DOTr: Face shields not required for public transport in areas under alert levels 1-3

Angelica Yang 11/16/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Commuters traveling in areas placed under Alert Levels 3 and below are no longer required to wear face shields, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). “In line with the directive issued by…

Cebu City to keep face shields in PUVs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be employing a gradual increase in the capacity for public utility vehicles (PUVs) as plastic barriers are no longer necessary in public transport. Yet it will be keeping the…

Governor Garcia supports calls to remove face shield in public transport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia supports the calls to remove face shields as requirements in public transportation. Governor Garcia on Thursday, November 4, said she was planning to meet with Central Visayas directors of…

DOTr: Plastic dividers no longer required inside jeepneys

Mariejo Ramos 10/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said plastic barriers for separating passengers inside public utility vehicles (PUVs) were no longer required, admitting that its use was not backed by science. “Drivers and operators can already…

Traditional jeepneys no longer ‘kings of the road’ in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The traditional jeepneys are no longer the “kings of the road” in Cebu City as the Jeepney Task Force (JTF) notes a significant drop of jeepneys plying the streets as compared to the…

10 more modernized jeepneys to serve Cebu City commuters

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Ten more modern public utility jeepneys (MPUJs) will soon be plying Cebu City routes. This is after the Banawa Transport Cooperative launched its first 10 units on Saturday morning, October 9, 2021, at…

VSMMC justifies hazard pay to workers not physically reporting to work

Derycka C. Letigio 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) justified its payment of P2.11 million to personnel not physically reporting to work during the pandemic as a humanitarian move for those who were quarantined after…

MECQ Cebu City: Public transport, free movement remains, no quarantine pass

Dyrecka Letigio 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents can still move freely within Cebu Island, albeit only for work and essential purposes. The Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Cebu City from August 1 to 15, 2021, will…

Ahong extends face shield policy to another week

Futch Anthony Inso 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government has extended to another week the implementation of the mandatory wearing of a face shield for Oponganons who will go out of their residences. The said policy was supposed…

Mandaue City is first Region 7 LGU to receive Notice of Compliance

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City became the first local government unit in Region 7 to be awarded the Notice of Compliance for its Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Region…

BRT’s full completion expected in 2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Metro Cebu, and Cebu City in particular, will be seeing more changes on the streets starting at the end of 2021 up until 2023. The buses that commuters are now used to riding…

Non-compliance of transport sector worries Cebu City dad

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The non-compliance of jeepneys, buses, and taxis with the minimum health protocols for public transport has drawn the concern of Councilor James Cuenco. Cuenco serves as the City Council’s chairperson on the committee…

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