jeepney modernization - updates

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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

Meme page? Netizens hit DOTr's Facebook post vs jeepney strike

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens say the 'arrogant' post on the transportation department's verified Facebook account on March 19 demonizes activists

Piston says Malacañang 'spreading fake news' on transport strike

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila

NO MORE TRANSPORT STRIKE. Piston national president George San Mateo disputes what he calls Malacanang's 'fake news' that transportation groups have continued their strike beyond March 19, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Piston to hold transport strike against jeepney phaseout on March 19

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday

NO TO PHASEOUT. Transport group Piston leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. File hoto by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Local companies should manufacture new jeepneys' – lawmaker

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:15 PM

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

MODERN. The PUV modernization program aims to have a safer and environment-friendly mode of transportation. Photo from Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook page

Duterte tells transport group Piston, be ready for rubber bullets

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will deploy the military and police to manage jeepney drivers' protests

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th founding anniversary of the Center for Brighter Beginnings, Inc. at the Davao Convention and Trade Center in Davao City on October 27, 2017, explains that one of his primary duties as a government worker is to protect the Filipinos and preserve the country. Malacañan Photo

Replacing jeepneys a must after 3-year transition period – Tugade

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(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

MODERNIZE. Senate committee on public services held a hearing on the PUV modernization program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Poe: Math shows operators lose in gov't bid to modernize jeepneys

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

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

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tugade says protests won’t stop rollout of jeepney modernization

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The meeting between Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PISTON is reset to Monday, December 11 upon the former's request

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Piston cancels December 4-5 transport strike

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Piston calls off the planned nationwide transport strike after Senator Grace Poe's appeal to discuss their concerns in a Senate hearing

In a press conference Sunday in Quezon City, members of transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) cancelled the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday and Tuesday, December 3 and 4. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Poe urges transport groups to call off nationwide strike

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Senator Grace Poe says she will call for an 'urgent' Senate hearing on the concerns raised by transport groups on the looming phaseout of old jeepneys

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Piston to hold jeepney strike on December 4 to 5

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The Department of Transportation warns jeepney operators and drivers that their franchises and licenses would be canceled if they join the strike

JEEPNEY STRIKE. In this file photo, protesters staged a demonstration in Monumento on October 16 to protest against jeepney phase out. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

Orbos: Phasing out of 'deteriorated' PUVs to start January

Nov 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos says motor vehicle inspection will also begin in January

MODERNIZE. Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos confirmed that deteriorated vehicles will be phased out following the PUV modernization program of the government. Rappler file photo

How Piston imagines jeepney modernization

Oct 21, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'Hindi namin talaga kayang bumili ng sasakyan. Kaya gawin na namin ang strike kaysa mawalan kami ng kabuhayan,' Piston secretary-general Steve Ranjo says

JEEPNEY PHASE OUT? On its second day of protest, members belonging to transport group PISTON and labor group KMU hold a protest rally against the modernization and phaseout of PUJ, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After transport strike, House panel tackles PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing

TRANSPORT STRIKE. PUV drivers and operations hold a 2-day strike in response to a PUV modernization program being pushed by the government. File photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

WATCH: Abala ba ang transport strike?

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:44 AM

As many commuters complain of the inconvenience brought by the transport strike, many jeepney drivers and operators fear a loss of livelihood

COMMUTERS. Stranded commuters chase a jeepney in Monumento, Caloocan City on October 16, 2017, following a transport strike against the government's PUV modernization program. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte to jeepney drivers, operators: Modernize by year-end or get out

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also claims Piston is a 'legal front' of the communists and is committing rebellion through the two-day transport strike

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Agrilink/ Foodlink/ Aqualink 2017 opening ceremonies at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City on October 5, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the organizers saying that these events contribute to country's vision of having a more productive and progressive agricultural sector. MARCELINO PASCUA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cebu, Davao not joining October 17 transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:23 PM

(UPDATED) Piston says the strike will continue on Tuesday, October 17, in all Metro Manila cities and 20 provinces

NO TO MODERNIZATION. Piston declares the day 1 of their transport strike against jeepney modernization a success. Photo by Maria Tan

IN PHOTOS: Paralyzed

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Almost all jeepneys in Metro Manila did not ply their routes

DIE IN. Supporters of protesting jeepney drivers block a portion of España to call on other drivers to join the strike. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tugade calls jeepney drivers on strike ‘selfish, small-minded’

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:44 PM

The transportation secretary says Piston and jeepney drivers who participated in the October 16 transport strike should be charged for economic sabotage

MOVE FORWARD. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade wants jeepney drivers to participate in their modernization program. Rappler file photo

EXPLAINER: What's the reason for the 2-day transport strike?

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Transport groups hold the two-day transport strike – the third staged this year – to oppose the government's jeep modernization program

MODERNIZATION. Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

100% participation in transport strike in parts of Luzon – Piston

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Transport group Piston says a million Filipinos in the PUJ industry would be 'displaced' if the jeepney modernization program pushes through

What to expect during the October 16-17 transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) What are the contingency plans for the two-day nationwide transport strike?

TRANSPORT STRIKE. In this file photo, commuters wait for vacant jeepneys. Photo by Rappler

DOTr hits Piston 'propaganda' on modernization program

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:20 AM

The Department of Transportation questions the motives behind transport strikes, and also denies that the PUV modernization program is 'anti-poor'

TRANSPORT STRIKE. Militant transport group is set to stage a nationwide strike on October 16 and 17. File Photo

Jeepney modernization would lead to loss of jobs – leftist group

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan says only companies with millions of pesos in capital can afford the proposed 'fleet management system'

To improve traffic in 2016, DOTC to overhaul bus, jeep systems

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The transportation department bares plans for point to point buses GPS monitoring bus rapid transit system phasing out of old jeepneys jeep deployment system and building of protected bike paths and sidewalks

LAST STRETCH. The DOTC is hoping to lay down the foundations for a better transportation in Metro Manila before a new administration is ushered in next year. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler