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NEDA body approves P59.3-billion MRT4 project

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:43 AM

The Metro Rail Transit 4 is expected to connect the eastern parts of Metro Manila to the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay in Rizal

BUILD, BUILD, BUILD. The MRT-4 is among the 12 infrastructure projects recently approved by President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 years on, what are the DOTr's top projects under Duterte?

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The agency's top accomplishments were either initiated before Duterte's term or have yet to be finished

TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS. The Department of Transportation said its top accomplishments in the past three years include 3 aviation projects and the commencement of the MRT3 rehabilitation. Photo courtesy from L-R: DOTr, Cebu Pacific, DOTr, and Rappler

Biazon berates transport officials: ‘Be sensitive when people feel there is a crisis’

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Muntinlupa Representative Ruffy Biazon laments the denial of a mass transportation crisis in Metro Manila, when the plight of the daily commuter shows otherwise

STRANDED. Commuters wait for their ride at Mendiola in Manila on October 4, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Free rides from PITX to parts of Metro Manila starting February 14

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation officially launches free bus rides with PITX-Lawton-Baclaran and PITX-Monumento-EDSA-Baclaran routes

FREE RIDES. DOTr partners with Megawide Corporation Foundation Inc and Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines for the free bus rides from PITX to parts of Metro Manila. DOTr photo

36 transport cooperatives newly-accredited for PUV modernization program

Jan 26, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade instructs the Office of Transportation Cooperatives to fast-track the approval of accreditation applications for the program

Background photo from DOTr website

WATCH: Thousands head to provinces for Undas 2018

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Commuters say more people headed to the provinces this year, but they feel safer now with additional security measures in place

PROVINCES. Hundreds of commuters to the provinces wait for their bus rides at the Araneta Center-Cubao terminal on October 31, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Sumitomo 'closely considered' to handle MRT3 maintenance once again

Nov 29, 2017 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine and Japanese governments are discussing an agreement for Official Development Assistance, which will be the basis of the selection of the MRT3 maintenance provider

WAITING. A scene at the Shaw Boulevard MRT station. File photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

LIVE: House briefing on PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:02 AM

Watch the briefing live on Rappler on Thursday, October 19

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

Tugade open to unsolicited proposals for new airport

Jul 17, 2016 - 11:30 PM

But the transportation chief has two conditions: The project should not entail government spending and there should be no sovereign guarantee

UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS. The new transportation chief is open to unsolicited proposals to build a new international gateway. Agence France-Presse photo by Ted Aljibe

TV5's Cherie Mercado is new transportation spokesperson

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:37 AM

Transportation chief Arthur Tugade confirms the news saying Mercado will assume office once clearances are secured

NEW SPOKESPERSON. Mercado breaks news in an Instagram post, saying she is leaving the network to join the new administration. Photo from her Twitter account

LTO can’t release car, motorcycle license plates just yet – SC

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The Supreme Court says the TRO stays until it resolves the issue of the supplier returning the downpayment to the LTO and the national treasury as instructed by state auditors

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May 31, 2016 - 12:59 PM

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LTFRB to start unregistered Uber, GrabCar clampdown

Aug 11, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Starting August 21 unregistered GrabCar and Uber vehicles will be fined P200 000 and impounded for 3 months LTFRB says

NATIONWIDE CLAMPDOWN. After 3 months since the legalization of online ride-sharing services, there are still operators who have not yet applied for accreditation

The trouble with taxis

May 17, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The way the taxi system is supposed to work is quite simple but in Metro Manila the reality is quite different

Shorter MRT3 hours this weekend

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:14 PM

UPDATED It is set to undergo rail replacement as part of efforts to address one cause of its frequent glitches

REPAIR WORK. Sectional rail replacement (pre-welding) activity between Taft & Magallanes Stations of the MRT3 on February 24, 2015.

Meralco drops rates, Cebu Pacific sanctions, NASA discovery | The wRap

Jan 07, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Meralco bills continue to drop Cebu Pacific may face sanctions NASA finds the closest Earth like planets

AH26: What does this road sign mean?

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:00 AM

You might have seen one along EDSA and along the Maharlika Highway What does AH26 mean?

AH26. A marker for the AH26 (Asian Highway-26) route can be seen along EDSA. Michael Bueza/Rappler

#TalkThursday with MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Rappler talks to MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera on the safety and operational efficiency of the train system

Aquino blames Arroyo admin for MRT3 problems

Sep 08, 2014 - 1:45 PM

There is a problem but it s a problem that should have less problems attached to it if certain things were done before we took it over

Photo from the Metrostar Express website

Palace to transport strikers: Don’t forget public good

Jun 17, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Public service – this is why you were given franchises in the first place Malacañang reminds operators and owners of public utility vehicles

PUBLIC GOOD. The Palace urges transport groups to think about the commuting public, amid threats of a mass strike over higher fines for license and franchise violations. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Megawide-led consortium submits highest bid for Mactan airport

Dec 12, 2013 - 5:29 PM

The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide consortium submits the highest bid for the Mactan Cebu expansion project

HIGHEST BIDDER. The tandem of GMR Infrastructure and Megawide submitted the highest bid for the airport expansion project. Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Govt to decide on policy affecting Clark soon

Feb 28, 2013 - 6:02 PM

A recommendation on whether the Philippines will adopt a single or twin airport system is up for President Aquino s approval

MAIN GATEWAY? Stakeholders of Clark International Airport want a clear policy on airport system.