Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek plans Philippines expansion

Another Southeast Asian ride-hailing company wants a piece of the Philippines’ taxi-riding population. Just days after the Philippine government accredited two local ride-hailing app companies, a representative from the transportation regulatory board said that Indonesian company Go-Jek is planning to expand its operations to the Philippines. According to a Reuters report, Land Transportation Franchising and...

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MRT will offer free rides to workers on Labor Day

MRT will offer free rides to workers on Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and if an out-of-town trip is out of the question, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has a consolation prize for you: free rides on the...

PH transpo board to summon Grab over prevalence of cancelled rides

PH transpo board to summon Grab over prevalence of cancelled rides

Grab Philippines will be asked to explain why its operations should not be suspended over the cancellation of rides by some drivers, regulators said Sunday. A Grab rider on Friday...

Transport board accredits 2 homegrown apps to compete with Grab

Transport board accredits 2 homegrown apps to compete with Grab

Move over Grab, you’ve got some competition coming your way. The Philippines’ Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday accredited two...

Regulators probe Grab over ‘unapproved’ per-minute charge

Regulators probe Grab over ‘unapproved’ per-minute charge

Now that ride-hailing app Uber is no longer operating in the Philippines, all eyes are on Grab, the company that aced it out of the Southeast Asian marketplace. And it...

Grab, Uber ordered to continue separate ops in PH beyond April 8

Grab, Uber ordered to continue separate ops in PH beyond April 8

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) ordered Grab and Uber on Saturday to continue operating their mobile phone applications separately until the commission finishes its...

Thank you for your service: MRT-3 to give free rides to veterans until April 11

Thank you for your service: MRT-3 to give free rides to veterans until April 11

We’re all getting a day off on Monday to celebrate Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), but the MRT has other plans to honor Filipino veterans. In a tweet yesterday, the...

No more Uber app in PH by second week of April

No more Uber app in PH by second week of April

Following Grab’s announcement yesterday that it has acquired its competition, ride-hailing app Uber’s operations in Southeast Asia, the latter confirmed that it will...

Classes might be suspended for a week in Metro Manila starting today if transport strike continues

Classes might be suspended for a week in Metro Manila starting today if transport strike continues

This might be good news for Metro Manila students who find school a drag (But you shouldn’t, guys. School is good for you.) Anyway, Palace officials said earlier today that...

Manila court orders arrest of Top Gear PH’s former editor-in-chief

Manila court orders arrest of Top Gear PH’s former editor-in-chief

The Manila Regional Trial Court has ordered the arrest of former Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Vernon Sarne over cyber-libel charges. Branch 12 of the court released a...


 

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).