(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law
The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe
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Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?
No, you can't mount your phone above the dashboard
'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules
Drinking coffee, eating, or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving, says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada
The Land Transportation Office reminds motorcycle riders that they cannot use their phones even for navigation under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act
According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report, using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents
If the bills become law, violators will face a maximum fine of P50,000 and/or be penalized with a suspension of franchise
Drivers under Transport Network Vehicle Service companies rely heavily on navigational apps like Waze and Google Maps
Republic Act No 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act defines 'distracted driving' as using telecommunications or entertainment devices while in motion or temporarily stopped at a red traffic light
Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr is tapped to lead the task force, which is under the newly-formed Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs
Under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, violators will face fines ranging from P5,000 to P20,000
The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students
Two divisions of the anti-graft court, where she stands trial for plunder, deny her request to be moved from the women's correctional to the NBI custodial center
Hospitals requiring advance payments before providing emergency care would face higher fines and longer jail time if the bill is signed into law
NBI-Bacolod head Renoir Baldovino says a woman sought their help last month after she found out the American uploaded some videos of them having sex online without her consent
All this graft cases – filed within the last 2 months, stem from the unauthorized awarding of million-peso projects to contractors in road and drainage projects
Greenpeace activists storm the gates of DENR to protest the alleged influence of big business on government, calling for the reappointment of Gina Lopez as environment secretary
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell 'encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action'
Proposed new laws such as the Ease of Doing Business Act aim to put some of the practices learned from successful neighbors like Singapore into law
Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.
(UPDATED) Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their 'strict obligation to act only in accordance with law'
Labor groups urge President Rodrigo Duterte to keep his promise to end contractualization in time for Labor Day on May 1
While shabu, the poor man's cocaine, is now as expensive as P25,000 a gram, the price of cocaine, choice drug of the rich, has remained the same at P7,000 per gram
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales also takes a swipe at the Sandiganbayan in connection with the court's handling of the pork barrel scam cases: 'Hindi rin ba 'yan inordinate delay?'
It's also a 'love story' that reveals apparent gaps between the PNP and an anti-crime commission under the Office of the President
'Ang gawin ni Duterte ay pumirma ng waiver. Marami ka pang drama, marami ka pang arte. Para malaman ng taong bayan ano ang totoo,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
The Anti-Trapo Movement files a complaint against LTO chief Edgar Galvante and bids and awards committee chair Romeo Vera Cruz for not releasing documents on the bidding for the production of drivers' license cards
An alleged drug syndicate was supposed to transport the drugs to Mindanao
(UPDATED) We track how the PNP has released data on DUIs, and try to explain all the confusion it has generated
Harmful germs lurk even in places you wouldn’t expect
Ministers from G20 developed and developing nations fail to spell out a pledge to reject protectionism in a closing statement
Harassment cases are abuses in a different form, says the Gabriela Women's Party
'The production in court of the AMLC memorandum containing such bank accounts and transactions would not only violate confidentiality but would also jeopardize the ongoing investigation of the AMLC'
Representatives Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Kaka Bag-ao, and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House
'Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano'ng aksyon. Pinag-aaralan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Senior Superintendent Graciano Mijares explains how the new group is different from the now-dissolved PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group
Rolls Royce admits to wrongdoing, agreeing to pay a $808 million fine to authorities in Britain to settle the case. The UK probe sparks follow up investigations in some of the countries where the bribes were received.
(UPDATED) Two cabinet officials say the President is set to sign the EO soon. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says there will be revisions to the DOH draft EO.
For the US State Department, money laundering remains a serious concern in the Philippines due to its 'international narcotics trade,' corruption, and weak laws
CPA-lawyer Mel Georgie Racela is officer-in-charge of the Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat until July 31, 2017
'The most significant human rights problems were killings allegedly undertaken by vigilantes, security forces, and insurgents,' the US State Department says
'Are Filipinos more inclined to commit crimes than Korean nationals?' asks Sta Isabel