Good idea or bad?
Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Catanduanes) has filed House Resolution 1771, which tasks the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to take a more proactive stance in preventing taxi-related crimes."Public order and safety strongly demand that a holistic strategy--not a case-
When is a car considered abandoned?
Rep. Delphine Gan Lee (Party list, AGRI) has filed House Bill 5249, which seeks to remove abandoned or derelict motor vehicles off the roads as these "obstruct the free flow of traffic.""Abandoned and derelict motor vehicles are nuisances," Lee said in
For every 24-hour period
Citing driver fatigue as one of the leading causes of potentially fatal road accidents in the country, Rep. Samuel Pagdilao Jr. (ACT-CIS party list) has filed House Bill 5271, which seeks to impose a nine-hour daily driving limit for public-
To improve travel time
Rep. Joseller "Yeng" Guiao (1st District, Pampanga) has filed House Resolution 1644, asking the Department of Public Works and Highways to build a direct access road linking the Clark International Airport in Pampanga to the North Luzon Expressway "to cut the travel
Is P10,000 a good enough incentive?
Reps. Mariano Piamonte Jr. and Julieta Cortuna (Party list, A-Teacher) have filed House Bill 4932, which seeks to empower ordinary citizens in arresting the drivers and/or operators of smoke-belching vehicles in exchange for a reward."With too many laws
Do you agree?
The traffic situation in Cebu City has become so bad that Rep. Raul Del Mar (1st District, Cebu City) has filed House Bill 5142, which calls for the construction of elevated highways in his bailiwick "to decongest traffic."According to Del Mar,
For safety of motorists and commuters
Since trucks are the usual culprits during on-road accidents, Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica (4th District, Bulacan) has filed a bill that seeks to establish a mandatory driver education for truck drivers "to promote road safety for motorists and the commuting public."
What is the proposed penalty?
Rep. Al Francis Bichara (2nd District, Albay) has filed House Bill 4986, which seeks to ban the "use of sidewalks and public roads for parking, business and sport activities, and other purposes inimical to the interest of pedestrians."According to the solon,
Violators to be fined as much as P1 million
Rep. Sajid Mangudadatu (2nd District, Maguindanao) has filed House Bill 4413, which seeks to prescribe the "regular calibration of fuel pumps in all gasoline stations throughout the country.""There should be a law penalizing unscrupulous gasoline stations owners who are defrauding the
Luxury cars declared as vehicle parts
It seems that the smuggling of luxury vehicles is now rampant in Mindanao, forcing Representative Henry Oaminal (2nd District, Misamis Occidental) to file House Resolution 1308, which seeks to probe how 34 brand-new luxury vehicles passed through the ports in the
To help curb crime
Rep. Mark Llandro Mendoza (4th District, Batangas) has filed a bill calling for government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on all public-utility vehicles nationwide."CCTV cameras provide accurate and real-time footage of
Is it a bright or dumb idea?
Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (Party list, Abante Mindanao Inc.) have filed House Bill 4181, which seeks to penalize car owners who own more than one vehicle by imposing additional rates on the annual
Do you agree?
If Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (4th District, Leyte) had her way, the use of car horns would be banned, particularly when used by public-utility vehicles to attract passengers, calling it "a precursor to murderous or homicidal road rage.""The sensitivity of
Teaching tomorrow's motorists today
Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (Party List, Abante Mindanao) have filed House Bill 4160, which seeks to introduce road and traffic safety in the curriculum of elementary and secondary schools.According to Rodriguez, the
To rid our roads of poor-quality buses
Local public-utility buses have always been criticized for their dilapidated state, compounded by their worn-out tires and, based on the numerous accidents that have been reported recently, faulty brakes.Rep. Edgar Erice (2nd District, Caloocan City) hopes to correct this
It's about time
Have you ever taken one of those yellow taxicabs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and, upon arriving home, found that you were being charged more than double of what you know you should be paying for?Well, Representatives Rufus Rodriguez (2nd
To assist PWDs when crossing the street
Representative Lorna Velasco (Party list, AMA) has filed a bill seeking to equip traffic lights with audible signals at all pedestrian crossings "to provide safety for persons with disability, elderly people and pregnant women when crossing the street.""The audible traffic signal
To prevent traffic bottlenecks at tollbooths
Rep. Aleta Suarez (3rd District, Quezon) wants the different toll operators of the country's expressways to adopt a single ticketing system "to ensure smooth and uninterrupted travel of the public" by filing House Resolution 884."The government should require the different
To boost the region's economy
Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) is pushing for the construction of a 240km Trans-Mindanao Superhighway to boost the economy of the Philippines' southernmost region."Mindanao, sadly, is still known as the land of promise," said Rodriguez. "We
Will this ever be a reality in our lifetime?
Different iterations of the so-called Lemon Law, a law that protects the buyers of motor vehicles from products that \"fail to meet the standards of quality and performance,\" have been filed in both Congress and Senate. Unfortunately, the bills have never
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