Faith in humanity restored
During horrible crises like this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we hear about acts of kindness that restore our faith in humanity. A recent example is how this taxi driver helped bring a stranded student home from Spain all the way to Italy-and
Ride one, we want to
Star Wars is an unprecedented feat in entertainment. Forty-two years have passed since the release of the first film, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in the US back in 1977. The final installment in the series, Star Wars: The
In hybrid form
Ever been to Tokyo and thought, 'This would be much more interesting if it looked a little more like London'? Yeah, us neither. Still, that's not going to stop the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) from giving it a go. Don'
What was your last taxi experience like?
One would think that with the easy accessibility of ride-hailing services and stricter enforcement by government transportation agencies regular taxis would've gotten their act together. Unfortunately, if this social experiment by Bisayang Hilaw is to be believed, this isn't
You never think it would happen to you
When I was a child, I was often reprimanded for being afraid of what I couldn't see. According to every grown-up around me, I should be more fearful of the living than the dead. Still, that didn't stop me
‘Delivery drivers of the world, are you ready to go hybrid?’
We like to think we're on top of everything that happens in the motoring world here at Top Gear. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are some cars that slip through the net.The panel van version of LEVC's new
There are 5,000 taxi franchises up for grabs
Set aside all your concerns regarding the number of TNVS units (or the lack thereof) for a minute. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has some good news. Well...sort of.The government agency has just announced that it has
One of the government’s main initiatives to improve public transport
We've seen the development of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in recent years. And now modernization has come to the taxi sector of public transport.According to a press release from the DOTr
Thumbs up!
An entire taxi fleet has been ordered banned by Philippine airport authorities after one of its drivers was caught illegally charging his passengers.Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal has ordered MIAA police authorities to ban the entire fleet
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Despite the rapid rise of ride-sharing companies over the past few years, taxis have survived the times and continue to ply the roads each and every day. However, their less-than-stellar reputation can't be denied.Nearly everyone has a
Merry Christmas
Is the choosy taxi driver's stranglehold on the Filipino commuter finally coming to an end? If the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's (LTFRB) latest data is anything to go by, then yes, it finally is.According to the government
She’s based in Japan
Let's just cut to the chase. The angelic woman pictured above? She's a taxi driver. Yes, an actual taxi driver-as in she gets people from point A to B inside a car for money. Don't believe us? Just
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'
Do you agree?
By now you've heard that Grab's P2.00 per minute charge is back, and this time with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's (LTFRB) approval. Bummed? Maybe you shouldn't be, because the ride-
Do you agree?
Two days ago, we reported that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) was recalibrating and resealing taxi meters, as well as implementing a new set of fares.Prior to recalibration and resealing, regular taxis charged a fare of P40 for
Will you go back to riding them?
The Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced that it will begin the calibration and resealing of taxi meters.In a Facebook status posted by the government agency earlier today, it said it is resealing the taxi meters "to
Do you think this will work?
After Uber sold its Southeast Asian operations to rival company Grab and shut down its app in the Philippines, many questions arose over our nation's commuting future. Many feared the possible consequences of one company holding a monopoly on ride-sharing.
Enough with the stigma
The Philippine automotive world is filled with age-old stereotypes that refuse to die, from lady drivers to the supposed challenge of driving up to Baguio (even a Hyundai Eon can do it these days). One of the worst offenders that still
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