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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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Net Group first to launch e-trike service

Net Group, will be offering for free a limited e-trike shuttle service, a pilot program in support of the fight against traffic pollution. Ramon Fernando Rufino, co-president of the Net Group, told reporters the program would be using seven e-trikes for the daily service to and from Net Lima or Net Park and Market! Market! […]

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Diesel in Davao to soon cost just P16 per liter

DAVAO CITY — A plant that could produce biofuel that would cost no more than P16 per liter has been opened here on Friday, raising hopes, too, for a stop to the dumping of used cooking oil into the city’s rivers and canals. The plant, an initiative of the city government, Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

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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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Did You Know: Only 57% of buses passed MMDA smoke-belching test

According to the First Quarter Report of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, 1,882 passenger buses were inspected and tested during the smoke-belching operations of the agency. Of the figure, 1,068 buses passed while 814 others — that, 57 percent passed while 43 percent failed. During the same period last year, 921 vehicles were tested and […]

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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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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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Elon Musk to leave Trump council if US withdraws from Paris Agreement

Elon Musk, multi-CEO, space exploration visionary and part of Trump’s economic and manufacturing advisory council, stated on a tweet that he has “no choice” but to leave his position should the United States President decide to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The tweet was posted in response to a question asked by one of his […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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