designating the innermost lane of EDSA exclusively for buses will help decongest traffic, thus reducing travel time from north to south entry points of EDSA […]

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REP. NOGRALES TO CONGRESS: PASS MAGNA CARTA OF COMMUTERS

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles is calling on his colleagues at the House of Representatives to pass at the soonest time possible, a bill that seeks to improve public transportation across the country. Nograles said the Magna Carta of Commuters aims to address the inequality that has arisen from decades of failure to implement […]

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APPLY LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO GRAB’S HIGH FARES – GATCHALIAN

While ride-hailing firm Grab gave commuters temporary relief by reducing its surge pricing cap, Senator Win Gatchalian believes this is just a band-aid solution that will not effectively address Grab’s high fares brought about by the lack of available drivers especially during peak hours, and the lack of competitors in the market. Grab has temporarily […]