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In support of the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), a fleet of 33 modern jeepney units were rolled out by Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) to two transport groups in Taguig. Some 13 air-conditioned jeepneys were turned over to the Pateros-Fort Bonifacio Transport Service and Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TSMC) while …

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It seems the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising Board (LTFRB) are actually in sync to implement the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). “We shall continue with the PUV Modernization Program. For the sake of this country, let us have political will. No delays, no postponement, let us …

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SETSCO PUV Modernization Program

The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), one of the biggest projects of the Duterte administration, gathers solid momentum and goes full swing as 484 transport cooperatives have formed within a year of the program’s implementation. These new cooperatives have officially submitted their application to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) …

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SETSCO PUV Modernization Program

A huge portion of the PHP3.757-trillion national budget for 2019–PHP447 million in all–will go toward upgrading the country’s public transport sector next year. “The fresh funding is on top of the P843 million allotted this year to support the program,” said Surigao del Sur 2nd district representative and House Committee …

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Modernized Public Utility Jeepneys

In a press conference for the 2nd Philippine Auto and Parts Expo (PhilAPEX) held on Friday, July 27, Marissa Concepcion, manager of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy-Project Management Office (CARS-PMO), said that local vehicle manufacturers are set to supply 140,000 out of the 200,000 units or 70 percent of the …

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Modern Jeepneys

A total of 15 modern jeepneys of the Senate Employees Transport Cooperative (SETSCO) will begin plying the Star City-Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) route with stops at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)-Senate and SM Mall of Asia …

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Jeepney

Most of us have probably ridden a jeepney. For some, jeepneys are the mode of transportation to get to and from their workplace or school. In my case, jeepneys are one of my means of transpo when I was in college–it’s quite hard to budget my allowance if I regularly …

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Operators of modern public utility jeepneys (PUJs) have filed a petition before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) seeking for a PHP2 fare hike and a PHP1 “surge price” during rush hours amid the recent hikes in oil prices. The operators who are plying routes in Marikina and …

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EFI-MYEG PH Joint Venture

Elmer Francisco Industries (EFI) (formerly Francisco Motor Corporation) signed a joint-venture agreement with technology service provider I-Pay MYEG Philippines Inc. (MYEG Philippines) to provide its Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) designed for the Francisco Passenger Jeepney (FPJ) electric jeepney. The integrated ticketing system will utilize multi-payment platforms that allow instant …

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Jeepney

Senator Grace Poe, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Services, is urging the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to compromise with transport groups on the rollout of the jeepney modernization program next year by allowing jeepneys that are over 15 years old to continue to operate, provided that these …

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Jeepney

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday, October 17, said that they will be canceling the franchise of those who participated in the two-day transport strike. Board member Aileen Lizada confirmed that they will be canceling the franchise of those who joined for violating the LTFRB MC …

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Modern Jeepneys

While the country is experiencing the two-day transport strike, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) urged the protesters to discuss the issues pertaining to PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). The two-day transport strike–held yesterday, October 17 and today, October 18–was initiated by jeepney drivers and …

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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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