And is it safe to buy secondhand?
The full implementation of Republic Act No. 11229 or the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act has been deferred as parents are still left with many questions about the law. One of those is about the expiration dates of child car seats.
Is this final, though?
So, we think we finally have some idea as to what President Rodrigo Duterte meant when he said that the Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) is no longer mandatory.According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Duterte's order means motorists can
It’s a big investment
Before President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday that the Motor Vehicle Inspection System shall not be mandatory for vehicle registration, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) had announced that it will start accepting applications for at least 200 more private motor vehicle inspection centers (
“Siguro naman pagbibigyan kami sa tamang panahon”
In case you missed it, private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) have come to an agreement with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to lower their inspection fees.President Rodrigo Duterte has also ordered authorities to make
Another development
Worried over having to shell out for an expensive new child car seat? Well, if Congress gets its way, you can rest easy for now.Muntinlupa City Representative Ruffy Biazon recently bared that members of the House Committee on Transportation are looking
“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
No more confusion
A few days ago, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) clarified that a face mask is not required if only one person, the driver, is present inside a vehicle. Apparently, though, many people may have missed this as we are still being asked
"We have to assure the quality of our service"
For the first time since the new Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) drew public criticism, the Vehicle Inspection Center Operators Association of the Philippines (VICOAP) has come out in the open to air its side.VICOAP president Iñigo Larrazabal defended 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
We hope this is truly the case
The Vehicle Inspection Center Operators Association of the Philippines (VICOAP) wants motorists to know that, no, private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC) aren't out to make a quick buck out of vehicles with minor issues. During an online press conference, VICOAP
To date, 24 of the initial 138 testing centers are up and running
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has decided to open up applications for an additional 200 private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) to be able to accommodate the millions of registered vehicles in the country.Mark Steven Pastor, DOTr assistant secretary for road
There’s no need to panic, guys
Here's the very latest on the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act: Implementation is pushing through, as announced yesterday, but the Department of Transportation (DOTr) again stresses that no apprehensions will be made over the next few months in this initial
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
You can now ride these trains along the Tutuban-Los Baños route
More good news coming your way today, commuters. The Philippine National Railways (PNR) and the Department of Transportation have just completed the inaugural run of the rail line's new diesel-hydraulic locomotives (DHL) and passenger coaches.These are the units that
A proof-of-concept was recently presented to the DOTr
The Department of Transportation's (DOTr) efforts to shift to automated fare-collection systems (AFCS) amid the ongoing pandemic hasn't been smooth-sailing if we're being honest. That said, the agency is bent on finding new options on its quest
“Illegal, and absolutely prohibited”
You know how a lot of motorists are going online to call private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC) a scam? Well, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has noticed something shady is going on, all right-just not in the way some of
A sign of things to come?
One local government is finally putting its foot down on the private motor vehicle inspection center (PMVIC) debacle.In a Facebook post, the San Fernando City, La Union Council announced that it has moved to suspend local PMVIC operations. This development comes
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