For those who still need to drive out during the pandemic
Wearing a face mask inside your car as an extra precaution against COVID-19 is nice, but it doesn't completely eliminate the risk of the coronavirus spreading inside your vehicle. This is especially important to keep in mind if you're
First and last trips depart from terminus stations at 6am and 6pm, respectively
Citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases among its frontline personnel, the Light Rail Transit Authority has announced that LRT-2 operating hours will be shortened from April 17 to 30.The first trains of the day will depart from the
More are on the way
For some, the fear of passing COVID-19 on to a family member is just as big as that of catching the virus itself. We've all heard stories of entire households becoming infected, and the anxiety of bringing the coronavirus into
Don’t leave them in your car, for starters
Face shields have become a necessity here in the Philippines over the past couple of months. Due to government regulation (was there strong scientific basis, though?), there's simply no way you'll be able to get around without wearing one (though
Again
Sweating bullets trying to renew your vehicle registration with the Land Transportation Office (LTO)? Well, you can rest easy again, because the agency has announced it is extending the validity of registration for vehicles with license plates ending in 3 and 4.
The agency will not resume operations under modified ECQ
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that all its offices in Greater Manila-Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal-will remain closed for the rest of the month. If you were planning to head out to an LTO office anytime
No new modes of transport will be added—only new provincial bus and PUJ routes
The government just announced that Greater Manila will go under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until April 30, 2021. While Malacañang has yet to discuss the differences between ECQ and MECQ, some clarifications have already been made in the transport sector.
Be advised
The Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public that active-transport users-cyclists, EKS users-are not required to wear face shields. The agency emphasized that this could pose potential safety risks on the road for these people.As stated in
Better safe than sorry
The Land Transportation Office's (LTO) license plate production has run into another snag. During a Zoom press conference held earlier today, the agency revealed that production operations are currently suspended due to false-positive COVID-19 test results of two employees.
In addition, 250 new routes will be activated
Those who have to take public transportation during the ongoing pandemic might have an easier time finding rides soon, as the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that it is set to deploy thousands of more jeepneys and buses
“A good rule of thumb: Assume anyone riding with you to be infectious”
There are universal standard precautions for personally protecting yourself from contagious diseases depending on the mode of transmission. For most infectious diseases, direct contact is a common way of getting it. This means staying in an enclosed space, like inside a car,
Uh oh
Well, this is hardly a good look for the public transport system. According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), recent COVID-19 testing among rail line personnel has yielded a whopping 522 positive results.Of that figure, 117 positive cases came from
Be advised
The second edition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Greater Manila has just officially been extended until April 11, 2021. This means several non-essential establishments will remain closed for at least another week.Essential stores and services, however, will be available
Provided you follow a few guidelines
Yes, you can bike outdoors for exercise despite the Greater Manila Area being under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) made this clear enough on social media last week.A clarification needs to be made, though, after reports
The vehicle has just obtained PQS prequalification from the WHO
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its partner companies have taken big steps forward in the fight against this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A Land Cruiser 78 with a dedicated refrigerator for vaccine transportation has just obtained Performance, Quality, and Safety (PQS) prequalification.
Management says the move is in a bid to protect personnel, too
Good news for authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) who have to drive north during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ): The NLEX Corporation has announced that the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) will remain open 24/
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Greater Manila is already under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), and as expected, there have been concerns regarding the availability of public transport especially for essential workers.To help address the situation, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is rolling out
From the Ortigas, Santolan, and Cubao MRT-3 stations
The required use of personal protective equipment at public transportation terminals isn't just for show. Remember: Being out in public spaces is risky business during the COVID-19 pandemic, as carriers don't necessarily need to be coughing their lungs out
Were you planning on dropping by?
Well, Metro Manila and several other areas have been placed back in enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The move comes as authorities grapple with yet another surge in COVID-19 cases ahead of the Holy Week holiday weekend.In line with this, several
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