Rideshare Chronicles: Uber, Grab, LTFRB should all shape up
Jul21

Rideshare Chronicles: Uber, Grab, LTFRB should all shape up

The LTFRB’s travel ban against Uber and Grab vehicles has sent social media abuzz with avid users criticizing the administration’s move to halt the operations of ridesharing services in the country. Traditional transport services like taxi groups have been against the introduction of new services like Uber and Grab. Earlier, the LTFRB levied a P5-million fine each for the ridesharing services for various violations....

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Marcos highway at standstill due to truck collision
Mar11

Marcos highway at standstill due to truck collision

Marcos Highway is the main tributary of those coming from eastern Mega Manila (Marikina, Cainta, and Antipolo) towards Quezon City. The area is mainly a residential area so rush hours are jampacked with people . Yesterday Friday morning, the road was at a standstill for almost all of daylight when a truck collided with a LRT2 pillar near Sta. Lucia Mall. It didn’t help that the spot was at a major intersection – a major...

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Traffic deputies to get color-coded IDs
Feb03

Traffic deputies to get color-coded IDs

Metro Manila roads do feel like the Wild West most of the time. It can be pretty damned scary, lawless, and you half expect the driver next to you to just pull out a gun and shoot someone. This can be compounded by the fact that traffic deputies can’t seem to enforce road rules. Ever got pulled over and not even know why you’re being pulled over except that it’s merienda time? There are even times when you...

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Added excise tax on cars by 2018 planned
Feb01

Added excise tax on cars by 2018 planned

The government is planning to raise the excise tax on automobiles as part of administration’s socio-economic agenda. But what does this exactly mean for those who aren’t really into politics, economics, and finance. Basically, all cars being sold to private individuals in the Philippine already includes an excise tax. The government’s proposal is to raise the excise tax using new rates. In the current scheme, there...

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Licensed drivers to retake exams in 2018?
Nov30

Licensed drivers to retake exams in 2018?

So this bit of news has gone round a couple of weeks ago – all licensed drivers are to retake examinations in 2018. But we have yet to hear any information campaign so we held back posting about it. The idea is being pitched to become a billing congress and the DOTC is supporting the idea. But if this ever pushes through, it would be quite interesting. Driver’s education needed We agree that a great deal of the traffic...

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Toyota C-HR goes to production
Nov30

Toyota C-HR goes to production

We were quite excited when Toyota announced that they will be making the C-HR – their own compact crossover to slug it out in an increasingly competitive segment. Quite frankly, I have my own eyes set on the CUV market due to its appeal for Philippine roads. Finally, after several months of seeing the prototype and the teasers, the C-HR is finally going into production. Now, those expecting the car to be a rival to the likes of...

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