Land Transport

P800 million fuel subsidy disbursed to drivers

Published by rudy Date posted on December 23, 2021

by Neil Jayson Servallos – The Philippine Star, 23 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Over P800 million in financial aid has been distributed to jeepney drivers under the fuel subsidy program of the Department of Transportation.

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DOTr backs proposal for 100% PUV capacity

Published by rudy Date posted on October 27, 2021

by Richmond Mercurio – The Philippine Star, 27 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is pushing its proposal to raise the passenger capacity in public transport back to 100 percent.

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2 consortiums failed to deploy enough EDSA buses – LTFRB

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2021

by Emmanuel Tupas – The Philippine Star, 20 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday issued show-cause orders (SCOs) against two bus consortiums along the EDSA Busway for allegedly failing to deploy a sufficient number of buses.

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Fuel subsidy for jeepney drivers sought

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2021

by Danessa Rivera – The Philippine Star, 15 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A senator yesterday urged the government to revive the fuel subsidy provided by the government under the Pantawid Pasada program to help the transport sector and cushion the impact of rising oil prices on commuters.

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Landbank releases P2 billion for jeepney modernization

Published by rudy Date posted on September 18, 2021

by Elijah Felice Rosales – The Philippine Star, 18 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) has released more than P2 billion in loans for the purchase of modern public utility jeepneys (PUJs) as part of the government’s policy to upgrade PUJs.

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Binay slams DOTr, LTFRB for lack of cash aid for PUV drivers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2021

By DJ Yap, 16 Aug 2021 Whatever happened to the promised subsidies for jeepney and bus drivers? Sen. Nancy Binay on Sunday assailed the Department of Tranportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for their abysmal implementation of the service contracting program to subsidize public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers whose livelihoods…

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Commuter ‘misery’ gone? Group belies SONA boast

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2021

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Jul 2021 Disputing President Duterte’s claim that his government had “taken away the misery of public commuting,” a group advocating sustainable mobility said the country remained “plagued by a system-wide public transport shortage that had been made worse by the pandemic” and that commuters continued to face ‘dehumanizing’ conditions on…

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Less than 15% of service contracting funds used by gov’t

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2021

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31 May 2021 – Commuter woes worsen during pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2021

By: Mariejo S. Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 31 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic not only worsened the shortage in public transport but also made it harder for Filipino workers to go to work as transport prices shot up, according to a study by transport policy researchers.

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P322-M released to PUV drivers via service contracting program

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2021

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz, 17 May 2021 MANILA – A total of PHP322.4 million have been distributed to drivers and conductors of public utility vehicles (PUV) as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) Service Contracting Program.

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Transport service contracting

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2021

by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star), 12 May 2021 It has been about 500 days since we have been under lockdown. That sounds like a long time to be cocooned in our caves. If I was a sociable person or if I was young enough to have to earn a living for my family, I…

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PUV drivers get P46 million subsidy

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2021

by Neil Jayson Servallos (The Philippine Star), 6 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has distributed around P46.1 million in subsidy to over 11,000 drivers.

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Delayed service contracting program leaves many transport workers on sidelines

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2021

by Franco Luna (Philstar.com), 5 May 5, 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Transport workers on Thursday slammed the delay in the release of funds under the transportation department’s service contracting program, saying “not even one percent” of the budget set aside for it has been spent.

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Mga tsuper na nawalan ng trabaho, sakop ng CAMP Tourism program para sa ayuda: DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2021
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4,400 PUVs to resume Metro operations – LTFRB

Published by rudy Date posted on April 9, 2021

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 9 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Around 4,400 public utility vehicles will be allowed to resume operations in Metro Manila as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will open a total of 250 more PUV routes next week, an official announced yesterday.

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Transport groups call for temporary suspension of anti-colorum campaign

Published by rudy Date posted on April 8, 2021

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Familiar transport woes show no lessons learned from last ECQ

Published by rudy Date posted on March 29, 2021

by Franco Luna (Philstar.com), 29 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — On the first day of the second enhanced community quarantine, it took all of three hours for editor and commuter Carl Lamiel to get from his home in San Mateo to his workplace in Mandaluyong.

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LTO issues order stopping MVIS for registration

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2021

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 26 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued an order stopping the private motor vehicle inspection system or MVIS as a requirement for car registration.

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Quezon-Laguna bus trips resume

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2021

STARTING FEB. 8 By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 Feb 2021 LUCENA CITY—Two bus companies were allowed to resume their regular trips from this provincial capital of Quezon to Biñan City in Laguna province starting Feb. 8, nearly a year after their operations were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LTO won’t suspend new vehicle inspection system

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2021

by Richmond Mercurio, Romina Cabrera, Edu Punay, Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star), 5 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines — After sparking public uproar and the prospect of a Senate investigation, motor vehicle inspection criticized as added burden to the public already reeling from the pandemic will remain a requirement for renewal of vehicle registration, Land Transportation…

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5-km elevated walkway network on Edsa to rise with help of ADB

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2020

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines—By 2022, pedestrians and commuters can hop from one public transport to another along Edsa, Metro Manila’s main and congested thoroughfare, safely and seamlessly through what project proponents describe as greenways to be financed partly by an Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan.

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PUV operators get cash grants

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2020

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 4 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Over 119,000 public utility vehicle (PUV) operators have received cash subsidy from the government as part of social amelioration measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SMC says toll roads’ cashless operations smooth, but more time needed for RFID installation

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2020

By: Miguel R. Camus, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Corp. (SMC), one of the country’s largest expressway operators, said the transition to full cashless toll collections on Dec. 1 this year was “smooth and peaceful”.

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100,000 PUV operators to get cash subsidy

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2020

by Neil Jayson Servallos (The Philippine Star), 17 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — More than 100,000 public utility vehicle (PUV) operators will receive cash subsidies from the government this week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced yesterday.

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LTFRB launches PUV driver subsidy

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2020

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 7 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) officially rolled out yesterday its new subsidy program to aid an estimated 60,000 public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DOLE teams up with ride-hailing firm to provide jobs to displaced workers through FreeBis

Published by rudy Date posted on October 27, 2020

by Alexandria Dennise San Juan, Manila Bulletin, 27 Oct 2020 The Department of Labor and Employments (DOLE) has teamed up with ride-hailing company Grab Philippines through its Free Bisiklete (FreeBis) initiative to provide livelihood opportunities to displaced Filipino workers as delivery partners within the firm’s platforms.

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LTFRB opens 30 more PUJ, 22 UV Express routes in Metro Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2020

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Quimbo tells DOTr: Transport inflation can be solved by allowing jeepney operations

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Quimbo has insisted that allowing traditional jeepneys to operate again would help solve the high inflation rates within the transportation sector.

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LTFRB allows reopening of 44 traditional jeepney routes in Metro Manila

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2020

by Mariejo S. Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 13 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has recently reopened 44 traditional public utility jeepney routes, allowing 4,820 jeepney drivers to operate again in Metro Manila during the quarantine.

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Despite easing inflation, high transport costs hurting poor more

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2020

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6 Oct 2020 Headline inflation eased to a four-month low of 2.3 percent year-on-year in September but the lack of public transportation, especially in Metro Manila, pushed transport costs to a 22-month high, hurting poor households the most.

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