PUV drivers, operators told to take advantage of consolidation deadline extension

Luisa Cabato 01/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators are encouraged to “take advantage” of the three-month extension to the consolidation deadline granted by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. This extension allows them to form or…

Bacolod mayor seeks status quo to let traditional PUVs operate

Carla Gomez 01/06/2024

BACOLOD CITY — The mayor of this city has appealed to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow traditional jeepneys here to continue to operate despite missing the December 31 consolidation deadline. Mayor Alfredo…

PUV operators granted extension to ‘consolidate’

Frances G. Mangosing 12/29/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Public utility vehicle (PUV) operators who have yet to consolidate in the government’s PUV modernization program can continue operating on specific routes until January 31, 2024. However, during this time, the Land Transportation Franchising…

Bohol PDC approves Local Public Transport Route Plan

CDN Digital 12/23/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Bohol aims to become the first province to have a Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) that is compliant with the new rules and regulations provided under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.…

Transport groups ask SC to stop jeepney phaseout mandate

TIna Santos 12/21/2023

Transport and commuter rights groups filed a petition on Wednesday urging the Supreme Court to halt and invalidate government orders mandating the consolidation of franchises by December 31 for the phasing out of traditional jeepneys under the…

‘Bitter Christmas gift’: Piston-Cebu condemns deadline decision on traditional jeepney phaseout

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 12/17/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Transport group Piston-Cebu sarcastically described the decision of the Marcos administration to not extend the December 31 deadline for the consolidation of public utility vehicle (PUV) operators a “Christmas present.” This after on…

Cebu transport coops: We won’t join 3-day strike

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/19/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu commuters can heave a sigh of relief as several transport cooperatives in the region have officially committed not to join the upcoming three-day transport strike set to commence on Monday, November 20.…

Transport strike to be held nationwide starting Oct. 16 — transport group

Luisa Cabato - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Citing alleged corruption within the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), transport group Manibela will conduct a nationwide strike starting Monday, October 16, as the group calls on the government to take action…

Cut down on spending: How commuters in Cebu cope with P1-fare hike

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Students like Lovely Grace Valle and Christy Mary Matus commute on a daily basis to attend classes. With the P1-fare hike in effect, both Lovely Grace and Christy must find ways to budget…

Fare hike of P1: Not enough for drivers, additional burden for commuters

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The P1 provisional jeepney fare hike is simply not enough, jeepney drivers in Cebu City said. On Tuesday, October 3, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved the additional P1 on…

How to prevent road rage: Drivers say patience, knowledge of safety rules are important

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Road rage incidents can be prevented if patience and knowledge of traffic rules are observed by drivers when they are on the road. This was what some motorists said in response to the…

P1 provisional jeepney fare increase starting Oct. 8 gets LTFRB approval

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 10/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines —  A nationwide P1 provisional jeepney fare increase has been approved by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). This will mean that fare for the traditional jeepneys will be increased from P12 to…

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