11/11/14

Roundup Bits: JAKA Tower, Uber, and El Hogar

Some interesting news around the metropolis have developed recently. Let this roundup serve as an update to what has been going on.

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06/19/14

An Open Letter to the “Transport Caravan” Protesters

Dear Transport Caravan Protesters:

You may not know me personally…or maybe you do if you’ve watched some TV a few years ago. But that’s not what I’m driving at. I am first and foremost a commuter, a commuter who has long availed of public transport that you folks provide so I can go to work or some place I need to go to.

the inconvenience caused by the “transport caravan” protesters (image courtesy of Rappler)

I understand that today, a number of you chose not to service commuters like me because you are fighting against what you perceive as an unjust policy to be implemented by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) that will raise penalties for colorum (without franchise) vehicles. I suppose you believe in this cause so much that you paralyzed public transport leaving thousands like myself stranded for more than an hour due to the scarcity of available public transportation. Good job there, guys. Good job. Continue reading