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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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Despite raps, Piston set another jeepney strike

Even with its leader already facing a complaint, the militant transport group Piston is gearing up for another nationwide strike on Oct. 16 and 17 to protest the government plan to replace aging jeepneys with environment-friendly models. The planned “transport holiday” will be Piston’s third this year and is set two weeks after another group […]

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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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Nov 15, 2017

Isuzu, in its commitment to provide the cleanest possible diesel powertrains in the country, has released their latest diesel