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Top 10 best driving schools in Cebu

Top 10 best driving schools in Cebu

Business & Finance, Travel & Tourism
If your goal is to become a defensive driver one day, it's a good idea for you to be professionally trained. In Cebu, there are so many driving schools available, and the following are some of the best: 1. Elite Driving School Cebu A couple of reasons exist why you should choose Elite Driving School Cebu over the competition. For one, it offers a number of courses that are provided by experienced and competent instructors. Then it's also open until 11 in the evening to accommodate the driving lesson needs of very busy individuals. Location: 179 Hipodromo Oval Rd., Cebu City, Cebu Phone: (+63) 977-6029801 2. Pro-Drive Driving School The name of the Cebu City-based establishment says it all — if your goal is to become an expert at driving a car, then avail of the services of Pro-Driv...
My Bad and Good Experience: Batangas to Bacolod Cheap RoRo Travel

My Bad and Good Experience: Batangas to Bacolod Cheap RoRo Travel

Travel & Tourism
I’ve been traveling from Batangas to Bacolod at least six times a year since 2013 and ever since I used to take RoRo (roll-on roll-off), I did not bother myself to book for expensive airline ticket anymore unless my trip is planned months ahead of schedule. The very first time I use RoRo was in September 2010, and because that was a horrible experience with a specific bus company (ALPS), I never used them anymore. Taking RoRo is advisable only if you have less baggage and are not in hurry. There is a direct bus trip from Cubao, Quezon City to Iloilo and Bacolod City every day but I will not recommend taking that direct trip for some reasons I will explain below. Before anything else, I warn you not to take the bus company ALPS if you don’t want to suffer similarly to what we ha...
Top 10 Biggest Passenger and RoRo Shipping Companies in the Philippines

Top 10 Biggest Passenger and RoRo Shipping Companies in the Philippines

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The Philippines has more than 7,000 islands and marine transportation is the most important way to transport inter-island cargo and passengers. With more than 80 operating ports, the Philippines is among the countries with the most daily passenger ship movements. Here, let’s take a look at the ten biggest passenger shipping companies by fleet size, passenger movements, and routes. 1. Montenegro Lines Montenegro Lines may not have the biggest market capitalization among others on this list but the company arguably has the biggest fleet and passengers hauled every day. With 53 RoRo ships operating in 23 routes, the Batangas City-based Montenegro Lines hauls more than 25,000 passengers and at least 1,800 vehicles every day. 2. Lite Shipping Corporation Lite Shipping Corporation, ...
Top 10 Deadliest and Most Dangerous Roads and Highways in the Philippines

Top 10 Deadliest and Most Dangerous Roads and Highways in the Philippines

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According to the Philippine National Police (PNP) record, an average of 34 people are dying every day on road mishaps, with more than 50% involves motorcycles. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed the figure at the launch of the Save Lives #SlowDown road safety campaign during the Global Road Safety Week last week. The event, spearheaded by Safe Kids Worldwide Philippines (SKWP), was hosted by SM Prime Holdings Inc. at the Mall of Asia. The PSA study also showed that road accidents are the main cause of deaths among Filipino youths aged 15 to 19. Although the country’s highways are mostly safe to travel by educated professional drivers, the main cause of the accident is speeding, with only a small percentage attributed to road conditions. The following is the list...
Top Best Cargo and Trucking Services in Metro Manila

Top Best Cargo and Trucking Services in Metro Manila

Business & Finance, Travel & Tourism
Moving from one place to another with all those furniture and whatnots is tough work to do especially if you need a lot of hands to do so. Hiring a random vehicle owner is not reliable compared to hiring a moving company. There are a number of horror stories even in other nations about movers robbing their customers so one must be very careful in selecting the best people to handle your things. Companies or even small businesses who do moving works for several years have honed skills on how to handle household things, especially those fragile housewares. So, if need people who are reliable, dependable, skilled, and honest to move your things, the following lists of moving companies in Metro Manila and Luzon can help you decide who to pick. Contact numbers are provided so you just ...
Lists of Jeepney Makers, Builders, and Manufacturers

Lists of Jeepney Makers, Builders, and Manufacturers

Technology, Travel & Tourism
Since the jeepney modernization program is still a hot topic, we decided to compile at least a dozen active and well-known jeepney builders and manufacturers here in Luzon for everyone’s convenience. There are so many small builders out there and here in Batangas alone, I cannot name every shop who assemble jeepney body. Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are the top provinces when it comes to building the jeepney’s body. Although the number of big shops has been in steady decline, the number of small repair and assembly shops are also increasing. See Also: How Much Does a New Jeepney Cost In the town of Rosario in Batangas, I once visited a place (2 years ago) where three jeepney assemblers are found just 500 meters away from each other. These shops built the finest modern jee...
Ten Busiest and Biggest Philippine Seaports in Terms of Passenger Movement

Ten Busiest and Biggest Philippine Seaports in Terms of Passenger Movement

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The Philippines is an archipelago and traveling by sea is the most important inter-island transportation for both passengers and cargo. With 82 operational ports (commercial and passenger) as of 2018, the Philippines is among the list of countries with the most ports. The following is the list of the Philippines' busiest ports in terms of passenger movements. Data provided by the Philippine Ports Authority as of 2019 before the Covid hits. These ports are not the biggest but the busiest. 1. Port of Cebu Port of Cebu is a seaport located in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the port that serves the Metro Cebu Area and it is managed by the Cebu Port Authority. With 16 million passenger traffic in 2017, it is the busiest domestic port in the Philippines, mostly serving routes in the Visay...
63 Visa Free Countries for Filipinos

63 Visa Free Countries for Filipinos

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Filipino travelers can now visit 63 countries without applying for a visa, according to immigration and citizenship firm Henley & Partners. According to the recent release of its newly released 2018 Visa Restrictions Index, the Philippines is now on the 72nd spot, which is 3 steps higher than its 75th spot in 2017, then having only 61 visa-free countries. As of January 1, 2018, Germany is the top country on the list, having the most powerful passport with visa-free access to 177 countries, followed by Singapore with visa-free access to 176 countries. On the third spot with 175 visa-free countries are Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (UK). Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain landed on the fourth ...
How much a Philippine-made brand new Jeepney costs as of 2021?

How much a Philippine-made brand new Jeepney costs as of 2021?

Travel & Tourism
We are always updated on the prices of new vehicle models but many, if not most of us are not aware of the price of the most important vehicle here in the Philippines – the jeepney. With the government’s plan to modernize public transportation, especially the jeepney, we will examine how much is the real cost of the newly-assembled jeepney compared to the government-endorsed e-jeepneys of P1.2 to P1.6 million. As an auto-repair shop owner that caters to dozens of jeepneys every day in the Lipa-Calamba route, I am dealing with all types of jeepneys every day. Jeepneys are fully assembled and manufactured inside the Philippines. See Also: Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines Before there were Sarao Motors and other popular brands like Lawin, Armak, Malagueña, Celestial, La...
Ten Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines

Ten Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines

Business & Finance, Travel & Tourism
With more than 12,000 bus units serving in different locations around the Philippines, the Yanson Group of  Bus Companies is the biggest land transportation company in the country and the biggest bus company in Asia. But despite its large size, Yanson Group is not known to many people, especially those who are not from the Island of Negros and Panay. The company owns popular bus companies like Ceres, Vallacar, Goldstar, Bachelor Express, Rural Transit of Mindanao, and several other bus companies in Visayas and Mindanao. Subsidiary or not, let’s take a look at the top ten biggest bus companies in the Philippines in terms of fleet size. ( Note: Figures are the closest estimates based on available data online, and some personal knowledge of the writer) 1. Bachelor Express Bachelor...