DOTr to Cebu City Council: BRT implementation to start on 2021

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has promised the Cebu City Council that the implementation of the the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in the city will start on 2021. Cebu City Councilor James Cuenco,…

MCIA passengers told to download contact tracing app

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Smartphone-equipped passengers departing and arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are advised to download the government’s contact tracing application. GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), in a press release dated November 12, 2020,…

LTO-7 to LGUs: Uphold speed limit to avoid accidents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is urging local government units (LGU) to uphold the speed limit for vehicles to prevent accidents on the road. This was the response of LTO-7…

BRT project only delayed, project continues — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that was supposed to be completely 2021 may have been delayed due to the pandemic, but the Cebu City government and the Office of the Presidential Assistant…

DOTr: Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project should push through

Catherine Gonzales 10/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system should push through despite the call of Senator Nancy Binay to reconsider the project, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said Monday. “We feel that it should be continued…

DOTr hit for delayed transpo projects

Marlon Ramos 10/03/2020

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has wasted P21.5 billion in foreign loans after it failed to complete major mass transportation projects in Cebu and Metro Manila, two of the country’s most populous areas, Sen. Nancy Binay disclosed…

Capitol to issue guidelines on return of seafarers to support crew change hub in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The provincial government will be laying down guidelines for the return of seafarers in support of the planned activation of a crew change hub at the ports of Cebu. Department of Transportation (DOTr)…

Cebu City dad on ban of E-scooters: ‘It is untimely’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City councilor Joel Garganera believes it is not a good time to ban e-scooters, or electronic scooters, from the streets here, saying these are good alternative modes of transportation, especially during this time…

DOH-7: Reduced distancing in public transpo not yet appropriate for Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — If it was up to them, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will not recommend the implementation of a shorter physical distancing between passengers inside public transportation operating in Cebu. Dr.…

DOTr eases distancing rule in public transport

Jovic Yee, Mariejo S. Ramos - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Four days after the government announced that it would prohibit home confinement for mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Friday said it would start easing restrictions in public transportation…

Del Mar to DOTr: Speed up BRT completion

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Congressman Raul Del Mar, representative of Cebu City’s North District, is urging the Department of Transporation (DOTr) to speed up the completion of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Cebu. He said…

House panel backs return of motorcycle taxi ops in GCQ areas

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on transportation has endorsed the resumption of operations of motorcycle taxis in Metro Manila during general community quarantine (GCQ) in a move to augment public transportation in the nation’s capital region.…

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