600 Taxis Flagged On Edsa For Defying Travel Ban

600 Taxis Flagged On Edsa For Defying Travel Ban

Spotlight

GSIS To Launch Two Mobile Apps This October

Mas madali mo nang ma-access ang iyong GSIS account gamit ang bagong mobile application nito!

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) on Tuesday flagged down some 600 taxis on the Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) that defied the temporary suspension of public transport in line with the enhanced community quarantine implemented in the entire Luzon.

This came after PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa ordered the apprehension of the public utility vehicles (PUV) that will continue to operate.

“I told the Highway Patrol, specific, apprehend everyone. If needed, we will impound all of them. Probably later, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), would really come up with a clear order that all are suspended so that if they are apprehended, it is not only the ticket of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) that they’re going to face,” Gamboa told a television interview.

HPG director, Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz said the ban on PUVs is not only in Metro Manila but in the entire Luzon island.

“Nakikita nyo karamihan nahuli natin taxi kasi wala na talaga ang mga bus ipinatupad na ng kanilang mga operator na huwag na silang bumiyahe. Bumiyahe itong mga taxi ang mga dahilan, hindi daw nila alam. (You see, many of those apprehended were taxis because there are no buses anymore. Their operators told them not to operate. These taxis still went on operation because their reason is that they are not aware),” he told reporters during the taxi apprehension.

Cruz said they will get the name of the taxi and operator and take photos of their drivers’ licenses, plate number, car registration which will be submitted to the LTFRB for appropriate action.

For the meantime, the drivers were given a warning and were allowed to go home.

In a press conference in Malacañang on Monday night, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the suspension would include all forms of mass transportation such as public utility buses, jeeps, taxis, transport network vehicle services, among others.

Aside from the ban on public transportation, land, air, and sea travel will also be restricted while the movement of cargoes over the entire Luzon would continue unhampered.

Under the memorandum signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, enhanced community quarantine means that the public will have to strictly remain indoors unless they need to access basic necessities. (PNA)

Photo Source: Philippine News Agency

DSWD Crafts Policy For Online Purchase Of Seniors, PWDs

DSWD at DTI, sisiguraduhing ma-avail pa din ng mga PWDs at senior citizens ang kanilang discount sa pagbili ng mga produkto online.

UN Group Recognizes DepEd For ‘Outstanding Service’

“Under her (Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones) leadership, DepEd had been the most successful, actively participating in several youth day celebrations. We are very optimistic that with the presence of the UN, and at the same time, local representatives of the education and Congress, we can forge ahead and create new innovative ways that can bridge the gap.”

Mayor Treñas: Ilonggos Rejoice Over Mateo’s Miss Universe PH Victory

“The Ilonggo community is truly proud of her achievement. She is an epitome that Iloilo City can truly level-up and rise above challenges during these times.”

Mandatory Cashless Toll Payments Moved To Dec. 1

The Department of Transportation pushes the start of the mandatory cashless transaction in all toll expressways from November 2 to December 1.

Spring Valley And Globe: How These Visionaries Are Pinning Technology In PH Map

Calling modern technopreneurs! Now is your chance to learn more about the IT industry with the Globe myBusiness Academy.

Coco And Yassi Fall Into Richard’s Trap In ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’

Abangan ang mas umiinit na pangyayari sa "Ang Probinsyano"!

DSWD Cites Importance Of Saving Amid Pandemic

Ugaliin ang pag-iipon lalo na ngayong panahon ng krisis.

New Study Finds Businesses’ Shift To Digital During COVID-19 Could Be Permanent

It seems that the digital era is here to stay, especially for businesses. What can you say about this?