Articles about Congress

Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, does it?
Nobody likes having to remember such difficult names, and that's what nicknames are for-until they're changed, that is. Case in point: The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), which we have come to know as 'Enlex,' will soon go by a
Thousands of applicants filled the two tents at the venue to the brim
Clad in their official uniforms and helmets, thousands of Angkas riders trooped to the Vertis North complex in Quezon City for this major reason: to remind the government to speed up the legalization of motorcycle taxis.Some of ride-hailing motorcycle company'
The main issue is the large proposed license plate in front of the motorcycles
Now that the Philippine Senate has approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 1397, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017, the measure only needs the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte to become a law.This would mean
Motorcycle-taxi operations will likely resume after IRR approval
For the nth time, Angkas will soon be back on the streets to ferry passengers after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) agreed to a proposed pilot run of the motorcycle-taxi service company's operations. The pilot run will commence as soon
New law on motorcycle taxis is within striking distance
Other than our brothers and sisters in the Chinese community, don't be surprised if there are other people exchanging champagne toasts right now.Alongside the Chinese welcoming the New Year, around 27,000 Angkas riders and their families are very happy
Good to know
A few days ago, we reported that Quezon City representative Winston Castelo was planning to file a bill that would require transport officials to take public transit at least once a month. In response, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) says most of
Do you think higher car registration fees are in order?
Will the end of the Road Board be followed by an increase in motor-vehicle registration fees? One member of the Senate is warning against the move, going so far as to label such a hike as part of the government's "
Progress is good
Do Angkas riders now see a light at the end of the tunnel?During a recent congressional hearing, Angkas' bid to resume operations got a boost from the leader of an influential House committee panel, allowing the app-hailing motorcycle to stage
The congressman cited the alarming number of daily accidents on the road
How would you feel about an additional regulatory board to monitor the state of our cars? Is this a good idea or one more area of red tape?A report by Inquirer.net reveals that Rep. Harlin Neil Abayon III is currently
Let's see how this plays out
It looks like the issue surrounding the Land Transportation Office's (LTO) alleged crackdown on modifed off-roaders isn't over just yet.A House Resolution to suspend the alleged implementation of the "charges on modified vehicles" was filed by Representative Dax
Yes, please
Today, the House of Representatives announced that it has approved House Bill 7774 on its third and final reading. All 212 members present approved the "Bill of Rights of Taxi, Tourist Car Transport Service and Vehicle for Hire Passengers."The bill'
Is the carmaker now in the clear?
The House Committee on Ways and Means has just announced the termination of its probe on Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) stemming from the company's alleged violation of the Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP).The Korean carmaker's official
This could change the way we see and use public transport
Is it a fantasy to imagine a better public transport system in the Philippines? Maybe, but you can't blame us for dreaming. If this new initiative from the House Committee on Transportation is any indication, we may be getting it
The bill has just passed its third reading
Our work weeks may soon get shorter, but will it help ease traffic? A report by CNN Philippines reveals that the House of Representatives has just approved on the third and final reading House Bill 6152, which allows employees to have a
Discussions now focused on front decal
If you're a motorcycle owner who's curious about the status of the proposed bill on bigger license plates for two-wheelers now pending in Congress, here's an update.According to an official of one of the country's biggest
Here's how to avoid traffic hell
If there's one thing we're sure about President Rodrigo Duterte's upcoming State of the Nation Address on July 23, it's heavy traffic in certain parts of Quezon City. Every year, the SONA attracts not only a multitude of
The country's oldest mountain highway
Kennon Road, the legendary stretch of road in Benguet province, is now one step closer to being declared a national heritage zone. The House of Representatives has just approved on the second reading House Bill 7502, which identifies the Kennon heritage zone
The fines are hefty
Back in March, we reported that the House of Representatives was working a bill that aims to punish those douchebags individuals who throw stones and other hard objects at cars. Well, it didn't take long for the congressmen to come to
Yes, please
We've all heard the horror stories of motorists who were driving along peacefully, only to be startled by the impact of a stone or some hard object hitting their windshield. Sometimes it's the result of errant citizens out for cheap
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