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Graft complaint filed vs Abaya for unused trains

May 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The complaint is rooted in the 48 purchased trains that, according to the DOTr, are unusable for the next 3 years because of signaling system issues

Graft complaint filed vs Abaya for unused trains

Supreme Court: Refund RFID fees paid by vehicle owners

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:46 PM

The High Court declares the agreement between government and Stradcom void because of the absence of public bidding

Supreme Court: Refund RFID fees paid by vehicle owners

Abaya, ex-transport officials face raps over P3.8-B license plate deal

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:20 PM

A civil society group says the respondents violated the anti-graft and corrupt practices act, the code of ethical conduct for public officials, and government procurement rules

Abaya, ex-transport officials face raps over P3.8-B license plate deal

DOTr’s hits and misses in 1st 100 days: NAIA, EDSA traffic, MRT3

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:19 PM

The first 100 days of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade are marked by initiatives to decongest the country's premier airport as well as an 'unchanged' state of MRT3 and EDSA traffic. They also give a glimpse of what lies ahead.

DOTr’s hits and misses in 1st 100 days: NAIA, EDSA traffic, MRT3

Sandiganbayan affirms criminal charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Oct 11, 2016 - 6:47 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 3rd Division denies Al Vitangcol III's motion to quash for lack of merit

Sandiganbayan affirms criminal charges vs ex-MRT chief Vitangcol

Art Tugade and his inherited headaches

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The new transportation chief's tall order from the President: No long waiting lines in all public transport

Art Tugade and his inherited headaches

CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The appellate court says the MRT3 owners' claims are 'merely self-serving and uncorroborated' by independent witnesses

CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Court of Appeals approves phaseout of 15-year-old buses

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The court upholds the constitutionality of two government orders mandating the phaseout of 15-year-old buses, citing public safety

Court of Appeals approves phaseout of 15-year-old buses

TV5's Cherie Mercado is new transportation spokesperson

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:37 AM

Transportation chief Arthur Tugade confirms the news, saying Mercado will assume office once clearances are secured

TV5's Cherie Mercado is new transportation spokesperson

Free Wi-Fi at NAIA, LRT, MRT, select transpo hubs in 100 days

Jul 13, 2016 - 9:55 AM

The Philippine government taps PLDT's Smart to offer free Wi-Fi at the country's major transportation hubs

Free Wi-Fi at NAIA, LRT, MRT, select transpo hubs in 100 days

San Miguel buys out partner in $1.6B MRT7 project

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A $100-million deal results in San Miguel owning 100% of the company which will design, construct, and complete the MRT7

San Miguel buys out partner in $1.6B MRT7 project

Incoming DOTC chief to businessmen: Don't corrupt us

Jun 22, 2016 - 2:16 PM

'You want us not to be corrupt? Do not bribe and bind yourselves to us and gain our patronage,' incoming Transportation Secretary Art Tugade tells businessmen

Incoming DOTC chief to businessmen: Don't corrupt us

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives says waiving the bidding for transportation contracts is fine as long as all information are made public

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

LTO can’t release car, motorcycle license plates just yet – SC

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The Supreme Court says the TRO stays until it resolves the issue of the supplier returning the downpayment to the LTO and the national treasury, as instructed by state auditors

LTO can’t release car, motorcycle license plates just yet – SC

My 'friendship stops when PH's interest is at stake' – Aquino

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

In one of his last media interviews in office, President Benigno Aquino III defends transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya anew, saying he is 'not corrupt'

My 'friendship stops when PH's interest is at stake' – Aquino

Duterte eyes ‘extraordinary’ DOTC powers to solve traffic crisis

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Duterte says such powers will give the DOTC leeway to expedite government processes that will allow it to address the transportation crisis immediately

Duterte eyes ‘extraordinary’ DOTC powers to solve traffic crisis

After 4 years, toilet project remains unfinished at Zamboanga airport

May 27, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Delays in the implementation of the project are being blamed on the complicated procurement process

After 4 years, toilet project remains unfinished at Zamboanga airport

Aquino signs law creating DICT, restructuring DOTC

May 23, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Units related to communications will be moved to the newly-created Department of Information and Communications Technology

Aquino signs law creating DICT, restructuring DOTC

Why Cebuanos love this LTO employee

May 17, 2016 - 6:38 PM

'I do things fast because I know that people don’t want to be delayed. While I’m entertaining the complaint of one person, I’m also paying attention to another complaint,' says Winifredo Miro, a model civil servant

Why Cebuanos love this LTO employee

Duterte names Tugade for DOTC, eyes Dominguez for DOF

May 16, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Arthur Tugade was Rodrigo Duterte's schoolmate at San Beda

Duterte names Tugade for DOTC, eyes Dominguez for DOF

Next Speaker? Pantaleon Alvarez and the ghost of NAIA 3

May 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The newly-elected Davao del Norte representative is being eyed by PDP-Laban, Duterte's party, as next House Speaker

Next Speaker? Pantaleon Alvarez and the ghost of NAIA 3

Alabang-Makati premium bus route launched

Apr 26, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The third point-to-point bus route is expected to provide a convenient transportation option for residents living in parts of Cavite and southern Metro Manila

Alabang-Makati premium bus route launched

San Miguel Corp forms new company for MRT7

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:15 PM

This company will be in charge of developing the long-delayed MRT7, which will run from Quezon City to Bulacan

San Miguel Corp forms new company for MRT7

Would Roxas retain Abaya in DOTC? 'I expect a clean slate'

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:46 PM

'I expect a clean slate,' Roxas tells editors and reporters at The Freeman, who hold a roundtable in Cebu City on Friday, April 8

Would Roxas retain Abaya in DOTC? 'I expect a clean slate'

Customs eyes turnover of 'abandoned' license plates to LTO

Apr 07, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Some 600,000 license plates may be handed over to the LTO – duties and taxes waived – if the BOC gets approval from the DOF

Customs eyes turnover of 'abandoned' license plates to LTO

Roxas: Sanction those responsible for NAIA 3 blackout

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The former transportation chief says it's 'only right' that Malacañang sanction officials liable for the 5-hour power outage at NAIA 3

Roxas: Sanction those responsible for NAIA 3 blackout

Power back in NAIA Terminal 3 after 5-hour outage

Apr 03, 2016 - 3:27 AM

(UPDATED) Airport authorities, Meralco now investigating root of blackout, which has caused flight delays

Power back in NAIA Terminal 3 after 5-hour outage

Abaya to DOTC employees: Tell your families to vote for Roxas, Robredo

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:24 PM

The Cabinet member invokes his exemption from the campaign ban: 'It's my jurisprudence. As a [Cabinet] secretary, I am authorized to campaign.'

Abaya to DOTC employees: Tell your families to vote for Roxas, Robredo

Change.org petition to LTO: Suspend LED light 'ban'

Mar 28, 2016 - 5:42 PM

What do you think of the LTO policy on LED lights? Would you like to sign the peition?

Change.org petition to LTO: Suspend LED light 'ban'

Creating sustainable transport systems: PH's progress so far

Mar 28, 2016 - 3:09 PM

'Long-term sustainability would require transforming the way we build our cities and integrating cycling, as well as walking, into our transport planning processes'

Creating sustainable transport systems: PH's progress so far

Sandiganbayan dismisses graft case vs ex-DOTC official

Mar 13, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The anti-graft court junks the case against former Assistant Secretary Lorenzo Formoso III due to lack of probable cause

Sandiganbayan dismisses graft case vs ex-DOTC official

Yes, Pedro, we need to modernize the jeepney

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The former icon of Philippine culture is not something to be proud of anymore. It has lost its luster. It has turned into a symbol of decay and neglect.

Yes, Pedro, we need to modernize the jeepney

LRT2 resumes operation after 3-hour disruption

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) The mass transit line was on 'limited operation' on Tuesday morning, March 8, stranding hundreds of passengers for about 3 hours

LRT2 resumes operation after 3-hour disruption

LTFRB rejects Grab plea to resume GrabBike operations

Mar 04, 2016 - 4:47 PM

LTFRB says bike services may not be considered alternative public transport due to safety reasons

LTFRB rejects Grab plea to resume GrabBike operations

LTO: License plates could be out in March if issues settled

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The Commission on Audit will have to lift its stop payment order and taxes on the license plates will have to be paid for

LTO: License plates could be out in March if issues settled

Delayed license plates abandoned at Manila port – customs

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina says the license plates are in 11 container vans and have incurred duties and taxes of about P40 million

Delayed license plates abandoned at Manila port – customs

Engineers racing to fix LRT1

Feb 27, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Aiming to rehabilitate and upgrade the 20 stations of the dilapidated Light Rail Transit Line 1 in 18 months, over 1,200 engineers and staff are preparing for the future

Engineers racing to fix LRT1

Ceasefire in Syria, new MRT3 train, China installs radar | 6PM wRap

Feb 23, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Ceasefire in Syria, new MRT3 train, China installs radar | 6PM wRap

DOTC sees launch of new MRT3 train by April

Feb 23, 2016 - 1:18 PM

The new train is part of the MRT3 expansion project, set to be completed in January 2017

DOTC sees launch of new MRT3 train by April

Right-of-way acquisition for MRT7: Zero

Feb 22, 2016 - 1:36 PM

After MRT7 construction snagged an over 7-year delay due to stalled financial closure and change in terms of the deal, it faces another issue: right-of-way acquisition

Right-of-way acquisition for MRT7: Zero

Ex-MRT chief Vitangcol blames Roxas for MRT contract deal mess

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Ex-MRT general manager Al Vitangcol III says presidential bet Mar Roxas ignored procurement requests for the train line when he was DOTC chief

Ex-MRT chief Vitangcol blames Roxas for MRT contract deal mess

DOTC, LTFRB launch PWD-friendly premium buses

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The government launches a new class of city premium buses with low floors and foldable ramps for persons with disability

DOTC, LTFRB launch PWD-friendly premium buses

After 7 years, San Miguel unit to start building MRT7

Feb 15, 2016 - 6:49 PM

MRT7 involves the construction of train stations from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan to Quezon City, among others

After 7 years, San Miguel unit to start building MRT7

Light Rail Manila signs P24B-loan for LRT1 Cavite extension

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:54 PM

French rail makers Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom Transport Private Limited will help the Light Rail Manila Consortium build the LRT1 Cavite extension

Light Rail Manila signs P24B-loan for LRT1 Cavite extension

Gov't approves two more premium bus routes

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Commuters from North EDSA to Makati and Ortigas can benefit from new point-to-point bus routes

Gov't approves two more premium bus routes

Uber brings carpooling service UberHOP to Manila

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Uber Technologies tests out a carpooling service with specific pick-up and drop-off locations

Uber brings carpooling service UberHOP to Manila

Japanese shipbuilder begins construction of PCG vessels

Feb 08, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya attends the keel laying ceremony in Japan for the first of 10 new Philippine Coast Guard vessels

Japanese shipbuilder begins construction of PCG vessels

MRT3 probe, PH campaign season, Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 | 6PM wRap

Feb 04, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

MRT3 probe, PH campaign season, Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 | 6PM wRap

Abaya, DOTC execs violated law, neglected MRT3 – Senate panel

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:01 AM

The Senate subcommittee says its findings should be submitted to the Ombudsman, the justice department, and the Civil Service Commission for appropriate action against erring officials

Abaya, DOTC execs violated law, neglected MRT3 – Senate panel

Arbitrary? Motorcycle riders protest LED light policy

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Vague Land Transportation Office guidelines result in arbitrary apprehensions and double standards in implementation, riders say

Arbitrary? Motorcycle riders protest LED light policy