Should the new admin go for this?
The government has already made known that it isn't too keen on suspending taxes to help motorists cope with rising fuel prices. One senator, though, is still following through on filing legislation to do exactly that.'An Act Suspending the Imposition
When will this crisis end?
As pump prices continue to rise, it's no surprise how the public transport sector continues to clamor for solutions from the government. While we do understand the plight of operators and drivers of public utility vehicles, what some of us may
Who has the best ideas?
Senatorial candidates on March 12 presented their solutions for commuter woes before 'The Rundown', as workers returning to the office brave Metro Manila traffic under Alert Level 1.When asked how to improve the commute for Filipinos and lessen car dependence in
Pranksters beware
This week, the Senate approved on the third and final reading the measure that seeks to prohibit hoax orders and protect delivery riders and drivers from canceled bookings and fake deliveries.With 23 affirmative votes, the chamber unanimously approved Senate Bill No.
Will this catch on?
In September last year, the Philippine Senate passed a bill that sought to rename Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City to Fernando Poe Jr. Avenue. Well, it has just been signed into law.Republic Act no. 11608, also known as An Act Renaming
What’s your take on this?
Yesterday, Philippine senator Ralph Recto let the Department of Transportation (DOTr) know his sentiments regarding the 'revival' of private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC), calling the new guidelines a "mutated variant" and expressing his displeasure over the move. Now, the PMVIC Steering
Uh oh
Earlier this month, motorists were surprised by the sudden revival of controversial Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVIC). Now, a member of the Philippine Senate is expressing his displeasure over the move. In a statement, senate president pro tempore Ralph Recto blasted
Are food delivery personnel being treated fairly here in the Philippines? If we're going by FoodPanda riders' recent complaints regarding the company's payment structure, perhaps this is an issue. One senator has even gone as far as to label their
It aims to reduce accidents and, ultimately, make roads safer
A measure has been filed in the Senate mandating government agencies to set up road and public safety signage that follow international standards to help reduce car accidents and other hazards.Senator Grace Poe put forward the Public Safety Signages Accountability Bill,
Will the stricter measures improve safety for riders and all road users?
Senator Manny Pacquiao recently filed Senate Bill 2263, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021.The proposed bill aims to "recognize, protect, and promote the rights of motorcycle owners and users to proper standards of ownership and use,
Laying down the foundation for electric motoring
Good news for proponents of electric cars here in the Philippines. Senate Bill No. 1382, also known as the Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations Act, has finally been passed.The bill, which was authored by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and several other members
Other complaints include withholding of OR/CR, forced repossession
Senator Richard Gordon has apparently not run out of ammunition to use against erring motorcycle dealers. After exposing some of their alleged unfair business practices, like the delayed release of registration papers and license plates, Gordon has raised another alarming issue: the
“We have seen enough, we have heard enough”
Suffering from mid-week blues? Well, just be glad you aren't in the Land Transportation Office's (LTO) or Department of Transportation's (DOTr) shoes at the moment. Members of the Philippine Senate continue to scold both transportation agencies over the
‘There are people with a lot of questions’
Yesterday, Senator Grace Poe called for a probe into issues surrounding the country's shift to private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs). In a statement, Poe stressed that while the intention behind the move is noble, "the fees following its implementation cannot
There’s still plenty of kinks to sort out
It seems the motoring public isn't the only party to feel that the implementation of Republic Act No. 11229, also known as the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act, leaves much to be desired.Several Philippine senators have introduced Senate Resolution
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