Truck body makers to join jeepney modernization, Eco-PUV programs

THE Automotive Body Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (ABMAP) said it will participate in both the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Eco-PUV Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). ABMAP, an organization of truck body builders, said that it will manufacture products conforming to and avail […] The post Truck body makers to join jeepney modernization, Eco-PUV programs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Piston president arrested, handcuffed while posting bail

“The police wanted to make a statement and terrorize the people especially those critical of government programs such as the bogus jeepney modernization.” The post Piston president arrested, handcuffed while posting bail appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Grace Poe on transport strike

March 20, 2018. The Department of Transportation must get on its feet and find a sustainable solution to the concerns raised over the jeepney modernization program. The complaints raised by small drivers and operators about the modernization program are valid concerns that should not be swept under the… Source link link: Grace Poe on transport strike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Transport group holds 4th strike vs jeepney modernization

TRANSPORT GROUP PISTON (Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide) conducted another protest action yesterday, its fourth against the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of the government. The group led a strike in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, forcing some local government units to call for a suspension of classes. By 2 p.m., […] The post Transport group holds 4th strike vs jeepney modernization appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Motorcycle rider dies in road accident in Quezon

  LUCENA CITY -- A helmet-less motorcycle rider died in a road accident in San Antonio town in Quezon province Sunday night, police reported Monday. The victim, Ryan Latiza Diola, 31, was traveling along the national road when he accidentally hit a ten-wheeler truck running from the opposite direction in Barangay (village) Loob around 11:15 p.m., a report from Quezon police office said. The victim sustained serious injuries on his head and different parts of the body. He died while being taken to Malaluan Hospital in nearby Rosario town in Batangas province. The truck driver, Dante Blando, was under the custody of the San Antonio police station. /je...Keep on reading: Motorcycle rider dies in road accident in Quezon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

'WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Monday, March 19

Class suspensions for Monday, March 19, were declared in several schools in and around Metro Manila due to a nationwide transport strike against the government's jeepney-modernization program. As of 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, classes were declared suspended in the following places: Quezon City: all levels, public and private schools San Pablo City, Laguna: all levels, public and private schools De La Salle University: all levels, including office work, in campuses in Manila, Makati, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, and Laguna St. Paul University - Manila: all classes Far Eastern University - all classes, including office work, in campuses in Manila and Makati READ:March...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Monday, March 19.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Truck body builder assembles vans for PH logistics industry

Filipino-owned truck body builder Centro Manufacturing Corp. has introduced its locally assembled van intended for the growing domestic logistics sector. #BeFullyInformed Truck body builder assembles vans for PH logistics industry Filipino-owned truck body builder Centro Manufacturing Corp. has introduced its locally assembled van intended for the growing domestic logistics sector. Source link: Truck body builder assembles vans for PH logistics industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Soldier injured in roadside bomb explosion

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Suspected communist rebels set off a roadside bomb in President Roxas, North Cotabato, injuring a soldier driving an Army truck, the police said Sunday. Supt. Bernard Tayong, the North Cotabato police spokesperson, said a convoy of military vehicles of 19th Infantry Battalion was heading to Kidapawan City from Arakan town, also in North Cotabato, when the roadside bomb went off at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Purok 8 in Barangay Poblacion, President Roxas town. Cpl. Roel Padolina, who was was driving one of the KM-150 trucks loaded with soldiers, was hit by shrapnel, Tayong said. He said Padolina, who sustained injuries on his arms and body, was rushed to the North Co...Keep on reading: Soldier injured in roadside bomb explosion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Syria: A father says last goodbye to child

    BEIRUT --- A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again.   It's a grief shared by all too many parents trapped with their children under a brutal, government siege of the eastern Ghouta region outside the Syrian capital of Damascus. The government, backed by Russia, is determined to bring the once rebellious region back under its authority.   In one poignant video shared by residents inside, a father who isn't identified picks up the shrouded body of a child from the back of a truck and holds him close to his chest. Someone off camera tells others nearby to let the man say goodbye to his son. The man ro...Keep on reading: Syria: A father says last goodbye to child.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Piston pushes for ‘socially-just’ jeepney modernization scheme

Protesting members of the Pagkakaisa ng Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) pressed the government on Monday to scrap its existing plan to modernize the country's so-called King of the Road.   Piston leader George San Mateo insisted that the Duterte administration should discard its present jeepney modernization program to make it "socially-just" for drivers, operators, and the public.   "Ang gusto naming mangyare ay i-junk noong pamahalaan yung kasalukuyang programa at magbuo ulit ng bagong programa," Mateo asserted. "At kapag bumuo ulit ng bagong programa dapat ay tunay, genuine modernization, sustainable, mass-oriented, at higit sa lahat, socia...Keep on reading: Piston pushes for ‘socially-just’ jeepney modernization scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Former barangay chief killed in Lapu-Lapu City ambush

CEBU CITY --- Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed in an ambush former Agus Barangay Chairman Remegio "Bo" Oyao shortly before 7 p.m. on Sunday on Agus Road in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Oyao, who had several gunshot wounds in the body, was rushed to the Mactan Doctors Hospital, but doctors there declared him dead on arrival, said Chief Insp. Juan Capacio, Police Station 4 chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office. Capacio said Oyao, who was with a companion, was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck on Agus Road. He got stuck in traffic on reaching the area in front of 4J & A Barbeque Station. While Oyao was waiting for the traffic to move, two men on a motorcycle, who were wearing fac...Keep on reading: Former barangay chief killed in Lapu-Lapu City ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Big transport rally for genuine jeepney modernization set on Feb 19

“Whatever twaddle they claim, the current jeepney operators will not be able to survive the fleet management and consolidation ordered in the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines.” The post Big transport rally for genuine jeepney modernization set on Feb 19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Drivers, students hold anti-jeepney phaseout protest in UP

MANILA, Philippines — Several students and jeepney drivers on Thursday staged a protest against the jeepney modernization program inside the University of th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Jealous shooter kills 4 at car wash — police

A shooter driven by jealousy opened fire and killed four people at a car wash early Sunday morning in Pennsylvania, while a woman hiding in the back of a pickup truck suffered minor injuries, according to state police and family of the victims. Police said Timothy Smith, 28, was on life support and not expected to survive after suffering a gunshot wound to his head during the attack at Ed's Car Wash around 3 a.m. in Saltlick Township, a rural town about 89 kilometers southeast of Pittsburgh. Police said it was possible that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a .308-caliber rifle and a handgun and wearing a body armor carrier without the bal...Keep on reading: Jealous shooter kills 4 at car wash — police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Senator seeks update on jeepney modernization program

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATOR Grace L. Poe in a statement on Tuesday called on the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to submit a report on the latest developments of the jeepney modernization program. “We want to know what has happened to the modernization program. Has the DoTr come up with clear guidelines on how to […] The post Senator seeks update on jeepney modernization program appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Poe to DOTr: What& apos;s happening to jeepney modernization plan? -

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Warriors keep evolving in rivalry with Cavs

By Steve Aschburner, CLEVELAND -- You might expect, given the familiarity from what’s gone on for four years now, that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have worked up some serious mutual contempt. They both covet what the other wants -- in fact, the Warriors or the Cavs could make a persuasive case that, if not for the other guys, one already would have notched a three-peat and be chasing Bill Russell’s Celtics in pursuit of a fourth consecutive championship. They both have poured buckets of blood, sweat, tears, money, Gatorade and offseason counter moves into their nouveau NBA rivalry. And they both, well, as Golden State coach Steve Kerr phrased it to the San Jose Mercury News Sunday (Monday, PHL time), “We just want to kick each other’s ass.” And yet the Warriors and the Cavaliers -- who play again Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) at Quicken Loans Arena in the NBA’s prime-time MLK showdown -- have more in common with each other than they do with any of the league’s other 28 teams. Playing 100 games or so every year. Locking in mentally and surviving physically longer than anyone else. Showing up each night targeted as a measuring stick, even a season maker, by the opponents. While trying like heck to keep things fresh. Renew. Find and tap into a new source of energy, because old ones wane over time. “It’s the biggest challenge of this whole season,” Kerr told late last week, with the Warriors starting a back-to-back in Milwaukee and Toronto on their way back to The Land. Even if it were possible -- and it realistically is not, given free agency, injuries, trades, the salary cap, luxury taxes, hirings and firings each NBA offseason -- playing a pat hand from one championship-level season to the next isn’t desirable. Voices, locker rooms, relationships get stale. Rivals adjust and escalate in the arms race. Some players ebb in the pecking order, others flow. It’s important to inject new faces, add skills and even find fresh themes to fend off monotony, even boredom, through the 82-game slogs. The Warriors, in winning 20 of 23 games over the past seven weeks, largely have managed to do that. The Cavaliers, at 26-15 after 2-7 stretch that started at Golden State on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time)? Not so much. Golden State shifts gears after each season It’s easy to think of Golden State’s success since Kerr’s hiring before the 2014-15 season as one uninterrupted run of excellence. Three-pointers, “death lineups,” and the rest. But the differences from one year to the next have been fairly pronounced. “In Year 1, we were trying to prove ourselves to the world,” Kerr said. “Then we win the championship -- it was all so fresh. There were no letdowns at all that year. It was the most exciting, it was the most energized, it was the most refreshing. It was brand new to all of us. It felt like we were riding this wave all year -- we were all giddy, like, ‘Oh my God, we’re really good!’ We didn’t know we could be like that. And for me, it was my first year coaching.” Steph Curry won his first MVP award. He and Klay Thompson generated considerable conversation about the best shooting backcourts in league history. Draymond Green forever changed the old NBA notion of “’tweeners.” The Warriors finished 67-15, ranked second in the league in offense (111.6) and first in defense (101.4) and beat Cleveland in the Finals in six games. “It was maybe like the first stages when you fall in love,” Kerr said. “You’re just on Cloud 9 and she can’t do anything wrong. There’s infatuation and then you truly fall in love, and it’s amazing. “The second year, we sort of rode that wave of euphoria of being the best team in the league and having won the title. The next thing you know, we’re 24-0 and we’ve got a chance to set an all-time record. That 73-win mark carried us all year. We were going to prove that, not only were we the champs but we were one of the best teams ever.” The Warriors were -- by regular season standards. Curry won his second MVP award. Kerr missed the first 43 games due to health issues but assistant coach Luke Walton steered them to a 39-4 mark. They bought into the chase for 73 victories fairly late, but instead of a 16-5 playoff run like the previous spring’s, the Warriors went 15-9 -- coming up one victory short when the Cavaliers became the first team to claw back from a 3-1 deficit. That led directly to Golden State’s next new wrinkle, a reconfiguration that came close to buckling the league’s knees. “We got KD,” Kerr said. “Now we’re changing our team, right? Last year was about incorporating KD, welcoming this incredible player into our organization and our roster. Figuring how to do it, how we were going to adjust. I felt like there were times last year that were tiring, where our guys were done a little bit. But it was ‘new’ again.” Even the challenges were fresh, like counting Curry’s or Klay Thompson’s touches relative to Durant’s or closing ranks around Golden State’s thin man as his reputation took blows for the first time in his NBA career. Not interested in shooting for 74 victories, the Warriors simply took care of business and stayed coiled for the postseason. Then it was a 16-1 dash to title No. 2, Durant snagging the Finals MVP trophy after the five-game dispatching of the Cavs. All of which just set the Warriors’ bar higher, requiring them to search for something new, somebody borrowed, presumably nothing blue. “This year it’s just survive and advance,” Kerr said. “It’s ‘let’s get to April, May, June in one piece.’ There’s a reason we’ve lost six home games already. We don’t have the driving force that we had the last few years. We’re dealing with what any team in NBA history that’s tried to do this has dealt with. The Lakers (1982-85), the Celtics (1984-87, 1957-66)... It’s just really hard and you need that driving force.” Said Warriors vet Andre Iguodala: “Your body is mindful of it, because it hurts.” A couple of young guys -- Patrick McCaw, Kevon Looney -- have taken on bigger roles. Nick Young brings some sort of buzz into any locker room that will have him. Still, as veteran guard Shaun Livingston said: “We’re not chasing any records. We’re not adding another All Star. We’re just trying to make it through the marathon.” Cavs' challenges mount during 2017-18 The Cavaliers are just trying to make it through the marathon, too. But if they could, they might do it like Rosie Ruiz, the 1980 women’s “winner” of the Boston Marathon who perpetrated a hoax by hopping the subway and running only the final mile of Beantown’s famous race. The 2017-18 has been anything but fun for Cleveland so far. It began with the departure of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, a not-so-funhouse mirror image of Durant’s arrival a year earlier in the Bay Area. Irving, for reasons still not quite explained, made it known in the offseason that he wanted out. He wanted to be the man on his own team. Or he didn’t want to be left in the lurch if (when?) LeBron James took his talents elsewhere again. Or both. Or neither. Regardless, once the Cavaliers made his request come true by dealing him to Boston for All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas and Brooklyn’s coveted first-round pick this June, their task got tougher and their season longer. Losing one of the league’s best ball handlers and shot makers doesn’t qualify as “renewal” any more than what went on in Oklahoma City when Durant packed up. There’s been more. Shooting guard J.R. Smith seemingly got old overnight. Jae Crowder, who came from the Celtics in the Irving deal, hasn’t meshed with the Cavs’ style. Kevin Love has been moved to center but hasn’t done anything to satisfy the Cavs’ need for rim protection. Thomas only returned to action from a hip injury as the calendar turned to 2018 and has played only four games in these two weeks. Even with so many new faces -- seven of the top 12 in coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation weren’t here 12 months ago -- it’s a group heavy on veterans, players a little too established or mature to naturally instill raw energy. James said recently that none of this is new, it’s another case of the Cavs biding their time for the “second” season that means everything. But Lue also introduced the topic of “agendas,” suggesting that some of his guys were looking out for their own responsibilities and performances -- particularly on defense -- rather than the group’s. At best, this is another dose of the midseason blahs, the Cavs in their doldrums in need of an All-Star break. At worst, though, they might be honing some bad habits that won’t be so easy to break in May or June. Especially if East rivals such as Toronto, Boston or Washington are emboldened after witnessing or administering some of the Cavs’ more embarrassing beat downs this season. Will any of this matter come spring? It will if the switch each team is minding stubbornly decides not to flip. “That’s the key. You’ve got to find that balance,” Kerr said. “Are you flipping the switch or are you navigating? The idea is, don’t let bad habits slip in. Right now, this moment, we’re into some bad habits. Our defensive efforts  the last five, six games [before the weekend] were awful. We got away with it because Steph was going nuts.” The Cavaliers repeatedly have not gotten away with bad defensive habits, even on nights when James has been dominant. “It’s tough,” Livingston said. “They’re a team that’s built for the playoffs. But our core guys still are in there prime. Their core guys are still good. But we’re talking about ‘prime.’” Most still would pick both Golden State and Cleveland to advance all the way to a “Finals Four” (after last year’s “Rubber Match” series). But one of these years, most will be wrong -- about one or both. That alone might be motivation enough. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Hard work, family, and tocino the key ingredients to Fil-Am cyclist’s success

Coryn Rivera, said to be the only cyclist with Filipino roots to be taking part in the European circuit, is back at where it all began for her. “It’s good to be back,” she said with a small smile during her welcome lunch on Monday at the Shang at the Fort in Taguig. The name Rivera resonated with Filipinos when she won the Prudential RideLondon Classique a year ago. Then, her origins were unknown until ABS-CBN’s Gretchen Ho, who was part of the country’s delegation in London, inquired about them. While now an American citizen, the 25-year-old’s parents are full-blooded Filipinos who remain proud of their roots. Their eldest of two children only shares the same sentiment. “It’s cool to be a person with an ethnic background. I think I’m the only one with Filipino blood to be there (European circuit),” Coryn said. Rivera is now part of professional cycling team Sunweb which is very much active in the European circuit. In all of her races, a big part of her preparation remains Filipino to the core. “I still love tocino and tapa for breakfast with banana ketchup. I’m still very much into Filipino culture even though I was born in the (US),” she said. Of course, it has been parents Wally and Lina who have made sure that such is the case. “Breakfast is very important so I would make sure she always had her rice and tocino,” the latter shared. With that simple yet loving act, the elder Riveras have made it clear that they are fully behind their big-time source of pride who only stands at 5-foot-3. And clearly, that has made all the difference in the world. “We always support Coryn. I think that’s why she succeeds – because we support her 110 percent,” Lina said. That all-out support has impacted Coryn in more ways than one. “She saw us work hard to get to where we are. We also don’t spoil our kids – we make them work hard to get to where they are,” her mother said. She then continued, “We do everything on our own and she’s just the same way.” Indeed, it has been the example set by her hardworking parents that Rivera follows to this day wherever she is – be that in the Tour of Flanders in Belgium or in the hills of Tagaytay. “My parents are role models. They are hardworking and that’s what I want to be,” she said. And so, the American citizen cyclist remains Filipino at heart – even though she is yet to string together a Tagalog sentence. Asked about the native language of her parents, she answered, “I understand it really well, but as far as speaking it, I’m still practicing.” Good thing then that she will have some time to practice as Rivera will participate in the upcoming PRUride PH 2018 from January 11 to 14 in Subic, Zambales. Backed by British life insurer Pru Like UK, PRUride PH 2018 is expected to be one of the biggest cycling events in the country as it will be spread over two areas and span two weekends. In Subic, veteran pedal-pushers such as George Oconer and Marella Salamat will join Rivera in taking part in the 160 km PRUride Professional Road Race. The event continues a week later in McKinley West in Taguig where next iterations of the Criterium races first held a year ago will ensue. PRUride PH 2018 has been sanctioned by PhilCycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Mocha Uson’s Dance Group Is Looking For New Members

Dance group Mocha Girls, which was led by Mocha Usonbefore becoming a government official, is looking for new members. Just like any call for talent applications, they want women of a certain age and body type who is a professional dancer, passionate, and has great personality. However, the other qualifications are...interesting to say the least. In a Facebook post, they also indicated that new members should have no relationships, no vices (with emphasis on drugs because Asec. Uson wouldn't want that, of course), and women who are insecure and love gossip aren't allowed. Oh, and applicants should apparently ask their "true friends" if they're pretty enough to join the group. ...Keep on reading: Mocha Uson’s Dance Group Is Looking For New Members.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Iloilo transport groups form coop to buy modern jeepneys

TRANSPORT groups in the city and province of Iloilo formed a cooperative in preparation for the implementation of the jeepney modernization program in 2018. The Western Visayas Transport Cooperative, which was established September 2017, is comprised of the Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (ICLAJODA) and the Confederation of Iloilo Provincial […] The post Iloilo transport groups form coop to buy modern jeepneys appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

DOTr eyes inclusion of buses, trucks in modernization plan

Aside from old jeepneys, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is planning to include trucks and buses in the government's public utility vehicles (PUVs) modernization program, which the government aims to implement this year.   Thomas Orbos, DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure, said that the department has conducted a dialogue between truck owners and bus operators in relation to the impending phase out of old PUVs.   In a report of Radyo Inquirer 990 AM on Wednesday, Orbos said that the "road worthiness" of the affected vehicles would also be considered apart from its age.   The DOTr official, however, assured that ...Keep on reading: DOTr eyes inclusion of buses, trucks in modernization plan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018