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Editorial: Operators, drivers, commuters unite

Why would the Filipino’s very own King of the Road take to the streets? Last week the militant organization of public utility vehicles (PUVs) declared a nationwide strike against the recently revised government proposal for transport modernization.

Baguio-Benguet drivers, operators against PUJ phaseout

BAGUIO CITY — “Yes to rehabilitation, No to fake modernization!” clamored by the Baguio-Benguet jeepney drivers and operators as they marched from the Convention Center to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) office, last July 17, in support to the nationally coordinated action against the government’s modernization program of public utility jeepneys (PUJ).

Tigil-pasada sa Cagayan, protesta laban sa PUJ phaseout

ABULUG, Cagayan — Naglunsad ng tigil pasada ang Lower Apayao Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association, Inc. (LAJODAI), noong June 20 bilang pagtutol sa jeepney phase-out at nakaambang pagkontrol ng malalaking korporasyon sa operasyon ng jeep at iba pang pampasadang sasakyan.

Piston supports CASER in fight vs PUJ phaseout

BAGUIO CITY — The local chapter of transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) stressed its support for the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER) drafted by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying that the proposal will “help immensely” the plight of jeepney operators and drivers against the many neoliberal attacks on the sector.

Jeepney drivers, operators march against PUJ phase out

BAGUIO CITY – Almost 550 jeepney drivers, operators and members of transport groups here participated in the February 27 nationwide strike, to express their disapproval over the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s modernization program that orders the phase-out of the Filipino jeepney.

Operators protest jeepney phase-out

BAGUIO CITY — In an awesome turn-out, scores of public utility jeep (PUJ) operators and drivers of Baguio City and neighboring towns took to the streets, January 21, to protest the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s deceptive jeepney modernization scheme.

Matagumpay dayalogo ng LTFRB, mga tsuper at operaytor sa CV

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Matagumpay na naglunsad ng dayalogo sa tanggapan ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 2 dito sa Tuguegarao City ang mga transport leaders sa pangunguna ng Piston-Cagayan Valley, Cagayan Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Associations (Cafjoda), Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers of Northeast Luzon – Isabela (Fejodanli) at Tsuffer Region 2 kasama si Ka George San Mateo, ang pambansang pangulo ng Piston noong Septyembre 13.

LTFRB in CAR making a killing in franchise rates

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—The regional office of the Land Transportation and Franchising Board in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has been making a killing in the illegal collection of franchise fees, with franchise applicants being charged as high as P200,000 for each unit.

Piston support GPh-NDFP peace talks, calls for release of detained coordinator

BAGUIO CITY — The Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytors Nationwide (Piston) Metro-Baguio supports the resumption of the long-stalled peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPh) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) that is scheduled on August 20 as they called for the inclusion of Virgilio Corpuz in the list of political prisoners to be released.