Ex-MRT maintenance provider denies hand in ‘sabotage’ plot

The former maintenance provider of the MRT-3 on Sunday denied any involvement in an alleged sabotage plot that caused the decoupling of train cars last week. Hundreds of MRT passengers were forced to walk to the next station after 2 trains detached from each other on Thursday, about a week after the government terminated the ...

Transportation

LTFRB wants Angkas, ‘habal-habal’ drivers to turn to delivery sector

LTFRB wants Angkas, ‘habal-habal’ drivers to turn to delivery sector

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is putting up a job fair for drivers of motorcycle-taxis after ride-sharing operations using such vehicles were...

Manila’s NAIA is out of the world’s worst airports list

Manila’s NAIA is out of the world’s worst airports list

Congratulations, Manila. Your Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is no longer one of the worst airports in the world. On Sunday, the website Sleeping in Airports published...

Cebu Pacific plane overshoots runway at Iloilo Airport

Cebu Pacific plane overshoots runway at Iloilo Airport

A Cebu Pacific aircraft carrying 180 passengers overshot while taxiing the runway of the Iloilo International Airport late Friday night. The airline, in a statement, said an...

Taxi rate in the Philippines is officially more expensive

Taxi rate in the Philippines is officially more expensive

The flag down fare for taxis in the National Capital Region (NCR), where Manila is, and other provinces in the Philippines will have a PHP10-increase (US$.20), the Land...

30 injured after bus falls off Alabang flyover

30 injured after bus falls off Alabang flyover

About 30 people were injured after a passenger bus lost control of its brakes and fell off the Alabang flyover in Muntinlupa City on Sunday night. According to a Facebook post by...

Filipino congressman wants lawmakers stopped for minor traffic violations to be exempted

Filipino congressman wants lawmakers stopped for minor traffic violations to be exempted

Constant heavy traffic is something all Manila residents must go through; it’s part of living in the densely populated city. It’s normal for people to wake up extra...

Yay or Nay? New bill soon to require all motorists to use dashcams

Yay or Nay? New bill soon to require all motorists to use dashcams

A measure pending at the House of Representatives seeks to make dashboard cameras mandatory in all vehicles. House Bill No. 6265, or the “Dashboard Camera Act of...

Commuters can now use beep cards on Makati-Laguna P2P buses

Commuters can now use beep cards on Makati-Laguna P2P buses

Great news to our friends from the south! AF Payments Inc. announced that starting August 23, Wednesday, commuters can use their beep™ card to pay for rides inTAS Trans’...

Uber pays PHP190 million fine to shorten suspension

Uber pays PHP190 million fine to shorten suspension

Ride-hailing service Uber on Tuesday paid the P190-million fine imposed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in exchange for lifting its month-long...


 

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).