Tag: transportation

Jeepneys

October 19, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | October 18, 2017   I have mixed feelings about what to do with the jeepneys. On the one hand, I can understand why government wants to do something, anything, to “modernize” the jeepney. On the other hand, it is a transport system deeply rooted in […]

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Subway

September 11, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | September 11, 2017   At last, a subway for us… the commuter line, not the sandwich. NEDA has finally approved the first phase of the subway project for Metro Manila. Compared with the Roxas-Abaya era at the transport department, at least Art Tugade is able […]

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The new ‘taxi’

August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017 The franchise requirement of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for transport network vehicle service (TNVS) providers operating within the system of transport network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Grab, should be non-negotiable. It is a requirement that clearly serves the interest of riding public. The franchise is, among others, […]

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Economic experts ‘disappointed’ after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs

August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) on Friday, August 4, expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act – a law opposed by his economic managers. “The approval is disappointing given the powerful arguments advanced by his economic managers about the anti-poor aspects […]

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Think tank: Scrap limit on Uber, Grab

August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017 A group of prominent economists under the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to do away with restrictions on permits issued to drivers of ride-sharing services like Uber and Grab. FEF — an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms — said […]

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Amazing technology breakthroughs

January 12, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 6, 2017   NEWARK, California — A self-driving car of Uber was caught going through a red light in San Francisco by a dashcam video taken by a taxi driver the week I arrived here. Uber had apparently unleashed a fleet of driverless cars for testing. They […]

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Christmas traffic

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 21, 2016   SAN FRANCISCO – My daughter, who works in Redwood City and lives in this city, took over an hour and a half last Thursday for a drive home that normally takes less than an hour. The rush to the city where a lot of […]

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What does it take?

January 3, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 15, 2016   Congress doesn’t seem to have gotten the message; yet it’s an abundantly clear message, not just here but worldwide. People have had enough, they don’t want business as usual, they want real action on real issues that can improve their daily lives. Donald Trump […]

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Traffic pa more

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) December 12, 2016   Last week, data on local auto sales were released. Car sales rose 22.2 percent year-on-year in November, while data for the 11 months of the year saw 24.3 percent year-on-year growth. It is good news for car manufacturers and dealers, but bad news for almost […]

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Does Tugade have ‘it’?

December 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (Philippine Star) December 2, 2016   There seems to be more to the constant carping of Speaker Alvarez about Transport Secretary Art Tugade than meets the eye. Even the vicious but empty attacks by a group called Road Users Protection Advocates seem to have a hidden agenda. The Speaker, a former Transport secretary […]

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