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MMDA: Avoid Edsa, take alternate routes

As the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) started the concrete reblocking and repair of Edsa yesterday, motorists were advised to avoid the busy thoroughfare altogether and take alternate routes.

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

MMDA delays Edsa repairs by 16 hours

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The repair and concrete reblocking of 94 sections on the whole stretch of Edsa will start at 2 p.m. on Holy Wednesday instead of at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard On Inquirer Radio 990AM: LTO exec on bus safety requirements

We were here at Araneta Center Bus Terminal as early as 5 a.m. and, surprisingly, we’ve observed that all buses from different transport companies have opted to abide by the safety requirements imposed by the government.—Mohammad Yusoph Lamping, chief of the Land Transportation Office’s Law Enforcement Service

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

9 killed in three-vehicle crash

Firefighters hose down the wreckage of a bus and a semitruck that collided, Thursday, April 10, 2014, just north of Orland, Calif., that left at least nine dead. Authorities said it is not yet clear what caused the crash but that it involved a tour bus, a FedEx truck and a Nissan Altima. (AP Photo/The Chico Enterprise-Record, Dan Reidel)

Authorities say a three-vehicle crash has left nine people dead in an accident that shut down north-and south-bound traffic on Interstate 5 in California.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Makati rides for MRT crowd hit LTFRB snag

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Makati City’s free shuttle service for MRT passengers bound for the city’s central business district is encountering a speed bump known as government red tape.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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A man was killed while eight other people were injured in a four-vehicle smashup in Caloocan City Thursday night. The city police traffic enforcement unit identified the fatality as Rolando Manimtim, 40, and the injured as Charlene and Henelyn Yunto, Edwin Apostol, Vergie Guerrero, Gina Baggayan, George Dejalco, Jay-Ar Unarce, and Roel Lagoros.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM

I was driving behind the Corimba bus when it hit the jeepney in front of it. The jeepney flipped over the gutter and blood was everywhere.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Suggested traffic fix: Private villages can open roads for a fee

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As traffic in Metro Manila gets worse and requires more alternative routes, a House bill wants private subdivisions to open at least one road per village for public use, for which they can charge a minimal fee from motorists who will pass through.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

LTFRB denies provisional jeepney fare hike

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board denied Tuesday a P0.50 “provisional fare increase” sought by public jeepney operators for lack of merit, the LTFRB said in a statement.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

At least 30 dead in Thai bus crash–officials

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At least 30 people died and more than 20 were injured when a bus careered off a hillside road and into a ravine in northern Thailand, authorities said Tuesday, updating the official toll.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bill seeks to penalize erring taxi drivers

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A bill penalizing taxi drivers who refuse to transport their passengers to any destination, fail to give exact amount of change, among others, has been filed at the Senate.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

15 dead in Thai school bus crash

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At least 15 people, including 13 children, were killed when a bus carrying students on a trip to the seaside collided with a lorry in eastern Thailand Friday, police said.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

BIR bares tax watch on most dangerous buses

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In addition to safety issues and franchise violations, bus operators in the country are now being scrutinized for tax liabilities.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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