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At Angkas event, Grace Poe promises to fast-track legalizing motorcycle taxis

May 04, 2019 - 8:28 PM

'Binibilisan ko, pinag-aaralan ko, para ang prangkisa na maghahatid ng mas maganda, mas mabilis, at mas affordable na transportation sa lahat, at pagkakakitaan ninyong lahat sa ligtas na paraan, ay maipasa na,' says Senator Poe

RIDING COMMUNITY. Reelectionist senator Grace Poe appeals to the riding community to vote for her in the upcoming 2019 elections. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB now allows pets in public vehicles

Apr 27, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The regulatory board says it made the decision due to 'public clamor'

PETS IN PUVs. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board issues a memorandum allowing pets as long as it follows certain conditions. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

DOTr suspends LTFRB's Jardin for allegedly receiving P4.6M to grant a franchise

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation suspends Samuel Jardin, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board executive director, for 90 days

SUSPENDED. LTFRB executive director Samuel Jardin (R) with LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III (L) during a Senate hearing. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LTFRB again rejects Go-Jek entry into Philippine market

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board reiterates that Go-Jek's local subsidiary does not meet the 60% Filipino ownership requirement

REJECTED. Philippine transport regulators reject Indonesian Go-Jek's entry in the country.

After fatal SCTEX crash, LTFRB suspends Jumbo Transport bus franchise

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board issues a preventive suspension order that covers 10 units under Jumbo Transport's franchise

FATAL. A tourist bus crashes into an 18-wheeler trailer truck along SCTEX, killing 5 people. Photo courtesy of Jerome Quismundo

DSWD backs lowering criminal liability age to 12 | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:05 PM

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Ex-Bicol top cop is now LTFRB board member

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Retired chief superintendent Antonio Gardiola Jr takes the place of former board member Aileen Lizada

LTFRB BOARD MEMBER. Retired chief superintendent Antonio Gardiola Jr is now a member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. Photo by Mohammad Kuya Amin Hamsa

PITX: 20 new routes open for franchise applications

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Operators must be able to provide units that are compliant with the public utility vehicle modernization program of the government

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

LTFRB panel denies Go-Jek entry into Philippine market

Jan 08, 2019 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) The pre-accreditation committee of the LTFRB says Go-Jek's local subsidiary Velox Technology Philippines violates the foreign ownership rule in public utility

DENIED. The LTFRB pre-accreditation committee denies the application of Go-Jek done through its local subsidiary Velox Technology Philippines. Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: Thousands of Angkas bikers slam LTFRB crackdown

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:48 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Motorcycle ride-hailing firm Angkas says 'it will comply' with the shutdown order issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

DISCRIMINATION. Angkas riders decry 'discrimination' among transport network vehicle services for singling out motorcycle rides. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:22 PM

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LTFRB orders arrest of Angkas bikes still operating

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:18 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The LTFRB orders all law enforcers to immediately apprehend and even impound Angkas motorcycles operating as public utility vehicles

NOT SO FAST? LTFRB can apprehend Angkas drivers again, a Supreme Court order says. Angkas file photo

LTFRB accredits ride-hailing firms SnappyCab, Ryd Global

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

There are now 8 companies accredited this year, and 9 overall in the Philippine ride-hailing industry

LTFRB cancels entire Dimple Star Bus franchise

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:20 AM

The order is due to previous bus crashes that led to multiple deaths and injuries

INSPECTION. LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III inspects the crash site where Dimple Star bus fell on March 21, 2018. Photo courtesy of DOTr-LTFRB

Duterte: I use marijuana to stay awake | evening wRap

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:24 PM

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LTFRB orders jeepney fare rollback

Dec 03, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The minimum jeepney fare will be lowered from P10 to P9 in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon

ROLLBACK. LTFRB orders for a rollback in jeepney minimum fares. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LTFRB to continue charging P570 for jeepney fare matrix

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Pending the full review of the fare hike, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III says it's status quo for the new fare matrix

OIL. A gas station attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Shuttle services to be deployed to PITX soon

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The shuttle service system will complement the operations of other transport modes to ferry passengers to PITX, to improve commuter traffic in the terminal

TERMINAL. The mega-terminal in Paranaque opens November 10, 2018. Photo from DOTr

LTFRB staff file complaint at Ombudsman vs Lizada

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:53 PM

LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III's staff accuse Lizada of abuse of authority, grave misconduct, and oppression during a confrontation over the P2 fare hike in Iloilo

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Nov 08, 2018 - 12:56 PM

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Bakit kailangan ng fare matrix bago makasingil ng P10 pamasahe sa dyip?

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Tanging ang mga dyip na may bagong fare matrix lamang ang puwedeng maningil ng P10 na pasahe

DAGDAG PASAHE. P10 na ang bagong singil sa pamasahe sa mga dyip. Retrato ni Maria Tan/Rappler

LTFRB says jeepney fare rollback 'possible'

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The LTFRB will also review the P570 worth of processing fees whenever a fare hike becomes permanent

OIL. A gasoline attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a gas station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Militarization of government, jeepney fare hike, Nadal out of Paris Masters | Midday wRap

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

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Only jeepneys with LTFRB-issued certificates can charge P10 minimum fare

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Drivers and operators will be fined for overcharging if they collect P10 without an LTFRB-issued certificate of public conveyance for the new fare guide

LOWER PRICES. There is a downward trend in oil prices globally, which prompted DOTr to ask LTFRB to review jeepney fares. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DOTr to ask LTFRB to review P10 jeepney minimum fare

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The jeepney minimum fare will still be at P10, pending review of the hike

LOWER PRICES. There is a downward trend in oil prices globally, which prompted DOTr to ask LTFRB to review jeepney fares. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LTFRB junks commuters' appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hike

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Following the decision, jeepney and bus fare increases will take effect in November

JEEP. Commuters wait for the jeepney to get filled. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Jeepney drivers in more parts of PH seeking fare hike

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:21 PM

This comes after the LTFRB approved the P10 minimum jeepney fare in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Southern Luzon

HIKE. There are current petitions for a fare hike around the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Oct 18, 2018 - 2:58 PM

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Supreme Court orders fixed salaries for bus drivers, conductors

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The court upholds the DOLE order and LTFRB memorandum circular that seek to 'enhance the economic status of bus drivers and conductors, and to promote the general welfare of the riding public'

COMPENSATION. The Supreme Court greenlights having fixed salaries and additional pay for properly performing drivers and conductors. Buses image by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LTFRB allows all ride-hailing firms to charge P2/min of travel

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Grab Philippines, among other ride-hailing companies, can once again charge P2 per minute of travel, 15 days after the publication of Memorandum Circular 2018-019 on September 5

TRAFFIC. Heavy volume of traffic is seen along Commonwealth Avenue. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Grab: We'll do everything until P10M fine is reversed

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Grab Philippines maintains that the P2-per-minute fare component is 'legal'

NOT ILLEGAL. Grab Public Affairs Head Leo Gonzales said that the P2-per-minute charge is not illegal. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTFRB OKs Grab's petition: Riders will not be reimbursed of P2/min charge

Sep 04, 2018 - 5:09 PM

But the P10-million fine against Grab still stands

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LTFRB starts recalibrating taxis for fare increase

Aug 01, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Only taxis with recalibrated meters can charge a higher distance rate of P13.50 per kilometer and P2 per minute of travel, says the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

HIGHER FARE. The LTFRB starts recalibrating taxi meters to include higher travel distance and duration rates. File photo

TD Inday, Leonen on corruption, Palace counters Pernia | Evening wRap

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:02 PM

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Jeepney fare hike, Duterte expenses, weather update | Evening wRap

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:43 PM

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Grab drivers income drop 10% after 'illegal' charge suspension

Jul 05, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The P2-per-minute travel charge suspension cause the 5% to 10% driver income drop, says Grab Philippines head Brian Cu

LOWER INCOME. Grab Philippines head Brian Cu says drivers are now getting lower income. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

LTFRB wants Metro Manila Council to ban tricycles as school service

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board wants to ban tricycles as school transport service, citing children's safety on the road

SERVICE. Tricycles are considered a popular school transport service in the Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte certifies BBL as urgent, LTFRB on Grab, COA on OGCC | Evening wRap

May 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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LTFRB rejects Palawan appeal to suspend anti-'colorum' campaign

May 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board instead promises to fast-track the franchise applications of qualified operators, amid concerns that tourism would be crippled

NO TO COLORUM. Palawan continues its operations against colorum vehicles in the province.

Duterte on women, Rappler’s awards, Weinstein surrenders | Evening wRap

May 25, 2018 - 8:14 PM

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Grab asks LTFRB: Reimpose P2-per-minute charge

May 25, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Grab Philippines argues that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's suspension of the charges is an 'infringement' of the equal protection clause guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution

2 LTFRB staff face dismissal for extortion

May 25, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Amelita dela Cruz and Jean Gunda, both from LTFRB-National Capital Region (NCR), are facing a complaints for allegedly extorting money in exchange for vehicle franchises

Grab: Only 35,000 drivers serve 600,000 bookings per day

May 02, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Grab Philippines head Brian Cu also says 'driver numbers continue to drop' after the suspension of the P2-per-minute travel charge

NOT ENOUGH. Brian Cu, Grab Philippines head, says number of drivers not enough to serve the total bookings made on their app. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB accredits ride-hailing company Micab

Apr 30, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Micab, an app for booking taxis, is the 5th ride-hailing company approved this year, joining Hype, Hirna, Go Lag, and Owto

5TH ACCREDITED. Micab is a taxi ride-hailing company accredited by the LTFRB. Photo from Micab's Facebook page

Grab drivers won't see rider destination starting April 27

Apr 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) But during wee hours of the night, drivers will have an option to see passenger destination

DESTINATION MASKING. Grab Philippines says the destination masking will initially be rolled out to 25% of Grab drivers with historically low acceptance rate. Rappler file photo

Grab sanctions nearly 500 drivers for excessive ride cancellation

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:15 PM

But Grab says the government's suspension of its P2-per-minute travel charge is also to blame for the mounting cancellations

EXCESSIVE CANCELLATION. Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu says drivers with 10% and above cancellation rate per week will face sanctions like suspension and complete banning from the platform. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Indonesia's Go-Jek eyes Philippine ride-hailing market

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:35 PM

After Uber's exit, a dominant Indonesian startup sets its sights on the country. More and more local firms are also applying for accreditation.

Sacked official, LTFRB chief trade corruption allegations

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Former regional director Jun Abrazaldo confronts LTFRB chief Martin Delgra III before the oath-taking ceremony of new LTFRB Bicol director Vladimir Custer Kahulugan

LTRFB CHIEF. LTFRB chief Martin Delgra III speaks at the turnover ceremony at LTFRB Bicol on April 21, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

LTFRB approves 4th ride-hailing company Go Lag

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Go Lag joins Hype and Hirna as the newest member of the transport network companies the LTFRB has accredited

NEW TNC. Go Lag joins the transport network companies accredited by LTFRB. Photo from Go Lag's Facebook page

LTFRB restores Grab's 2x price surge cap

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board restores Grab Philippines' surge pricing cap to 2 times the normal fare after it accredits new ride-hailing companies

HEARING. LTFRB restores Grab Philippines surge pricing cap at 2.0 times the fare.