[UPDATED] Senator Poe rejects TWG’s recommendation to consider motorcycle taxis illegal starting next week

[UPDATED] Motorcycle taxi services Angkas, JoyRide, and MoveIt will be allowed to see out a Transport Department pilot run as scheduled after a Senator today rejected a recommendation by the technical working group (TWG) overseeing the pilot to terminate it months ahead of schedule. The TWG’s pilot run was supposed to end in March, but ...

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Passenger faints on LRT-1’s rails, grinding operations to halt for 24 minutes

Passenger faints on LRT-1’s rails, grinding operations to halt for 24 minutes

The LRT-1 was forced to suspend its operations for several minutes today after an unidentified passenger fainted on the train line’s tracks at about 6:45am. The passenger...

Duterte to visit towns devastated by Taal, says he’ll eat toxic ash and ‘pee’ on the volcano

Duterte to visit towns devastated by Taal, says he’ll eat toxic ash and ‘pee’ on the volcano

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit ash-covered towns in Luzon today that were badly affected by Taal Volcano’s ongoing eruption. But, Duterte being Duterte, he...

Transport agency denies it imposed ‘heavy passenger’ restriction on Angkas

Transport agency denies it imposed ‘heavy passenger’ restriction on Angkas

The Transport Department’s technical working group (TWG) today denied that it ordered ride-sharing service Angkas to refuse rides to heavy passengers. This comes after a...

Motorcycle taxi operator JoyRide nabs thousands of new recruits at pro-government rally

Motorcycle taxi operator JoyRide nabs thousands of new recruits at pro-government rally

Motorcycle ride-sharing outfit JoyRide reportedly managed to recruit some 3,000 drivers to its nascent service after attending a rally yesterday organized by a pro-government...

Another PNR train damaged in New Year’s Day stone-throwing incident

Another PNR train damaged in New Year’s Day stone-throwing incident

A refurbished Philippine National Railways (PNR) train was damaged after an unidentified person threw a rock at its windshield on Jan. 1, the Department of Transport (DOTr) said...

Court to investigate judge who allegedly intervened on behalf of driver in Baguio ramming case

Court to investigate judge who allegedly intervened on behalf of driver in Baguio ramming case

The Supreme Court is looking into the case of a judge who allegedly intervened on behalf of a driver who tried to run over a Baguio City police officer on New Year’s Eve....

‘As long as there’s life, there’s hope’: Panelo says 5-minute commute from Makati to QC still a possibility

‘As long as there’s life, there’s hope’: Panelo says 5-minute commute from Makati to QC still a possibility

Fulfilling President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of a five-minute commute from Makati to Cubao, in Quezon City (which currently takes about an hour — on a good day), remains...

Manila-bound bus catches fire on Samar highway, passengers unhurt

Manila-bound bus catches fire on Samar highway, passengers unhurt

A commuter bus bound for Manila carrying 53 passengers caught fire Thursday afternoon while driving down a highway in San Jorge, Samar. San Jorge Police Chief Capt. Michael Ray...

Truck driver, bystanders among 9 killed in multiple-vehicle pile-up in Rizal

Truck driver, bystanders among 9 killed in multiple-vehicle pile-up in Rizal

Nine people were killed and at least five others injured when two trucks and a jeepney collided in Cardona, Rizal this morning. Authorities say that the accident happened at...


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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).