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Premium taxi drivers to get salaries in new guideline

May 23, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade signs the 'Taxi Modernization Program' in line with the public utility vehicle modernization program of the government

NEW GUIDELINES. Premium taxis are up next to be modernized under the Department of Transportation. File photo by Rappler

U.S. film director Martin Scorsese wins Spain's top arts prize

Apr 26, 2018 - 12:12 AM

Scorsese 'has directed more than 20 films that now form part of the history of cinema and continues to work unceasingly, masterfully combining innovation and classicism in his films,' the prize jury says in a statement

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'Sana mamatay ka': Netizens harass wrong woman in taxi row

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Christine Interior estimates that she has received over a hundred messages, ranging from innocent inquiries about her identity to vitriol-fueled messages that are peppered with curses and death threats.

Woman who slapped taxi driver may lose driver's license soon

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

In a second complaint, taxi driver Virgilio Doctor says Cherish Interior poses a danger to the public, given her 'uncontrollable temper'

ASSAULT. A woman, identified as Cherish Sharmaine Interior, assaulted a taxi driver over a traffic row. Screengrab from Joshua Baluyot's Facebook video

Taxi driver files complaint with LTFRB vs woman motorist who slapped him

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Virgilio Doctor goes to LTFRB to file a case against Cherish Sharmaine Interior for physical injuries and damage to property

Baguio requires taxi drivers to help passengers load, unload baggage

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:30 AM

It is a ‘moral responsibility’ of the cab drivers, says a resolution of the city council signed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan

BAGUIO TAXIS. There's another reason for passengers to admire the honest Baguio cab drivers. Rappler file photo

Taxi driver from Bohol helps save lives in Las Vegas shooting

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:12 AM

'He makes every Filipino and Boholano proud of his action,' local journalist Alan Nalzaro Dalagan of Loboc says

HEROIC DRIVER. Taxi driver Winifredo Maquindang is praised for helping save lives after the Las Vegas shooting incident. Photo from Maquindang's Facebook page

Taxi driver who was 'held up' by Carl Arnaiz shows up in NBI

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Bagcal, who was previously protected by a human rights group, appears in the NBI and says he wants to tell the whole truth about the killing of Arnaiz

Tomas Bagcal has left his former refuge and showed up in the NBI. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Petition to increase taxi flag down rate junked due to technicalities

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Due to petitioners’ repeated failure to comply with the foregoing directives the Court deems it appropriate to dismiss the petition says the Court of Appeals

TAXI. File photo of taxis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. Photo from NAIA-MIAA

2 taxi drivers killed in Baguio

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Police are trying to find a connection between the death of Roberto Albino and another taxi driver Angel Umali Sarmiento who was stabbed around the area where Albino lived

Honest Baguio City taxi driver gets scholarship

Jan 24, 2017 - 1:44 PM

Regie Cabututan reaps the rewards of honesty

Duterte to order Uber, Grab, taxi drivers to display IDs on car seats

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The President wants guidelines issued by January requiring drivers to place enlarged identification cards on car seats so passengers can easily report abuse

'I HATE OPPRESSION.' President Rodrigo Duterte has only harsh words for unscrupulous public utility vehicle drivers. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Spanish taxi driver returns 10,000 euros left in cab

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:35 AM

The driver turns over a suitcase containing the money to police who then tracked down the owner

Robert De Niro compares 'totally nuts' Trump to 'Taxi Driver' character

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:15 AM

I don t know it s crazy but people like Donald Trump who shouldn t even be where he is so God help us

SPEAKING UP. Robert De Niro waves to audience at Open Air Cinema where he receives a lifetime achievement award at Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 12. Photo by Jasmin Brutus/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Angry Jakarta taxi drivers violently protest ride-hailing apps

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Scenes of the protest show the demonstration turned violent as drivers stopped driver of ride hailing apps to attack them

Egypt to regulate Uber, Careem ride-hailing services

Mar 17, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Egyptian authorities will first review other countries legislation for ride hailing services like Uber and Careem

Ahmed Mahmoud, 53, an Egyptian driver working for Uber Transportation Company in Egypt waits for customers on February 23, 2016 in Cairo.  The use of the smartphone applications has taken off in Cairo, so much so that Uber says the Egyptian capital is one of its fastest growing markets. But not everyone is happy. Taxi drivers have been protesting against them for weeks as they lose more and more clients to the rival services. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY TONY GAMAL

In crowded Cairo, ride-hailing apps leave cabbies fuming

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Egyptian capital is one of Uber s fastest growing markets and taxi drivers are complaining

Ahmed Mahmoud, 53, an Egyptian driver working for Uber Transportation Company in Egypt checks a map on his phone on February 23, 2016 in Cairo.  The use of the smartphone applications has taken off in Cairo, so much so that Uber says the Egyptian capital is one of its fastest growing markets. But not everyone is happy. Taxi drivers have been protesting against them for weeks as they lose more and more clients to the rival services. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY TONY GAMAL

Taxi driver works hard to graduate from La Salle Green Hills

Apr 15, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Learning is Gener Jarito s driving force in life He says he does not mind going home with a meager income as long as he is able to go to school

Airport's honest taxi driver arrested for Baguio murder

Apr 10, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Honored by the airport authority for returning a passenger s laptop taxi driver Alex Esquillon is a suspect in the killing of a Baguio resident 14 years ago

A ride with Metro Manila's 'most honest' taxi driver

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:43 PM

Happy and pleasantly surprised are not emotions I associate with public transportation in Metro Manila but Kuya Jhun Ochavo has convinced me otherwise

NOT THE USUAL DRIVER. For Jhun Ochavo, the care he extends to his passengers' welfare comes back to him tenfold, allowing him to send his children to school. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Putting the dot where it matters

Mar 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

After four years of studying law it all boils down to one point: hard work

#PugadBaboy: Honesty

Oct 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Honesty punchline 3

Oct 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Honesty punchline 2

Oct 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Jakarta threatens to ban Uber car app

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:22 PM

Officials say the service Uber provides is just like a taxi service but it doesn t have a license to operate as one in Jakarta

JAKARTA TRAFFIC. Jakarta authorities are just the latest to target Uber, an app that has sparked protests from taxi drivers in several countries as it allows customers to hail private rides via their phones. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

European taxis stage strike against Uber, other apps

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Critics say unlicensed taxis or private hire cabs are not subject to the same requirements about training insurance and criminal checks as taxis are

PROTEST. Taxi drivers block Whitehall during a protest in London, Britain, June 11, 2014. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

LTFRB, NCR police go after cab drivers ‘drugging' passengers

Oct 22, 2013 - 10:15 PM

A public hearing will be conducted on the matter and taxi operators found to be involved may have their franchise suspended or cancelled

Miriam goes after scheming cab drivers

Oct 12, 2013 - 9:18 PM

There are too many disturbing reports of taxi drivers and operators who take advantage of their passengers Santiago says

Taxi driver-lawyer is driven to succeed

May 01, 2013 - 1:30 PM

He did not expect to pass the bar and conditioned himself for a retake But he made it

Jodie Foster 'comes out' in Golden Globes speech

Jan 14, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Her speech moved people to tears and elicited mixed reactions in social media

NO HONEY BOO BOO. Actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster has been in front of the camera since she was 3 years old. And growing up in front of the camera is her version of a 'reality show.' Photo from the Golden Globes Facebook page

Cab driver returns $900,000 to Thai couple

Nov 20, 2012 - 4:03 PM

A 70 year old Singaporean taxi driver returns 900 000 in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab