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AFP on NPA, Orbos on jeepney modernization, Locsin on Rohingya | Midday wRap

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Bayan files graft case vs ex-Transport chief Abaya over MRT mess

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Bayan points out irregularities in the Abaya-led DOTC’s awarding of the MRT maintenance contract to Korean firm Busan Transportation Corporation in 2015

Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Singapore's policies on transportation are facing mounting criticism thanks to rush-hour jams, surging vehicle prices, and public transport breakdowns

ON THE HIGHWAY. This photograph taken on May 31, 2016 shows motorists enter the central business district during morning peak period in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

[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.

MRT woes: How often do they happen?

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:38 AM

The year 2017 is not yet over, but the data shows there are already more MRT3 glitches and problems that have been recorded compared to the entire year of 2016

DOTr launches plan to reduce road crash deaths

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'We also accept that road safety is our shared responsibility and not of the driver alone,' says Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos

ACTION PLAN. Transportation officials launched the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan 2017 to 2022.

DOTr boasts of PH airports' 'punctuality' in global poll – but poll says otherwise

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The 8 Philippine airports the DOTr bragged of getting a rating for punctuality are actually among the bottom 35 of almost 500 major airports worldwide

REANGLED? The Department of Transportation in a news release proudly claims that Philippine airports were awarded a star on punctuality. Rappler file photo

Orbos: Phasing out of 'deteriorated' PUVs to start January

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos says motor vehicle inspection will also begin in January

MODERNIZE. Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos confirmed that deteriorated vehicles will be phased out following the PUV modernization program of the government. Rappler file photo

Alvarez on Uson and Roque, Abu Sayyaf members arrested, Andanar on keyboard army | Evening wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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Still blaming Aquino admin? Time to prove yourself, Poe tells DOTr

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, tells transportation officials that they've been in office for over a year already but they have yet to show 'concrete steps' to improve MRT services

MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says it's time for current officials of the Department of Transportation to 'prove' themselves. File photo from the Metrostar Express website

Commuters share most horrible MRT experiences

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The daily glitches are no longer acceptable, say MRT commuters

How much time and money do we waste sitting in traffic and looking for parking?

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

A third-party study commissioned by Uber reveals insights that compound the urgency to beat congestion in Metro Manila

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

Maria Isabel Lopez appeals to LTO to grant her 'senior citizen discount'

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:59 PM

Maria Isabel Lopez appears before the LTO but has yet to submit a formal written appeal for breaking into the special ASEAN lanes

PH the worst place to drive, Waze survey reveals

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The Waze Driver Satisfaction Index analyzed the driving experience of its millions of monthly active Waze users in 39 countries and 217 metros, and the Philippines gets a score of 3.02

MISERABLE CONDITIONS. Traffic along Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong on August 15, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Poe: DOTr should decide if MRT3 ops should be temporarily halted

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:48 PM

'Ang DOTr, kailangan na nilang maglahad ng kanilang plano. Anong gagawin 'pag ititigil ito?' says Senator Grace Poe

File photo by AFP

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?'

Maria Isabel Lopez summoned by LTO for ASEAN lane violation

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:35 AM

This comes after the former beauty queen and actress violates traffic rules then boasts about it on social media

LOOK: 10 years after chairing ASEAN, Arroyo keeps it presidential

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

With President Duterte still in Vietnam, his predecessor Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hosts the welcome dinner for Cambodia's Hun Sen and Myanmar's Suu Kyi

PRESIDENTIAL. Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo looks every bit presidential in the welcome dinner she hosted for Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. All photos are screengrabs from RTVM feed

Why Angkas is illegal

Nov 11, 2017 - 1:17 PM

LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada tells Rappler that Angkas can only be allowed once the law – the Land Transportation and Traffic Code – is amended

'COLORUM'. Angkas motorbikers cannot operate. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Aquino on war on drugs, Tropical Depression Salome, Angkas shutdown | Evening wRap

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Angkas to LTFRB: We are open to regulation

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'We believe that the motorcycle taxi industry will benefit greatly from proper regulation,' says Angkas, after the LTFRB said it is 'considered closed'

'OPEN'. Angkas issues a statement on their regulation. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Angkas 'considered as closed' – LTFRB

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The LTFRB says the popular motorcycle ride-hailing service has been operating without a mayor's permit

Was there consultation? Batangas commuters, officials surprised by STAR toll hike

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Toll Regulatory Board, however, says it called for feedback through newspaper advertisements in May, and not through traditional public consultations

Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta/Rappler

Dela Rosa advises Grab: Think about security, not money

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:03 PM

This comes after a model Grab driver was killed by no less than the passenger who booked him

ONE-ON-ONE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks with Grab country head Brian Cu. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PH gov't ends dispute with China's Sinomach over Northrail project

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:05 PM

This resolves an international arbitration case and spares the Philippines from P5 billion in potential fees, says the government

SETTLEMENT DEAL. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (L) and BCDA chief Vince Dizon (R) sign an out-of-court agreement with Sinomach, former contractor of the supposed 80-kilometer Northrail deal. Photo from Department of Transportation

DOTr ends contract with MRT3 maintenance provider Busan Universal

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation also forms the MRT3 Maintenance Transition Team to temporarily take over while a new company has yet to be chosen

FINAL DECISION. Transportation Assistant Secretary for Legal Steve Pastor serves the final decision of his department to BURI, finally terminating the MRT3 maintenance contract. Photo from Departmen of Transportation

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

Cebu City uses TNVS system to stop misuse of gov't vehicles

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:06 PM

'The days of government employees abusing taxpayer-owned vehicles are finally Uber,' Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña says

GOVERNMENT VEHICLES. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña introduces a move to ensure the proper use of government vehicles. Photo from Cebu City PIO

LTFRB stickers for Grab and Uber, Global Gender Gap rankings, NY attack suspect | Midday wRap

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:26 PM

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Grab, Uber ordered to put LTFRB stickers on their cars

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:51 AM

The stickers will allow commuters and law enforcers to easily spot Transport Network Vehicles (TNVs) on the road either for riding or apprehension, the LTFRB says

STICKER REQUIRED. LTFRB releases a new memorandum circular. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

3 MRT trains 'die' on passengers during Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The DOTr records 3 trains stopping, then 'removed without replacement' on November 1

MALFUNCTION. The Transportation Department counts 3 MRT stoppages in one day . AFP PHOTO

Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Changi Airport's Terminal 4 is packed with new technology, meaning passengers should in theory be able to check in and board without having to talk to airport staff

AUTOMATED. Passengers scan their passports at automated immigration gates at the newly-opened Changi International Airport's Terminal 4 in Singapore on October 31, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Grab allows 'No ID, No Entry' policy for passengers after driver's slay

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Grab also warns riders to be precise in setting their pick up and drop off points, as drivers will strictly follow what they pin down

FOR THE DRIVERS. Grab ups their security standards after one of their driver gets killed. Rappler file photo

Grab offers P100,000 bounty for killer of model driver

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:56 AM

This comes after Grab Philippines head Brian Cu talked to the family of slain Grab driver Gerardo 'Junjie' Maquidato

AWARDED. Maquidato was awarded in 2016 for his kindness to a passenger. Grab photo

Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads

Oct 24, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The growth cap for all passenger cars and motorcycles will be cut from 0.25% a year to zero with effect from February, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) says

ON THE HIGHWAY. This photograph taken on May 31, 2016 shows motorists enter the central business district during morning peak period in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Tapang at Malasakit, Lorenzana, DOTr vs Abaya | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

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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

DOTr files graft case vs Abaya, MRT maintenance provider BURI

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation blames train glitches on Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, and accuses ex-transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya of 'allowing' the violation of procurement rules

GRAFT. Transportation Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Yebra (middle) files a graft case against former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other ex-officials at the Office of the Ombudsman on October 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB expands student fare discount to include weekends, holidays, summer breaks

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:04 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB now allows students to avail of their commute discount beyond weekdays

DISCOUNT EXPANDED. LTFRB allows students to avail a discount outside weekdays

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 16-22, 2017

Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

The week in photos: October 14-20, 2017

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

How Piston imagines jeepney modernization

Oct 21, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'Hindi namin talaga kayang bumili ng sasakyan. Kaya gawin na namin ang strike kaysa mawalan kami ng kabuhayan,' Piston secretary-general Steve Ranjo says

JEEPNEY PHASE OUT? On its second day of protest, members belonging to transport group PISTON and labor group KMU hold a protest rally against the modernization and phaseout of PUJ, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

European Union grants, Trillanes meets Rubio, Brexit | Evening wRap

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:39 PM

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Current PUV modernization program not the answer – think tanks

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:36 PM

IBON Foundation and AGHAM - Advocates for Science and Technology for the People say the program does not address the 'lack of public mass transport system'

PUV MODERNIZATION. Committee of Transportation Chairman Cesar Sarmiento preside the House hearing on briefing by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the public utility vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program and on the transport strike led by Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) in Congress on Thursday. Photo by Darren Langit

PUV modernization: Planning, readiness issues raised at House hearing

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Transportation officials say President Rodrigo Duterte gave a deadline merely to press the 'urgency' of the PUV modernization program

MODERNIZATION PLAN. DOTR Usec. Artemio Tuazon Jr. (right) and Asec. Mark de Leon (left) attend the Congress Committee of Transportation hearing on briefing by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the public utility vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB has no timeline yet for PUV modernization program

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM

In a House briefing, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board also could not tell lawmakers how many jeepney drivers would be displaced

WHERE'S THE PLAN? Lawmakers press LTFRB Chairperson Atty. Martin Delga lll on the timeline for the government's jeepney modernization plan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After transport strike, House panel tackles PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing

TRANSPORT STRIKE. PUV drivers and operations hold a 2-day strike in response to a PUV modernization program being pushed by the government. File photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler