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Next step: the Senate.
San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has officially secured a franchise from the House of Representatives after the third and final reading of a bill to grant the corporation permission to construct a P740 billion international airport in Bulacan.Also read: The Best Airports in the ...
 
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Because we all know Pasig River has seen better days.
Remember back when you could swim in the Pasig River? Neither can we, and if you do remember you should definitely stay home because you're a high health risk individual. But we've heard stories from our parents and grandparents of a pristine ...
 
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Apply cold water to the burned area.
Recently, a Facebook page by the name of Luxury Cars Manila went viral for all the wrong reasons.In a post that, by the looks of it, has since been deleted, the page—which claims to be “the premier luxury automotive brokerage house in the metro” ...
 
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Here's what you need to know about the upcoming Pasig River Expressway.
Traffic is a problem in Metro Manila—quarantine or not, it seems. But are more roads really the solution?The San Miguel Corporation has announced two big-ticket projects with the goal of boosting the economy and decongesting our roads: the South Luzon Expressway Tollroad ...
 
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Get your RFIDs ready, people
Toll plazas at major expressways are extremely high-contact areas, which is why cashless transactions via RFIDs along tollways have been encouraged throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.Top story: Gal Gadot and The Most Beautiful Israeli CelebritiesIn the near future, however, electronic toll collection will not ...
 
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But modernized jeepneys are now allowed back on roads.
Only modernized jeepneys have been allowed to ply Metro Manila’s streets beginning Monday (June 22), but experts believe traditional, open-air jeepneys are actually safer against the threat of COVID-19. Development NGO Ibon Foundation said the ban on traditional jeepneys should be lifted even as ...
 
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The LTFRB has released guidelines for taxi operators.
While Metro Manila shifted to modified enhanced community quarantine, some parts of the country transitioned to general community quarantine (GCQ) yesterday, May 16. In case you didn’t know, for areas under GCQ, public transportation are allowed to operate in limited capacities.For parts ...
 
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The project will increase capacity at Clark Airport to eight million passengers annually.
Over two years since it bagged the contract to build a new passenger terminal building (NPTB) for the Clark International Airport, the Megawide GMR Consortium announced that it has completed the project. Megawide CEO Edgar Saavedra posted photos of the completed NPTB project ...
 
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Excited?
The return of GrabBike is looking increasingly likey—at least if the ride-hailing firm’s latest activity on social media is to be believed.Grab Philippines head Brian Cu recently took to Facebook to post a teaser of GrabBike’s return, showing artwork featuring three motorcycles—one ...
 
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Well, over half of them, at least.
The only thing worse than not having what you want is being cursed to look at it every day—from afar. A feeling we're sure you get whenever you're hiking up the stairs to a Metro Rail Transit Line 3 station while the lonely-looking, broken escalator sits not ...
 
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The Southeast Asian super app is expanding its business into the style, streaming, and cashless markets.
Despite its rocky past, from its troubles with the LTRFB to that problematic social media post (which it apologized for), Grab’s momentum can’t be stopped. It has already rolled out its projects in the F&B, hospitality, and delivery sectors, and now it's ...
 
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Not surprising though.
You might have seen our recent story on the Metropolitan Manila District Authority’s (MMDA) Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis (MMARAS) 2018 report, which showed how dangerous Metro Manila’s roads were last year. If you haven’t, you can check it out here.The MMARAS report revealed, among ...
 
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Sigh.
Is taking a Grab ride part of your everyday routine? If your answer is yes, you’re going to want to sit down for this.The ride-hailing giant has announced that it is about to deactivate 8,000 of its transport network vehicle service (TNVS) units—all active drivers—that have ...
 
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Good news! The motorbike-hailing app is back.
Motorbike-hailing app Angkas has been granted regulatory permission to bring back its service under a probationary period of six months, starting June 8, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said May 10, Friday. The DOTr said the "pilot run" of Angkas will serve as ...
 
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Would you pay for a chopper ride if it meant skipping the gridlock on the streets?
If money weren’t an issue, we’d all be hopping on helicopters to take us from point A to point B, given the traffic situation in Metro Manila. But P6,900 for a three-minute chopper ride from Makati to Bonifacio Global City seems like ...
 
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Pasig City's bike sharing facility has eight stations located across Ortigas Center.
There have been proposals to solve the crippling traffic in Metro Manila: from building a subway system to banning “driver-only” cars along EDSA. Some think turning motorcycles into a legal mode of public transportation can help alleviate it, while others have long accepted that ...
 
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And will new DOLE guidelines vs. the boundary system change anything?
Motorists who keep abreast with the news would know that since 2012, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has been trying to implement a fixed-wage system for bus drivers.Why? To eliminate speeding and recklessness, which is a result of keeping up ...
 
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DOTr officials confirmed the news in an interview.
The long-delayed construction of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) extension from Metro Manila to Cavite province may finally start in April, according to the latest update of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).“This April, finally, what we call ‘actual works’ for ...
 
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Will the longer routes to Monumento and Lawton be enough to attract more commuters to the Philippines first landport?
As the first intermodal land transport terminal, the government wanted the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) to look and feel just like an airport: air-conditioned, with free Wi-Fi, retail outlets and dining options, and with video screens and multiple charging stations available.But commuters’ ...
 
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Letâs see how this plays out
Tired of the constant back and forth between Angkas and government traffic agencies? If yes, then you’ll be glad to know a new bill filed in the Philippine Senate could put an end to it once and for all.Senate Bill No. 2173, ...
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