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NLEX, STAR Tollway to Begin Charging Higher Toll Rates on Nov. 6, Monday

The two major expressways will start implementing a long-awaited hike in toll rates

The operators of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway will start charging higher toll rates on Monday, November 6, 2017 after winning a long sought-after approval from the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB), the government agency that regulates ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 05, 2017 09:00:00
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Japan’s Hino Motors Tries Hand at Building Modern Version of Pinoy Jeepney

PH’s No. 2 truck seller enjoys faster sales as demand shifts from second-hand to brand new vehicles

The demand for brand new trucks and buses instead of second-hand vehicles has helped spur growth in sales of commercial vehicles of Hino Motors Philippines Corp. (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Japan’s No. 1 brand of trucks and buses in the country.“We ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 14, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Two Uber Drivers Recount How They Make Php32K to Php50K a Month

Transport network introduces 4 additional driver-friendly features

Ceferino Dolong (left) and Harry Menan are just two of the thousands of Uber drivers in the countryForty-three-year-old Harry Menan used to work as a driver for a private company before he switched to driving for Uber three years ago. Today he ...

by Paul John Caña  | October 03, 2017 03:00:00
Business Ideas

A Homegrown Alternative to Uber and Grab Coming Soon in Manila

Developed by a Cebuano, Micab is already present in Cebu and Iloilo

Eddie Ybañez (second from left) during the signing ceremony with representatives of the two biggest taxi companies in Metro ManilaThere are continuous efforts to work on innovations in mobility and transportation to ease commuters’ woes, especially in Metro Manila. While transport vehicle ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 07, 2017 10:00:00
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Beep Cards Can Now Be Used in P2P Buses Travelling Between Laguna and Makati

The reloadable cards can also be used to pay toll fees in NLEX and Cavitex and at Family Mart stores

Commuters between Laguna and Makati City riding TAS Trans’ point-to-point (P2P) buses can now pay for their trips through a beep™ card, AF Payments Inc., the company behind the payment card, announced on Wednesday, August 23.The TAS Trans’ P2P buses travel from ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 23, 2017 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Why This Cavite E-Trike Maker Remains Upbeat Despite Sluggish Sales and Loss of Franchise

KEA Industrial Corp. expects to boost sales but will need the support of LGUs

 A fabricator of car and motorcycle parts for some of the country’s main motor vehicle makers, KEA Industrial Corp. diversified into the manufacture of electric tricycles just by circumstance.The father of Edgardo Araga, KEA’s founder, was an avid motor bike rider in ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | August 22, 2017 10:00:00
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What You Need To Know About The MRT-7

Key facts about the QC-Bulacan train line

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has officially started the construction of the MRT-7 project, which aims to connect Quezon City and Bulacan through a rapid train system.Around half of the project's construction will be along Commonwealth Avenue, since stations will be located along ...

by Andrei Medina for FHM.com.ph  | August 21, 2017 12:00:00
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Local Ride-Sharing App Says It Doesn't Need LTFRB Approval

Arcade City wants to jump into the gap left by Uber

With thousands of commuters and drivers left hanging due to Uber’s one-month suspension, Arcade City has launched operations in Manila, Cebu, Angeles, and Batangas.The ride-sharing app is different from Uber and Grab in that it doesn’t govern its drivers—it simply gives them ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for Esquiremag.ph  | August 19, 2017 12:00:00
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Why Did LTFRB Suspend Uber PH?

LTFRB cites Uber’s activation of vehicles after July 26 order banning it from doing so

UPDATE: Uber Philippines released a statement on August 15 saying that it has filed a motion for reconsideration with the LTFRB. The company said that their operations will continue pending the resolution of the motion. Following the filing, services of the transport ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 14, 2017 07:00:00
Startup Tips

11 Things You Must Know Before Driving for Uber

If you want a side gig and love to drive, get these insider tips on driving for Uber

If you dream of being your own boss, ditching the 9-to-5 life and setting your own schedule, you aren’t alone. Uber and Lyft, the early pioneers of the ride-sharing economy, have attracted hundreds of thousands of drivers looking for the same lifestyle.But ...

by GoBankingRates  | July 28, 2017 02:00:00
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Manufacturers: 90% of Motorcycles Sales are Through Financing

2017 1st quarter sales target breached

When it rains, it pours.Officials of the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA) reported a 13 percent increase in year-on-year sales growth in the first semester of 2017, reaching 613,896 units sold as compared to 544,788 motorbikes in 2016. Last year the group ...

by Aris Ilagan for TopGear.com.ph  | July 28, 2017 12:00:00
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Endika Aboitiz's $500M Pitch for E-Jeepneys Aims to Turn Drivers into Middle Class "Overnight"

The catch is that the cost will be borne by the government and taxpayers

When Enrique “Endika” Aboitiz, a member of the wealthy Aboitiz family, unveiled last July 20 a prototype for electric-powered jeepneys that his e-vehicle startup developed, he also put forward a grand bargain with the government. The Aboitizes are the country’s third richest ...

by Pauline Macaraeg and Glen Concio  | July 27, 2017 10:00:00
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State of MRT-3 Remains Dismal a Year into Duterte’s Term

Distraught riders of PH’s busiest train service still await change for the better

The Duterte administration’s efforts to accelerate infrastructure spending to relieve widespread problems afflicting ordinary citizens may be making some headway. Already, the government’s planning body, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has approved an initial list of 20 major infrastructure projects, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 24, 2017 10:00:00
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