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New Vehicle Owners in Entire PH Can Avoid Long Queues and Pay Registration Fees Online by Early 2019

The agency is also looking into online payments for license applications and vehicle renewals by 2019

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that its Electronic Payment Assessment Tool (e-PAT) will be rolled out nationwide before the year ends, allowing owners of new vehicles and/or motorcycles to pay for the first three years of registration fees online.LTO launched ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 26, 2018 09:00:00
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Here's How Much Aviation Fuel Charge Will Add to Fares to HK, Japan, Korea, US and Others

The extra costs will cover flights booked in September and October. New rates will apply for November and December

One-way plane tickets for international flights from or to the Philippines will go up by an additional Php381 to Php3,632 in September and October 2018, depending on the distance, according to information from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).The CAB, the government body ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 01, 2018 06:00:00
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Flying Soon? Check Out the Newly-Approved Fuel Surcharge on Your Domestic Flight

Coming on top of plane fares, the surcharge aims to help airlines recover higher cost of jet fuel

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the country’s aviation regulatory body, has allowed airlines operating in the Philippines to re-impose an aviation fuel surcharge to help them offset the additional operating costs due to higher jet fuel prices in the international market.On August ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 26, 2018 06:00:00
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PAL, Cebu Pacific Start Imposing Fuel Surcharge on Domestic and Int'l Flights

Both airlines raised fares following approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific, the two biggest domestic airlines in the country, have imposed fuel surcharges on plane ticket fares starting September 19, Wednesday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on September 25.The airlines’ imposition of surcharges came following the approval ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 25, 2018 04:00:00
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Will PUVs Soon Be Exempt from Number Coding Scheme in Metro Manila?

DOTr reveals policy shift provided private sector support carpooling and use of public transport

Government authorities in charge of transport and road traffic policies in Metro Manila are now open to the idea of conditionally exempting public utility vehicles (PUVs) from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)’s number coding scheme, the Department of Transportation said in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 17, 2018 05:00:00
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Brace for Higher-Priced Flights as PH Airlines Win Approval to Collect Fuel Surcharge

Civil Aeronautics Board move will help airlines offset rising aviation fuel prices

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the aviation regulatory body of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), has approved a fare matrix that includes fuel surcharges for local airlines, according to a news story by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.“We have to let airlines survive ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 10, 2018 03:00:00
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The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange Is Almost Complete

It's poised to become the country's first intermodal transport terminal

The Department of Transportation announced on August 20 that construction of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange is nearly complete with almost 96% of it done. Located along the city's Coastal Road, the terminal is set to be the country's first intermodal transport terminal. Department of ...

by Jeremiah Capacillo for Spot.ph  | August 23, 2018 12:00:00
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Only 37 Minutes: Would You Ride a PNR Train from Caloocan to Makati?

The DOTr is reopening the train service 20 years after it was shut down

The PNR reopened a train service between Caloocan and Makati City on Wednesday, August 1It’s no secret that public transportation in Metro Manila is far from ideal, so for commuters braving the urban streets every day, every little bit helps.On Wednesday, August ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 01, 2018 05:00:00
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Good News: The Skyway Opens a New Exit

The newly opened section is part of the Skyway Stage 3 project

It looks like those who live in the South may soon have an easier time getting around the Metro. The Department of Public Works and Highways announced on Friday, July 20 the opening of the three-lane, northbound section of Skyway Stage 3, which spans ...

by Jeremiah Capacillo for Spot.ph  | July 25, 2018 12:00:00
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(Look) Almost 90% Done, New Laguna Lake Highway Will Halve Taguig-Taytay Travel to Only 30 Minutes

A peek at southeastern Metro Manila's newest road project, which is scheduled for completion in December

Those travelling between the southern cities of Metro Manila and towns at the eastern borders of the metropolis can look forward to faster travel soon as an alternative highway to EDSA and C-5 Road is nearing completion.The Laguna Lake Highway, which aims ...

by Glen Concio  | July 06, 2018 08:00:00
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Bigger, Cleaner, Safer: How PH's Future Jeepneys Would Look Like

DOTr showcases prototypes of some modern public utility vehicles at a day-long exhibit

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) unveiled the biggest number of vehicle prototypes to be used for the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) at an exhibit held in Pasay City on Tuesday, April 3.The expo, titled Public Transport Modernization Expo: Modernong Sasakyan, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 03, 2018 07:00:00
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You Can Now Report Colorum Jeepneys, Smoke Belchers to DOTr Via FB Messenger

Authorities deploy chatbot to process commuters’ complaints against road and traffic violations

Citizens can snap a photos of a colorum or smoke-belching vehicle and report it to DOTr's chatbot hotline on Facebook MessengerCommuters who see smoke belchers and colorum or unauthorized jeepneys and other public utility vehicles (PUVs) on the road now have an ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Cavite-Makati, Pasay-Laguna, and Other P2P Routes Coming Soon

At least 22 routes are planned this 2018

Since its inception in 2016, the Department of Transportation's Premium Point-to-Point Bus Service has done its fair share to ease the everyday commute around Metro Manila and even beyond. It can now bring passengers from as far as Clark in Pampanga to ...

by Christa De La Cruz for Spot.ph  | January 15, 2018 12:00:00
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