Automotive and Transportation

Automotive and Transportation

Uber is finally back after paying PhP 190 million penalty

After half a month of absence, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has finally lifted their suspension against Uber after paying a penalty of PhP 190 million and an additional PhP 299 million as recompense with its partner drivers. In a report, LTFRB was able to calculate its PhP 190 million penalty based on the 19 remaining days...

Uber fined with PhP 190 million to lift suspension

After much debacle, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), announced this Friday, August 25 2017, that the ride-sharing app would need to pay a fine of PhP 190 million to lift the suspension order against it. Uber has been banned for one month of operations back in August 14, however, the company defied the LTFRB’s orders and filed...

Taxi-hailing app MiCab to launch in September in Metro Manila

Amidst the entire hubbub between the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Uber, the Philippine National Taxi Operators (PNTOA) are preparing to launch the MiCab app to serve as an alternative to Grab and Uber. MiCab will work much like taxi-hailing apps in Japan. Atty. Bong Suntay said that their proposal to the LTFRB is that MiCab will...

Ford Philippines retains momentum with record July 2017 sales

Ford Philippines has retained their momentum this past July 2017 with an 8% year-over-year sales of 2,973 vehicles. The Everest SUV remains as the best-selling vehicle among Ford’s range with growth of 6% last year of 1,002 vehicles to 6,770 vehicles. Meanwhile, the Ranger jumped to 31% year-over-year from 916 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the pickup have increased 18% to...

Uber is back! – Files motion of reconsideration against One (1) month suspension

Uber just announced with joy their motion for reconsideration against the One (1) month suspension of the LTFRB. As of writing, Uber operations are now back and operational. Senator Grace Poe also slammed the LTFRB for focusing on UBER about the suspension as the fault of Uber was not about the condition of cars, unlike Taxis, Bus and others. "In response...

LTFRB Suspends ALL UBER operations for 1 Month starting August 14, 2017

In a post just posted by the LTFRB Facebook Page, they are now ordering for UBER to cease and desist all operations as they are now under suspension for one (1) month. The cause of the suspension is not yet clear, but the order has been filed as of August 14, 2017. In the one month suspension, LTFRB strongly recommended...

LTFRB, Grab, and Uber finally reach a middle ground

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Grab, and Uber has been all the hubbub the past few days due to an order issued by LTFRB that disallows Grab and Uber drivers without any Certificate of Public Convenience franchise to do business around the metro. A statement posted in Senator JV Ejercito’s Facebook page ascertains that Grab and Uber will...

Our take with the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup Truck

Recently, we got to experience the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado for our father's day weekend. What was a weekend suppose to be a retreat in Tagaytay, became a weekend for productivity and even quick road trips. This is our 2nd pickup truck to review for the blog and we are definitely smiling everytime we drive any new vehicle. So how did...

Local ride-sharing app U-HOP is here, zero commission for the next 6 months

Traffic in the metro is a daily grind. Aside from the congested highways and trains, ride-sharing apps like Grab and Uber makes life easier for the daily commuter. Local startup, U-HOP, aims to further improve on the ride-sharing app here in the Philippines. Initially founded back in 2015, U-HOP borrows Uber’s Uberpool option. Instead of 4-seaters, however, U-HOP uses shuttles,...

Honda Civic Type-R interest page now up for customers

With the recent announcement of the Honda Civic Navi Limited Edition, it seems Honda is indeed the busiest car brand this year with another news of their Type-R Civic is nearing its approach for Philippine customers. Since early May, we've been visiting the Honda PH website with our interest with the Civic. But today, a special landing page for the...
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