Rogue Bus Drivers Banned On Metro Manila Roads Starting Mar. 9

Rogue Bus Drivers Banned On Metro Manila Roads Starting Mar. 9

Spotlight

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.

PAGEONE Group CEO Included As Expert In The Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report

PAGEONE Group CEO Ron F. Jabal, APR included as one of the industry experts in the Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report by Talkwalker and Hubspot.

Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

Metro Manila’s major roads will be rid of delinquent bus drivers starting Monday, March 9, after a ban on such drivers was agreed on by bus operators and the government.

In a press conference at the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) headquarters in Makati City on Tuesday, MMDA general manager Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said a list of habitual traffic violators will be sent to Bus Management Dispatch (BMD) offices across the metropolis to keep such drivers off the roads.

“A representative from LTO (Land Transportation Office) will join our personnel at our [BMD] offices to screen city bus drivers. They will not be dispatched if they are included on the list of habitual violators,” Garcia said.

LTO personnel, he said, will join the MMDA in its crackdown against delinquent drivers to confiscate the driver’s licenses of those found on the list.

“Their driver’s license will be confiscated by LTO as MMDA is not allowed to do so,” Garcia said.

He said the bus operators agreed to cooperate with the MMDA in a crackdown against their rogue drivers after a meeting between the said parties, the LTO, the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

“We asked the bus operators to cooperate and they are willing to have their drivers undergo a retraining program. We need to strictly enforce this and we want them off the road,” Garcia said.

He said the MMDA has BMD offices in various locations including Baclaran, Alabang, Navotas, Valenzuela, and Fairview.

“We are serious about this matter. It’s about time to suspend erring drivers with an alarming number of apprehensions,” Garcia said.

According to the MMDA, the confiscation of a driver’s license by LTO personnel is authorized under Republic Act 4136, or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code of the Philippines.

According to the law, a driver who commits at least three of the same violations in a 12-month period may face automatic suspension of his/her license for at least one to two years.

On Monday, Garcia said the MMDA asked the LTO for a guideline on the apprehension of excessive traffic violators among drivers—particularly drivers of public utility vehicles (PUV).

He added that PUV drivers are not being singled out as the MMDA is also cracking down on habitual traffic offenders among private motorists. (PNA)

Psychologist Links COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ To Anxiety, Depression

People exposed to "fake news" online during the COVID-19 pandemic are found to have experienced anxiety and depression, a result of a phenomenon called "information traps”, a researcher based in Iligan City said.

Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

Lisa Manoban Is The New Face Of MAC Cosmetics

Lisa out here looking pretty savage!

Mayor Abby: Makati To Implement Teaching Fellowship Program

The Makati government is set to implement a teaching fellowship program in the city's three public elementary schools for two years.

Gatchalian To Online Platforms: Take A Hard Line Stance Vs. Merchants’ Deceptive

Mag-ingat po tayo sa ating mga binibili online.

Charo Leads Inspiring Conversations In New FYE Show ‘Dear Charo’

A celebrity who birthed a now famous meme is set to guest on the first episode of "Dear Charo". Can you guess who she is?

Angeles City To Release P19.7-M Add’l Bonus To Employees

Angeles City is set to release PHP19.74 million additional bonus for 1,316 city hall employees despite the pandemic.

VP Leni Visits the OVP Community Learning Hub in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto accompanies Vice President Leni Robredo as they meet the volunteer tutors for the hub, as well as one of the parents and her children who have signed up for this assistance.

Caltex And 7-Eleven Announce Holiday Rewards Promo

Gassing up at Caltex stations is made more rewarding with its new 7-Eleven Philippines partnership!