The DOTr will “strictly enforce” the policy
The required distance between passengers in all forms of public transport shall remain at one meter, Presidential spokeperson Harry Roque confirmed on today, September 19."Nag-desisyon na po ang Presidente kahapon (September 18). Ang desisyon po ng Presidente, mananatili po ang
Their licenses will be confiscated
Drivers of public utility vehicles who violate social-distancing measures in their vehicles will have their licenses confiscated, the chief of the country's security force on COVID-19 said today, September 18."The point is, if ever there is violation na
Through this scheme, the government will subsidize PUV operators and drivers
More details about the government's upcoming 'net service contracting scheme' under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan II) have surfaced, and it appears that things will soon start to look up for our country's mass transport system.The
For now, the one-meter social-distancing requirement shall prevail
Well, that was quick.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) began the implementation of the reduced social distancing on public transportation at the start of this week, on September
Concerns are being addressed
Bus operations between Metro Manila and the provinces could resume as early as September, authorities said Wednesday, in a potential breakthrough for those with families outside the capital.Rules are being ironed out to address the concerns of local governments (LGU), said
Using a synthetic fiber-based filter and ionization
For obvious reasons, we're now paying much more attention to how we can keep the air we breathe...well, a source of life, not debilitating illness.In cars, for instance, we could well be seeing cabin air-purification systems shift from
Some good news
The Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, also known as the Bayanihan II Act, has been signed into law. Its P9.5 billion in appropriations is meant to help the Philippines bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also covers
Do you think the government is making the right move with this one?
The decision of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to reduce the social distancing requirement on public transportation has already taken effect as of this writing. With this move,
The stuntmen may soon begin working as delivery riders for MoveOn PH
Here's some good news to brighten up your day: Media personalities Gretchen Ho and Darna herself, Angel Locsin, have just donated 30 bicycles to the displaced stuntmen of the Stunt Association of the Philippines (SAP).These bicycles will serve not only
Don’t make that hotel reservation just yet
Metro Manila residents seeking to go to Tagaytay for a break from the six-month-long quarantine still need to secure travel passes from their home local governments, said Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield head Lt. Gen. Guillermo Elazar on Monday,
“Kayo po ang first line of defense laban sa pandemic na ’to”
The required distance between passengers on board public transport will be reduced starting today, September 14, which is "too early," according to a group of medical frontliners who called for a timeout last month. As they hold dialogues with transport authorities, they
It starts today
A few days ago, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) had already approved plans to reduce social distancing on public transportation. If you're a commuter during the
Robot cleaners included
Remember the pre-2020 days? We'll allow you a moment to cast your mind back to the halcyon days of hugging, clubbing, traveling, and not barricading yourself in the house for two weeks at the merest hint of a sore throat.
The pandemic has triggered a slump in sales
British supercar brand and Formula 1 team McLaren is reportedly selling and leasing back its global headquarter in Woking, Surrey. According to The Guardian, the carmaker is seeking to "shore up its balance sheet" after the slump in sales because of the
Things are a little different these days
It isn't just actual driving and how we get around that's drastically different these days-how we go about maintaining our vehicles has changed, too.Gone are the days when one could just drop by any reputable car repair service
Like it?
SM Cinemas has been pretty busy trying the bring life to the country's movie scene the past few months. In late July, it converted SM Pampanga's parking lot into a drive-in movie theater. Then, about a week ago, it
Think twice about car meets
Lately, images have been circulating online showing car clubs and biker groups taking to streets and parking lots for meets again. Guys, Metro Manila may have shifted back to general community quarantine (GCQ), but we're still in the middle of a
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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has authorized the operation of 1,006 public utility jeepneys (PUJ) on 10 additional routes in Metro Manila.As per Memorandum Circular 2020-043, the following trips will be available starting tomorrow, September 9:
Baby steps
Metro Manila's train lines are definitely up and running. Statistics recently released by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) show ridership is nowhere near the usual numbers, but the MRT-3, LRT-1, LRT-2, and PNR are operational. Hey, baby steps,
The agency flagged a good number of violators along EDSA yesterday
Yes, the restrictions for pillion riding have eased up over the past couple of weeks, but riders must keep in mind that there still are minimum requirements that need to be met.Even if backriding shields are no longer required for some,
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