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Beep cardholders now allowed to reload using Coins.ph

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The new function enables commuters to reload Beep cards in seconds – with as little as P10 – using funds from Coins.ph digital wallets on Android smartphones

LRT1 ticket machines to accept new P5 coins by March 2018

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:04 PM

While machines are not yet ready, the public should double check their P5 coins to avoid inconveniences during the holiday rush

NEW COINS. LRT1 ticket machines to accept new P5 coins by March 2018. Photo by Rappler

Jadi Duta Indonesia di dunia melalui program AFS

Aug 06, 2017 - 8:02 AM

140 anak yang terpilih sudah disiapkan untuk mengenalkan budaya Indonesia ke dunia

DILATIH. Ratusan anak muda Indonesia dinyatakan lolos pelatihan sebelum dikirim ke berbagai negara untuk program pertukaran pelajar AFS. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @binabud

Beep cards now accepted in Citylink buses

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The company behind Beep cards says it will partner with more bus companies in Metro Manila

1ST DISTANCE-BASED. Commuters can now use their Beep cards in Citylink buses plying Newport City in Pasay City to Eastwood City in Quezon City and vice-versa. Rappler file photo

Peran nyata generasi muda membangun bangsa melalui AFS Bina Antarbudaya

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Yayasan Bina Antarbudaya berkomitmen untuk mewujudkan generasi yang cerdas budaya salah satunya melalui program pertukaran pelajar ke luar negeri

YOUTH SUMMIT. (dari kiri ke kanan) Nina Nasution, Pdt Jacky Manuputty, Ustad Dr. Abidin Wakano, M. Ag, Andries Sibarani dan Asmir Agoes berfoto bersama usai sesi Youth Summit pada Jumat, 19 November. Foto oleh Amelia Stephanie/Rappler

Beep cards expand to tollways

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:14 AM

AF Payments Incorporated starts its limited public trial on accepting beep cards as payment at CAVITEX for the toll fees of Class 1 vehicles

TOLLWAYS. AF Payments says beep cards can be purchased or reloaded at the Parañaque Customer Service Center during the public trial phase. Rappler file photo

Tap-and-go beep cards now accepted on BGC buses

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:46 PM

BGC bus commuters can now use their tap and go beep cards to pay for their bus rides

TAP AND GO. The new Beep card can now be used to pay for trips on BGC buses. Photo from the Twitter account of LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

Beep card reloading now available at Bayad Center outlets

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The beep cards used on the MRT3 and LRT Lines 1 and 2 may now be reloaded at select Bayad Center outlets

RELOADING OPTIONS. The tap-and-go beep cards may now be reloaded at select Bayad Center outlets. Photo from beep card Facebook page

Air France flight forced to land in Kenya over bomb alert

Dec 20, 2015 - 3:07 PM

3rd UPDATE All passengers are evacuated as bomb experts are called in to examine a suspicious device

beep™ cards now fully operational on MRT3, LRT1, LRT2

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The consortium behind the PPP project hopes the card’s interoperability feature will offer some improvement to the overall commuting experience

Unified ticketing system to go live on MRT3 starting October 3

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Train passengers won t have to fall in line twice to buy a new ticket when they transfer lines

NEW TECHNOLOGY. Personnel from AF Payments and the LRTA teach commuters how to buy and reload the new tap-and-go beep™ cards using ticket vending machines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Tap-and-go beep cards fully operational on LRT1

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Passengers can now use the new contactless beep™ smart cards on both northbound and southbound lines of the LRT

SMART CARDS. A commuter tries out the new ticket vending machines at the LRT2 Legarda station. Rappler photo

LRT1: Paper tickets will still be used

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The new tap and go beep™ cards will go live on the southbound line of the LRT1 starting Sunday but commuters can still opt to pay for their trips using paper tickets

NEW TECHNOLOGY. Personnel from AF Payments and the LRTA teach commuters how to buy and reload the new tap-and-go beep™ cards using ticket vending machines. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

LRT1 starts trial run of unified ticketing scheme August 16

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Starting Sunday commuters can buy and use the new contactless beep cards on the southbound line of the LRT1

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Senior citizens, PWDs to register for discounted 'tap and go’ cards

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Those who still have the magnetic stored value tickets can refund the remaining value of their cards in all LRT1 stations from August 8 to 15

Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LRT1 to stop selling magnetic tickets starting August 8

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The old magnetic system will be decommissioned in preparation for the new contactless system which has been undergoing public tests at Line 2 of the LRT

New unified LRT-MRT ticket: September rollout eyed for LRT1

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:58 AM

The new unified ticketing scheme will be implemented in more LRT2 stations within the next two weeks while the southbound side of LRT1 is expected to go live by September

MINOR GLITCHES. The transportation department calls the LRT2 unified ticketing scheme limited public trial a success, as minor glitches only involved the ticket vending machines (TVMs), such as the rejection of old and very crumpled peso bills. No major issues were experienced at the new turnstiles. Photo from LRT Spokesperson Hernando Cabrera's Twitter account

DOTC to expand LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme in 2 weeks

Jul 21, 2015 - 4:31 PM

The agency says it is working on the minor glitches encountered by passengers during the trial run of the automated fare collection system

Trial run of LRT, MRT unified ticketing scheme starts July 20

Jul 17, 2015 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED LRT2 becomes the first Philippine commuter train to use smart card technology in its ticketing system

FIRST USERS. A woman tries the new contactless beep card at the LRT2 Legarda station. Photo from the Twitter account of LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Delayed again: LRT-MRT unified ticket

Jun 24, 2015 - 12:08 PM

The rollout of the tap and go ticketing system for the LRT2 was earlier pushed back last month due to end to end testing in all stations

TAP AND GO. The new Beep card can be used in LRT lines 1 and 2 and MRT3. File photo from the Twitter account of LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

Delayed: Rollout of LRT, MRT automated ticketing system

May 25, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED AF Payments Inc says the system rollout has been pushed back as end to end testing is ongoing in all stations

LRT-MRT automated ticketing system starts May

Mar 25, 2015 - 9:00 PM

All 3 Metro Manila railways will fully transition to the automated fare collection system by 3Q 2015

Smart, Globe to spend P160M each for LRT-MRT ticket project

Mar 09, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The additional capital from the rival telco firms will fund the automated fare collection system project which is to be completed by September

DOTC: PPP projects to boost FDI inflows

Apr 06, 2014 - 7:36 PM

The agency says the successful bidding of the AFCS and Cebu airport expansion will attract more investments into the country

MRT-LRT single ticketing contract goes to MPIC-Ayala

Jan 31, 2014 - 3:22 PM

The P1 72 billion deal will allow the consortium to expand the use of its tap and go cards on buses and at malls and convenience stores

CONTRACT EARNED. The project went to AF Consortium led by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and the Ayala Group. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

'A Royal Affair': Period scandal

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:57 PM

Film celebrates romance and crucial chapter in Danish history

LOVE IN HIGH PLACES. Vikander and Mikkelsen in 'A Royal Affair.' Image from the film's Facebook

Comrades, a love story in 'Lihis'

Aug 13, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Political cinema returns in the LGBT milieu with Lihis starring Joem Bascon and Jake Cuenca

RADICAL LOVE. Poster of Lamangan's second politically charged film this year

Exchange students in Dapitan unswayed by travel warnings

Jul 24, 2013 - 8:56 AM

The cultural exchange students from Belgium France Germany and Indonesia arrived despite warnings issued early this month by several countries

WELCOME TO DAPITAN. Foreign cultural exchange students welcomed by government officials and students in a meeting in Dapitan City. Photo by Gualberto Laput

5 firms qualify for LRT-MRT ticket project - sources

May 08, 2013 - 4:21 AM

San Miguel fails to qualify sources say The SM Group the AF Consortium the Commworks Inc consortium E Trans Solutions JV Inc and Megawide Suyen Eurolink make the cut

TICKET TO RIDE. The DOTC has pre-qualified 5 companies for its LRT-MRT ticket project, according to a source. Photo obtained from the PPP Center