Digong’s gift to OFWs to materialize this weekend

President Rodrigo Duterte’s gift to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) on airport terminal exemptions will begin on Sunday, April 30.

This was after the signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, along with Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and 40 airline companies operating at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on the president’s directive to provide benefits and convenience, to the OFWs that the government can give.

According to MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal, the selling agent may or may not ask for a proof of entitlement during transaction.

"If no proof is shown during…

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Expanded UBE Express Makati route welcomed

WITH the intent of making the mobility of commuters more convenient and dignified, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has welcomed the route expansion of the UBE Express Airport Bus Service to connect the Makati Central Business District with the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). 

“This route expansion of the UBE Express is a strategic addition especially for prospective patrons who may have intended business engagements or may desire to access the business district of Makati,” DoTr Assistant Secretary Cherie Mercado said.

“We need to institute ways of making mobility more inclusive and dignified by widening interconnectivity and providing more…

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Will car sharing solve traffic woes?

By Tracy Cabrera

IT’S been done in other countries, but will car sharing be agreeable to Pinoys? Hopefully.

In one of its ways to reduce the alarming traffic congestion in the country, Uber Philippines—a transportation network vehicle service (TNVS) company—recently launched its carpool version known as the UberPOOL.

Beginning as early as 6:00in the morning, passengers from 16 cities and municipalities of Metro Manila availing of Uber service, can ride and reach their location with a 25 percent cheaper fare compared to the usual 

With the UberPOOL, people going to the same place at the same time can ride together…

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Flying taxis anyone?

By Tracy Cabrera

FACING heavy traffic congestion in the Metro’s streets, flying through the air would surely be the ideal way to travel—from home to office or vice versa.

This is where the good news comes in: E-Volo has announced that flying taxis could be whizzing over your head as early as next year.

The German start-up showed off its Volocopter 2X and said it's aiming to test the flying machine in taxi pilot projects in 2018.

 

Special permit

The Volocopter is an 18-rotor electric cross between a drone and helicopter. It has two seats and a joystick controlled…

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Sangley seen as next global gateway

THE Department of Transportation is seriously considering the use of Sangley Point in Cavite City as the country’s newest transport hub as the agency continues to look for ways on how to reduce air and traffic congestion in Metro Manila. 

The DOTr is now studying proposals from the business consortium of Wilson Tieng and Henry Sy, Sr. to build a new “global gateway” transport complex in Sangley Point.

The All-Asia Resources and Reclamation Corp. (ARRC) has offered a P1.3 trillion project dubbed as Philippine Global Gateway (PGG), which involves the development of an airport, seaport and industrial estate off…

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