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Gov’t starts crackdown on dilapidated PUVs

Over 250 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) are expected to report to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after they were flagged down on Monday by the Interagency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) as part of the government’s implementation of its PUV modernization program. On the first day of the Department of Transportation’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal […]

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Isuzu rolls out modern jeep prototype

Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) would be doing a pilot run of its modern jeeps early next year to assess the profitability of the venture, a top official said. Joseph Bautista, IPC division head of sales, said the company has already decided to join the government’s eco-public utility vehicle (eco-PUV) program or the replacement of decrepit […]

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Tugade vague on jeepney modernization plan parameters

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade flip-flopped on Monday on the issue of whether or not old public utility vehicles (PUVs) should be allowed on the road even after they pass safety inspections. Under the modernization program, Tugade explained that all PUVs that are 15 years old and above would be phased out under the modernization scheme. “Ang MVIS (Motor Vehicle Inspection System), sinasabi natin basta 15 years and […]

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Allow old but roadworthy jeepneys on the road -Poe, Sotto

Two senators are urging the government on Monday to allow old jeepneys on the road as long as they pass the roadworthiness tests. “Sabi nga let’s compromise a little bit. Kung road worthy naman siya, ibig sabihin ligtas. Pangalawa, emissions safety na nakapasa, baka pwedeng payagan,” Senator Grace Poe told reporters. Poe chairs the Senate […]

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DoTr may ‘bend a little’ on jeepney modernization program

Sen. Grace Poe on Monday said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) could find a compromise with groups opposed to the jeepney modernization program by allowing old models that pass road-worthiness tests to continue plying their routes. After listening to the concerns of transport operators and drivers on the looming phaseout of jeepneys and the DOTr’s […]

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What’s in store for jeepney: the next generation

For almost three years, Renato Marquises worked day and night to earn the over P26,000 he needed to pay monthly for the jeepney he dreamt of owning. That dream became a reality in 2004. And since then, Marquises has been driving in the cities of Makati and Taguig without worrying by the end of the […]

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Year-round student fare cut OK’d

Starting on Saturday, students riding in public utility vehicles (PUVs) will be entitled to a year-round 20-percent fare discount despite a transport group’s concern that the privilege may be exploited by unscrupulous individuals. Earlier this month, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) passed an amendment to Memorandum Circular No. 2005-014, which granted the […]

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LTFRB: Duterte’s deadline for jeepney phaseout an expression of urgency

The January 1 deadline President Rodrigo Duterte gave for the phase out of old jeepney units was simply an “expression of urgency,” Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin Delgra said on Thursday. “I’d like to put this in context insofar as the way I understand the President, he has spoken firmly, or […]

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Duterte threatens transport groups defying PUJ modernization with arrest

MARAWI CITY – President Duterte on Tuesday said that all public utility jeepneys (PUJ) will be phased out next year and those who will defy this will be arrested and their units impounded. Speaking before troops here, Duterte said the current types of PUJ “are poisoning the people,” especially the poor, and he even went […]

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Transport groups to stage 2-day strike to protest vs jeepney ‘phase-out scheme’

Transport groups will demand on Monday the junking of President Rodrigo Duterte administration’s transport modernization program, which they slammed as a jeepney “phase-out scheme” and an abandonment of its duty to provide an “efficient and affordable mass transport system.” Various groups, led by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston), are geared to […]

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Jan 17, 2018

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated cars for 2018 is Honda’s all-new CR-V.