The Commuter - updates

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How to commute on a budget

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Here’s how you can avoid spending more than what you need to

On Cavite commuter woes, DOTr reiterates all PUVs need to pass PITX

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Caviteño commuters can expect more shuttle services to and from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to aid in their travel

RESPONSE. The Department of Transportation responds to Cavite Governor Boying Remulla's proposal on addressing PITX woes. Tugade photo by Rappler, PITX photo by DOTr, Remulla's photo from his FB page

Cavite governor Boying Remulla proposes to DOTr solutions to PITX woes

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:12 PM

'Pakiusap ko lang ay pag-aralan 'nyo muna [ang PITX]. Tingnan 'nyo ang paghihirap ng mga kababayan ko,' says the governor

FIX PITX. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla proposes to DOTr measures to improve PITX operations. PITX file photo from DOTr, Remulla file photo by Rappler

What's your Metro Manila adventure?

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:32 AM

Here's how Grab's working to make each in-city adventure better than the next

Commuter group seeks rollback in jeepney, bus minimum fares

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:29 PM

A commuter group argues that fuel prices have been going down for 5 consecutive weeks

LOWER PRICES. There is a downward trend in oil prices globally. 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

Always running into Grab-related commuting problems?

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Here’s how you can ensure a smoother ride the next time you book

Commuters file appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hikes

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The implementation of the fare hikes, originally set for November, could be delayed while the appeal is being heard

COMMUTE. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 16-22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

[Right of Way] Bike commuting: The answer to beating traffic?

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Is cycling a viable form of transportation for daily commute?

Sakay.ph launches redesigned app with updated route data

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The latest version of Sakay.ph comes with updates to its route information for jeepneys, buses and point-to-point buses, trains, UV Express vehicles, and ferries

[Right of Way] Nikki Veron Cruz on the challenges of being a female commuter

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!

[OPINION] How the looming Grab monopoly will impact on Filipino commuters

Mar 29, 2018 - 1:34 PM

With Uber out of the way, Grab now enjoys monopoly status in many Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines. This loss of competition will almost surely mean fewer choices, higher fares, and lousier service for Pinoy commuters.

Tips for Holy Week commuters

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Commuting for the Holy Week? DOTr Assistant Secretary for Commuter Affairs Elvira Medina has some tips before hitting the road

PASSENGERS. Metro Manila residents flocked Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Quezon City, patiently waiting for a bus ride to the provinces. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

Growing number of studies suggest ride-hailing services worsen traffic

Feb 27, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The US studies find that the availability of ride-hailing services only puts more individuals in cars, which increases traffic volume


WATCH: Liam Neeson tries to uncover passenger's identity in 'The Commuter'

Jan 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Liam is Michael, an insurance salesman whose routine commute takes a different turn when a fellow passenger asks him to determine the identity of a mysterious passenger

'The Commuter': Ketika Liam Neeson terancam di kereta

Jan 05, 2018 - 1:35 PM

'The Commuter' akan tayang di Indonesia mulai 11 Januari mendatang dengan rating 17 tahun ke atas

THE COMMUTER. Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) terjebak dalam bahaya di atas kereta. Foto screenshot dari Youtube/Lionsgate Movie

Rappler readers share how they really feel about Manila traffic and parking issues

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Traffic has not only affected our personal schedules, but also takes time away to spend with loved ones. This Rappler-led survey digs deeper into how traffic changes our lives every single day

'Nakakaabala': Commuters slam Roque for MRT3 'PR stunt'

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:35 PM

'Harry Roque's MRT stunt is so fake, you can actually buy it at Greenhills,' reads one tweet

SAKSIKAN: Penumpang KRL lumpuhkan ular yang menyelinap di kereta

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Diduga ular berasal dari barang bawaan salah satu penumpang di kereta

DILUMPUHKAN. Seorang penumpang pria melumpuhkan seekor ular yang menyelinap masuk ke dalam kereta jurusan Angke-Bogor. Ilustrasi: Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tragic rides, drastic steps for the MRT

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

The breakdown of the MRT system is a problem that needed solutions yesterday. We should demand they be delivered today.

Fewer MRT3 trains, new operation schedule as Christmas season nears

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Only 15 trains will be in use during weekdays, lower than the usual 15 to 18 trains in operation per day

UPGRADE. MRT implements new hours. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Commuters share most horrible MRT experiences

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The daily glitches are no longer acceptable, say MRT commuters

'Human intervention' probed as possible cause of MRT3 train detachment

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:11 PM

'Our trains are very safe....All of the trains that are deployed are safe and functional,' MRT3 director for operations Mike Capati assures commuters following the incident

DETACHED. Commuters walked to MRT3 Buendia station from Ayala station as a train coach got detached from its body on Thursday, November 16. Photo by Gio Manlangit

Commuters walk along MRT3 tracks as coach gets detached from train

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Around 130 to 140 passengers are forced to walk from the Ayala Station to the Buendia Station as the coach they're riding in gets separated from the train body

DETACHED. Commuters walked to Buendia station from Ayala station as the last train coach got detached from the train body. Photo by Gio Manlangit

The buried giant embodied in our trains

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:53 AM

'How many more limbs or arms should be injured for those in power to act on commuters’ safety?'

Netizens ask LTFRB: How can we beat traffic without Angkas?

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Angkas has been widely used by its passengers as an alternative to the inefficient public transport in Metro Manila and to slip through the city's horrible traffic

Smoke forces MRT-3 train to unload passengers

Nov 05, 2017 - 1:47 PM

A northbound train along MRT-3 offloads passengers after smoke was seen inside on one of its coaches

SMOKE. MRT Line 3 offloads passenger after one of the trains was seen emitting smoke. File photo

LOOK: Commuters endure long lines at LRT2

Oct 09, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Light Rail Transit Authority says long queues remain the norm during rush hour

MONDAY RUSH HOUR. Commuters endure long lines at the LRT 2 Santolan station on Monday morning, October 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of Isabelle Yu

Mumbai commuter stampede leaves at least 22 dead

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Dozens of people took shelter on the bridge during a sudden monsoon downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged all at once, Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena says

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

Philippines: A nation on the road to progress

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:29 PM

With efforts coming from the public and private sectors our country slowly but surely makes for itself a better transport system

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?

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Uber is not perfect, and we should not be afraid to point that out

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:41 PM

If we continue to push for solutions that only benefit a fraction of the public then we continue to be part of the problem

An Uber driver's fear: That's my only source of income

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:41 PM

What if LTFRB s suspension of the transport network company extends beyond 30 days?

Dear politicians, we’ve documented our commute so you don’t have to

Jul 23, 2017 - 3:07 PM

We need solutions for our transportation woes and we need them fast

DAILY COMMUTE. The authors document their commute to work for politicians to see. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

#FridayFeels: Nag-book ka ngunit kulang

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What would Waze tell you when driving around Metro Manila?

Cracking down on Uber and Grab will hurt commuters, not protect them

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Just how valuable have Uber and Grab become for Filipino commuters?

RUSH HOUR. In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic in Manila. Jay Directo/AFP

WATCH: Life #BeforeUBER

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Beyond convenience the ride sharing app has offered life changing opportunities for these Filipinos

#BeforeUBER

Philippines: A nation on the road to progress

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

With efforts coming from the public and private sectors, our country slowly but surelymakes for itself a better transport system

Road revolution: How Filipinos commute with tech

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Technology has revolutionized road travel in the metro making our everyday commute a little bit more bearable

Dealing with long commutes

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Extended time on the road could have an impact on stress levels and productivity experts say

#FridayFeels: FXperience

May 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Big role for private firms in gov't infra push – Cabinet

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:14 AM

The promised funds from China and Japan have led the Philippine government to call off some big PPP bids but the private sector still has a big role to play in infrastructure projects

Free after years of imprisonment: Two faces of prison women

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:02 PM

One went to jail for killing her husband the other volunteered to a life in prison to be with her husband

Coming soon: Train ride from Tutuban to Malolos in 35 minutes

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The 38 kilometer railway which promises a safe speedy and sustainable mode of transportation is expected to begin construction in 2019 with operations eyed between 2021 and 2022

35 MINUTES. Travel time from Tutuban in Manila to Malolos, Bulacan will only take 35 minutes once the North-South Commuter Rail Project is completed. Photo from the JICA YouTube channel

Commuting made quicker and cheaper

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Save up to P50 000 a year with this carpool app

ACTO files 'neglect of duty' complaint vs LTFRB officials

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

ACTO says the LTFRB is taking too long to act on its appeals causing inconvenience to operators and the general commuting public