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MRT3 management: 'We received a bomb threat in January'

Feb 08, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'That's one reason why we tightened security following recent attacks in Mindanao,' says MRT3 management

SAFETY. The MRT3 management says they will enforce tighter security measures to ensure the safety of its thousands of daily commuters. File photo

LIST: What liquids are allowed inside the MRT3?

Feb 07, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 clarifies the liquids which can be brought inside its trains, as a recently enforced ban draws criticism

BANNED. The MRT3 issues exemptions on liquid substances banned inside the train station. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bottled liquids banned inside train stations

Jan 31, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The measure aims to prevent the entry of dangerous chemicals contained in plastic bottles, as police and military are on heightened alert after the Jolo church bombing

NO BOTTLED LIQUIDS. Railway managements are banning bottled liquids inside train stations.

Philippine 'jeepney' artists stalked by extinction

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Jeepney artists use to be many and they are slowly disappearing

This picture taken on January 17, 2019 shows jeepneys during rush hour in Manila. Â  - Hand-painting custom decor on jeepneys adorned with images of everything from Batman to babies, as well as disco lights and chrome wheels, have for decades provided cheap transport for millions. But pollution and safety concerns have led to a modernisation programme, with jeepneys 15 years or older to be taken off the streets by 2020. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY PHILIPPINES-LIFESTYLE-ART-JEEPNEY,FEATURE BY CECIL MORELLA

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

House wants to penalize taxi drivers who decline passengers

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:10 PM

If passed into law, House Bill 7774 would prohibit taxi drivers from refusing a trip once they have been flagged down by a passenger

PASSENGER RIGHTS. A House bill approved on 2nd reading seeks to establish a list of passenger rights. File photo by Rappler

Modern jeepneys proposed in Boracay

Aug 21, 2018 - 6:51 PM

While Yellow Dot recently did a survey of Boracay's transport requirements for public utility vehicle modernization, the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay, Aklan, wants to reconsider whether the proposal will complement e-trikes on the island.

JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION. Will Boracay get new jeeps? Background image from Department of Transportation

[Right of Way] Special Episode: A detailed look at the proposed BRT system

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Urban development expert Robie Sy takes a detailed look at the proposed bus rapid transit system in Metro Manila

[Right of Way] Can a bus rapid transit system work in the Philippines?

Aug 04, 2018 - 1:09 PM

An organized, systematic, round-the-clock bus system helped solve the traffic woes in cities like Bogota. Can it also solve Manila's problems?

MRT3 unloads 420 passengers due to electrical failure

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The electrical failure in a motor breaks a 29-day run for the train service without glitches

MRT. The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 experiences a glitch on August 2, 2018. AFP file photo

Naga to equip PUV drivers with first aid skills

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

A new ordinance in this city in the Bicol region will train drivers of jeepneys, trimobiles, padyak, and e-trikes to become first responders during road crashes

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

Guadalupe-BGC Skytrain construction seen to start in 2018

May 28, 2018 - 1:20 PM

The Department of Transportation approves Infracorp Development Incorporated's proposed Skytrain monorail, which could be operational by early 2021

Dalian confident Chinese trains for MRT will pass weight test

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Li Depu of China-based Dalian says they are subjecting their trains to a test by the German-based TUV Rheinland to refute allegations they are too heavy for the MRT's tracks

OVERWEIGHT? Dalian CRRC general manager for overseas business Li Depu says their trains for Manila's MRT will pass the weight test conducted by TUV Rheinland. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MRT3 suffers almost daily breakdowns since start of 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 6:17 PM

A total of 33 incidents has been recorded from January 1 to February 9

LONG LINES. People line for hours to be able to alight the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 at the North Avenue Station. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

On last day of 2017, MRT3 unloads passengers due to glitch

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:02 PM

A 'signaling problem' disrupts MRT3 operations on the last morning of the year

FREQUENT BREAKDOWNS The railway system suffered 517 glitches from January 1 to December 26, 2017 – an average of 10 breakdowns a week. Photo from the Metrostar Express website

After ‘inspection trip,’ congressmen conclude: We need cleaner public toilets

Dec 22, 2017 - 4:26 PM

More than 9 months after an 11-day trip to tourist spots, lawmakers adopt a resolution calling for cleaner public restrooms in transportation terminals

Rappler Talk: Are Philippine roads safer in 2017?

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Watch the interview with Transportation Assistant Secretary Arnulfo Fabillar on Thursday, December 7, at 7 pm

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

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Yes, Pedro, we need to modernize the jeepney

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The former icon of Philippine culture is not something to be proud of anymore It has lost its luster It has turned into a symbol of decay and neglect

OLD VS NEW. the traditional jeepney running on fuel (left) alongside an e-jeepney. Photo by Rommel T. Juan

Palace: Aquino administration should get ‘high grade’

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Is the glass half empty or half full? Instead of complaining why is the glass not full we should see that it is becoming more full says Palace Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma in Filipino

Broken or Delivered Promises? President Benigno Aquino III still has a lot to do to deliver his promises in his 2010 campaign.

Miriam to push for protection of public transport, commuters

May 31, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Santiago is set to fill bills that seeks to increase penalties on people involved in stealing and buying illegally obtained public transport related items

The Filipino commuter is terrified

Dec 20, 2014 - 3:19 PM

We hear familiar stories of violence and harassment but there s no talk of concrete solutions Is safety not a right in this country?

Filipinos wait for public transport vehicles along a main highway in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 12 May 2008.  Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Commuter woes

Sep 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Commuting is not a simple issue of travel it is an issue of respect for human dignity and freedom

North Luzon bus terminal in Caloocan by end-September

Aug 29, 2014 - 4:36 PM

The MMDA says it is working with the LTFRB and several LGUs to transform a swampy and disheveled one hectare lot into an interim North provincial bus terminal

E-shuttles about to hit PH roads

Aug 20, 2014 - 5:23 PM

Electricity powered shuttles are set to take on Metro Manila roads soon signalling what could be the end of traditional jeepneys

Environment matters? Not to many Pinoys

May 02, 2014 - 8:40 PM

It is no surprise then that the environment is not considered an important issue by many Filipinos since we look inward too much; we are insulated by our little bubbles and windows from reality

DOTC eyes bus rapid transit, more walkways, car-less cities

Apr 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Bus rapid transit improved walkways and car less cities are plans that may just see road sharing become a reality in the Philippines

EFFICIENT TRANSPORT. This bus rapid transit system in Peru shows how road-sharing can work in urban areas

WebHits: MRT North Ave Station (Get Lucky by Daft Punk)

Feb 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM

With a line this long you d feel lucky to get onboard the train

Petition filed to give half of PH roads to commuters

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Citizens walk to the Supreme Court to demand that half the roads be devoted to the majority of Filipinos who don t own cars

CAR-CENTRIC. Petitioners walk through Taft Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Manila, to reach the Supreme Court. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Commuters to gov't: Limit cars to half of the roads

Feb 13, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Concerned citizens will petition the Supreme Court to compel government to implement road sharing make public transport efficient and lessen pollution

DIVIDE THE ROAD. Roads shouldn't be devoted just to cars but should give space for the majority of Filipinos who take public transport. All images from Tony Oposa