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Pasig launches e-trikes for the sick, food vouchers for public students

Mar 30, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Patients may book free e-trike rides to hospitals two days before their medical appointment

MOBILE PALENGKE. Residents in Barangay Bambang, Pasig City, buy fresh produce from the city government's roving stores on March 26, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#KopyahanNaTo: Valenzuela replicates Pasig's mobile palengke

Mar 29, 2020 - 12:10 AM

Valenzuela uses e-trikes instead of trucks for its narrow roads

MOBILE PALENGKE. Valenzuela's mobile palengke uses e-trikes instead of trucks for its narrow roads. Photo from Mayor Rex Gatchalian's Twitter page


Typhoon Ursula prompts Aklan town to suspend total tricycle phaseout in Boracay

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

'Nahirapan ang ating mga [e-trikes] na maka-recharge dahil may mga lugar sa isla na wala pang kuryente,' says acting Malay, Aklan Mayor Frolibar Bautista

SUSPENDED. The local government of Malay, Aklan, suspends the total tricycle phaseout in Boracay Island. Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal/Rappler

Acting Malay mayor pushes total tricycle phase-out in Boracay

Nov 23, 2019 - 4:57 PM

The town of Malay is phasing out all gasoline-powered tricycles by December 31

PHASE OUT. File photo of a tricycle in Boracay. Shutterstock.com

Boracay tricycle drivers asked to stop overcharging passengers

May 26, 2019 - 11:21 AM

'We have to put a stop to these reports of a handful of abusive drivers preying on foreign travelers and visitors in Boracay,' says Councilor Maylynn Aguirre Graft

ALLEGED OVERCHARGING. One of the perennial problems in Boracay is the case of tricycle drivers allegedly overcharging foreign and local tourists. File photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

LOOK: Grab launches premium tricycle service

Nov 05, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The GrabTrike Premium service is only currently available in Binalonan, Pangasinan

Boracay shifts to e-tricycles by August

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:06 PM

By August 2018, only electric tricycles will be allowed to ferry passengers in Boracay as part of the Malay municipal government's bid to promote environment-friendly public transportation

LTFRB wants Metro Manila Council to ban tricycles as school service

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board wants to ban tricycles as school transport service, citing children's safety on the road

SERVICE. Tricycles are considered a popular school transport service in the Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aklan town officials seek extension of Boracay tricycle phaseout

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:50 AM

The proposal of the Malay town council is in response to the clamor of tricycle operators and drivers affected by the temporary closure of Boracay

PHASEOUT. The Land Transportation Office in Western Visayas says registered tricycles on the island will be phased out by August 2018. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: How new jeepneys, buses, tricycles could look like

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Prototypes of environment-friendly vehicles with safety features are showcased at an expo for the PUV modernization program

NEW MODELS. Automotive manufacturers showcase prototype models under the PUV modernization program. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

How to buy products of craftsman born with no hands

Nov 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

If you buy one of his miniature tricycles, 'you are also helping others,' says Andy Villaruel, the Dumaguete craftsman born with no hands

Grab offers free tricycle rides in Mandaluyong

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Passengers can use the ride hailing app to book a free tricycle ride in selected areas in Mandaluyong City from March 27 to April 5

FREE RIDES. Ride-hailing service Grab is offering free tricycle rides in selected Mandaluyong City streets. Photo from Grab

WATCH: What makes Pagadian tricycles unique

Jan 23, 2017 - 10:24 PM

The unique structure of the tricycles in Pagadian City allows drivers to ride through the city s hilly terrain

Man born with no hands finds his 'hidden ability' in miniatures

Aug 19, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Andy Villaruel shows us all how having a disability does not limit him from living his life.

FINISHED PRODUCT. It takes four days for Andy Villaruel to finish a miniature tricycle

Duterte holds mini-dialogue with QC tricycle drivers

Mar 19, 2016 - 5:19 PM

The presidential candidate promises to give loans for small scale industries

BEMAC Electric to deploy 3,000 e-trikes within 2016

Feb 16, 2016 - 4:45 PM

After talks the final price is settled at around 30M for the production delivery and servicing of 3 000 electric tricycles

CLEANER RIDE. A sample of BEMAC's E-trike. The vehicle sits up to 5 and is expected to reduce the transport sector's annual petroleum consumption by 2.8% per year. E-trike photos from BEMAC Electronic Transportation Philippines Incorporated's website

Tricycles for the disabled a dream come true in Marikina

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:59 PM

The office of Vice Mayor Jose Cadiz is working on a software like Uber and GrabCar so that PWDs can just be picked up from specific points

DREAM COME TRUE. Marikina's PWD tricycle serves as hope for disabled persons to finally be able to explore their city, hassle-free.

VLOG: Marikina's PWD trike gives hassle-free rides to disabled citizens

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Compared to an ordinary tricycle Marikina’s recent innovation is more spacious to accommodate a passenger on a wheelchair

E-trikes to be deployed in Makati by March 2016

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:38 PM

At P160 per day for 3 years the drivers will be able to own the e trikes from the Japanese run Global Mobility Service

ECO-FRIENDLY. Electric tricycles like these will soon be deployed in Makati City. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Petition vs abusive Tawi-Tawi trike drivers launched

Sep 11, 2015 - 4:24 PM

Many tricycle drivers youth in Tawi Tawi claim ask for unreasonable prices and disrespect passengers who refuse to pay their overcharged fares

A typical traffic scene during rush hour in Bongao. Photo by Shamad Jalali Unding/ Rappler

Rappler Talk: Designing Salamander, the world’s first amphibious tricycle

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Will this prove useful in disaster prone Philippines?

[Executive Edge] The Filipino tricycle reimagined

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

An amphibious disaster ready tricycle is what a flood prone country like the Philippines needs

New PH Guinness record: Longest parade of tricycles

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Guinness World Records representatives declare the new official world record in Cauayan City Isabela where 681 tricycles successfully joined the bid

LONGEST TRICYCLE PARADE. A total of 685 tricycles participated in the parade in Cauayan, Isabela, but only 681 were included in the official count, enough to land a new world record. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Faustino Dy III

Should students get fare discount 'all year round'?

Feb 03, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Two bills in Congress propose a 20 student fare discount on all public transport utilities but various groups are worried about its effect on drivers and small operators

STUDENT DISCOUNT. Various groups on Tuesday, February 3, weigh in on whether an 'all year round' student fare discount is doable.

DOE to solicit bids for E-trikes supply and distribution

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:03 PM

The Department of Energy will issue bid documents on January 15 2015 as part of an effort to offer its E trike program to a wider audience

Haiyan aftermath: Ken's story

May 14, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Ken Nodado is a 22 year old tricycle driver who saw his house crushed by two ships after typhoon Yolanda

Gov't rolls out P505.6 M for e-trikes

Mar 11, 2014 - 3:08 PM

A joint project with the Asian Development Bank will put 100 000 e trikes on PH roads by 2017

THE FUTURE IS HERE. E-tricycles from local and foreign manufacturers were on display in the Electric Vehicle Summit last February 27. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

'One million electric vehicles in PH by 2020'

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:43 PM

The cost of charging the battery of a e trike for example is about 5 times less than what drivers spend on fuel for regular tricycles

THE NEW JEEP. E-jeepneys can be just as colorful and playful as conventional jeepneys. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Angelo Paragoso: Pinoy cockroach in London

Apr 09, 2013 - 5:50 PM

He performs odd jobs and is able to represent his country in British theater

HE WILL SURVIVE. Angelo Paragoso will survive anything as long as he lives out his dream. Photo courtesy of Liezel Longboan

ADB approves $300-M loan for 'E-Trikes'

Dec 11, 2012 - 3:09 PM

ADB approves a 300 M loan to finance energy efficient electric tricycles or E Trikes in the Philippines