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The Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act is “seriously flawed and discriminatory”
This includes all official bus stops and rest areas
Remember the bill that sought free WiFi access and toilet usage for passengers at land transport terminals? Here's some good news for all you commuters reading this-it has officially been passed into law.Republic Act No. 11311 (RA 11311), also
They're for your own protection
Republic Act No. 10642 or the Philippine Lemon Law is an Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles which aims to promote full protection to the rights of consumers in the sale of motor vehicles against business
Read and be informed
It has been a long time coming, but the government has finally passed Republic Act 11229, a law which provides for the Special Protection of Child Passengers in Motor Vehicles. While the law will not take effect immediately, current and future parents
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Own a motorcycle? If yes, a few changes might soon be coming to its license plates.President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Republic Act No. 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, into law.Under this law, the Philippine Land Transportation
Are you courteous to our two-wheeled friends?
The Philippines just took another step toward making its streets more bicycle-friendly.House Bill 8911, otherwise known as the Minimum Overtaking of Cyclists Distance Act, has been approved in its third and final reading. Essentially, it makes overtaking bicycles in a
And has been for some time
Ever driven along a provincial road and been greeted by a long pile of palay being dried in the sun by local farmers? Well, it turns out the practice is actually illegal, and has been for quite some time.The Department of
Let's see how this plays out
It looks like the issue surrounding the Land Transportation Office's (LTO) alleged crackdown on modifed off-roaders isn't over just yet.A House Resolution to suspend the alleged implementation of the "charges on modified vehicles" was filed by Representative Dax
It seeks to lessen traffic congestion, too
Tired of spending hours upon hours stuck on EDSA on your way to work? If yes, we have some good news for you.The Philippine Senate released a statement earlier today saying that the Telecommuting Act of 2017, better known as the
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Prospective car owners might soon have to prove they have adequate parking before driving home with a new ride.According to a Senate press release, Senate Bill No. 201, dubbed the Proof-of-Parking Space Act, is currently in the works. If
Does this happen in the PH?
Recently, I was waiting outside a hotel in Sydney, Australia for a ride to the airport. I logged on to Uber, and to my surprise the driver of a white Audi A4 accepted my booking. After having spent the last few years
Making sense of the senseless
We've all seen the videos: Cars being towed away after getting caught parking on the street, sometimes with their protesting drivers screaming their heads off, and sometimes with the tow truck operators doing their best Solid Snake impression by sneaking in
The bill cleared Congress recently
Join the conversation by tweeting your reactions to @TopGearPh using #4DayWorkWeekNa. We'll update the article to feature the best comments throughout the week.We've just come back from two successive long weekends, and to be honest having three days off
Stop texting behind the wheel
Put those smartphones down people, because Republic Act 10913, better known as the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, will finally be in full effect by this Thursday, May 18, 2017. That's nearly one year since the bill passed the Senate and 15
This regulation goes way back
Question: Is it against the law to drive a right-hand-drive vehicle in the Philippines? Is there a permit that can be secured for this?EnricoYes, it is. The prohibition is contained in Republic Act No. 8506, entitled "An act banning
Our legal expert weighs in
Hi sir, I just wanted to ask if legal or illegal ba sa LTO laws natin kung kukulayan ko ang corner lights ko? Gusto ko sanang gawin light green instead of orange or clear. Thank you.AllanHi, Allan. Yes, it is illegal
The issue now is implementation
Carnappers might now want to think twice before laying their filthy hands on someone else's property. Republic Act No. 10883--otherwise known as the Anti-Carnapping Act--has finally lapsed into law, and it carries harsher penalties for thieves caught stealing
LTO, this is what good legislation is like
German-made diesels are considered to be among the cleanest in the world. The modern technology of these engines, coupled with stringent emissions standards, ensures this.According to a report by Bloomberg, however, this is not enough. The German government is set
Makes it easier to call for assistance
The last thing any of us want is to be involved in a vehicular accident. An accident, especially one that sees cars smashed up, can lead not only to damage to property but even loss of lives. This is why it is
Could this be the end of surprise fuel price adjustments?
Call it coincidental but the most recent oil price hike came just as a solon filed a bill that will push all fuel companies to become more transparent with their pricing practices.If House Bill 4893 authored by Rep. Romeo Acop of
To deter car thieves
Taking a vehicle from one island to another may soon require some paperwork as two solons are pushing for motorists to secure a clearance from the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG).Based on House Bill 4500 filed by Rep.
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