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Piston mounts 4th transport strike

Militant transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) will mount its fourth strike today against the jeepney modernization program with its leader saying the protests will go on until the government draws up a more “socially just” plan for upgrading the “King of the Road.” Today’s mass action, just like the […]

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DID YOU KNOW: 10,163 jeepneys involved in Metro Manila crashes in 2017

According to the latest Road Crash Statistics Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System, there were 10,163 public utility jeepneys involved in road crashes in 2017. Of the total, nine drivers were killed while 682 others were injured. There were 11 passengers who died while 1,152 others were […]

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Buses to take place of jeeps hit by ‘Tanggal Bulok’ drive

The government is deploying buses to help out passengers affected by the crackdown on dilapidated and smoke-belching passenger jeepneys and the ever worsening operations of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3). Starting January 30, at least 20 city buses will start plying jeepney routes in areas most affected by the government’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal […]

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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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Apr 25, 2018

The Inquirer design staff aren’t all that enthused about me right now. I can normally give them nice pretty

Apr 25, 2018

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