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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LTO extends driver’s license validity to 5 years
Oct03

LTO extends driver’s license validity to 5 years

If you’re due to renew your driver’s license this October, you might be in luck. Aside from the reported availability of plastic cards, the validity of newly-issued licenses is now extended to 5 years. This was supposed to start last September but LTO suffered from glitches but it’s supposed to be corrected by this time. A good number of drivers who renewed their license over the past year and a half have yet to...

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“No Garage, No Car” Bill filed in Senate
Sep30

“No Garage, No Car” Bill filed in Senate

Senate Bill #1165 or the “No Garage, No Car” bill has been filed in the upper house. We think it’s high time this becomes law. There’s just too many cars on the road these days and any effort that seeks to curb especially those that impede smaller two-way streets. For example, with the traffic of Marcos Highway and C5, streets in Pasig should’ve been decent alternative routes but their narrowness combined...

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Reaction: Cyclist shot by motorist
Jul27

Reaction: Cyclist shot by motorist

There’s a viral video of a driver of a Hyundai EON getting into an altercation with a cyclist. The two go at it with fists. Moments after they seem to have calmed down, the driver got back at the cyclist and shot the poor guy repeatedly. A woman is also reported to have been hit by a stray bullet. The cheapest of shots. Fair warning, the video is graphic and tragic. News outfits have already picked the video up as well. Violence...

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