philippines - Rail, Road & Other Transport

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

LTFRB opens Special Permit Applications to Public Buses

MANILA, June 15 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is now accepting applications for special permits for buses during situations that might affect the provision of transport services to the riding public.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB to set, regulate Fares of TNCs

MANILA, June 11 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released an order that will grant authority to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to regulate the operations of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and transportation network vehicle services (TNVS) units nationwide.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB reminds PUV Drivers on Student Fare Discount

MANILA, June 4 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers to grant students a 20-percent fare discount when classes start on Monday.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House to enhance CAAP Powers

The House committees on government enterprises and privatization and on transportation jointly approved the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 7407 seeking to strengthen the powers of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill of the Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2017

The Bill seeks to protect and minimize death and injury of children through vehicular accidents by imposing safety standards for the transportation of children in motor vehicles.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1818 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Court accepts Lawsuit against Ford over Substandard Vehicles

BANGKOK, May 22 (NNT) - The Southern Bangkok Civil Court has agreed to accept for deliberation a class action lawsuit filed against subsidiaries of Ford Thailand following claims concerning faulty vehicles.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO launches Online Appointment System

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday launched it Online Personal Appointment and Scheduling System (PASS) which allows drivers to apply for licenses and renew vehicle registration online.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO inaugurates License Plate-Making Facility

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has inaugurated Tuesday its own license plate making plant which will help facilitate the issuance of vehicle license plates to address its backlog.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

“Mandatory Automatic Headlights on for Motorcycles Act" hurdles HouseCom

The House Committee on Transportation approved House Bill 1318, seeking to mandate motorcycle drivers and operators to automatically turn on their headlights as soon as they start their motorcycle engines, and to maintain their headlights on while their motorcycles are running on all roads at all hours of the day and night.
Date: 15 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Eazy First Taxis banned from NAIA for overcharging

MANILA, Mar 29 (PNA) - The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday said Eazy First taxis are now banned in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after one of the fleet's abusive drivers was nabbed by authorities on Tuesday.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Stiff Penalties for Act of throwing Stones, hard Objects at Vehicles

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7163, seeking to penalize the act of throwing hard objects at motor vehicles while these are in motion or stationary.
Date: 24 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House okays Bill abolishing Road Board on Second Reading

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure seeking the abolition of the Road Board to prevent the misuse of billions of pesos of road users’ tax.
Date: 23 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill of the Magna Carta for Tricycle Drivers and Operators Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to provide a uniform set of requirements and reasonable fees that shall apply to all local government units in relation to their duties and tasks as regards their supervision and regulation of the operations of tricycles in their respective jurisdictions.
Date: 19 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1751 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

House Panel approves Bigger Motorcycle License Plates

In a joint hearing on Wednesday, the House committee on transportation and committee on public order and safety chaired by Reps. Cesar Sarmiento and Romeo Acop, respectively, approved a substitute bill seeking to curb motorcycle crime by requiring larger license plates and other identification marks.
Date: 14 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House OKs Creation of Philippine National Railway Authority

The House committees on government enterprises, legislative franchise, and transportation in a joint hearing on Wednesday approved a bill seeking to restructure the Philippine National Railway System.
Date: 07 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DPWH undertakes Access Audit on Implementation of Accessibility Law

To ensure the safety and inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in all places, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in partnership with other implementing agencies will conduct anew access audit on both private and public establishments.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Public Works and Highways

House Panels approve Abolition of Road Board

The House Committees on Government Reorganization and Public Works and Highways approved the substitute bill abolishing the Road Board, paving the way for a more transparent and proactive utilization of funds collected through the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC).
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

More Foreign Competition will help Logistics Sector Grow: PIDS

MANILA, Feb 12 (PNA) - The Philippines should implement reforms aimed at introducing more foreign competition into transport and logistics industry in a bid to boost export competitiveness, according to a study by state think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Child Car Seat Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Feb 6 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to provide special protection of child passengers in motor vehicles.
Date: 06 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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