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SENATE UNCOVERS MORE RFID LOOPHOLES – GATCHALIAN

More loopholes were uncovered in the implementation of cashless transactions in toll ways, according to Senator Win Gatchalian, which prompted Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade to accede to the overall impression of failure of leadership and failure of enforcement of regulatory officials manning the expressways. Senators were told during the recent hearing on […]

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DON’T SHORTCHANGE MOTORISTS ON RFID – POE

Senator Grace Poe urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to examine the entire process of the cashless payment system on toll roads to avoid any miscalculation that will shortchange motorists. “Motorists should not be made to further suffer in their effort to comply with the government regulation to shift to a cashless toll system,” stressed […]

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CHED, DOTR INK MOA TO BOOST RAIL WORKERS’ TRAINING

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that would ensure the future of the country’s railways and to better educate railway sector workers. The MOA, signed by CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III and DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, aims to fast-track and […]

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GIVE CASH AID TO PUV DRIVERS NOW – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva lamented the delays in the disbursement of the cash aid under the Bayanihan laws which was meant for public utility vehicle (PUV) operators and drivers whose livelihood have been affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. At the budget hearing of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently, Villanueva pleaded with transport officials […]

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MAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT MORE CONVENIENT – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to exert more effort in improving the experience of commuters by making their daily commute more convenient. As chair of the Committee on Finance, Angara addressed DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade during a recent hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the agency and expressed his […]

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GOV’T WEIGHING CALLS TO LIFT PROV’L BUS BAN – NOGRALES

The national government is still weighing calls to lift the provincial bus ban to help drivers and operators recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. In an interview over DZBB, Nograles said part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) “calibrated approach” on the resumption of public transportation […]

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GOV’T SHOULD PROVIDE BUS SERVICES FOR WORKERS AMID MECQ, GCQ – GORDON

Balancing the need to revive the economy amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the need to provide workers with protection and safety, Senator Dick Gordon is proposing that government provide transportation, such as bus services. During the hearing of the Committee of the Whole to discuss updates on COVID-19 situation in the country and […]

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SHIPS, HOTELS TO BE CONVERTED TO QUARANTINE FACILITIES – NOGRALES

The government is now expediting the process of transforming maritime vessels, hotels, and other private establishments into quarantine and isolation facilities, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. Nograles said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has already directed concerned government agencies to hasten the identification of establishments that will be […]

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EXTEND HELP TO PUV DRIVERS AFFECTED BY LUZON LOCKDOWN – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said the government has failed to mention how it intends to help drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) who are also reeling from the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine enforced to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). PUV drivers are left with no choice but to stop operating while all […]

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DOT, DOTR SIGN PACT TO DEVELOP, UPGRADE AIRPORTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the possibility of funding the development of several airports in the country by equipping them with night-rating capabilities. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the department, through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), is set to approve in […]