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'Tayo naman ang hinahamon ng panahon. Ipagtanggol natin ang siyang nagtatanggol ng atin.'
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
'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.'
'Parang pinapaboran na naman natin dito iyong mga mayayaman.... Paano iyong mga naghikahos na hinulugan iyong kanilang mga jeep?' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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
The remaining 4 drivers are also in quarantine. They are being monitored by a medical team
Without a home and livelihood for nearly 3 months because of the coronavirus lockdown, driver Julius Evangelista and his family live inside his jeepney
Elmer Cordero and Wilson Ramilla, the remaining 2 of the 6 jeepney drivers arrested, are now free
72-year-old Elmer Cordero and Wilson Ramilla remain in jail, as there are other charges filed under their name
(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.
'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
‘Does it sell ice cream?’ quipped another Twitter user
"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."
Despite contradicting statements from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Piston claims high participation rates in Rizal, Alabang, Navotas, Davao, Southern Tagalog, and Angeles, Pampanga
(UPDATED) Need to know what jeepneys to ride to reach your destination in Metro Cebu? This 5-year-old probably knows the answer.
Only drivers who claimed the subsidy in 2018 will qualify to receive the subsidy this year
(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
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
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
(UPDATED) A firetruck smashes a jeepney going downhill in Tagbilaran City
Jeepney artists use to be many and they are slowly disappearing
Fifteen e-jeeps are now plying Buendia MRT in Makati to Mandaluyong City Hall via Jupiter Street, from 5 am to 12 midnight
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The minimum jeepney fare will be lowered from P10 to P9 in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon
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
A commuter group argues that fuel prices have been going down for 5 consecutive weeks
Tanging ang mga dyip na may bagong fare matrix lamang ang puwedeng maningil ng P10 na pasahe
The LTFRB will also review the P570 worth of processing fees whenever a fare hike becomes permanent
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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
The jeepney minimum fare will still be at P10, pending review of the hike
Following the decision, jeepney and bus fare increases will take effect in November
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The implementation of the fare hikes, originally set for November, could be delayed while the appeal is being heard
This comes after the LTFRB approved the P10 minimum jeepney fare in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Southern Luzon
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
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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.
Jeepney minimum fare stays P9 until the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board issues an official order
Jeepney drivers will receive a fuel subsidy smaller than the expected P20,515 in 2019
These are part of the Department of Transportation's integrated transport system project in the island
'It's very specific for fuel purchases only,' says LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III
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
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.
Distribution of debit cards containing the P5,000 subsidy will begin on Thursday, July 12
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(UPDATED) The provisional increase is effective immediately upon the issuance of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board order
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Public utility jeepneys in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon are allowed to charge P9 for the first 4-kilometer ride