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The congressman cited the alarming number of daily accidents on the road
House Bill 8322 has been approved on second reading
A heads-up to motorcyclists: The House of Representatives has just approved House Bill 8322 on its second reading. The bill requires all motorcycle users to turn on their headlights at all times, day or night, while riding.Authored Rep. Mariano Michael
Yes, please
Today, the House of Representatives announced that it has approved House Bill 7774 on its third and final reading. All 212 members present approved the "Bill of Rights of Taxi, Tourist Car Transport Service and Vehicle for Hire Passengers."The bill'
This could change the way we see and use public transport
Is it a fantasy to imagine a better public transport system in the Philippines? Maybe, but you can't blame us for dreaming. If this new initiative from the House Committee on Transportation is any indication, we may be getting it
The bill has just passed its third reading
Our work weeks may soon get shorter, but will it help ease traffic? A report by CNN Philippines reveals that the House of Representatives has just approved on the third and final reading House Bill 6152, which allows employees to have a
Here's how to avoid traffic hell
If there's one thing we're sure about President Rodrigo Duterte's upcoming State of the Nation Address on July 23, it's heavy traffic in certain parts of Quezon City. Every year, the SONA attracts not only a multitude of
The fines are hefty
Back in March, we reported that the House of Representatives was working a bill that aims to punish those douchebags individuals who throw stones and other hard objects at cars. Well, it didn't take long for the congressmen to come to
A technical working group has been formed
A technical working group (TWG) composed of automotive industry stakeholders and resource persons with the goal of "fine-tuning" a bill aimed at expediting the registration of imported vehicles has been formed by the House of Representatives.House Bill 6455, which was
Good idea or bad?
Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Catanduanes) has filed House Resolution 1771, which tasks the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to take a more proactive stance in preventing taxi-related crimes."Public order and safety strongly demand that a holistic strategy--not a case-
When is a car considered abandoned?
Rep. Delphine Gan Lee (Party list, AGRI) has filed House Bill 5249, which seeks to remove abandoned or derelict motor vehicles off the roads as these "obstruct the free flow of traffic.""Abandoned and derelict motor vehicles are nuisances," Lee said in
For every 24-hour period
Citing driver fatigue as one of the leading causes of potentially fatal road accidents in the country, Rep. Samuel Pagdilao Jr. (ACT-CIS party list) has filed House Bill 5271, which seeks to impose a nine-hour daily driving limit for public-
Do you agree?
The traffic situation in Cebu City has become so bad that Rep. Raul Del Mar (1st District, Cebu City) has filed House Bill 5142, which calls for the construction of elevated highways in his bailiwick "to decongest traffic."According to Del Mar,
What is the proposed penalty?
Rep. Al Francis Bichara (2nd District, Albay) has filed House Bill 4986, which seeks to ban the "use of sidewalks and public roads for parking, business and sport activities, and other purposes inimical to the interest of pedestrians."According to the solon,
Violators to be fined as much as P1 million
Rep. Sajid Mangudadatu (2nd District, Maguindanao) has filed House Bill 4413, which seeks to prescribe the "regular calibration of fuel pumps in all gasoline stations throughout the country.""There should be a law penalizing unscrupulous gasoline stations owners who are defrauding the
Luxury cars declared as vehicle parts
It seems that the smuggling of luxury vehicles is now rampant in Mindanao, forcing Representative Henry Oaminal (2nd District, Misamis Occidental) to file House Resolution 1308, which seeks to probe how 34 brand-new luxury vehicles passed through the ports in the
To help curb crime
Rep. Mark Llandro Mendoza (4th District, Batangas) has filed a bill calling for government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on all public-utility vehicles nationwide."CCTV cameras provide accurate and real-time footage of
Do you agree?
If Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (4th District, Leyte) had her way, the use of car horns would be banned, particularly when used by public-utility vehicles to attract passengers, calling it "a precursor to murderous or homicidal road rage.""The sensitivity of
Teaching tomorrow's motorists today
Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (Party List, Abante Mindanao) have filed House Bill 4160, which seeks to introduce road and traffic safety in the curriculum of elementary and secondary schools.According to Rodriguez, the
To rid our roads of poor-quality buses
Local public-utility buses have always been criticized for their dilapidated state, compounded by their worn-out tires and, based on the numerous accidents that have been reported recently, faulty brakes.Rep. Edgar Erice (2nd District, Caloocan City) hopes to correct this
To assist PWDs when crossing the street
Representative Lorna Velasco (Party list, AMA) has filed a bill seeking to equip traffic lights with audible signals at all pedestrian crossings "to provide safety for persons with disability, elderly people and pregnant women when crossing the street.""The audible traffic signal
To boost the region's economy
Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) is pushing for the construction of a 240km Trans-Mindanao Superhighway to boost the economy of the Philippines' southernmost region."Mindanao, sadly, is still known as the land of promise," said Rodriguez. "We
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