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BIR to run after PUV operators

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Bureau of Internal Revenue building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Internal Revenue is in talks with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to draw up a system to curb tax evasion in the transport sector.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Terra Motors to launch T4 e-trike

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The Japanese firm that produced the first working e-trike unit in the country is set to commercially produce its T4 model based on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) design.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Nissan resurrects Datsun to woo emerging market buyers

Indian artists pose with the newly launched Datsun Go car after their performance in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 15, 2013. Nissan has introduced the first new Datsun model in more than three decades in the Indian capital. The company hopes bringing back the brand that built its US business will fuel growth in emerging markets with a new generation of car buyers. The reimagined Datsun—a five-seat hatchback—will go on sale in India next year for under 400,000 rupees (about $6,670).  AP PHOTO/MANISH SWARUP

Japanese carmaker Nissan resurrected its iconic budget Datsun marque on Monday to woo a new generation of cost-conscious buyers in emerging markets.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Trader absconds

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One would think that, after all the financial malfeasance that has happened these last few years, people would have wisened up to scammers by now.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

E-trike bidding scheduled for March, says DOE

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The $500-million electric tricycle (e-tricycle) project of the government and the Asian Development Bank is gearing for launch with bidding for the supply contract set early this year and with several local governments units (LGUs) expressing interest to host green transport, according to the Department of Energy (DOE).

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

BRT seen to make difference in costs, hassles

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The government considers the bus rapid transit (BRT) system for Metro Manila to be a cheaper alternative to train lines and capable of meeting the country’s mass transport needs.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

The LTFRB faces a population of runaway ‘colorum’ vehicles

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It’s the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, but it has no police powers. So how can the LTFRB enforce franchise-related laws?

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Biz Buzz: PPP, or Plagiarized Policy Paper

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The acronym PPP, more popularly known as public-private partnership, nearly took on an ugly meaning for the Philippines as a foreign consultant tapped to draft the country’s comprehensive PPP policy statement unabashedly came out with a blueprint that was strikingly similar to an existing online resource.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

$500M e-tricycle project to start this year

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The Asian Development Bank is set to start implementing this year the $500-million electric tricycle project, which will see the rollout of as many as 100,000 units within the next four years.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Meralco keen on making e-vehicles

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Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is looking into the possibility of manufacturing electric vehicles, thus boosting the government’s drive toward “green” transport as part of efforts to curb dependence on oil and cut air pollution.

Posted: May 24th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

PH seen setting trend for electric vehicles in Asia

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The Philippines is expected to lead the way toward the widespread use of electric vehicles in the region, as it has begun implementing numerous initiatives geared toward promoting the massive use of these environment-friendly vehicles in the country.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

A Bicol trip turned sour: Greedy bus firms made a killing on hapless passengers

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The stalled Penafrancia bus in Ragay, Camarines Sur: Hell ride

The poor will always be with us, Jesus said some 2,000 years ago. And so will the dupers, it seems…for as long as there are suckers?

Posted: April 8th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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