philippines - Rail, Road & Other Transport

Taxi Passenger Rights Bill OK’d on Final Reading

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Committee oks Proposed "Sustainable Transportation System Act"

Commuters may soon enjoy a greener and more efficient Philippine transportation system, as the House Committee on Transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) approved on Wednesday a draft substitute bill promoting sustainable and alternative modes of transportation.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House cancels Passage of Road Board Abolition Bill

MANILA, Sept 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to rescind the passage of a bill seeking the abolition of the Road Board.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Taxi Passenger Rights Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Sep 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of Taxis, Tourist Car Transport Service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel directs DOTr to submit Crash Incident Protocol

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - To prevent a repeat of the chaos at the country’s premier gateway due to a runway closure, a House of Representatives committee on Wednesday directed transport agencies - led by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) - to submit a revised crisis management team, crash incident protocol, and an overall aviation policy i ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB allows TNCs P2 per-minute Charge

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed all Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to impose a PHP2-per-minute charge to passengers as part of their fare structure.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Grab to appeal P10-M Fine for its per-minute Charge

MANILA, Sept 5 (PNA) - Ridesharing firm Grab Philippines is considering an appeal to the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to fine it PHP10 million due to its PHP2-per-minute charge.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Grab won't reimburse P2/Min Charge to Riders: LTFRB

MANILA, Sept 4 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered ridesharing firm Grab Philippines not to reimburse the PHP2-per-minute charge to its riders.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Provincial Bus Ban along EDSA starts Wednesday: MMDA

MANILA, Aug 14 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start its implementation of the provincial bus ban along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) during rush hours on Wednesday (August 15).
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-overloading Policy extended until December 2018

Suspension of enforcement of the maximum allowable Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) for trucks and trailers with a total of 18 and 22 wheels has been extended by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Transportation (DOTR).
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Public Works and Highways

MMDA still to finalize HOV Lane Guidelines

MANILA, Aug 8 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) clarified on Wednesday said it has yet to finalize the guidelines on the implementation of High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOVL) along Epifanio delos Santos Ave. (Edsa) during rush hours.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Metro Mayors approve High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes on EDSA

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) - In an effort to encourage carpooling among motorists, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) has approved the implementation of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOVLs) on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) during rush hours.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Republic Act renaming the Montevista-Cateel National Highway to the Benigno S Aquino Jr National Highway

This Republic Act renames the Montevista-Cateel National Highway Traversing the Municipality of Compostela to the Benigno S. Aquino Jr. National Highway. Republic Act No. 11041
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11041; Source: Official Gazette

Provincial Bus Ban on EDSA to take effect August 15

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the ban on provincial buses on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) starting August 15.
Date: 27 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill of the Expanded Seat Belts Use Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to increase the age limit of young children being seated in the front seat of any running motor vehicle and imposes the installation and use of child restraint system for infant and children, unless the child is at least 150 centimeters or 59 inches in height and capable to properly fit in the regular seat belt in the front seat. It ...
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1862 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Senate okays Bill on Free Wi-Fi, Clean Toilets in Transport Stations

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) - The Senate on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to improve the restroom facilities in land transportation and roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) terminals nationwide.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB reiterates Legality of P10-M Fine vs Grab

MANILA, July 13 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday reiterated that the PHP10 million fine on ridesharing firm Grab Philippines for overcharging due to the PHP2-per-minute travel charge was in accordance with its regulatory function over the fares of transportation network companies (TNCs) and other ...
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA upholds LTFRB Order on GPS Installation in Public Buses

MANILA, July 8 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the memorandum issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which orders all public utility buses in the country to install Global Positioning System (GPS) to ensure road safety.
Date: 08 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO denies issuing Traffic Violations, Fines Advisory with AFP, PNP

MANILA, June 27 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has not issued a joint advisory with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on fines and penalties against violations of Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.
Date: 27 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of passengers.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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