Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board - updates

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Jeepney drivers protest PUV modernization anew

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Senator Grace Poe asks the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board not to 'brush aside transparency and due process' for drivers in implementing the modernization program

STRIKE. Jeepney drivers on strike staged a protest in front of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on July 15, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

LTFRB urges ACTO to cancel July 15 transport strike

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations is set to hold a transport strike on Monday, July 15

AUTOMATED. The transportation department is going to modernize the way PUVs operate through an automated fare collection system. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Poe to LTFRB: Consider lifting deactivation of hatchback drivers

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:28 PM

'Matagal na nating kinilala ang kakayanan ng industriyang ito na tugunan ang kakulangan ng maayos na transportasyon sa Kalakhang Maynila. Bakit natin kailangang pahirapan ang lahat?' says Senator Grace Poe

DRIVERS. Deactivated Transport Network vehicle Service (TNVS) operators and drivers from Grab along with Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection announced in a press conference in Quezon City on July 4, 2019, its plan to file a class suit against the LTFRB and a Mandamus Writ to implement its own Memorandum Circular 2018-005 which allows hatchback vehicles to operate as TNVS. File photo by Jire Careeon/Rappler

Deactivated Grab drivers ask LTFRB, DOTr for ‘understanding, compassion’

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Grab drivers list the reasons it’s difficult for them to secure the certificates of public convenience that the LTFRB requires

Grab urges drivers set for deactivation on June 10 to reapply

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The deactivation of unaccredited Grab drivers will push through on Monday, June 10, but the company says those affected can still vie for 10,000 new slots

LTFRB to Grab: Why deactivate unaccredited drivers only now?

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:35 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says drivers who failed to get accredited 'should have already been deactivated by Grab' months ago

Commuters 'to suffer more' due to P2P service for UV Express

May 30, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'Senior citizen ka, galing Fairview, pupunta ng PGH. Bababa pa po ba ng Buendia, tapos babalik po, sasakay uli? It's time-consuming,' says transport leader Mar Valbuena

'TIME-CONSUMING.' Transport groups said commuting will only becoming harder due to the stricter P2P service of UV Express shuttles. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LTFRB to strictly enforce P2P service for UV Express

May 28, 2019 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB taps the MMDA to strictly enforce point-to-point service for UV Express shuttles

POINT-TO-POINT. The LTFRB to strictly enforce point-to-point service for UV Express shuttles. File photo by Joel Liporada/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.

Active AFP, PNP, PCG personnel to get 20% bus fare discount

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The uniformed personnel only need to present a valid ID as proof of active service

An MMDA traffic enforcers stoped suspected colorum buses plying along EDSA in Pasay City on August 7, 2014, for questioning. The MMDA has questioned the LTFRB's move to stop traffic enforcers' operations against colorum passenger buses. Photo by: Joel Liporada

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

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

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

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

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

Some Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna buses to be converted into city operations

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:20 PM

This would mean faster travel time for passengers, according to the Department of Transportation

Passengers cue for seats on provincial buses for the Holy Week break. Photo by Ben Nabong/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

LTFRB exec warns of inflationary effects of P10 jeepney minimum fare

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:29 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says the higher-than-expected fare hike will erode the workers' purchasing power, and will eventually trigger stronger calls for a wage increase

HIKE. Group Laban Konsyumer Inc says that consumers carry the burden of higher jeepney fares. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Jeepney minimum fare now at P10

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:39 AM

The P2-hike in minimum fare will be implemented in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon only. The LTFRB also approves a provisional P1-increase in Metro Manila bus minimum fare.

Transportation dep't tells jeepney drivers: Don't charge P10 minimum fare yet

Oct 17, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Jeepney minimum fare stays P9 until the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board issues an official order

P9-FARE. A jeepney barker holds a placard that show the minimum fare at P9. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LTFRB to delay implementation of total PUV modernization

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Under pressure from senators and transport leaders, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra agrees in principle to postpone the program scheduled in March 2019

LTFRB chief Atty. Martin Delgra III during the Senate public services committee hearing on jeepney and PUV modernization program on October 8, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

DOTr, LTFRB: Angkas 'colorum, unsafe, just after profit'

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Government regulators slam a court order allowing the motorcycle ride-hailing company to resume operations while its case is pending

Thousands of motorcycle riders from various organizations of motorcyclist under Riders of the Philippines (ROTP), Motorcle Rights Organization (MRO) along with motorcyclist from various organizations, navigate along Edsa, Quezon City on Sunday during a Nationwide Unity Ride for Equality. The groups converged on EDSA People Power Monument to Mendiola in Manila to air their grievances after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered last year the closure of motorcycle ride-sharing provider Angkas. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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's Lizada files complaint at the Ombudsman vs Delgra's staff

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:55 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada argues that Manolo Labor, Nikki Rose Gener and Martin Angelo Afante violated sections of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the Code of Conduct for government employees

COMPLAINT. LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada files a complaint against Chairman Martin Delgra III's staff at the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo from Lizada

LOOK: Jeepney drivers get P5,000-fuel subsidy

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'It's very specific for fuel purchases only,' says LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III

SUBSIDY. A jeepney driver shows his Pantawid Pasada Program cash card on August 28, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Grab appeals P10-M fine on 'illegal' P2-per-minute charge

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Grab argues that the DOTr order allowing ride-hailing firms to set their own fares was still valid when the P2-per-minute charge was imposed

LEGAL. Grab Philippines maintains that the P2/minute fare charge is legal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LTFRB tells new ride-hailing firm Hype to explain 'illegal' fare

Jul 18, 2018 - 12:45 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says it received a report that Hype has an unauthorized P2-per-minute travel charge

Now it's UV operators asking LTFRB P1-per-kilometer fare increase

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:32 PM

In a supplemental petition, operators of the shuttle service cite high fuel prices for the proposed increase in fares

FARE HIKE. Shuttle service UV Express operators ask regulators for a provisional fare increase. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Grab insists P2-per-minute charge 'legal'

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:49 AM

After the LTFRB imposed a P10-million fine on Grab Philippines, the company says it is studying all legal options

LEGAL. Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu says P2 per minute fare is legal. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB fines Grab for P10M over P2-per-minute charge

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Grab Philippines is also ordered to reimburse commuters through rebates, although it can still appeal the LTFRB decision

CA affirms LTFRB order requiring GPS for buses

Jul 08, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Court of Appeals denies a motion for reconsideration that sought to reverse the order mandating the installation of GPS devices in all public utility buses

INSTALL GPS. The Court of Appeals upholds the constitutionality of government orders requiring installation of GPS on public utility buses. Rappler file photo

LTFRB issues order for P9-jeepney fare

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) The provisional increase is effective immediately upon the issuance of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board order

INCREASE. Commuters and jeepneys in Quezon City on July 5, 2018 after the announcement of P1-fare increase. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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