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BIR, Transport reach compromise penalty

City public transport operators will still have to pay a “compromise penalty” to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Cordillera after the agency’s failure to collect the quarterly income tax return (ITR) of transport operators for the past ten years.

Drivers petition for jeepney fare hike

As taxi rates across the city shot up, a group of jeepney drivers and operators along with several individuals petitioned the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to raise the current rate of P8.50 for the first four kilometers to P14.00 for the first four kilometers. The current P1.40 per succeeding kilometer was earlier proposed to be raised to P2.00 but the petitioners left it to the board to decide on the matter.

Baguio truck ban exempts flower delivery

BAGUIO CITY — Three trucks that will be ferrying flowers to Metro Manila this Valentine season are exempted from Baguio City’s truck ban from February 9 to 14.

Taas pasahe ng PUV sa Cagayan, epekto ng bagong TRAIN law

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela — Sinalubong ng batikos mula sa mga mananakay at mga tsuper ang biglaang taas-pasahe na ipinatupad ng ilang ruta ng PUV sa Cagayan pagkatapos ito aprubahan ng Land Transportation Regulatory and Franchising Board (LTFRB).

The crucial role of public transport

As generally understood, public transport refers to various modes of transportation that have the following common attributes: (a) they are readily available to the general public; (b) they usually (but not always) run along fixed routes with defined stops, with passenger fares set accordingly; and (c) they usually (but not always) run based on a scheduled timetable.

Letters: Baguio traffic and the ASEAN summit

I was in Manila during the ASEAN Summit.The traffic solution in the Metropolis was to suspend classes and work, and it worked somehow for the traffic. However not totally a sound solution as Manila folks went up to Baguio and created horrendous increase in traffic and apparently not anticipated by the City Government.

History of land transport in the Philippines (4/4)

The infamous Marcos era from 1966 to 1986, including the 14 years of fascist dictatorship, saw the further worsening of semi-colonial and semi-feudal system despite superficial indicators of economic growth. Viewed as factors for changes in the transportation system, the overall trends established in the past period continued. These include a fast-growing population and chaotic urbanization, the dominance of export-oriented production amid the exhaustion of frontiers, deepening semi-feudalism, and rural stagnation devoid of real industrialization.

History of land transport in the Philippines (3/4)

The early post-World War II or pre-Marcos period (1946-1965) saw basically the continuation and intensification of the semi-feudal socioeconomic system in the whole country, under the neocolonial setup and the acceleration of “growth trends” (actually the seeds of crises) that emerged before the war. In this section, we focus more specifically on the impacts of urbanization as seen in Metro Manila, and the impacts of the nationwide expansion of roads and motor vehicles.