This will make investigations fair for law-abiding motorists involved in mishaps
Good news, motorists: In a recent hearing by the House Committee on Transportation, it was decided that two House Bills (HBs) that seek to protect law-abiding drivers from unfair rulings during road incidents will be consolidated.The two bills are House
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Our public transportation system left much to be desired even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now? Circumstances outside of our control have magnified its flaws even more.At least one member of Congress believes that service contracting is the answer to
We’re talking at least six months of jail time and a P100,000 fine
As the demand for delivery services skyrocketed in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it's inevitable that cases of order cancellations or bogus customers have increased alongside it. Fortunately, a new bill that seeks to protect riders in such situations
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 Committee on Transportation has created a technical working group for this
Do you think we need better driver education here in the Philippines? If you do, then we have good news for you: The House Committee on Transportation has agreed to create a technical working group (TWG) to consolidate five pending House Bills (
“Isipin natin ang kapakanan ng mamamayan”
Congressman Edgar Sarmiento, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, has spoken up about the burning issue surrounding the pilot-run extension for motorcycle-taxi companies Angkas, JoyRide, and Move It."Gumulo lang ang lahat nang mag-desisyon ang Land Transportation Franchising
Hotheads, beware
Here's a fair warning to potential hotheads behind the wheel: You might want to start working on that quick temper of yours because a bill seeking to severely punish acts of road rage has been filed in Congress.House Bill No.
“The DOTr technical working group must answer to the commuters”
Why do things like these happen to us every Christmas time?This was the damning question raised by George Royeca, chief transport advocate of motorcycle-taxi company Angkas during a press conference after its 27,000-strong rider-partners held a massive
They aren’t covered by the six-month pilot run authorized by the DOTr
A team of lawyers representing a commuter welfare group asked court authorities today, December 9, to declare illegal the operations of five app-based motorcycle-taxi companies operating in Metro Manila.The Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) submitted to the
“I want to be the first to undergo the Mandatory Driver's Re-education Program”
Last July 31, 2019, House Bill (HB) 3196-otherwise known as the "Mandatory Re-Education Program for All Motor Vehicle Drivers Once Every Five Years"- was filed by Representative Lorenz Defensor from the 3rd District of Iloilo. The bill seeks to mandate
Would this really reduce traffic, if it were passed into law
Another idea to solve Metro Manila's traffic crisis has been thrown into the pot. This time, it's a plan we're guessing plenty of commuters will be in favor of.Iligan City Representative Frederick W. Siao has announced that he
Do you think this will be helpful?
Dashboard cameras, or dashcams as we call them, are undeniably helpful for motorists and law enforcers alike. In the event of an accident or a crime, footage from these recording devices can serve as supplementary evidence that can help authorities ensure the
Is this fair?
If one congressman has his way, motorcycle owners might not be affected by a potential motor vehicle user's charge (MVUC) increase.According to a recent report by the Philippine Star, Albay Representative Joey Salceda plans to submit a proposal which would
Could this be a game-changer?
Law-abiding motorists may soon have something to fall back on in the event they figure in a road incident with a reckless motorcycle rider, pedestrian, or driver of a motorized vehicle.House Bill No. 1987, also known as the Philippine Responsible
Plus P10 per succeeding hour
It looks like more than a few lawmakers have had it up to here with our country's parking fees.Another bill has been filed in Congress with the aim of standardizing parking rates across the Philippines. House Bill No. 506, dubbed
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The Land Transportation Office's (LTO) practical driving test for license applicants might be about to become more difficult, as well as more expensive-more so if you have no idea what you're doing behind the wheel.House Bill 504, also
If it’s passed into law, at least
Ridding sidewalks and streets of illegal vendors and obstacles is apparently the in thing among government officials these days.Mayor Isko Moreno has gone all-out with clearing operations in Manila, providing thoroughfares like Taft Avenue and places like Divisoria with some
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Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may soon find themselves parking apart from one another after a bill was filed in Congress requiring the creation of dedicated parking spaces exclusive to each.House Bill 1037, filed by Representative Joey Tambunting of Parañ
There's also a plan to legalize it in Quezon City
Congressman Winston Castelo (Second District, Quezon City) is bowing out from the House of Representative with unfinished business: the legalization of ride-hailing motorcycle company Angkas.Now on his last days as a third termer at the Lower House, Castelo made his
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
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