At least 100 LRT-1 employees to be laid off due to 90% drop in passengers

The Light Rail Manila Corporation, the company which operates the LRT-1, announced today that it will be laying off at least 100 of its employees next month. The management said in an online statement that the layoff was “due to a significant 90% drop in ridership brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.” It said that ...

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Cebu Pacific requires passengers to wear face shields during entire flight

Cebu Pacific requires passengers to wear face shields during entire flight

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific will be requiring its passengers to wear mandatory face shields starting Aug. 15. The airline said in a statement yesterday that passengers will be...

Cover Up: Public transport commuters required to wear face shields from Aug. 15

Cover Up: Public transport commuters required to wear face shields from Aug. 15

Time to buy face shields, Filipinos. The Department of Transport announced today that all passengers of public transportation will be required to wear shields starting Aug. 15. In...

Riding pillion in MECQ areas allowed for frontliners, says Eleazar

Riding pillion in MECQ areas allowed for frontliners, says Eleazar

Riding pillion in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) is allowed for frontliners, even if their drivers are not their family members, Joint Task Force...

PHP4.5 million-worth of meth found inside chocolate wafer tin cans at NAIA

PHP4.5 million-worth of meth found inside chocolate wafer tin cans at NAIA

As much as PHP4.5 million-worth (US$91,647) of methamphetamine was discovered in Pasay City’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport by the Bureau of Customs, whose officers...

Highways and Byways: PH gov’t to open more routes for public transport

Highways and Byways: PH gov’t to open more routes for public transport

More routes for public transportation will be opened in the Philippines in the next few days, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced today, in...

Bus operator pays Valenzuela City Hall nearly half-million-peso fine for overloading

Bus operator pays Valenzuela City Hall nearly half-million-peso fine for overloading

A bus operator has paid almost half a million pesos to the Valenzuela City government after it was caught overloading passengers. Mayor Rex Gatchalian posted a copy today of the...

Quezon City police arrest 5 jeepney drivers on their way to protest Duterte’s SONA

Quezon City police arrest 5 jeepney drivers on their way to protest Duterte’s SONA

At least six jeepney drivers who were on their way to attend a protest rally against President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) were arrested by the...

45 people rescued after ship catches fire near Cebu City

45 people rescued after ship catches fire near Cebu City

Forty-five people were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after their passenger vessel caught fire shortly after leaving Cebu City last night. MV Filipinas Dinagat left...

4 Air Force members die, 1 injured from Isabela helicopter crash

4 Air Force members die, 1 injured from Isabela helicopter crash

Four members of the Philippine Air Force died from a helicopter crash in Isabela last night, the Armed Forced of the Philippines (AFP) announced today. AFP spokesman Edgard...


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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).

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