Habal-habal regulation sought anew in council

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/10/2018

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña welcomed a proposed ordinance, reintroduced for the third time before the Cebu City Council, which seeks to regulate motorcycles-for-hire or habal-habal operations in Cebu City. “Of course. I’ve been trying to do…

Council reviews ‘habal-habal’ regulation bid

Morexette B. Erram 04/07/2018

For the third time, the proposed ordinance seeking to regulate motorcycle-for-hire or habal-habal was revived in the Cebu City Council. During last Tuesday’s regular session,. the proposal authored by Cebu City Councilors Pastor Alcover Jr. and Jose…

Tomas to defend habal-habal operations in committee hearing

USC Intern Therese Mae Alegado 01/23/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is attending a public hearing that the transportation committee of the House of Representatives called on Wednesday to discuss proposals to regulate the operation of motorcycles-for-hire and the use of bigger plates…

Kudos to LTFRB, better late than later

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 11/14/2017

In the midst of the brouhaha over the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) only getting tough on the operation of Angkas recently, all I can say is better late than never. With the reality that…

Habal-habal operations

Editorial 09/20/2017

Public reaction over Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade’s scolding of his Undersecretary Tim Orbos for riding a habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) in order to catch up to an appointment on time should compel the government to review and decide whether…

Two drug suspects killed in Dalaguete, Minglanilla

Benjie B. Talisic, Rene F. Alima 07/23/2017

TWO men linked to illegal drug activities were shot dead by unidentified masked assailants in separate incidents in Minglanilla town and Dalaguete town in Cebu province last Saturday. In Barangay Poblacion Ward 4, Minglanilla town, three persons…

Police: Witnesses point to driver as slay suspect

Winston Ensomo 07/16/2017

ONE week after the bloodied remains of call center agent Aireen Adolfo was found in a grassy area of a subdivision in Barangay Pulangbato, the police centered on one of two men as their primary suspect in…

Two habal-habal drivers, victim’s distant kin, picked up

Benjie B. Talisic, Cris Ligan, Nestle L. Semilla 07/11/2017

persons of interest in call center agent’s murder Two motorcycle-for-hire drivers or habal-habal drivers, who are distant relatives of the murdered call center agent in Barangay Pulangbato in northern Cebu City, are being investigated in the death…

Good news, bad news

Editorial 05/24/2017

There is some good news and bad news for habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) drivers in Metro Cebu. The bad news is a new law will prohibit habal-habal and motorcycle drivers from fetching children 10 years old and below as…

Grenade blast kills habal-habal driver

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jheysel Tangaro, Jose Ma. Montelibano 02/13/2017

EXPLOSIVE FOUND IN PRIVATE LOT A 32-year-old “habal-habal” (motorcycle-for-hire) driver was killed after a rifle grenade he found on a vacant lot exploded past 9 a.m. in Sitio Tambisan, Barangay Tisa in Cebu City. Ruben Genterone, the…