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Heads Up: Provincial Bus Terminals Along EDSA Will be Closed Starting in June

A dry run of the closure will start after the Holy Week

You have to admit that having bus terminals along EDSA can be quite convenient for those who frequently take provincial buses, but the congested roads in both Cubao and Pasay (where most terminals are located) has to be addressed one way or ...

by Jamie Sanchez for  | March 28, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

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
News and Events

You Can Now Reload Your Beep Card by Tapping It On Your Phone

AF Payments is partnering with to allow for easier top-up of the beep card

AF Payments Inc., a joint venture between Philippine conglomerates Ayala Corp. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp., has announced a partnership with fintech startup that allows users to top up their beep cards using only their phones.Using a new feature in the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 21, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

From Startup Weekend to Cebu's Streets: How to Turn a Business Pitch to a Sustainable Venture

Advice on leveraging business competitions to build lasting enterprises from the founder of a taxi-hailing startup

Over six years ago, in November 2012, I signed up for Startup Weekend Cebu on a whim, not knowing the competition would change my life as a Filipino entrepreneur. For those unfamiliar with Startup Weekend, it’s a 48-hour competition that involves attendees ...

by Eddie Ybañez  | February 07, 2018 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Reinventing PH’s Notorious Taxi Cabs: A Case for Taxi 2.0

New transport startup founder says re-training and customer reviews of drivers’ performance may work wonders

As a fellow commuter in Metro Manila, I understand the frustration others have with the state of our taxi cabs in the city. To put it bluntly: Some of our drivers may not be the best at customer service. This frustration is ...

by Eddie Ybañez  | January 25, 2018 10:00:00