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Malacanang on foreign trips, Grab fare increase, Trump slams book | Evening wRap

Jan 05, 2018 - 8:33 PM

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Grab files petition for 5% fare hike

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:09 PM

In its fare hike petition before the LTFRB, Grab cites the increased cost of vehicle maintenance and higher fuel prices with the imposition of a new tax reform law

HEADQUARTERS. Grab says the TRAIN law increases expenses for the thousands of drivers under them. Rappler file photo

LTFRB suspends 7 Partas buses, 2 jeeps after deadly Christmas Day crash

Dec 27, 2017 - 7:32 PM

(UPDATED) Partas Transportation and the jeepney operator must attend separate LTFRB hearings on January 10

CHRISTMAS CRASH. A Partas bus and a jeepney collide along the national highway in Agoo, La Union, killing 20 people. Photo from Agoo Police

GrabTaxi to face new competitor in Davao City

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'This is long overdue. At least now the senior citizens don't have to get wet in the rain to hail a taxi cab,' says LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada

GRABTAXI COMPETITOR. The new taxi hailing app Hirna is set to fully operate in Davao City by early 2018. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

LTFRB: Up to Congress to legalize Angkas, habal-habal

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:38 PM

While in limbo, 15,000 Angkas drivers receive financial assistance equivalent to 60% of their earnings last October

LEGISLATION. LTFRB Board Member said that amendments to law is needed to allow motorcycle ride-sharing app Angkas to offer their service. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Habal-habal: Understanding the true cost of a cheap ride

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The growing prominence of ride-sharing apps like Angkas has mainstreamed the operation of habal-habals in cities. But are habal-habals safe?

LTFRB slams TV host for spreading 'fake news'

Dec 09, 2017 - 12:07 AM

The LTFRB and TV host James Deakin lock horns over ride-hailing applications

TV HOST. James Deakin presents an automobile feature show. Photo from Deakin's Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: Groups protest arrest of Piston's George San Mateo

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The groups condemn the 'illegal and arbitrary' arrest of transport leader George San Mateo on Tuesday, December 5. Senator Grace Poe says it's even 'unclear what exactly San Mateo violated.'

ARRESTED. Piston leader George San Mateo went to Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City after posting bail. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Leftist groups on Piston leader's arrest: Gov't obviously paranoid

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

'The Duterte government and the transport agencies have been exposed... hence their efforts to stifle the movements against [the PUV modernization program],' says Kadamay

STRIKE. In this file photo, Piston leader George San Mateo was talking to Quezon City police during the October 2017 transport strike. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Court orders arrest of Piston's San Mateo over jeepney strike

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Piston president George San Mateo was charged with a violation of Commonwealth Act No 146 or the Public Service Law. The court set bail at P4,000.

TO BE ARRESTED. San Mateo leads a protest during their transport strike. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Piston cancels December 4-5 transport strike

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Piston calls off the planned nationwide transport strike after Senator Grace Poe's appeal to discuss their concerns in a Senate hearing

In a press conference Sunday in Quezon City, members of transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) cancelled the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday and Tuesday, December 3 and 4. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Why passengers and bikers think Angkas matters

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:16 AM

For many drivers and passengers, motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas is convenient and saves time

THANKFUL BIKERS. Bikers were thankful to Angkas for giving them a livelihood that improved their daily lives

Maria Isabel Lopez summoned by LTO for ASEAN lane violation

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:35 AM

This comes after the former beauty queen and actress violates traffic rules then boasts about it on social media

Why Angkas is illegal

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:17 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada tells Rappler that Angkas can only be allowed once the law – the Land Transportation and Traffic Code – is amended

'COLORUM'. Angkas motorbikers cannot operate. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino on war on drugs, Tropical Depression Salome, Angkas shutdown | Evening wRap

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Angkas to LTFRB: We are open to regulation

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'We believe that the motorcycle taxi industry will benefit greatly from proper regulation,' says Angkas, after the LTFRB said it is 'considered closed'

'OPEN'. Angkas issues a statement on their regulation. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Angkas 'considered as closed' – LTFRB

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The LTFRB says the popular motorcycle ride-hailing service has been operating without a mayor's permit

LTFRB stickers for Grab and Uber, Global Gender Gap rankings, NY attack suspect | Midday wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:26 PM

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Grab, Uber ordered to put LTFRB stickers on their cars

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The stickers will allow commuters and law enforcers to easily spot Transport Network Vehicles (TNVs) on the road either for riding or apprehension, the LTFRB says

STICKER REQUIRED. LTFRB releases a new memorandum circular. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Include jeepney drivers, passengers in PUV modernization talks – Robredo

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says doing so would allow the government to know how stakeholders truly feel about the PUV modernization program and, in turn, explain their decisions to the public

INCLUSION. Vice President Leni Robredo wants stakeholders to be included in the government's talks on the PUV modernization program. Photo by OVP

LTFRB expands student fare discount to include weekends, holidays, summer breaks

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:04 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB now allows students to avail of their commute discount beyond weekdays

DISCOUNT EXPANDED. LTFRB allows students to avail a discount outside weekdays

European Union grants, Trillanes meets Rubio, Brexit | Evening wRap

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:39 PM

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LTFRB has no timeline yet for PUV modernization program

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM

In a House briefing, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board also could not tell lawmakers how many jeepney drivers would be displaced

WHERE'S THE PLAN? Lawmakers press LTFRB Chairperson Atty. Martin Delga lll on the timeline for the government's jeepney modernization plan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB strikes back: To revoke franchises of protesting drivers

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Citing a 2011 order, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says jeepney drivers are prohibited from going on strike

CPC CANCELLATION. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says protesting and disrupting traffic is enough grounds for cancelling franchises. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

What to expect during the October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) What are the contingency plans for the two-day nationwide transport strike?

TRANSPORT STRIKE. In this file photo, commuters wait for vacant jeepneys. Photo by Rappler

Cebu to deploy special busses during October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The LTFRB in Central Visayas says it will give special permits to these busses, which will charge P10 to convey stranded passengers during the jeepney strike

STRIKE. Piston Cebu says it does not intend to cripple the transportation system of Metro Cebu on October 16-17, 2017. Photo from Cebu Traffic Updates Facebook page

Drivers-only car ban in EDSA may lead to ‘colorum’ carpools – LTFRB

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:29 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says drivers who accept payment from passengers in a 'carpool' should get a franchise

SIT-DOWN NEEDED. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says they need to meet the MMDA to discuss carpooling. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Want fare hike? Improve your services first – LTFRB reminds jeepney drivers

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:36 AM

'The riding public expects a better service from the increase of the fare,' says LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III

FARE INCREASE. The transport groups said drivers need the increase to keep up with rising fuel prices. AFP Photo

Know the difference: Which agencies manage roads and road users?

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between the functions of the LTO and the LTFRB? Know more about the different agencies managing Philippine roads

MANAGING ROADS. An MMDA enforcer manages traffic along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

LTFRB to require drug testing for drivers

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Drivers of buses, jeepneys, taxis, and ride-hailing services like Grab and Uber will be included in a memorandum circular on mandatory drug testing

MANDATORY. LTFRB board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada faces the media. Rappler file photo

Transport strike vs jeepney modernization set for September 25

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The Stop and Go Coalition says they are against the government’s plan to lend operators P1.6 million for jeepney modernization

Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Jeepneys, once hailed as the 'King of the Road' and a cultural symbol in the Phillipines to rival New York's yellow taxis, may soon disappear from Manila's gridlocked streets, as authorities move to phase out the Philippines' iconic World War II-era minibuses, citing pollution and safety concerns. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY PHILIPPINES-JEEPNEY-CULTURE-TRANSPORT,SCENE

Buses, jeepneys in the Philippines to be modernized by 2020

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Transportation signs a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines to provide loans to PUV cooperatives for the purchase of new vehicles

WAITING FOR A RIDE. Passengers gather along Tandang Sora, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City during a national transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: How Uber got suspended and why it matters

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Who was wrong in the Uber saga? What does the controversy say about the country s transportation problems?

#FridayFeels: P190 million later

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Uber is back but what has the government done to fix the terrible traffic?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What's the government's problem with ride-sharing companies?

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:06 PM

What's behind the government's crackdown on Uber?

Uber, Ombudsman, Bautista | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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'Uber is back:' Netizens celebrate as LTFRB lifts suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Meanwhile some social media users direct their attention toward the LTFRB after its decision to lift the suspension

LTFRB lifts Uber suspension

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Uber can operate in the Philippines again after the company paid a P190 million fine and provided compensation to its drivers

UBER BACK. The LTFRB allows the transportation giant to operate once more. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Uber pays P190-M fine but still suspended

Aug 29, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The LTFRB still requires Uber to submit proof that it has paid its drivers P299 24 million during the days they were not allowed to ply the streets

STILL SUSPENDED. Uber submits incomplete requirements to lift its suspension. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

P190-M fine should make Uber ‘rethink’ actions – Poe

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Senator Grace Poe however is quite disappointed the LTFRB released its decision late on Friday barring Uber from paying the penalty immediately

WELCOMED DECISION. Senate Grace Poe agrees with the LTFRB's decision to fine Uber P190 million in order to life its suspension. File photo by Senate PRIB

LTFRB to Uber: Pay P190 million, we'll lift suspension

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 PM

UPDATED The LTFRB bases the fine on the daily earnings of Uber which it estimates to earn between P7 million and P10 million per day by servicing at least 150 000 trips a day

SUSPENSION CONVERTED. LTFRB chief Martin Delgra faces media to explain their stand on transport network companies. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Must watch videos from this week

KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Declined, cancelled on by drivers, lawmaker calls on LTFRB to check Grab

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Representative Jericho Nograles says was refused three times and at least two Grab drivers cancelled on him before one finally decided to take him

TOO MUCH? A lawmaker experiences first-hand issues with ride-sharing platform Grab. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber and LTFRB, Human Rights Watch, Alejano | Evening wRap

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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LTFRB allows drivers to switch to Grab, U-Hop during Uber suspension

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The affected drivers should present proof of Uber accreditation and proof of insurance coverage

grab application on phone. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Uber, Gross Domestic Product, Chinese tourists | Midday wRap

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:39 PM

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Uber to give financial aid to its drivers

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Drivers will get assistance based on their performance for the past 28 days

AFFECTED UBER DRIVER. Ronan Barrientos is one of the 60,000 Uber drivers who will be affected by the LTFRB suspension. File photo by Raisa Serafica

Uber, Taguiwalo, Mile Long property | Evening wRap

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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