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MMDA to review Solons' Immunity to Minor Traffic Violations

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will review the proposal to grant legislators immunity to minor traffic violations.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Use of Seatbelt for Kids hurdles House Com

The House committee on transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes), voting 11-2, approved Monday a substitute bill which seeks to provide special protection to child passengers in motor vehicles.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House Leader calls for Passage of Bill on Air Passengers' Rights

MANILA - A lawmaker has called on the House of Representatives to fast-track the approval of a measure seeking to uphold and protect the rights of air passengers.
Date: 02 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Uber, Grab to provide Full Insurance Coverage to Passengers

MANILA - Transportation network companies (TNCs) have agreed to provide comprehensive insurance coverage to commuters.
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB lifts Uber's 1-Month Suspension

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has lifted the one-month suspension of transportation network company (TNC) Uber.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO rolls out 5-year Drivers' License Cards

MANILA - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has rolled out Tuesday the drivers’ license cards with five-year validity.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Uber pays P190-M Fine

MANILA - Transportation network company Uber has paid a fine of PHP190 million imposed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in lieu of its one-month suspension for accrediting drivers into its new system.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House passes Bill requiring PUVs to install CCTV, GPS

The House of Representatives, through viva voce voting, approved on second reading this week House Bill 6112, which requires operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs) to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) and Global Positioning System (GPS) to deter crime and gather the necessary information to help prosecute criminals. The bill declar ...
Date: 27 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

LTFRB imposes P190-M Fine on Uber

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has ordered transportation network company, Uber, to pay a fine of PHP190 million before it could lift its suspension due to its activation of new drivers into its system.
Date: 26 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB urges Commuters to file Complaints vs Abusive Grab Drivers

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is urging commuters to file complaints against drivers of ridesharing firm Grab that are overcharging fares.
Date: 24 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Comply with Franchising Guidelines, LTFRB to Taxi Operators

MANILA - Taxi services should be at par with those offered by transportation network companies, an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Wednesday. This, as the agency plans to increase the number of taxis plying Metro Manila roads to address the demand of commuters. LTFRB board member and spoke ...
Date: 23 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB allows Accredited Uber Drivers to operate under Grab, UHOP

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will allow transport network vehicle services (TNVS) that were accredited by Uber to be accommodated by transportation network companies (TNCs) Grab and UHOP to ease the burden of commuters affected by the suspension of its operations.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

P10-M Fine instead of Suspension, Uber Appeals

MANILA - Uber has filed a manifestation before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Thursday asking that it pay a PHP10 million fine in lieu of the one-month suspension of its operations.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Uber vows to comply with LTFRB Regulations

MANILA - Ride-hailing service Uber vowed to comply with the regulations of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), a senator said Wednesday.
Date: 16 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB junks Uber Appeal to lift Suspension

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has denied the motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by transportation network company Uber on the one month suspension of its operations.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PUV Modernization Program still a go as QC Court junks TRO Petition

MANILA - The implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) modernization program will push through after a Quezon City trial court denied the petition of protesting militant transport groups.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB: Uber Suspension still in effect pending Review of MR

MANILA - The one month suspension of the accreditation of transportation network company (TNC) Uber remains in effect despite its pending motion for reconsideration, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Tuesday.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DTI pushes for the Establishment of Guidelines of RA 8749

In compliance with Republic Act 8749 or the Philippine Clean Air Act, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is currently working on the guidelines for the National Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program (NMVIMP).
Date: 12 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

Anti-overloading Policy extended until End of Year

MANILA, Aug. 11 - The government has extended anew the suspension of enforcement of the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight (GVW) for trucks and trailers until the end of this year.
Date: 11 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Higher Penalties await overcharging Taxis, 'Colorum' in NAIA

MANILA, Aug. 8 - Abusive taxi drivers and "colorum" vehicle operators at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) should be wary of higher penalties awaiting them.
Date: 08 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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ASEAN Lawmakers commend Alvarez

The 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) concluded Tuesday with delegates commending House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for his outstanding performance as president of AIPA.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Senate urged to view Ethics Complaints with Caution

MANILA - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday urged his colleagues to view complaints filed before the Senate Ethics Committee with extreme caution as the number of complaints continue to pile up.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Peace, Security and Stability take Center Stage in AIPA discussion

MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers and delegates at the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on Saturday discussed intensively the issues and challenges confronting the ASEAN region and the international community.

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CDPI proposes Shift to Federal Parliamentary System

The Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) on Thursday, September 14, said it is proposing the shift to a federal parliamentary system, adding that Congress should soon start deliberating the amendments in the 1987 Constitution that will pave the way for federalization.

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