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It was once an ambitious transportation plan that the government aspired to have. Now, their goal to modernize the traditional jeepney has finally materialized–and some of them already within our reach. And when we say within our reach, we literally mean within our reach–like touching their displays at the Transport …

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Petron

Strongly supporting government efforts to help the public utility jeepney (PUJ) sector, industry leader Petron Corporation is now accepting the Pantawid Pasada Card distributed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Energy (DOE) in 740 of its service stations nationwide. These stations are visibly marked with a Pantawid …

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Jeepney

The government launched on Wednesday its fuel subsidy program for public utility jeepney (PUJ) operators and drivers to mitigate the impact of recent oil price hikes and higher excise taxes due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. The Department of Transportation, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory …

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It’s clear as day: the government is hell bent on implementing the modern jeepney in the Philippines. They’ve already started taking out jeepneys that are 15 (or more) years older starting this month, which will continually be implemented in phases. Department of Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos said that old jeepneys …

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Jeepney

Beginning January 2018, the Philippine government will start overhauling the country’s public transport networks under its much ballyhooed ‘public utility vehicle modernization program.’ With the full support of President Rodrigo Duterte, the program promises to update the local public transport system with safer and more environmentally friendly public utility vehicles …

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Modern Jeepneys

The first Philippine Auto Parts Expo was held last week on October 12 and 13 at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City, and although the event was held primarily to showcase the local auto parts manufacturing industry, what drew the most attention during the two-day event were the …

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Jeepney

Are you ready to say goodbye to the old jeepney? Perhaps it won’t be for many drivers and operators today. But still, the Modernization Program is already set in motion. In fact, there’s already the unveiling of the new PUV prototypes this October 12, with as many as 14 modern …

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Jeepney

As the Department of Transportation (DOTr) reaffirms its commitment to modernize the country’s public utility vehicle transportation system with its new Omnibus Franchising Guidelines, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara wants the Senate to look into the program after transport groups called for its deferment. “While the PUV modernization program is integral …

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Road trip

If there’s one thing that the lasting power of songs like “Tara na, Byahe Tayo” can prove, it’s that Filipinos love to mix music with travel. And you can bet that we have plenty of OPM songs detailing the different aspects of life behind the wheel, on the open road, and …

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