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Public transport not affected by caravan


The transport caravan organized by Piston-Cebu to protest plans to phase out public utility vehicles 15 years and older did not disrupt public transportation in Metro Cebu on Monday. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said no transport disruption was reported in the city. No stranded passengers were also reported in Mandaue City as most of […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Habal-habal rides soon on Uber and Grab?


PEOPLE in Cebu City may soon be able to hail motorcycles-for-hire or habal-habal drivers through their cellular phones. Both Grab and Uber have already started presenting their proposals to Cebu City officials and habal-habal drivers’ organizations in the city in order to implement the new transport scheme. “It has been the advocacy of Mayor (Tomas […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

TNCs’ accreditation renewal hinges on LTFRB status review


Transport Network Companies (TNC) such as Grab and Uber will need to renew their two-year accreditation at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in the middle of the year. However, their accreditation renewal will depend on the LTFRB’s review of the TNCs’ status. “The TNCs need to renew accreditation. However, their status is […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

DTI pushes for baseline assessment tool for logistics sector


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the creation of the country’s own diagnostic tool that will be used to measure logistics efficiency. While there are metrics used internationally, such as the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI), these were not exactly “good” gauges of how a country performs. “The index is […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

An ‘academy’ for drivers


Not many know that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is also in the business of training and retraining public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to become better in their profession. The initiative is called “Driver’s Academy,” a two-day session attended by at least 60 drivers that gives them lessons on values formation, customer […]

Posted: April 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Who is prostituting the Kamagayan Terminal?


During his speech in the presence of barangay officials who attended the disaster management training conducted by City Hall held at the social hall of the Cebu Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC) last March 30, Mayor Tomas Osmeña mentioned the controversy at the van-for-hire (V-hire) terminal in Kamagayan that earned him a legal suit. The mayor […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

SM’s MyBus: a game-changer in Cebu’s transportation


WITH Cebu’s growing economy and fast-rising industries, the city needs transportation system innovations to address its transport needs and traffic woes. First introduced in 2015, MyBus made an innovative impact to the Cebuanos’ everyday lives; welcoming the idea of a new transportation system to cater to the city. MyBus is operated by Metro Rapid Transit […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

Operators, drivers urged to ensure “zero accident” this Holy Week


The Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) in Central Visayas met with more than thirty bus and mini bus operators in Cebu on Monday afternoon to discuss safety measures for the Holy Week. During the meeting LTO-7 Director Alita Pulga asked the cooperation of the operators and the […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Traffic sanctions


The Cebu City Council needs to coordinate with stakeholders including the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) if it is serious in passing a proposed Cebu City ordinance that will allow traffic enforcers to seize the licenses of errant public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers. The opposition of transport […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Terminal dispute


Aside from noncompliance with a city ordinance, what other issues does Team Rama have to raise against the continued operation of the jeepney and van-for-hire (V-hire) terminal in Junquera Street, Barangay Kamagayan in Cebu City? In filing a resolution asking Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to cease the terminal operations in the area, the council […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »