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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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Tugade says no need to suspend MRT3 operations amid train incidents

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) Barely an hour after transportation officials assure commuters that the MRT3 maintenance team is 'doing all it can' to prevent service disruptions, the train suffers yet another glitch

MRT3 ISSUES. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the MRT3 remains safe for passengers despite accidents that raised safety concerns. Rappler file photo

A day without Uber

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:49 AM

How were the last two weeks for you?

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Higher auto taxes, poor mass transport a 'lose-lose situation' for the public

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Minahalan mo sasakyan di inayos mass transit kawawa dito commuters natin says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Photo by Inoue Jaena/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

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

Netizens to govt officials: Take the #MRTChallenge

Aug 29, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Which government official do you want to see take the MRTChallenge?

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

‘Extend MRT hours, buy more coaches’

Feb 28, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Senator Ralph Recto urges the DOTC to extend MRT 3 hours until midnight to decongest the rail system

OLD HABITS. A month-long test extending the operating hours of MRT 3 will determine if motorists can change old habits, and take the train instead of their cars. File photo by AFP

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

Study to extend P65B LRT1 to Dasma out soon

Feb 09, 2014 - 5:12 PM

The Cavite extension project will increase the span of LRT 1 from 20 7 kilometers to 32 4 km and serve around 4 million residents

File photo of LRT 1 courtesy of the PPP Center.

Are your senators willing to commute?

Jan 19, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Senators respond to a Change org petition calling on all public officials to commute at least once a month