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Taxi service responds


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In response to last week’s column, GrabTaxi Inc. vice president for marketing Natasha Dawn Bautista said she would look into the incident that I encountered while trying out the company’s services.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Not up for grabs


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I have a question for the people behind the automated smartphone-based booking and dispatch company Grab Taxi: How exactly does one get a cab?

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Thumbs up: How bus bays can help solve Edsa’s traffic and safety problems

Buses plying the Edsa route are notorious for picking up and dropping off passengers just about anywhere. Unfortunately, safety issues are commonly overlooked. Taxis are no better.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

With crummy airport and mercenary taxi drivers, it’s not fun in the Philippines


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Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. will have to get airport authorities to improve their services, particularly transport, if we are to convince visitors is it, indeed, more fun in the Philippines.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Overcharging taxi drivers at Naia


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An arriving passenger at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 thought she would save money by taking a taxi dropping off a passenger at the departure area. Many passengers do this.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

World’s second most polluted city turns to buses

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This picture taken on December 17, 2011 shows smoke rising from a smokestack above the smog over the capital Ulan Bator. AFP FILE PHOTO

On the streets of Ulan Bator a people renowned for their horse riding skills have to contend every day with ever more Hummers, Land Cruisers and Range Rovers.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong cyclists stuck at government red light

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On Hong Kong’s traffic-heavy streets, horns blare as speeding red taxis, double-decker buses and public minivans shuttle people to-and-from work. But there is one thing missing – bicycles.

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The battle against drunk driving

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“Once my kids reached legal age, I started drinking with them. We’d each have a bottle or two of beer. I wanted to remove the mystery of alcohol because you know how kids are, if it’s not allowed, the more they’d want it. I wanted them to know they didn’t need to sneak around.

Posted: July 25th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

The battle against drunk driving

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The stories are tragic. In just the past few weeks, we’ve seen headline after headline about horrific car accidents that have resulted in multiple deaths.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Now it’s time to make sure bus drivers, conductors are qualified


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Starting this month, bus drivers and conductors will be paid regular salaries, instead of commissions from every trip they complete.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Discovering North Korea by train

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To get to North Korea, one can make the rare journey by taking a plane from Beijing to Pyongyang. But for those who have the opportunity, the train offers a unique glimpse of the most closed country in the world.

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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