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DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

May 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The DOTr also urges the cancellation of the contract with maintenance provider Busan Universal Rail Inc (BURI), citing the daily inconvenience experienced by passengers

DOTr says MRT 3 safe, but Poe wants 3rd party certification

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The intent of the law is different from the interpretation of transport authorities, says Senator Grace Poe

Senate to probe 'confusing' rules for Anti-Distracted Driving Act

DOTr eyes MRT3 buyout under Duterte admin

May 23, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The Department of Transportation is also eyeing an executive order to transfer the MRT3 under the regulation of the Light Rail Transit Authority

DOTr eyes MRT3 buyout under Duterte admin

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Putting the brakes on road deaths

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Duterte foreign policy, Anti-Distracted Driving Act, Mike Pence | Evening wRap

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

No, you can't mount your phone above the dashboard

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

May 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The bill extending the validity of driver’s license to 5 years is one step closer to getting passed into law. The Senate version was approved earlier.

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'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

Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

May 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Drinking coffee, eating, or putting on makeup while on the road are also prohibited acts classified under reckless driving, says LTFRB member Aileen Lizada

Motorists told to remove rosaries, toys on dashboards by May 26

LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

May 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Land Transportation Office reminds motorcycle riders that they cannot use their phones even for navigation under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM

According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report, using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

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

What you need to know about the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

30 countries reject protectionism at China's Belt and Road Forum

May 16, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Leaders who participated in China's Belt and Road Forum lay down 'cooperation principles' for the Belt and Road Initiative

30 countries reject protectionism at China's Belt and Road Forum

Nueva Ecija crash bus engine was 30 years old – DOTr

May 16, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Bus registration records indicate its age to be 11 years old, which turns out to be false

Nueva Ecija crash bus engine was 30 years old – DOTr

Senate to approve 5-year validity of drivers' licenses by May – Poe

May 09, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The rollout of the new driver's license will start in August, the Land Transportation Office says

Senate to approve 5-year validity of drivers' licenses by May – Poe

DOTr won't auction off Clark airport rehab

May 08, 2017 - 12:20 AM

The government will instead redevelop Clark International Airport and later auction off the operations and maintenance of the modernized gateway to the private sector

DOTr won't auction off Clark airport rehab

Family says booted off Delta flight over child's seat

May 05, 2017 - 10:55 AM

'This is a federal offense and then you and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care,' a crew member is overheard telling Brian Schear when he first refuses to disembark

Family says booted off Delta flight over child's seat

#FridayFeels: Forever MRT

May 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It's agony every morning as people take the MRT, with endless lines that require tons of patience. When will this ordeal be over?

#FridayFeels: Forever MRT

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

May 04, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the government is considering funding the rehabilitation of the airport in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

DOTr undersecretary resigns, denies rift with Tugade

May 04, 2017 - 6:32 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Roberto Lim is the 4th transportation undersecretary to resign under Arthur Tugade's leadership

DOTr undersecretary resigns, denies rift with Tugade

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

May 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) The P4.5-billion terminal has a 2,600-meter runway that can accommodate bigger aircraft

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

'We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

May 04, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The proposed measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code, which currently sets the validity of a driver's license to 3 years

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Thinking Machines demonstrates how Waze data can be used to identify traffic choke points on a single road for a single direction

Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

Automation in licensing can help screen responsible drivers

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Former LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador says removing the discretionary factor among employees screening applicants can help ensure that only those fit to drive are issued licenses

Automation in licensing can help screen responsible drivers

Traveling ASEAN: transport systems around Southeast Asia

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Buses, trains, tricycles, tuk-tuks: how do people get around in the 10 countries that make up ASEAN?

Traveling ASEAN: transport systems around Southeast Asia

DOTr moving main office to Clark in July

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:06 PM

More key government agencies are expected to move to New Clark City in Pampanga in the coming years, said BCDA president Vince Dizon

DOTr moving main office to Clark in July

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

Apr 16, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Authorities are trying to identify 3 suspects believed to be behind the incident last Sunday, April 9

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the World Health Organization says, urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water

2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO

Russia IDs metro bomber as St. Petersburg mourns 14 dead

Apr 04, 2017 - 3:08 PM

(4th UPDATE) Flags flew at half-mast in Russia's second city and flowers and candles piled up at an impromptu memorial outside the metro station rocked by the attack

Russia IDs metro bomber as St. Petersburg mourns 14 dead

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

PH app FleetShare offers 'unlimited rides' for P3,999 a month

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:25 PM

But the app has a couple of restrictions – destinations must be within 15 kilometers from pickup locations and only a passenger's first 40 bookings are given priority

PH app FleetShare offers 'unlimited rides' for P3,999 a month

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The proposed measure expands the 20% fare discount for students, covering even holidays and summer vacation breaks

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a 'nautical highway expedition' as soon as Congress goes on break. They don't bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight.

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

News Briefs: March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:50 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday, March 28

News Briefs: March 28, 2017

Grab offers free tricycle rides in Mandaluyong

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Passengers can use the ride-hailing app to book a free tricycle ride in selected areas in Mandaluyong City from March 27 to April 5

Grab offers free tricycle rides in Mandaluyong

Tuna fishers in Albay revive old practices to save seas

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:15 AM

'Our tuna fishers are doing this to avert the impact of warming oceans because of climate change,' says Wilfredo Chavenia, chair of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council in Tiwi town

Tuna fishers in Albay revive old practices to save seas

4th Powering Progress Together Forum happens in Singapore

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Shell took its annual forum to Singapore with the theme, “Cleaner Energy Moves Asia,” focusing on how the continent can address the challenge of shifting towards cleaner energy

4th Powering Progress Together Forum happens in Singapore

Alvarez grills DOTr over ‘ambitious’ MRT-LRT common station

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:26 PM

A visibly peeved Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells DOTr officials they must pay for the penalties out of their own pockets should they fail to complete the common station by 2019

Alvarez grills DOTr over ‘ambitious’ MRT-LRT common station

GMR-Megawide consortium alarmed over Clark airport proposal

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The consortium asks the Department of Transportation to clarify why its proposal for the airport was 'abandoned'

GMR-Megawide consortium alarmed over Clark airport proposal

'Good road design can save motorists' lives'

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Greg Smith of the International Road Assessment Program says infrastructure is important in preventing serious accidents and deaths resulting from road crashes

'Good road design can save motorists' lives'

Alleged NPA rebels burn bus in North Cotabato

Mar 13, 2017 - 11:29 AM

The incident occurs just days after the communist rebels and the Philippine government announced the resumption of formal peace negotiations

Alleged NPA rebels burn bus in North Cotabato

Transportasi masa depan Hyperloop segera uji kelayakan di Indonesia

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Co-founder Hyperloop Bibop Gresta mengatakan, ia telah bentuk ‘joint venture’ di Tanah Air yang diberi nama Hyperloop Transtek Indonesia

Transportasi masa depan Hyperloop segera uji kelayakan di Indonesia

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM

On March 8, International Women’s Month, Maria Ressa talks to Vice President Leni Robredo about what the government can do to invest in young girls today and end poverty by 2030

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Supreme Court junks road sharing petition

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The petition seeks to compel the government to limit cars to half of the roads but the High Court denies it

Supreme Court junks road sharing petition

Cabinet officials back Duterte's tax reform plan

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says, however, his department is coordinating with the DOF to 'fine-tune' the excise tax brackets being proposed for vehicles

Cabinet officials back Duterte's tax reform plan

Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:22 AM

'This program denies ride requests to fraudulent users who are violating our terms of service,' an Uber spokesperson says in an email reply to an Agence France-Presse inquiry

Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings

Duterte names retired general as new MRT3 GM

Mar 03, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Transportation Assistant Secretary Cesar Chavez is also promoted to undersecretary

Duterte names retired general as new MRT3 GM

Is it Filinvest vs Megawide again for Clark airport development?

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Filinvest-JG Summit consortium has a P187-billion proposal. Megawide-GMR previously submitted a proposal that was 'discontinued,' but the DOTr says the project remains 'open for everyone.'

Is it Filinvest vs Megawide again for Clark airport development?