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‘Safe Pathways Act’ also includes emergency walkways for those traveling on foot
Do you think this will help?
Amid the spread of COVID-19 in Metro Manila, medical professionals keep reminding us that this is no time to panic-it'll only do more harm than good. But of course, exercising extra caution will go a long way.Earlier this
The ‘EV and Charging Station Act’ could help save up to P490-B annually
If you're one of those people who think we need more electric vehicles in the country-specifically in Metro Manila-then get a load of this: an 'Electric Vehicles and Charging Station Act' has now been filed in the Senate.Senator
Pilot-run updates, ownership issues, and the rider cap will be discussed
Amid the ongoing debacle surrounding the extended pilot run for motorcycle taxis, the Senate Committee on Public Services has announced that it will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, to discuss the regulation of motorcycles-for-hire in
Will this make it to the desk of the President?
It looks like traffic enforcers may soon have a new weapon in their fight against intoxicated drivers.The Senate has allocated P20 million for breathalyzers in its version of the 2020 national budget. While the amount may represent just a miniscule fraction
The last adjustment was in 2004
A significant increase to the country's road user tax, also referred to as the motor vehicle user's charge (MVUC), is looking likelier than ever after the House of Representatives committee on ways and means approved a 90% increase to the
“Pag di nireport ng may-ari, makakasuhan siya”
The Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law, also known as Republic Act 11235 and more notoriously referred to as the 'doble plaka' law, isn't dead just yet.Senator Richard Gordon, the law's principal author, is calling on the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
“The demand for this service simply cannot be ignored”
The recent issues surrounding public transportation in Metro Manila have forced commuters to further resort to other means of getting around the city. Naturally, with the traffic situation continuing to worsen as we near the holidays, people are looking to faster and
Do the Cebuanos here agree?
Several days ago, Senator Joel Villanueva pitched that telecommuting is a possible solution to Metro Manila's transportation crisis. According to him, the concept would "create more options for our employees to fulfill their duties while minimizing the need to go out
“We need to find ways to decongest Metro Manila immediately”
The traffic in Metro Manila is awful, and it seems as if new solutions to change that are being proposed almost every day. A lot of these ideas revolve around regulating the use of private cars. For one senator, though, the immediate
Worth a shot?
Remember the elevated walkway project that was raised in the Senate just a week ago? It seems Senate majority leader Juan Miguel Zubiri is pretty damn serious about pushing through with it.In a recent privilege speech by the Senator, he reiterated
Will this help solve our traffic problems?
Could additional reinforcements for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) help solve our capital's traffic nightmare? At least one senator seems to thinks so.In a press release posted on the Philippine Senate website earlier today, Senator Ralph Recto said hiring
Do you think this is feasible?
The spiraling traffic-management issues on EDSA have garnered a handful of proposed solutions from netizens, including a rework of the thoroughfare's lane system and the implementation of a private-vehicle ban along the avenue during rush hours. Now, a lawmaker
In support of the government’s efforts to reclaim public roads
We've seen road-clearing operations ramping up in the past few weeks following President Rodrigo Duterte's orders to reclaim all public roads that are being used by private entities. In line with this, Senator Win Gatchalian recently requested the President
It’s time to get your work-life balance in order
Tired of spending hours upon hours either stuck in traffic or public transportation? Then we have some good news for you.The Philippine Senate has passed Senate Bill No. 1571, otherwise known as the Alternative Working Arrangement Bill or 'flexitime bill.' Essentially,
The same goes for the use of hand-washing and drinking facilities
If you're someone who uses public transport regularly, you're probably used to saving up spare change for train, bus, or jeepney fare. You might also understand how it sucks to have to spend your last few coins to use the
Higher monetary fines are also being proposed.
If one senator were to have his way, reckless drivers might be facing almost 15 years in jail instead of just two to six.Senator Koko Pimentel has filed Senate Bill No. 118, which will amend Article 365 of the Revised Penal
He wants to drop the ‘front license plate’ clause and lower the prescribed penalties
President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to suspend the implementation of Republic Act No. 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act.In his speech during the 25th National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines (NFMCP)
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