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The same goes for the use of hand-washing and drinking facilities
If you're someone who uses public transport regularly, you're probably used to saving up spare change for train, bus, or jeepney fare. You might also understand how it sucks to have to spend your last few coins to use the
Higher monetary fines are also being proposed.
If one senator were to have his way, reckless drivers might be facing almost 15 years in jail instead of just two to six.Senator Koko Pimentel has filed Senate Bill No. 118, which will amend Article 365 of the Revised Penal
He wants to drop the ‘front license plate’ clause and lower the prescribed penalties
President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to suspend the implementation of Republic Act No. 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act.In his speech during the 25th National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines (NFMCP)
A sore topic for riders lately
Discussions revolving around the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act-otherwise known as the 'doble plaka' law-have started, and Senator Richard Gordon is stressing that he wants to play a role in drafting the guidelines for
We're listening
The Philippines has made great strides towards cleaning up its act when it comes to transportation. There's the Department of Transportation's (DOTR) PUV Modernization Program, which is still ongoing, as well as tax exemptions on electric car imports,
The saga continues
A Philippine Senator is reminding the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to be careful in drafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act or 'doble plaka' law.Senator Richard Gordon, the
Riders have been heard
It looks like riders' concerns regarding the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act haven't fallen on deaf ears.Earlier today, a dialogue was held between members of the Philippine riding community, the Philippine Senate, and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to discuss issues
Aren’t the fees expensive enough already?
Late last year, the Philippine Land Transportation Office (LTO) issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 2018-2158, which set guidelines for private motor vehicle inspection center operations.Under the MC, vehicles weighing over 4,500kg will be charged an inspection fee of P1,800
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
Poe, Recto press for DOTr order for resumption of Angkas operations
Officials of the embattled motorcycle-hailing app Angkas must be smiling from ear to ear by now.In yesterday's Senate Committee on Public Services hearing, senators Grace Poe and Ralph Recto questioned the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on its grounds for
Let’s see how this plays out
Tired of the constant back and forth between Angkas and government traffic agencies? If yes, then you'll be glad to know a new bill filed in the Philippine Senate could put an end to it once and for all.Senate Bill
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 "
Yes, please
It goes without saying that moving around Metro Manila is a major pain in the a**, regardless of whether you drive a car or take public transportation. But it isn't just the wasted time or everyday hassle of commuting that gets
Will this push through?
It looks like the local electric vehicle (EV) movement might soon get a much-needed boost.A new bill filed in the Senate aims to address the high cost of EVs and the lack of infrastructure to support them. How? By requiring
Are these concerns legitimate?
Issues regarding the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) move to replace the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge don't look like they're going to die down anytime soon.Earlier this week, Senator Grace Poe filed Resolution No. 984 urging the Senate
A senator files an inquiry
Will the suspension of the fuel excise tax next year (more on that here) help mitigate inflation? It's a burning question that lawmakers and taxpayers alike want answered.Senator Win Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, has filed
It seeks to lessen traffic congestion, too
Tired of spending hours upon hours stuck on EDSA on your way to work? If yes, we have some good news for you.The Philippine Senate released a statement earlier today saying that the Telecommuting Act of 2017, better known as the
Yes, please
Tired of paying a premium every time you leave a parking lot? If yes, you're not alone. Apparently, some lawmakers are sick of it, too. Senator JV Ejercito has filed a bill seeking to regulate the parking fees of shopping
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