BAGUIO CITY — Drivers and commuters alike are worried about a possible fare hike due to the government’s transport modernization plan that would result to the phase out of majority of public utility jeepneys.
Here we trace a brief history of Philippine transportation especially with the country’s entry into world commerce in the 19th and 20th century, and offer some insights about the patterns of growth of our transport system in the broader context of developing Philippine society and economy.
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 CITY – Hundreds gathered in Baguio City today, October 16, to protest the impending jeepney 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).
Ni EMIL DAGDAG www.nordis.net TUGUEGARAO CITY — Naglunsad ng tigil pasada at iba pang kilos protesta ang mga tsuper at operators bilang …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.