It’s hard, but the long journey is always worth it
I remember celebrating my 19th birthday on a bus alone. It was a 12-hour long trip from Cubao, where I had just wrapped up my internship, to Sorsogon where I would spend the rest of summer. It sounds sad and lonely,
The DOTr is rehabilitating Pasig River’s ferry stations
There are only so many ways you can cross Pasig River on four wheels-and in most cases, they all involve spending a considerable amount of time in traffic. So why not skip the gridlock and take a ferry across instead?The
Operations resume on April 22
Planning to stay in the city during Holy Week? If yes, remember not to take the MRT as the rail line's management has announced its annual maintenance shutdown will take place over this period.According to an announcement made via the
For one day only
International Women's Day is tomorrow, and to celebrate the occasion, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and MRT-3 management have announced that all female passengers will be allowed to ride the rail line free of charge.Free entrance for women will
“Underground rail is less risky than elevated rail during an earthquake”
The Metro Manila Subway is really happening. According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the "project of the century" will stretch across 36km over 15 stations, and will have a maximum capacity of 1.5 million passengers per day once it is
Daily commuting woes can lead to insanity
Before I step out of the apartment, I run through a questionnaire in my head. How early do I leave? Should I take the MRT? How about I book a Grab instead? These questions show me that reliability is fiction when it
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
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
As a result of lower fuel prices at the pump
Here's a little good news to start the week...at least if you're a commuter. If you're a jeepney driver, on the other hand, you're probably going to want to sit down for this.The Land Transportation Franchising
‘We don’t hesitate in ridding our ranks of scalawags’
The article '10 Commandments of Angkas riders on treating female passengers' got an enormous response from our readers. We zeroed in on this topic based on the growing perception that sexual harassment is among the top violations of Angkas riders.It's
Get ready to be modernized
If you still haven't felt the rising cost of goods lately, maybe you will now. According to a report by GMA News, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved a petition to raise the minimum jeepney fare from
Traffic, commuting woes can pull down your grades
I know the feeling all too well: Stuck riding the bus in traffic, anxiety starting to hit as I worry if I'll make it to my 7:30am class. All the while wondering how it's already 7:23 yet the
A new provider will be sought
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has today served its final decision to terminate its contract with Busan Universal Railways (BURI) for the maintenance of MRT-3 and other services.The official decision cited BURI's inability to address issues raised in a
It's not just for school days anymore
Kids these days. They have it so much better than we did. Back in the day, one of the constant struggles of being a student was going out on weekends when you had to pay the full fare on public transport. You
A welcome development
You see them either speeding haphazardly through EDSA or holding up traffic, and over the years they've become a prime example (along with the MRT and jeepneys, of course) of everything that's wrong with the local transportation scene. Of course
Don't let these punks get the best of you
Often times, the feeling of commuting in a packed train is described as akin to a being stuck inside a "can of sardines." What they don't tell you though is that some of your fellow sardines are in there with the
And she had a pregnant companion
You think that we would be used to the ways of taxis by now, but apparently they still have the power to surprise us, and not in a good way.In a post that has now been shared thousands of times, commuter
Practicality and affordability are key
The hassle of commuting in Manila is a constant annoyance to us young professionals who now make up a fair portion of the Philippine workforce. If there's anything we've learned from the recent public transport strike in Manila, it's
For mobile workers, at least
Getting to work and back home afterward can be a real pain in the ass, in some parts of the world more so than others, and double the hassle if you're always on the go. With that in mind, wouldn't
It ain't glam, but it works
They often look beat-up, but they're one of the most convenient ways to get around--especially when it's too far to walk yet too near to bother bringing a car. I'm referring to tricycles. I happen to live
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