LTFRB-7 launches 117 modern jeepneys in biggest single launch

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/29/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — At least 117 modern public utility jeepneys (MPUJs) and 14 premium taxis were launched by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) along F. Zuellig Avenue in Mandaue City…

House OKs on 2nd reading bill regulating motorcycles-for-hire

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill allowing and regulating the use of motorcycles-for-hire as public transport vehicles. During Tuesday’s session, the lower chamber approved House Bill No. 10571 or the…

Vax cards not needed to access public transport, establishments in Lapu-Lapu

Futch Anthony Inso 01/20/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not require the presentation of vaccination cards when traveling, getting a job, and even entering different establishments in the city. Chan made the statement after the…

IN PHOTOS: Cebuanos struggle to recover from #OdettePH

Doris C. Bongcac 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Clearing operations continue in parts of Metro Cebu two days after Typhoon Odette hit. Cebuanos either walk to their destinations or take habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) ride because of the scarcity of public…

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…

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