Cebu Pacific Airlines in hot water for freakin’ hot, extremely delayed flight

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ordered an investigation of Cebu Pacific’s compliance with deplaning procedure after tarmac delays caused one woman to faint and left several passengers in a swelter on a flight from Manila to Cebu Friday. In an advisory Saturday morning, the DOTr ordered the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to look into

Transportation

DOTr and MRT apologizes for longer queues and slower trains

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) apologized to the hundreds of thousands of passengers for train delays caused by a “thorugh...

DOTr and MRT apologizes for longer queues and slower trains

Jeepney association Piston to hold nationwide protest on June 5

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is gearing up for the nationwide protest by jeepney association Piston on Mon, June 5 — coinciding with the...

Jeepney association Piston to hold nationwide protest on June 5

Japanese hybrid cars coming to PH gov’t agencies

The Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday started replacing national government service vehicles with hybrid cars as part of its campaign to promote energy efficiency and clean air...

Japanese hybrid cars coming to PH gov’t agencies

LTFRB thumbs down UberMoto and UberXL

The ride-sharing app Uber has been plagued by a series of troubles in the past months. Unfortunately, looks like there’s more. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory...

LTFRB thumbs down UberMoto and UberXL

Aww of the Day: Moms surprised with flowers in MRT stations

The staff of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) treated mothers riding the trains with roses on Sunday, Mothers’ Day. Mom passengers on Taft, Shaw, Cubao and North Avenue...

Aww of the Day: Moms surprised with flowers in MRT stations

Sayonara terrible trains? PH ‘sealed’ the deal with Japan for Metro Manila subway

The government said it has ‘sealed’ the deal for the proposed Metro Manila subway system. Transport Secretary Arturo Tugade announced that the Philippines and Japan...

Sayonara terrible trains? PH ‘sealed’ the deal with Japan for Metro Manila subway

Late because of the train? LRTA will give you an ‘excuse slip’

Train delay has become a rather convenient excuse for being late. Not surprising. The train lines in the Philippines have a pretty solid reputation for going wonky at least once...

Late because of the train? LRTA will give you an ‘excuse slip’

Woman refused ride more than 5 times by Manila cabs

Almost every resident in Metro Manila has experienced getting rejected by a cab at least once (or probably a dozen) times in their life. The excuses for why some drivers get picky...

Woman refused ride more than 5 times by Manila cabs

Transpo Dept warns maintenance provider after MRT glitches

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) threatened to terminate the contract Metro Rail Transit Line 3’s (MRT-3) maintenance provider after the glitches that occurred on its...

Transpo Dept warns maintenance provider after MRT glitches

Coconuts Manila Transportation

In a place like Manila, where roads are too narrow, rules are too vague and traffic enforcers sometimes power trip, drivers and commuters can passionately go on and on about the terrible traffic situation in the metropolis. Hot tip: One of the easiest ways to start a conservation with Filipinos is by talking about the notorious traffic jams along EDSA, where drivers get stuck on the road for as much as three or four hours on a regular basis. We ourselves see the problem. Coconuts Manila has reported about traffic jams, road accidents, construction announcements, flight delays and government road rules. We even took a shot of people walking on the MRT railway when the train broke down in May 2016 (That viral photo made it to front page of a broadsheet!). TBH, we rarely encounter good news about transportation, but hey, we post stuff that will help you survive the roads (like the schedule of the next road closure).