Rappler's latest stories on PUV modernization
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
Among the Ormoc City mayor's priorities are solving traffic congestion, increasing the city's resiliency to calamities, and banning single use plastics by 2021
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade instructs the Office of Transportation Cooperatives to fast-track the approval of accreditation applications for the program
Under pressure from senators and transport leaders, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra agrees in principle to postpone the program scheduled in March 2019
The bank will provide funding for 5 units dubbed Bagong Jeep, which will seat 24 and come with a speed limiter, CCTV camera, GPS, dashboard camera, and automated fare collection system
Prototypes of environment-friendly vehicles with safety features are showcased at an expo for the PUV modernization program
Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday
Dubbed as 'Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok,' the platform is available on Inter-Agency Council for Traffic's Facebook page for concerned citizens to send reports via Messenger
In a House hearing on the PUV modernization program, Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe says the government should create a separate program that would incentivize local manufacturers
Piston leader George San Mateo takes a swipe at the government for its 'incompetence' in maintaining the Metro Rail Transit Line 3
'It can be in the form of modernized jeepneys, it can be buses, almost anything,' says Grab Philippines public affairs manager Leo Gonzales
(UPDATED) Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says public utility vehicles that pass the motor vehicle inspection system still have to be replaced so they will be Euro 4- or Euro 5-compliant
Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys
The groups condemn the 'illegal and arbitrary' arrest of transport leader George San Mateo on Tuesday, December 5. Senator Grace Poe says it's even 'unclear what exactly San Mateo violated.'
'The Duterte government and the transport agencies have been exposed... hence their efforts to stifle the movements against [the PUV modernization program],' says Kadamay
(3rd UPDATE) Piston calls off the planned nationwide transport strike after Senator Grace Poe's appeal to discuss their concerns in a Senate hearing
The Department of Transportation warns jeepney operators and drivers that their franchises and licenses would be canceled if they join the strike
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Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos says motor vehicle inspection will also begin in January
What are the specifications of the modern jeepney, and how will they improve passenger safety?
Vice President Leni Robredo says doing so would allow the government to know how stakeholders truly feel about the PUV modernization program and, in turn, explain their decisions to the public
'Hindi namin talaga kayang bumili ng sasakyan. Kaya gawin na namin ang strike kaysa mawalan kami ng kabuhayan,' Piston secretary-general Steve Ranjo says
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IBON Foundation and AGHAM - Advocates for Science and Technology for the People say the program does not address the 'lack of public mass transport system'
Transportation officials say President Rodrigo Duterte gave a deadline merely to press the 'urgency' of the PUV modernization program
In a House briefing, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board also could not tell lawmakers how many jeepney drivers would be displaced
Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing
Watch the briefing live on Rappler on Thursday, October 19
As many commuters complain of the inconvenience brought by the transport strike, many jeepney drivers and operators fear a loss of livelihood
Based on the update sent by the LTFRB, only some parts of Central Luzon and Calabarzon are affected by the strike
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also claims Piston is a 'legal front' of the communists and is committing rebellion through the two-day transport strike
The Department of Transportation shows what the updated jeepneys will look like
(UPDATED) Piston says the strike will continue on Tuesday, October 17, in all Metro Manila cities and 20 provinces
(UPDATED) The DOTr says it is not true, as Piston claims, that jeepneys will be phased out and that only corporations will benefit from the modernization program
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Transport groups hold the two-day transport strike – the third staged this year – to oppose the government's jeep modernization program
Transport group Piston says a million Filipinos in the PUJ industry would be 'displaced' if the jeepney modernization program pushes through
Several commuters took to social media the lack of public transport available on Monday, October 16, due to the transport strike
(UPDATED) What are the contingency plans for the two-day nationwide transport strike?
The Department of Transportation questions the motives behind transport strikes, and also denies that the PUV modernization program is 'anti-poor'
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan says only companies with millions of pesos in capital can afford the proposed 'fleet management system'
PLDT says this will help bus operators comply with the government's plans to modernize the country's transport system
Public utility vehicles stage a two-day transport strike in protest of the government's modernization program
The Department of Transportation signs a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines to provide loans to PUV cooperatives for the purchase of new vehicles
The House of Representatives committee on transportation warns the Department of Transportation may be rushing its implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle modernization program
With the benefits the proposed jeepney modernization program promises the government says it is not anti poor – it even is pro poor they say
The Department of Transportation plans to phase out old PUVs make changes in the franchising system update routes and provide training for drivers