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Metro Manila's First Three Subway Stations Will Be Good to Go by 2022

The consortium that won the design and build contract of the country's first subway was just announced

Talk about a last minute deal.The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced the consortium that won the design-and-build contract of the first part of the Metro Manila subway on Monday, February 25, two days before the project’s scheduled groundbreaking ceremony.The consortium of Japanese ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 27, 2019 10:00:00
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Planned PNR Train Will Cut Travel Time from Manila to Bulacan to Just 35 Minutes

The Tutuban to Malolos leg of the PNR North-South Commuter Railway has started construction

“If February, as they say, is the month of love and of hearts, for the Department of Transportation (DOTr), February is the month of launching projects.”So said DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, during his keynote speech for the groundbreaking ceremony of yet another ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for Esquiremag.ph  | February 22, 2019 04:00:00
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First Phase of the MRT-LRT Central Station to be Completed By Year-End

DOTr Secretary Tugade: "If Area A isn't completed by the end of the year, let's run after the Ayalas"

After more than a decade since the Unified Grand Central Station was approved by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006, the first portion of the project will finally be completed by the end of 2019.Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for Esquiremag.ph  | February 14, 2019 10:00:00
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The North-South Commuter Railway Project Will Cut Travel Time from Pampanga to Laguna to Just 1.5 Hours

The government just signed an P81-billion loan with Japan for it

It will soon become easier and faster to travel from Pampanga to Laguna (and vice versa), thanks to the newly signed loan agreement by the Department of Finance (DOF) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).On January 21, Monday, the two agencies signed ...

by Esquire Philippines  | January 24, 2019 06:00:00
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Mix of Confusion, Relief Mark Parañaque Terminal's First Days of Commercial Operations

The facility didn't quite live up to commuters' high expectations but many hope for better days ahead

When President Rodrigo Duterte inaugurated the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx) last week, he called the “landport” a state-of-the-art facility that would offer a “convenient” experience to commuters.But when the country’s first intermodal land transport terminal opened its doors on Monday, November ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 13, 2018 06:00:00
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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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