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PUV modernization gets no budget in 2020: Who suffers?

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:32 AM

Among the scrapped programs is the Tsuper Iskolar initiative, which provides free skills training for displaced drivers and operators

NO SOCIAL SUPPORT. Drivers and operators will have a harder time during the modernization transition period, since the free skills training program installed for them is now unfunded. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler  NO SOCIAL SUPPORT. Drivers and operators will have a harder time during the modernization transition period, since the free skills training program installed for the is now unfunded. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

‘Hodge-podge planning’: How DOTr mismanages PUV modernization program, according to senators

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Amid criticisms, DOTr Secretary Tugade says they are ready to dialogue, but will not consider canceling the program

HODGE-PODGE PLANNING. Senators criticized the slow progress of the PUV modernization program and the presumed lack of specific targets for the number and deadline for the rollout of modernized units. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PUV modernization 97% behind target number of vehicles, DOTr admits

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Of the 85,000 modernized jeepneys needed by the end of the transition period in July 2020, only 2,595 are in operation

ONLY 3% DONE. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the agency is open to extending its transition for the PUV modernization program if needed. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

Malacañang 'will not be intimidated' by September 30 transport strike

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:50 PM

Transport groups will again protest the government's public utility vehicle modernization program, but Malacañang says the program is 'long overdue'

TRANSPORT STRIKE. A protester at a previous transport strike in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan

Military drill showcases PH’s first amphibious assault vehicles

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The capability to launch an attack from the sea straight into land is basic and essential for militaries of coastal states, and the Philippines is now catching up with the acquisition of brand new amphibious assault vehicles

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) debuted 4 of its 8 brand new amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) during its DAGIT-PA joint drills in Subic Bay, Olongapo City, on September 21. Photo by Rox Cezar, AFP Public Affairs Office

PH Navy to get submarines, might lease HQ

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Racing to keep up with other countries' naval capabilities, the Philippines plans to acquire new warships and submarines, but it might lease its naval headquarters to help fund the asset-buying spree

NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad speaks to reporters at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on August 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

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

36 transport cooperatives newly-accredited for PUV modernization program

Jan 26, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade instructs the Office of Transportation Cooperatives to fast-track the approval of accreditation applications for the program

Background photo from DOTr website

LTFRB to delay implementation of total PUV modernization

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Under pressure from senators and transport leaders, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra agrees in principle to postpone the program scheduled in March 2019

LTFRB chief Atty. Martin Delgra III during the Senate public services committee hearing on jeepney and PUV modernization program on October 8, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Corruption in AFP modernization? 'Davao Group' involved, says Trillanes

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:29 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claims that a 'notorious and well-known' retired general acts as the 'conduit' to President Duterte

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces the media on September 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/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

Sandiganbayan hopes to resolve cases faster with digital court

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:07 PM

The project is funded by the Australian government, and not the Supreme Court’s digitization masterplan under Sereno

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

BDO to finance modern jeepneys

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:05 PM

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

Image from BDO Unibank

IN PHOTOS: How new jeepneys, buses, tricycles could look like

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Prototypes of environment-friendly vehicles with safety features are showcased at an expo for the PUV modernization program

NEW MODELS. Automotive manufacturers showcase prototype models under the PUV modernization program. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

Gov't launches chatbot for reporting dilapidated, smoke-belching PUVs

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:44 PM

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

REPORT. The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (iACT) with the Department of Transportation launched a reporting platform. Screenshot of iACT's Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok platform

PH looks to Russia, China for new choppers after dispute with Canada

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The cancellation of the contract to acquire Canadian Bell-412 helicopters will delay the military's modernization program, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

VIP TRANSPORT. Three brand new Bell choppers will be used to transport VIP guests during the APEC Summit

'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' ops sweep off dilapidated jeepneys

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas to give free rides to affected commuters

'LIBRENG SAKAY'. Military trucks line up along Alabang-Zapote Road for affected commuters on 'Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok' operations. Photo from Keb Cuevas/Rappler

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

IN PHOTOS: Groups protest arrest of Piston's George San Mateo

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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.'

ARRESTED. Piston leader George San Mateo went to Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City after posting bail. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Leftist groups on Piston leader's arrest: Gov't obviously paranoid

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

'The Duterte government and the transport agencies have been exposed... hence their efforts to stifle the movements against [the PUV modernization program],' says Kadamay

STRIKE. In this file photo, Piston leader George San Mateo was talking to Quezon City police during the October 2017 transport strike. File photo by Aika Rey/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

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

LOOK: Safety features of the modern PUV

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:50 PM

What are the specifications of the modern jeepney, and how will they improve passenger safety?

LIVE: House briefing on PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:02 AM

Watch the briefing live on Rappler on Thursday, October 19

LTFRB: PH not crippled by October 17 transport strike

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Based on the update sent by the LTFRB, only some parts of Central Luzon and Calabarzon are affected by the strike

DAY 2. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada hold a press briefing along Aurora Blvd on the second day of the transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: New jeepneys under PUV modernization program

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The Department of Transportation shows what the updated jeepneys will look like

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

Junk current version of PUV modernization program – Piston

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:27 PM

(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

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

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Oct 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

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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

Jeepney riders feel effects of transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:21 AM

Several commuters took to social media the lack of public transport available on Monday, October 16, due to the transport strike

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'

PLDT to provide Wi-Fi to over 2,300 buses by end-2017

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:10 AM

PLDT says this will help bus operators comply with the government's plans to modernize the country's transport system

TECH UPGRADES. Over 2,000 buses nationwide will have Wi-Fi by the end of this year. Rappler file photo

Hundreds stranded amid jeepney transport strike

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Public utility vehicles stage a two-day transport strike in protest of the government's modernization program

QUEUEING. In this file photo, stranded pedestrians wait patiently in line for a ride at Landmark in Makati City.

Buses, jeepneys in the Philippines to be modernized by 2020

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM

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

WAITING FOR A RIDE. Passengers gather along Tandang Sora, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City during a national transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31 4 in May 2017 alone the highest since November 2016

DAY AND NIGHT. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inspects the 24/7 construction of an infrastructure project along Quezon Avenue. Photo from DPWH

House panel warns DOTr against rushing PUV modernization program

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The House of Representatives committee on transportation warns the Department of Transportation may be rushing its implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle modernization program

QUESTIONED. The House committee on transportation grills LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra on the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

DOTr launches modernization program for jeepneys, buses

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Department of Transportation plans to phase out old PUVs make changes in the franchising system update routes and provide training for drivers

GREENLIT WITH A PEN. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade and Interior Secretary Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy sign the Omnibus Franchising Guideline to begin the PUV Modernization Program. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Mandatory ROTC? How about no?

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:58 PM

What we need is a better path for the socio civic involvement of the youth a path that is congruent to the challenges of the changing times

ROTC

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

COA to defense dep’t: Go after Canadian firm that didn’t deliver

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Waterbury Farrel a division of Magnum Integrated Technologies Incorporated of Canada should face sanctions and pay damages according to state auditors

DND moves to terminate controversial chopper deal

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The defense department has sent a notice to the foreign suppliers for their failure complete the delivery of the 21 choppers on time

FAILED BIDDING: Third bidding for 21 refurbished Huey helicopters failed. Photo from Philippine Air Force

JV Ejercito seeks probe into DND's P1.2-B chopper deal

Mar 16, 2015 - 9:22 PM

A resolution is filed to look into reports that the contract for the procurement of refurbished Huey helicopters was tailor fitted for a favored bidder

FAILED BIDDING: Third bidding for 21 refurbished Huey helicopters failed. Photo from Philippine Air Force

Gov’t infra spending jumps 63% in June

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:59 PM

Bulk of disbursements went to AFP aircraft acquisition and DPWH projects

FA-50: The Philippines recently signed a contract acquiring a squadron of FA-50 fighter jets from South Korea. File photo / Rappler