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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
Good news for our fellow road users
Senate Bill No. 1518-also known as the 'Safe Pathways Act'-was filed during the first few months of the pandemic to create a safe network for pedestrians, cyclists, and users of non-motorized vehicles. Well, we have good news for our
It shouldn’t be this hard
The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will investigate the top officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for their alleged failure to produce new motorcycle license plates. The move was announced this week by Senator Richard Gordon
Senator says this was caused by ‘lack of coordination’
Apparently, regular motorists aren't the only ones noticing how electrical poles remain obstructions following road-widening projects. Several members of the Philippine Senate have taken note of the issue as well.According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the issue
Thank God
Still scrambling to equip your ride with an RFID sticker before the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) December 1 deadline? You might have a little more breathing room now, because the agency says it won't be fining motorists just yet.According
We’re still eagerly waiting for this
Last year during the Nissan Futures symposium in Hong Kong, the Japanese carmaker announced that it would be introducing the Leaf electric vehicle (EV) in the Philippine market. Well, we're still waiting, but thankfully, it looks like the EV is slowly
One senator thinks so
Yesterday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the government's Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases had approved a protective shield design for motorbikes. This comes after several parties lobbied to get pillion riding approved once
Should this be a priority at the moment?
Yes, the 'doble plaka' law, also known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, remains a hot topic despite the ongoing pandemic.Only a few days after the Land Transportation Office (LTO) postponed the controversial law due to the non-availability of license
Is this the way?
To say that Metro Manila's public transportation is strained as authorities try to combat the spread of COVID-19 is a massive understatement. Yesterday, the first day of general community quarantine in Metro Manila, many commuters were left confused and helpless
Agree?
If there's one thing we can appreciate from what's transpired over the past two months, it's that cyclists-a sector that has for too long been an afterthought in the grand scheme of our country's transportation landscape-are
‘Safe Pathways Act’ also includes emergency walkways for those traveling on foot
A new bill filed in Senate seeks to establish biking and walking as safe, viable modes of mobility now that COVID-19 quarantine measures continue to limit the availability of public transport in the country.Senate Bill No. 1518, also known as
Do you think this will help?
Amid the spread of COVID-19 in Metro Manila, medical professionals keep reminding us that this is no time to panic-it'll only do more harm than good. But of course, exercising extra caution will go a long way.Earlier this
The ‘EV and Charging Station Act’ could help save up to P490-B annually
If you're one of those people who think we need more electric vehicles in the country-specifically in Metro Manila-then get a load of this: an 'Electric Vehicles and Charging Station Act' has now been filed in the Senate.Senator
Pilot-run updates, ownership issues, and the rider cap will be discussed
Amid the ongoing debacle surrounding the extended pilot run for motorcycle taxis, the Senate Committee on Public Services has announced that it will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, to discuss the regulation of motorcycles-for-hire in
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