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Manila trike, pedicab drivers protest ordinance

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Tricycle and pedicab drivers stage a noise barrage on Bustillos Street in Manila against the Manila Tri-Wheel Ordinance which requires them to pay a fee for the registration of their vehicles. RICHARD A. REYES

A group of tricycle and pedicab drivers staged a simultaneous noise barrage in three areas in Manila on Monday to protest a city ordinance requiring them to have their vehicles registered and apply for a transport franchise before they would be allowed to ply their routes.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOTC firm on stiffer ‘colorum’ fines

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Commuters wait in vain for a ride on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City as PUV drivers and operators go on a transport holiday to protest against higher penalties for colorum vehicles.  LYN RILLON

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) refused to back down on Thursday from imposing stiffer fines on operators of colorum or illegal public utility vehicles (PUVs) even as transport groups conducted a protest caravan.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Transport group wants new fines deferred

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A transport organization for UV Express units is seeking the deferral of Thursday’s implementation of significantly higher fines and penalties for operators of public utility vehicles, saying more information was needed from a yet-to-be-completed study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Councilor wants to ban ‘hot’ UV Express vans in QC

A Quezon City councilor wants to put the heat on UV Express vans with faulty air conditioners.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

SC asked to junk hiked traffic fines


Transport groups on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to stop the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) from implementing an order setting higher penalties for public utility vehicles (PUVs) found in violation of traffic laws.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »