In a press conference on Wednesday, March 8, Piston President Mody Floranda said that the officials from the Palace have agreed to review the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG) or the Department of Transportation’s Order No. 2017-011.
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First Person | Sleepless for weeks
Buying a P2.4-million minibus is definitely not an option for Papa; his jeeps’ income are just enough to sustain the family’s daily needs. “Saan ako kukuha ng pera? Uutang? Maintenance pa lang niyan, lugi na ako,” he says. Even so, no bank would provide him such loan at his age.
Jeepneys’ just energy transition bogged down by lack of support
“A just transition to jeepney modernization entails putting critical infrastructure in place and empowering small cooperatives while developing renewable energy sources.”
Jeepney modernization’s rushed timeline neglects drivers’ woes
As more cooperatives registered to meet the program’s final extended deadline of March 2023, implementation barriers and shortcomings hampered momentum and mirrored the reasons for the program’s reluctance among the most affected stakeholders, the jeepney drivers.
Jeepney drivers still no route of hope
More than a year after the Philippine government first imposed strict lockdown to “contain” COVID-19 transmission, more and more jeepney drivers still plea for financial aid as most of them have yet to recover from the hunger and poverty brought by the government’s COVID-19 response. By REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com MANILA — His jeepney and a…
‘Fake’ Tanggal-Bulok just a repackaged jeepney phaseout – transport strikers
“Public transport must not fall under big private businesses because it will only be a milking cow for them.”
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.”
Start of jeepney phaseout protested, alternatives pushed
The apprehensions and the stiff fines have prompted operators to temporarily sideline their jeepneys, resulting in reduced number of jeepneys plying the streets thereby creating more difficulties for commuters.
Is jeepney “modernization” the answer to the Philippines’ land transportation woes? Or does the solution lie elsewhere? Will that scheme put in place a safe, rational and reliable transportation system all over the country, or in the National Capital Region at least? Or does developing a system of efficiently and safely moving people from place…
Piston president arrested, handcuffed on way to 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.”
Tugade timeout | Senate hearing on jeepney phaseout reset for Dec. 11 as protesters face repression
From the transport groups’ gathering in Welcome Rotonda up to the area near UST and on to Morayta going to Mendiola Bridge (Chino Roces), the protesters were repeatedly confronted by policemen, Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Metro Manila Development Authority personnel.