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[OPINYON] Ang buhay sa lansangan ay buhay ng pakikibaka ni Ka Elmer Portea

Jul 07, 2020 - 2:04 PM

'Tayo naman ang hinahamon ng panahon. Ipagtanggol natin ang siyang nagtatanggol ng atin.'

LTFRB allows 49 routes for traditional jeepneys starting July 3

Jul 01, 2020 - 9:50 PM

The last to resume operations among mass transport options, only 6,002 out of estimated 55,000 jeepneys are allowed to ply Metro Manila roads so far

RESUME OPERATIONS. Foot bath, face mask and plastic covers, these are what jeepney drivers are preparing at their terminal in Pasay City. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A love letter to our jeepney drivers

Jun 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Our tatay jeepney drivers have not only been stripped of their livelihood, they have also been stripped of their dignity. For the first time, we are seeing our jeepney drivers begging on the street.'

Robredo to DOTr: Be 'compassionate,' help traditional jeepney drivers

Jun 21, 2020 - 5:35 PM

'Parang pinapaboran na naman natin dito iyong mga mayayaman.... Paano iyong mga naghikahos na hinulugan iyong kanilang mga jeep?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Jeepney drivers plying the Tandang Sora-Visayas Avenue-City Hall route beg for financial help from the public passing by their terminal in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City on April 27, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

15 Metro Manila routes open for compliant modern jeepneys on June 22

Jun 21, 2020 - 4:50 PM

More jeepney routes will be opened within the week, while UV Express units will be allowed to operate before the end of June, adds the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

JEEPS DURING GCQ. Drivers of Common Transport Service Cooperatives on Sunday, June 21, 2020, exhibit the interiors of a modern jeepney that follows the guidelines for public transport in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2 Piston jeepney drivers positive for coronavirus

Jun 21, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The remaining 4 drivers are also in quarantine. They are being monitored by a medical team

FREED. Caloocan Representative Egay Erice visits the jeepney drivers, collectively known as Piston 6, before 4 of them were freed on June 8, 2020. Photo from Piston Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: ‘My jeepney, our home’

Jun 10, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Without a home and livelihood for nearly 3 months because of the coronavirus lockdown, driver Julius Evangelista and his family live inside his jeepney

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER A DAY. Erlin fans his son sleeping inside the jeepney.

Lolo Elmer Cordero freed from jail

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Elmer Cordero and Wilson Ramilla, the remaining 2 of the 6 jeepney drivers arrested, are now free

FREED. Lolo Elmer Cordero (L) and Wilson Ramilla walks free from jail. Photo courtesy of Atty. Henrie Enaje

72-year-old Elmer Cordero remains in jail, 4 other jeepney drivers freed

Jun 08, 2020 - 4:45 PM

72-year-old Elmer Cordero and Wilson Ramilla remain in jail, as there are other charges filed under their name

FREED. Caloocan Representative Egay Erice visits the jeepney drivers, collectively known as Piston 6, before 4 of them were freed on June 8, 2020. Photo from Piston Facebook page

DOTr drops bid to modernize all jeepneys by 2020

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Transportation will now make roadworthiness the standard for allowing PUVs to remain in operation. Meanwhile, the franchise consolidation aspect of the modernization program will be upheld.

ROADWORTHY? Jeepneys will now be tested for roadworthiness instead of being replaced with modernized units. Photo from Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook page

Transport coop makes pitch for 'affordable, safe' rehabilitated jeepney

Nov 16, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'We want the government to know that it is what small operators are capable of paying for and it is also good enough and safe for the passengers,' says Libmanan Transport Service Cooperative president Marino Traballo

Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

‘Mukhang mobile kabaong’: Netizens bash modernized PUV prototype

Nov 11, 2019 - 3:03 PM

‘Does it sell ice cream?’ quipped another Twitter user

[OPINION] Jeepney strikes as justified resistance

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:59 AM

"We are all failed by the system. We can blame our drivers all we want, but these complaints are misguided. This oppression is not the fault of the masses."

IN PHOTOS: Piston says nationwide transport strike a success

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Despite contradicting statements from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Piston claims high participation rates in Rizal, Alabang, Navotas, Davao, Southern Tagalog, and Angeles, Pampanga

LOOK: Saving their livelihoods. Jeepney drivers and operators in Baguio and Benguet together with their families and friends picketed the Department of Transportation in the city to voice out their opposition to the Jeepney Modernization Program which they said they are not against modernizing transportation but how is it being directed in favor of the big businesses. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

This 5-year-old boy is a master of Metro Cebu jeepney codes

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:40 PM

(UPDATED) Need to know what jeepneys to ride to reach your destination in Metro Cebu? This 5-year-old probably knows the answer.

ROUTES. Jeepneys in Cebu are usually identified by their route codes posted in the front and back of the vehicles. Øyvind Holmstad/Wikimedia Commons

Jeepney drivers to receive P20,500 Pantawid Pasada fuel subsidy

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Only drivers who claimed the subsidy in 2018 will qualify to receive the subsidy this year

FUEL SUBSIDY. Jeepney drivers are to get P20.5k in fuel subsidies this year. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Isko Moreno wants to suspend Baclaran-Divisoria jeepney route

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) If the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board allows it, no jeepneys would be allowed to travel directly between the two high-traffic areas

TRAFFIC PETITION. Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso says it is to stop trip-cutting by jeepney drivers. Rappler Screenshot

Jeepney drivers protest PUV modernization anew

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Senator Grace Poe asks the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board not to 'brush aside transparency and due process' for drivers in implementing the modernization program

STRIKE. Jeepney drivers on strike staged a protest in front of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on July 15, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

Isko Moreno asks Manila jeepney drivers to stop cutting trips

Jul 09, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Manila mayor also promises that the city government will police drivers who are operating without franchises and are found to be disobeying traffic rules

DIALOGUE. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno asks jeepneys drivers during a dialogue on July 9, 2019, to stop their practice of cutting trips, as this inconvenience passengers. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

2 dead in Bohol jeepney crash

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) A firetruck smashes a jeepney going downhill in Tagbilaran City

Philippine 'jeepney' artists stalked by extinction

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Jeepney artists use to be many and they are slowly disappearing

This picture taken on January 17, 2019 shows jeepneys during rush hour in Manila. Â  - Hand-painting custom decor on jeepneys adorned with images of everything from Batman to babies, as well as disco lights and chrome wheels, have for decades provided cheap transport for millions. But pollution and safety concerns have led to a modernisation programme, with jeepneys 15 years or older to be taken off the streets by 2020. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY PHILIPPINES-LIFESTYLE-ART-JEEPNEY,FEATURE BY CECIL MORELLA

LOOK: New e-jeep in Makati, Mandaluyong

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Fifteen e-jeeps are now plying Buendia MRT in Makati to Mandaluyong City Hall via Jupiter Street, from 5 am to 12 midnight

E-JEEP. Meralco, in partnership with LTFRB, Makati and Mandaluyong City goverments, launch eSakay electronic jeeps. All photos from the Department of Transportation

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Dec 03, 2018 - 9:24 PM

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LTFRB orders jeepney fare rollback

Dec 03, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The minimum jeepney fare will be lowered from P10 to P9 in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon

ROLLBACK. LTFRB orders for a rollback in jeepney minimum fares. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LTFRB to continue charging P570 for jeepney fare matrix

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Pending the full review of the fare hike, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III says it's status quo for the new fare matrix

OIL. A gas station attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Commuter group seeks rollback in jeepney, bus minimum fares

Nov 13, 2018 - 5:29 PM

A commuter group argues that fuel prices have been going down for 5 consecutive weeks

LOWER PRICES. There is a downward trend in oil prices globally. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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Nov 08, 2018 - 12:56 PM

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Bakit kailangan ng fare matrix bago makasingil ng P10 pamasahe sa dyip?

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Tanging ang mga dyip na may bagong fare matrix lamang ang puwedeng maningil ng P10 na pasahe

DAGDAG PASAHE. P10 na ang bagong singil sa pamasahe sa mga dyip. Retrato ni Maria Tan/Rappler

LTFRB says jeepney fare rollback 'possible'

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The LTFRB will also review the P570 worth of processing fees whenever a fare hike becomes permanent

OIL. A gasoline attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a gas station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Nov 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

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Only jeepneys with LTFRB-issued certificates can charge P10 minimum fare

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Drivers and operators will be fined for overcharging if they collect P10 without an LTFRB-issued certificate of public conveyance for the new fare guide

LOWER PRICES. There is a downward trend in oil prices globally, which prompted DOTr to ask LTFRB to review jeepney fares. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DOTr to ask LTFRB to review P10 jeepney minimum fare

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The jeepney minimum fare will still be at P10, pending review of the hike

LOWER PRICES. There is a downward trend in oil prices globally, which prompted DOTr to ask LTFRB to review jeepney fares. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LTFRB junks commuters' appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hike

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Following the decision, jeepney and bus fare increases will take effect in November

JEEP. Commuters wait for the jeepney to get filled. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Oct 23, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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Commuters file appeal vs jeepney, bus fare hikes

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The implementation of the fare hikes, originally set for November, could be delayed while the appeal is being heard

COMMUTE. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada

Jeepney drivers in more parts of PH seeking fare hike

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:21 PM

This comes after the LTFRB approved the P10 minimum jeepney fare in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Southern Luzon

HIKE. There are current petitions for a fare hike around the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LTFRB exec warns of inflationary effects of P10 jeepney minimum fare

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:29 PM

LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says the higher-than-expected fare hike will erode the workers' purchasing power, and will eventually trigger stronger calls for a wage increase

HIKE. Group Laban Konsyumer Inc says that consumers carry the burden of higher jeepney fares. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Oct 18, 2018 - 2:58 PM

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Jeepney minimum fare now at P10

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:39 AM

The P2-hike in minimum fare will be implemented in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon only. The LTFRB also approves a provisional P1-increase in Metro Manila bus minimum fare.

Transportation dep't tells jeepney drivers: Don't charge P10 minimum fare yet

Oct 17, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Jeepney minimum fare stays P9 until the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board issues an official order

P9-FARE. A jeepney barker holds a placard that show the minimum fare at P9. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Diokno: Fuel tax hike suspension to cut jeepney drivers' subsidy in 2019

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Jeepney drivers will receive a fuel subsidy smaller than the expected P20,515 in 2019

NO INCREMENTS. There will be no additional fuel subsidies to jeepney drivers due to suspension of excise tax on oil. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: E-trike, modern vehicles for the 'new' Boracay

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:05 PM

These are part of the Department of Transportation's integrated transport system project in the island

MODERN JEEPNEY. The Department of Transportation is working with Grab to launch the modern jeepneys in Boracay. DOTr photo

LOOK: Jeepney drivers get P5,000-fuel subsidy

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'It's very specific for fuel purchases only,' says LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III

SUBSIDY. A jeepney driver shows his Pantawid Pasada Program cash card on August 28, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOTr may face budget roadblock over jeepney modernization woes

Aug 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Senator Grace Poe says if the Department of Transportation fails to answer crucial questions on the program's implementation, its 2019 budget is sure to have a problem in Congress

Commuters and jeepneys in Quezon City on July 5, 2018 after the implementation of the P1 fare increase. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Modern jeepneys proposed in Boracay

Aug 21, 2018 - 6:51 PM

While Yellow Dot recently did a survey of Boracay's transport requirements for public utility vehicle modernization, the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay, Aklan, wants to reconsider whether the proposal will complement e-trikes on the island.

JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION. Will Boracay get new jeeps? Background image from Department of Transportation

Gov't to give P5,000 fuel subsidy per jeepney driver in 2018

Jul 11, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Distribution of debit cards containing the P5,000 subsidy will begin on Thursday, July 12

SUBSIDY. Jeepney drivers will receive fuel subsidy under the Pantawid Pasada program. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jul 06, 2018 - 10:43 PM

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LTFRB issues order for P9-jeepney fare

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) The provisional increase is effective immediately upon the issuance of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board order

INCREASE. Commuters and jeepneys in Quezon City on July 5, 2018 after the announcement of P1-fare increase. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jul 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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P9 minimum jeepney fare starts afternoon of July 5

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Public utility jeepneys in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon are allowed to charge P9 for the first 4-kilometer ride

FARE HIKE. The LTFRB approves a provisional fare hike of P1 for the minimum fare. Rappler file photo