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LTFRB to demand bus companies to assist LRT2 passengers

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will soon demand bus companies to deploy the required number of units to transport commuters affected by the shutdown of 3 Light Rail Transit line 2 (LRT2) stations. The agency said it would prepare a memo after lawmakers expressed ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerOct 10th, 2019

Senate OKs proposal allowing motorcycles as public transport

SIXTEEN senators have approved a committee report allowing motorcycle taxis to transport passengers all over the country. They signed Committee Report 46 of Senate Bill (SB) 1341 or The Motorcycles-for-Hire Act which now classifies motorcycles-for-hire as among the public utility vehicles regulated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). The Committee on Public […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

PAL on a mission to ferry Filipinos stranded in China

Philippine Airlines said it will mount special flights on Feb. 10 to assist passengers stranded as a result of the cancellation of all PAL flights to and from mainland China for the month of February amid the 2019 novel coronavirus scare......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

PAL to send ‘special flights’ to China to assist stranded passengers amid virus outbreak

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines said Thursday it will form special flights to assist passengers who are stranded in mainland China amid the novel coronavirus outbreak......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

LRT deal next for review

The demand for accountability for the oligarchs, as required by President Rodrigo Duterte, will cover all industries as he bared on Friday a government review of the state-run Light Rail Transit Authority’s (LRTA) existing contract with the Light Rail Manila Consortium (LRMC) that is a joint venture of companies associated with magnates Fernando Zobel de […] The post LRT deal next for review appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

JoyRide assures passenger safety

Motorcycle ride-hailing firm JoyRide on Thursday assured passengers of safe trips and said it will not impose price surge despite the high demand. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2020

Lawmakers voice support for Angkas amid public outcry over LTFRB cap

Politicians sounded off amid a tumult of public outcry following the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board's (LTFRB) announcement that it would impose a cap on the number of riders of Transport Network Companies in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2019

LTFRB to Meet with TNCs Over Holiday Fare Hike

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to meet with transport network companies (TNCs) this week to discuss complaints of an excessive surge in fares during the holidays. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the LTFRB said it has called the attention of TNCs, such as Grab Philippines and Angkas regarding the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 20th, 2019

Motealto to drivers: Never refuse passengers

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Never refuse passengers. This was the reminder of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. to taxi drivers who joined the Driver’s Academy which the agency organized this morning, December 16. Drivers caught for the violation may be fined P5, 000 for the first offense; […] The post Motealto to drivers: Never refuse passengers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2019

Meat processors demand full disclosure of ASF origin

The arbitrary ban or restrictions on the sale and distribution of processed pork products is forcing some meat processing companies to downsize operations and lay off workers. The post Meat processors demand full disclosure of ASF origin appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 31st, 2019

LTFRB-10 monitors bus terminals ahead of ‘undas’

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-10 (LTFRB-10) said Wednesday mechanisms have already been put in preparation for the influx of passengers in time for the observance of the All Saints Day and All Souls Day this weekend,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsOct 30th, 2019

LTFRB issues 855 special permits to buses for Undas 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Regulatory and Franchising Board (LTFRB) has issued 855 special permits to public utility buses (PUBs) in anticipation of the influx of passengers during Undas 2019.  The permits will be valid from October 30 to November 3. What can passengers expect from the PUBs and drivers? In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2019

MPBL: McAloney stars as Cebu hurdles Bacolod

In the battle for bragging rights across the Tanon Strait the Cebu Sharks - Casino Ethyl Alcohol withstood a late comeback to defeat Bacolod Master Sardines, 85-80, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season on Thursday night. Cebu were the steadier team in front of a partisan crowd in the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod. Cebu go to 7-10 and with new coach Noy Falcasantos at the helm, have the momentum for a playoff push. Center Will McAloney spearheaded the Sharks offense with 20 points, and they hung on despite careless play in the endgame. "Noong nag turnover ang mga teammate namin kinakausap namin, chine-cheer up namin, na di pa naman huli ang lahat, lamang pa rin kami, so kailangan pa rin stay composed inside (the court)," said the big man. Bacolod ended the first quarter with an 10-0 run to take a 22-14 lead. Marc Tallo, Pao Javelona and Mark de la Cruz provided the firepower. The second quarter was won by the Sharks, with Nichole Ubalde chipping in six points and homegrown player Ralph Dinolan hitting eight as the teams entered the locker room tied at 37. Cebu silenced the Negrense crowd with a stunning 32-point third quarter marshaled by Patrick Cabahug, Rhaffy Octubre and McAloney. The visitors led 69-57 going into the last 10 minutes. Mar Villahermosa found his scoring touch early in the fourth for Bacolod, but Cebu kept up the pressure and when McAloney laid the ball in for an 84-72 lead with 2:19 left, the game looked over and the Bacolod fans began filing out of the arena. That turned out to be a premature move as the home team produced a 6-0 run that included a steal-and-conversion from homegrown hero Javelona. But Bacolod's shooting touch deserted them in the final seconds and Cebu hung on for the win. Bacolod are now trailing the South Division playoff aspirants with a 6-11 slate despite 15 points from Marc Tallo, who failed in his attempt to defeat the team from his home province. In the undercard a hot-shooting Pampanga Giant Lanterns ADG Group of Companies ended the Bacoor Strikers' seven-game win streak with a stylish 76-69 win. Mark Cruz was adjudged best player of the game thanks to a 10-point, 7-assist game that included two crucial run-stopping baskets in the endgame. The Giant Lanterns turned the first half into a three-point party, scoring four of them in a row to begin the game, courtesy of Mark Cruz, Reil Cervantes, Travis Thompson and Jeric Fabian. In the second quarter Dan Alberto knocked in two triples in a row as Pampanga took a 45-30 lead at the half, hitting 11 of 18 three-point attempts or 61 percent at that point. Bacoor found offensive sparks in Michael Canete and Rocky Acidre, who pitched in two triples as the Kapampangan lead was trimmed to 60-55 at the end of the third. In the fourth the Bacoorenos rallied, and when Michael Mabulac converted a fast break off a steal, they found themselves in front, 63-62 with six minutes to go. At that instant Pampanga's once 17-point lead was a distant memory. But ADG Group of Companies unleashed a quick seven-point run off a Cruz triple for a 69-63 lead. The Strikers would not give up, and Ricky Acidre nailed a three-bomb to level the game. That only prompted Cruz to revert to fireman mode once again, pulling an and-1 off a driving lay-up. Mike Juico and Dexter Maiquez followed up with baskets to put the Cavitenos away for good. Worth noting was league MVP Gab Banal's off-night. The Bacoor ace could only muster three points as he missed all seven of his field goal attempts. The Strikers were without Oping Sumalinog and Rey Acuno who did not make the trip because of unspecified previous commitments. Bacoor slips to 15-4 while the Lanterns snap a two-game losing skid and improve to 11-7......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019

Mining-affected communities, bishops push for accountability amid climate crisis

MANILA, Philippines – Mining-affected communities and Mindanao bishops vowed to demand for accountability from mining companies amid a global climate crisis.  In a conference organized by the Philippine Misereor Partnership Incorporated (PMPI) on October 9, groups from all over the Philippines converged and promised ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

Trucks-for-hire not allowed to carry passengers — LTFRB

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has warned operators and drivers of trucks-for-hire against carrying passengers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

Statement | Media outfits push for accountability over cyber attacks

Alternative media outfits demand accountability over the sustained and systematic cyber attacks launched against them for over three months. On March 29, Altermidya, Bulatlat, Kodao Productions and Pinoy Weekly filed a civil case against two companies found to be the sources of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS). Article 32 (3) of the Civil Code […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyweeklyRelated NewsSep 9th, 2019

LTFRB opens 15 metered taxi franchise in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, July 21 (PIA) - The arrival of 15 brand-new metered taxi units in Ilocos Norte on July 16 shall provide an extra option for transport passengers to be given a more convenient and safer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

LTFRB opens 15 metered taxi franchise in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, July 21 (PIA) - The arrival of 15 brand-new metered taxi units in Ilocos Norte on July 16 shall provide an extra option for transport passengers to be given a more convenient and safer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

LTFRB eyes explanation from 2 bus firms

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday said it plans to issue show cause orders (SCOs) against two bus companies after their units figured in separate accidents on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2019

LTFRB hikes cap for ride-sharing cars

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has increased the cap for the number of units allotted for ride-sharing companies like Grab and Uber to 65,000 vehicles in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 4th, 2019

Steph Curry makes faithful moves through production company

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry may be a sharpshooting three-time NBA champion, but he is quickly building a career away from the court to inspire the masses through his burgeoning production company. The Golden State Warriors superstar is strategically producing content that focuses on sports, family and faith through Unanimous Media, which he co-founded with Jeron Smith and Erick Peyton. The newly-formed production company already has several projects under its belt including a major studio film, network television show and a couple documentaries in just a year. Curry, 31, said he wants to “uplift people who need to be uplifted.” “We’ve been very selective about the things we want to bring to our audience,” he said. “In our first year, we really wanted to make people think, feel, laugh, cry and challenge them. When I’m out on the court, I’m all about inspiring people with my faith — win or lose. I try to do it with glory and with a smile on my face. We’re trying to take that same idea to our projects.” One of Curry’s latest projects features himself in his original docuseries “Stephen vs. The Game ” on Facebook Watch, a video-on-demand service. The six-episode series chronicles his journey through this past season, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Curry’s intense training regiment, family life and old videos from his youth basketball career. He and his wife, Ayesha, open up about their first date, and the reasoning behind his ritual of writing the partial Bible verse “I can do all things” on his basketball shoes since his days at Davidson College. The Currys have three children. The upcoming season finale will focus on the Warriors’ injury-riddled playoff run that ended in the back-to-back champs losing the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors this month. “The finish this season was one of the most vulnerable ones,” he said. “Everybody wants the storybook ending where you have all these challenges and bumps in the road, but you end up at the finish line holding up the trophy, but it doesn’t always work out like that. But I learned a lot along the way, and I hope others can learn from watching my walk too.” Smith said it’s all a part of Curry’s plan to impact the world in a positive manner through media. “Everything is definitely by design,” said Smith, a former Nike brand manager and White House deputy of digital strategy during the Obama administration. He is the CEO, and Peyton serves as CCO for the production company. “The first thing executives at Sony told us was that this is a tough business,” he said. “But what has helped us be successful is that everything we’re doing is rooted in purpose. That purpose gives us a point of view as you’re moving forward, as opposed to how a traditional media company would do it.” The docuseries is among a slew of projects from Curry’s Unanimous Media, which is a play off him becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history in 2016. Last year, Unanimous Media struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to produce television and film projects. The production company will have its production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California. So far, Curry has received executive producer credits with actress Viola Davis for the new documentary “Emanuel,” which explored life after a tragic South Carolina church shooting in 2015, and the inspirational film “Breakthrough,” a modestly budget faith-based movie that opened third at the box office earning $11.1 million in the first week. “It was powerful movie, but it wasn’t just about the money it made,” Curry said. “It was about the people who text, DM and texted me to get their take on life and faith. Those moments are special.” Unanimous is also behind a mini-golf competition show on ABC called “Holey Moley,” which drew 4.87 million viewers after it premiered June 20. The company is working on a docuseries about a storied high school basketball program in New Jersey called “Benedict Men,” which is expected to release when the streaming platform Quibi launches next year, and a documentary “JUMP SHOT,” which tells the story of Kenny Sailors, who developed the modern day jump shot in basketball. Curry is a part of a movement of NBA players who are creating production companies including LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for his animated short “Dear Basketball.” The Warriors point guard said he was inspired to move into the TV and film production space after seeing their success, but he wants to pave his own way with his own message. “Everybody needs examples,” Curry said. “But I’m going to do this my way. They’re doing amazing stuff. This space is big enough for everybody to win. In terms of our projects, we are going to stay true to ourselves. It’s all about changing people’s lives. I never want to get away from inspiring people.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019