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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 […]

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DOTR TEST RUN FOR MOTORCYCLE TAXIS NEEDS DEBATE – MARCOS

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is putting thousands of commuters in danger and thousands of motorbike drivers out of work because It had imposed new limits for the extended test run of motorcycle taxis “without proper consultation or debate,” Senator Imee Marcos said. The DOTr has conducted a series of closed-door meetings since November on […]

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SENATE APPROVES TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD BILL – POE

The bill authored by Senator Grace Poe creating the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was approved on third and final reading at the Senate. “The NTSB is long overdue considering the transportation mishaps that have happened in the past that claimed innocent lives,” Poe said. “With thorough, timely and substantial investigation, we will be able […]

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NO FARE INCREASE ONCE EDSA BUS BAN STARTS – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has appealed to city bus operators not to charge additional fares once the provincial bus ban along Edsa is fully implemented. “Hindi po madodoble ang pamasahe kasi iiksi yung biyahe ng mga provincial buses. Mababawasan ang mga provincial buses at the same time the city buses are willing to shoulder the difference […]

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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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MMDA TO REMOVE ALL EDSA PROVINCIAL BUS TERMINALS BY JANUARY – GARCIA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is seeking to remove all provincial bus terminals along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) by January next year, citing their contribution to the worsening traffic congestion along the highway. “May directive sa amin ang Pangulo that provincial bus terminals along Edsa be closed down. Remove anything that obstructs traffic […]

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SENATE APPROVES STUDENT FARE DISCOUNT BILL ON SECOND READING – ANGARA

The Senate bill that seeks to institutionalize the granting of a 20 percent fare discount to students is set to be approved on third and final reading. Senate Bill 1597, principally authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, aims to institutionalize and expand the coverage of the student fare discount to include land, air, water […]

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House Moves to Extend Validity of Drivers’ Licenses From Three Years to Five Years – VILLAFUERTE

  The House committee on transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (1st District, Samar) created two technical working groups which will consolidate bills seeking to extend the validity of drivers’ licenses and to promote sustainable transportation systems. The panel named Rep. Johnny Ty Pimentel (2nd District, Surigao del Sur) to head the TWG that will […]