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8 hurt as jeepney slams into tree in Pasig City

Eight people were hurt on Sunday morning when a passenger jeepney approaching Green Meadows in Barangay Ugong, Pasig City, crashed into a tree on Sunday morning. SPO1 Erwin Lombredas, case investigator of the Pasig City Police’s Vehicle Traffic Investigation Unit, said the Isuzu jeepney with plate number DVC 479 was headed east on Lanuza Street […]

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5 dead, 11 hurt in Kawit road mishap

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna—Five persons were confirmed dead while eleven others, including the driver, were injured after a passenger jeep hit an electric post in Kawit town in Cavite province early Wednesday. Chief Inspector Jeffrey Punzalan, Kawit police chief, said the incident happened along Centennial Road in Kawit past 6 a.m. “It was a ‘self […]

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Aboitiz takes jeepney in a new direction

A newly formed startup is betting big that more Filipinos will shift to electric vehicles in the coming decade. And it is starting with the humble jeepney. So goes the underlying mission of QEV Philippines Electromobility Solutions and Consulting Group Inc., a young company backed by next-generation sustainable technology and deep pockets. QEV Philippines, a […]

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IC eyeing cheaper insurance for jeepney operators

The Insurance Commission is looking into the proposal to bring down insurance premiums collected from jeepney operators as part of the jeepney modernization program, Commissioner Dennis B. Funa said on Tuesday. In a statement, Funa said the transport group Kilusan sa Pagbabago ng Industriya ng Transportasyon (Kapit) was seeking a reduction in the upfront and […]

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Saving the humble jeepney by going electric

Cebu’s Aboitiz Group, best known these days for its power interests, has had a keen interest in expanding in transport infrastructure. Unfortunately, the plan has been hampered by current government policies, which have made this initiative somewhat more restrictive than in the past. Good thing there’s the humble jeepney. An Aboitiz-led venture plans to unveil […]

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Gov’t to subsidize P2.2-B jeepney upgrade of drivers, operators

To better aid drivers and operators as they transition from their old jeepney units to environment-friendly vehicles, the government will hand out to them over P2.2 billion in subsidy in the next three years of the rollout of the public utility vehicle modernization program. READ: LTFRB: Jeepney modernization program on track Aileen Lizada, board member […]

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Eco-friendly vehicle to replace jeepneys

The Board of Investments (BOI) is targeting to have ready before the end of the year the concept vehicle for the CARS-like manufacturing program for eco-friendly public utility vehicles (PUVs), playing a key role in supplying new transport units under the government’s PUV modernization scheme, a top official said. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. […]

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Traffic as usual after Piston rally vs jeepney phaseout in Cebu City

CEBU CITY — At least 60 members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) here held a rally on Monday morning to protest against the plan to phase out jeepney units that were at least 15 years old. The demonstration outside the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas […]

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Piston: Jeepney strike vs phaseout cripples Western Visayas routes

ILOILO CITY — Public transport was crippled in most of Western Visayas on Monday at the start of a two-day strike against the planned phaseout of public utility vehicles (PUVs) at least 15 years old. Edgar Salarda, spokesperson of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) on Panay Island, said about 97 […]

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‘Dinosaur’ Philippine jeepneys face uncertain future

Peter Dallos shouts above the rumble of his smoke-belching engine urging passengers to clamber quickly on to his dilapidated red jeepney. Such scenes may soon disappear from Manila’s gridlocked streets as authorities move to phase out the Philippines’ iconic World War II-era minibuses, citing pollution and safety concerns. Dubbed ‘jeepneys’ and once hailed as the ‘King […]

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Sep 20, 2017

One of 2017’s biggest automotive surprises is the Mahinda Xylo E8. Bear with me and please don’t think this

Sep 13, 2017

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