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Drivers in protest: Costly modernization to drive us to unemployment

Jeepney drivers and operators have vowed to continue their fight against the impending jeepney modernization plan even as Malacañang stood firm on implementing the upgrade of what had long been touted as the country’s “King of the Road”. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

A reader’s suggestion about modernizing the jeepney

Let’s hear once again from one of our readers as he explains his views on the government’s jeepney modernization program......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

We can’t have a new jeepney with an old mindset

TOYOTA CITY, Japan. Majority of us support the modernization of the jeepney – the Philippines’ major mass transportation system that has its humble origin from the time the US army left behind thousands of excess military jeeps at the end of World War II. No question about it – we need to remodel the 75-year [...] The post We can’t have a new jeepney with an old mindset appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2017

GOVT PUSHES FOR JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION

The post GOVT PUSHES FOR JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2017

European Union grants, Trillanes meets Rubio, Brexit | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: After months of talks, PH rejects all grants from EU . LTFRB has no timeline yet for PUV modernization program . Trillanes meets with US Senator Rubio on Duterte drug war, PH-US ties. May to urge EU leaders to speed up Brexit talks . Russia may have used Messenger to influence U.S. elections – Facebook.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

LTFRB: Duterte& apos;s deadline for jeepney phaseout an expression of urgency - Inquirer.net

LTFRB: Duterte's deadline for jeepney phaseout an expression of urgency - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

After transport strike, House panel tackles PUV modernization

MANILA, Philippines – Following a two-day jeepney strike that also led to the suspension of classes and work nationwide early this week, the House committee on transportation on Thursday, October 19, will hold a hearing to discuss the strike and the government’s proposed modernization program for public ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Gov’t ‘open to healthy discussion’ with transport groups, but…

Malacaang said the government was open to a "healthy discussion" with transport groups but added that the Duterte administration won't compromise if the public welfare was at stake.   Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the statement a day after President Rodrigo Duterte gave an ultimatum to jeepney operators and drivers to modernize their jeepneys.   "The President's fervid support of modernization goes back to the attempts of previous administrations to whose attempts to do the same buthad been thwarted due to similar ideologically based transport strikes and protests," Abella said.   With the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (...Keep on reading: Gov’t ‘open to healthy discussion’ with transport groups, but….....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

No apologies from Palace over President’s threat to jeepney drivers 

THERE were no apologies from Malacanang after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened jeepney drivers who would refuse to comply with the government order to modernize their vehicles by buying the units worth P1.6 million each. “The President’s fervid support of modernization goes back to the attempts by previous administrations but had been thwarted due to similar [...] The post No apologies from Palace over President’s threat to jeepney drivers  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

LTFRB: Those who forced drivers to join 2-day strike will face charges

Jeepney drivers and operators who forced others to take part in the two-day nationwide transport strike will face charges for causing disturbance, according to Aileen Lizada, board member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). On Tuesday, Lizada said the LTFRB would cancel the franchise of those who could be proven to have coerced drivers and operators to join the strike -- incluing George San Mateo, national president of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston). "We will cancel franchises," Lizada told reporters at Piston's protest center in Cubao, Quezon City. "Sa part ni George San Mateo, since hindi naman siya ope...Keep on reading: LTFRB: Those who forced drivers to join 2-day strike will face charges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Duterte to jeepney drivers, operators: Modernize by year-end or get out

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte warned jeepney operators and drivers he would drag away their jeepneys if they fail to comply with the government's public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program by the end of the year. "January 1, if you don't modernize, get out," said Duterte on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Drivers in protest: Costly modernization to drive us to unemployment

  Jeepney drivers and operators have vowed to continue their fight against the impending jeepney modernization plan even as Malacaang stood firm on implementing the upgrade of what had long been touted as the country's "King of the Road".   Ruel Obligar, 42, said joining the two-day transport strike is nothing compared to forever losing his livelihood that feeds his family of five.   "Dito po ako kumukuha ng ikabubuhay sa pamilya ko kaya hindi po ako payag na ma-phase out ang jeep," Obligar told INQUIRER.net in an interview on Tuesday.   (This is my livelihood so I am against the proposed phase out plan.)   "Ito dalawang araw lang, ...Keep on reading: Drivers in protest: Costly modernization to drive us to unemployment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Malacañang suspends classes anew; transport group not against modernization plan but …

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) — Malacañang suspended anew classes in all levels and government work nationwide on Tuesday, October 17, second day of the nationwide strike of the jeepney drivers and operators against the planned phase-out of the public utility vehicles (PUVs). “May transport strike, ulan, bagyo at walang masakyan. Baka magkasakit mga […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Palace: Jeepney modernization long overdue

MANILA, Philippines — The government will continue the jeepney modernization program despite the strong opposition of groups behind yesterday’s transport str Source link link: Palace: Jeepney modernization long overdue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Palace: Jeepney modernization long overdue

MANILA, Philippines — The government will continue the jeepney modernization program despite the strong opposition of groups behind yesterday’s transport str.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Cebu, Davao not joining October 17 transport strike

MANILA, Philippines –The second day of the nationwide transport strike against the government’s planned jeepney modernization program on Tuesday, October 17, will be scaled down, as fewer participants are expected in areas outside Metro Manila. Drivers in the two major metropolitan areas in the Visayas and Mindanao – Cebu and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Estrada: Transport strike barely felt in Manila – GMA News

GMA News Estrada: Transport strike barely felt in ManilaGMA NewsManila Mayor Joseph Estrada said the first of the two-day transport strike in protest of the government’s jeepney modernization program failed to paralyze public transportation in the capital city. “It appears only a few protesters held rallies here … Source link link: Estrada: Transport strike barely felt in Manila – GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Estrada: Transport strike barely felt in Manila

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said the first of the two-day transport strike in protest of the government’s jeepney modernization program failed to paralyze public transportation in the capital city. Source link link: Estrada: Transport strike barely felt in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Tugade supports sabotage raps vs ‘selfish, small-minded’ Piston

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade expressed support on Monday on the filing of an economic sabotage case against the "selfish" and "small-minded" jeepney group Piston that mounted a two-day strike starting today. In a text message shared to reporters by Cesar Chavez, the transport undersecretary for rails, Tugade agreed to the Philippine Stock Exchange's (PSE) suggestion of suing Piston, especially that the local bourse was forced to shut down today because of the group's strike against the jeepney modernization program. "They [are] selfish and small-minded. We want the Filipino public to be safe and have better transport system. Change is hard but must be done," Tugade to...Keep on reading: Tugade supports sabotage raps vs ‘selfish, small-minded’ Piston.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Poe: Nationwide transport strike ‘wake up call’ to DoTr

The transport strike that had forced Malacaang to suspend government work nationwide should serve as a "wake-up call" to the Department of Transportation, Senator Grace Poe said on Monday.   "The two-day nationwide transport strike on October 16 and 17 should serve as a wake-up call to the Department of Transportation to listen to the jeepney drivers and operators, who have been airing their woes about the program," Poe said in a statement.   While she supports the modernization of transport system, including jeepney fleets, Poe said this should not result in the displacement of jeepney drivers, most of whom belong to the poor sector.   "We stand firm...Keep on reading: Poe: Nationwide transport strike ‘wake up call’ to DoTr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017