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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 […]

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MMDA, DOTR LAUNCH MOBILE VACCINATION DRIVE AT PITX

Additional vaccination sites at strategic locations will be opened in Metro Manila to further ramp up the government’s vaccination efforts and inoculate unvaccinated residents as well as those who are due for booster shots, as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), formally launched the “We Vax as […]

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RECONSIDER ‘NO VAX, NO RIDE’ POLICY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has urged the government to reconsider its “no vaccine, no ride” public transportation policy as majority of Filipinos have yet to be fully vaccinated. Gordon, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman, instead pushed to intensify the vaccination drive as many of the unvaccinated are from the lower income classes. “Hindi ako masyadong […]

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ABANTE: DOTR’S ‘NO VAX NO RIDE’ ORDER UNNECESSARY

With the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) “no vaccination, no ride” policy set to be fully implemented on Monday, January 17,  Deputy Speaker Benny Abante, Jr. urged the DOTr to reconsider and rescind its department order prohibiting unvaccinated individuals from riding public utility vehicles, and said on Friday that there were already safeguards in place to […]

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NO CHEAT SHEETS IN DRIVER’S LICENSE EXAMS – POE

Senator Grace Poe called on the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to uphold the integrity of its examiners and the credibility of tests required in securing a driver’s license to ensure that only qualified motorists ply the roads. “The credibility of the tests and the integrity of examiners are vital in ensuring that our drivers are […]