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
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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'
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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-
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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
Will this fall on deaf ears?
The 2017 Christmas rush is in full swing, and along with it comes the stagnant sea of red lights we've all come to expect from the holiday season. But while you're sitting in your car griping about the horrible traffic,
The next generation of Japanese cabs
Meet Japan's new taxi. If Toyota has its way, anyway. It'll be launched in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and the idea is it gives Japan a new taxi icon, one to rival London's black cab and
We do the numbers
Last month, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) agreed to raise the fares for taxis in an attempt to resolve their 'underutilization' and to address concerns from taxi associations. The intention, the LTFRB said, was to put the rates at
Flag-down is now at P40
The Philippine Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has just approved an increase in regular taxi rates.According to documents obtained by, the flag-down for taxis (except for those operating in the Cordillera Administrative Region) is now at
Let's see how this pans out
Early last month, the head of the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association, Attorney Bong Suntay, caused quite a stir online after airing his organization's grievances regarding the local taxi industry during a committee hearing on public services.One of the issues
If you say so
We're guessing that the headline of this story alone will elicit lots of angry reactions and horror stories in the comments. Apparently, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board isn't entirely blind to this problem. "To effectively address this problem
We just want to get home
Had trouble getting around since the Uber suspension? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has heard your cries for help, and is proposing a solution. Whether you agree with it or not depends on your perspective.According to a report
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