Cebu PUJ drivers: P2 fare hike not enough to cover fuel costs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved a P2 increase in all Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) nationwide as means to mitigate the impact of rising fuel costs. However, for PUV…

FACES OF CEBU: Albert Bercoso, 45, jeepney driver for 20 years

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Before, Albert Bercoso, a jeepney driver here, would bring home at least P1,000 per day so his family of seven could meet their needs and even buy a few things they want. Now,…

CPPO to bring up incorrect calibration of fuel pumps in peace and order council meeting

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial police will be bringing up the issue of incorrect calibration of fuel pumps in their meeting with the Cebu Provincial Peace and Order Council. Police Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gifter Sucalit,…

Cebu City police, gov’t agencies monitor gasoline stations with defective fuel pumps

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City police and some government agencies will continue to monitor gasoline stations with incorrect calibration of fuel pumps. This is after authorities gave notice to at least three gasoline stations in…

CCPO orders limited use of A/C in patrol cars

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As one way to save on fuel consumption, the Cebu City Police Office has directed its personnel to limit the usage of air conditioner units in their respective patrol cars while patrolling. Police…

Another big-time oil price hike set from June 14

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 06/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Another round of big-time increases in fuel prices will take place starting Tuesday, oil companies announced. Shell, Cleanfuel, SeaOil, and Caltex will jack up the prices of their gasoline by P2.15 per liter and…

Jeepney drivers, operators asked: Defer strike this week as another oil price hike coming

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 06/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday appealed to public utility jeepney drivers and operators to postpone their strike this week as another round of fuel price increases is coming. Acting presidential spokesman Martin Andanar assured that the…

With new round of oil price hike, Bayan says suspending oil taxes is just, humane

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The right thing to do with the recent round of oil price increases is to suspend oil taxes, like value added tax (VAT) and the excise tax, activist group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said…

Labor group to file wage hike petition in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A petition to increase wages in Central Visayas will be filed this Monday, March 21.  The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is set to file a wage hike petition in the…

Consumers lament domino effect of soaring fuel prices

Vhenna Mantilla 03/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Consumers here in Cebu could not help but express their disgust as the highest oil-price hike yet took effect on Tuesday, March 15. One of them was Junrey Lao. Lao, a 32-year-old driver, …

DOE-Visayas: Fare hike an option to aid PUV drivers amid the oil price increase

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Following the successive oil price hikes in the country, the Department of Energy-Visayas Field Office said that there may be a transport fare hike here should the government’s financial subsidies experience further delay.…

Pump prices seen to decline as oil supply rises

Inquirer.net 11/19/2018

Pump prices are expected to fall further even as crude oil producers are considering a return to production cuts in a bid to avert a possible price crash similar to what happened in 2014. Oil producing countries,…

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