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The congressman cited the alarming number of daily accidents on the road
The issue now is implementation
Carnappers might now want to think twice before laying their filthy hands on someone else's property. Republic Act No. 10883--otherwise known as the Anti-Carnapping Act--has finally lapsed into law, and it carries harsher penalties for thieves caught stealing
What will the presidential vehicle be?
Change has come, and today it arrived onboard a white Toyota Land Cruiser.Rodrigo Duterte--the Philippines' 16th president--showed up at his inauguration ceremony in Malacañang Palace riding the premium Japanese SUV, flanked by black Nissan Patrols and several other
This has been long overdue
In one of its final sessions before the next administration takes over, the Senate passed an act that penalizes "distracted driving." According to a report by the Inquirer, the bill was approved on its third and final reading."While the State recognizes
Say hello to Department of Transportation
If there's one thing transportation and Internet have in common in this country, it's that they both suck. But can a major change in agency structure solve this? God, we certainly hope so.The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)
Public officials, take note
We're just going to go ahead and say this: Getting around Metro Manila can be a real pain in the *ss. It doesn't help that the sorry excuse for a public transportation system we have is a mere hodgepodge of
If only all election materials were like this
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. Because of a popular presidential candidate's loose tongue, our social-media screens have become a minefield lately. You see where your friends stand
LTO, Customs to release withheld plates
Yep. This is what you think it is.This photo was posted by Rox Verzosa on Facebook, and then reshared by Land Transportation Office chief Atty. Roberto Cabrera. The image shows Cabrera shaking hands with Customs commissioner Alberto Lina. The story, according
Do you remember this time?
The year 1986 was a year of political change for the Philippines, but for the motoring industry, it was part of a long slog out of darkness, from the slump that reached its nadir with the assassination of Ninoy Aquino in 1983,
Hassle-free travel for the handicapped
Finally, it looks like the government has taken note of the plight of disabled commuters. The government has announced that PWD-friendly public buses are now plying routes as part of its point-to-point (P2P) bus service fleet.The special buses
Just so you know
If you're one of those frustrated motorists who constantly complain that the reason traffic is so bad these days is that there are not enough roads to accommodate the influx of new cars in our market, you might want to know
Finally, someone explains it for LTFRB
We need to write this very carefully lest we appear like we're throwing a competitor under the bus. But this seriously needs to be read by everyone who has a modicum of interest in the ongoing saga regarding the Land Transportation
Says the law should apply to all
It's a stressful time to be either a motorist or a commuter nowadays. Traffic is getting worse, buses are still crashing, and let's not even get started on the MRT. One little silver lining to working professionals has been Uber,
Bureau of Customs withholds 14 luxury cars
We all know the Bureau of Customs is a fetid cesspool inhabited by corrupt people. Where else can an ordinary employee in the Philippines afford a Porsche? But to be fair to those concerned, there are still righteous individuals who aspire to
Salient motoring-related points of SONA
So, President Benigno Aquino III just gave his sixth and final State of the Nation Address, and a good part of his three-hour speech was devoted to blaming other people tackled issues concerning motoring and transportation--from our MRT woes to
Shipment to take place on July 29
When the Department of Transportation and Communications recently announced a new and modern "tap-and-go" ticketing system for the LRT-2, people complained that the light-rail transit service needed more trains, not a high-tech ticketing process.The public will
Here are photos of the prototype car
If you're a regular commuter on the MRT-3, you must be tired of having to deal with constantly malfunctioning train cars, or even with the sheer lack of said train cars. Good news is on the way.The government has
Sees 'clearer direction' from gov't
On Tuesday, we reported that President Aquino had finally signed the implementation of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy, a government program meant to spur the growth of car manufacturing in the country. The government plans to achieve this by providing incentives to
Expects to make PH a carmaking hub
The President has more good news to announce when he delivers his State of the Nation Address later this month: He has finally signed an Executive Order to implement the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (or CARS) program, the most tangible result of
A Bureau of Customs story
NOTE: This piece was originally published by The Manila Times on February 26, 2008. The author is resharing it here in light of the recent developments at the Bureau of Customs.Call it serendipitous or divine, but I found myself washing down
Seeking $20M in damages
German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is no longer amused that the Philippines keeps calling catastrophic typhoons "Chedeng," which is what the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (aka PAGASA) is locally calling typhoon Maysak. The super typhoon is expected to make landfall
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