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LEE: RESTORE LIBRENG SAKAY, LICENSE PLATES BUDGET

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert Lee called on his colleagues in Congress to grant the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) request for a P12 billion budget to continue the Libreng Sakay program, and P6.6 billion to address the backlog in releasing plate numbers. During the DOTr’s budget briefing, Lee noted that despite the 121.5% increase in their […]

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UPGRADES FOR TACLOBAN, ANTIQUE, BUKIDNON AIRPORTS

In a bid to boost air travel, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is investing P2.5 billion to upgrade three airports so that they can accommodate more flights and passengers, Makati City Representative Luis Campos Jr. said. Under the DOTr’s P2.5-billion Aviation Infrastructure Program in the 2023 national budget, Tacloban City Airport, also known as Daniel […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO DOTR, DBM: FUND LIBRENG SAKAY

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has pressed the Departments of Transportation (DOTr) and of Budget and Management (DBM) to work in tandem in scouring for fresh funds to keep the Libreng Sakay program going, especially after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. himself ordered on his first day in office the continuation of this free ride […]

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LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO TRANSPORT WOES URGED

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte has underscored the urgency of implementing long-term solutions to the woes currently ailing the transport sector, such as expanding the country’s railway system and modernizing seaports, to more efficiently move passengers and link economic centers across the country. He lauded the recent pronouncement of new Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista to elevate the Philippines’ […]

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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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20 MORE MODERN PUJS TO SERVE SAN JOSE DEL MONTE

Twenty more modern jeepneys will start serving passengers in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Nasrudin Talipasan, regional director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said the Sapang Palay Grotto Transport Service Cooperative (SPGTSC) launched the brand new and modern YouYi ZGT 6540 public utility jeepneys (PUJs) to ply the […]

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LACK OF DATABASE DELAYS FUEL ‘AYUDA’ DISTRIBUTION

The lack of an existing database has been the cause of delay in the distribution of the government’s fuel subsidy program, Senator Win Gatchalian said. “Hanggang ngayon ay marami pang hindi nakakakuha ng ayudang ito halos tatlong linggo na mula nang magsimulang mamigay ng Pantawid Pasada dahil na rin sa kawalan ng listahan ng mga […]

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PNR BICOL PROJECT TO GENERATE JOBS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva called the country’s biggest railway project “a huge job generator” which should prompt the country’s schools to offer railway engineering and technology courses. Villanueva said the Philippine National Railways South Long Haul project (PNR Bicol) would require trained and skilled manpower to run and operate it. The government should start a national […]

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AYUDA FOR TRIKE DRIVERS, DELIVERY RIDERS URGED

Citing the urgency in providing the much-needed aid to all those affected in the transport sector, Senator Win Gatchalian called out the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and local government units (LGUs) to act with dispatch on the release and distribution of fuel subsidies to the 113,000 tricycle drivers and delivery services who are among the […]

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DENR, DOTR PARTNER FOR COVID WASTE MANAGEMENT

The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), is partnering with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to manage COVID-generated waste through the installation of yellow bins and bags in all public transport vehicles in the country. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said the “yellow bins and bags will […]