By Jacqueline Arias
, Maricar B. Brizuela
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.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
, Miguel R. Camus
, Niña P. Calleja
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.
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).
A Quezon City councilor wants to put the heat on UV Express vans with faulty air conditioners.
By Christine O. Avendaño
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.