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GATCHALIAN TO DOTr: REVISIT PUV MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to go back to the drawing board and revisit its public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) amid its lukewarm reception from a majority of transport groups. Gatchalian, chairman of the Committee on Finance (Subcommittee E), made the call when he presided over the hearing of […]

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DOTR SHOULD ENSURE 100% DISTRIBUTION OF FUEL VOUCHERS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to ensure a 100 percent distribution of the fuel subsidies for public jeepney drivers and operators this year in the wake of the recent oil price hike. During the recent Senate inquiry on the security plans of the Department of Energy following the drone strikes […]

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HINDUJA GROUP TO MANUFACTURE BUSES FOR PH PUV MODERNIZATION PROGRAM – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has committed to help the Hinduja Group of Companies find a local partner for their plan to manufacture buses for the Philippines government’s Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program, should they decide on a partnership model for the business venture. In a meeting with DTI recently, […]

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DECONGEST METRO MANILA NOW – ANGARA

Expanding and rehabilitating the railway systems should be the first step taken in the efforts of government to decongest traffic in Metro Manila if it wants to make an impact right away, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, has vowed to look for ways to support the programs of […]

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DOTr SUPPORTS TOLENTINO IN REFILING EMERGENCY POWERS MEASURE TO SOLVE TRAFFIC WOES – TUGADE

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it supports the passage of a measure allowing the use of emergency powers in solving the current traffic situation in the country as the 18th Congress convenes after the recently concluded midterm elections. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade has assured that there will be no corruption in the implementation of […]

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DOTR SHOULD PREPARE IRR FOR 20% STUDENT FARE DISCOUNT – ANGARA

Now that the bill granting the 20 percent student fare discount is awaiting the signature of President Duterte, reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara believes it will become a law in time for the return of students from the provinces for school opening in June. But this early, Angara, one of the authors of the measure at […]

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DOTr SHOULD ALLOW ANGKAS TO CONTINUE – CASTELO

Quezon City Representative Winnie Castelo has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to allow Angkas to continue its operation for the sake of public interest. The Supreme Court recently issued a temporary restraining order against a Mandaluyong Court decision that banned authorities from apprehending drivers operating under motorcycle-hailing firm, Angkas. A mere DO can suffice […]

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85 AIRPORTS TO BE DEVELOPED FOR TOURISM GROWTH – BONCATO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has partnered with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to develop at least 85 airports across the country to promote tourism growth. “We are talking about developing our airports so that we have more capacity to receive flights from other destinations and accommodate more tourists to the country,” Tourism Undersecretary Arturo […]

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SOLUTION TO TRAFFIC, NEW WORLD-CLASS BUS TERMINAL AT PHILIPPINE ARENA – SANTOS

A significant, concrete step towards solving traffic congestion in Metro Manila was taken, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with North Luzon Express Terminal Inc. to pave the way for the construction of the North Luzon Express Terminal (NLET), an […]

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DOTr Fast Tracking Identification of Integrated Bus Terminals – ORBOS

  The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is fast tracking the identification and eventual construction of integrated bus terminals to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, particularly EDSA. Transportation Undersecretary for Road Transport Tim Orbos, however, stressed that the DOTr, along with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), will temporarily designate interim sites to swiftly address […]