Rappler's latest stories on jeepney modernization
(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.
‘Does it sell ice cream?’ quipped another Twitter user
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
(UPDATED) Netizens say the 'arrogant' post on the transportation department's verified Facebook account on March 19 demonizes activists
(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila
Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday
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
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will deploy the military and police to manage jeepney drivers' protests
(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 meeting between Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PISTON is reset to Monday, December 11 upon the former's request
(3rd UPDATE) Piston calls off the planned nationwide transport strike after Senator Grace Poe's appeal to discuss their concerns in a Senate hearing
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
The Department of Transportation warns jeepney operators and drivers that their franchises and licenses would be canceled if they join the strike
Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos says motor vehicle inspection will also begin in January
'Hindi namin talaga kayang bumili ng sasakyan. Kaya gawin na namin ang strike kaysa mawalan kami ng kabuhayan,' Piston secretary-general Steve Ranjo says
Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing
As many commuters complain of the inconvenience brought by the transport strike, many jeepney drivers and operators fear a loss of livelihood
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also claims Piston is a 'legal front' of the communists and is committing rebellion through the two-day transport strike
(UPDATED) Piston says the strike will continue on Tuesday, October 17, in all Metro Manila cities and 20 provinces
The transportation secretary says Piston and jeepney drivers who participated in the October 16 transport strike should be charged for economic sabotage
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
(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'
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