Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Ilocos Sur towns move to allow trikes on national highways

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To make the target of the DILG order banning tricycles on national highways clear to both law enforcement and the affected sectors, two towns in Ilocos Sur create ordinances regulating tricycles-for-hire in their respective areas.

Ilocos Sur town allows trikes on highway pending clarification of DILG order

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Santa, Ilocos Sur, officials keep sections of National Roads and highways within the town open to tricycles without legal repercussions while the town council awaits clarifications regarding DILG's MC 2020-036.

Piston hits “unfair, arbitrary and premature” garage inspection

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Transport group Piston-Metro Baguio slammed the "unfair and baseless" garage inspection conducted by the Baguio City government, saying this move forces pressure on small PUV operators to adopt PUV modernization.

On Valentine’s Day, Piston calls gov’t heartless for jeepney phase-out

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Members of Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide slam the government over the jeepney modernization act, calling them "heartless" on a Valentine's Day protest in Baguio's Kilometer Zero marker.

Transport group protests new franchise consolidation memo

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Transport groups in the Cordillera held a protest to assail Memorandum Circular 2019-066 issued by the LTFRB accelerating franchise consolidation, calling the order “deceptive and divisive.”

PISTON slams DOTr “deception and blackmail” on PUV modernization

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In a regional forum on PUV Modernization in Baguio City, PISTON slammed the Department of Transportation, saying the agency’s pronouncement to allow old jeepneys to ply their route beyond the June 30 deadline for the PUV Modernization Program is pure "deception and blackmail."

Baguio jeepneys join nationwide protest against phase-out

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Transport groups in Baguio City joined the nationwide protest against the PUV modernization program that forces them to operate under the fleet management system and acquire units that are worth millions.

Drivers urge public to join protest against jeepney phase-out

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Leaders of different jeepney drivers and operators groups in Baguio City urged all drivers and commuters to join them in protesting the government's public utility modernization program.

Jeepney phase-out opposed by Baguio-Benguet transport groups

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Members of the Baguio-Benguet Coalition Against Jeepney Phase-out underscored that the government is merely using the PUV modernization program to pave the way for big business to monopolize the service on July 30 during their protest at the Modern PUV Caravan at the Baguio City Hall.

Ifugao dislodges Benguet for highest altitude in Philippine highways

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Travelers in search for memorable photo at the highest section in the Philippine highway system now have to travel to Ifugao after the original stop for the title at Barangay Cattubo, Atok, Benguet along the Halsema Highway was dislodged.

City eyes pay parking area at BIBAK lot

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The city government is eyeing the development of the BIBAK lot along Harrison road into a temporary pay parking area to address the needs of tourists and residents.

Kennon road to open on Valentine

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Visitors will be able to pass by the famous lion's head along the historic Kennon Road starting Valentine's Day as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it will try its best to fast track the ongoing repairs to accommodate the request of local governments to open the road for public use.

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Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

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The poor are bearing most of the brunt of the COVID-19 health crisis. Without sufficient economic and social support, their hard life is becoming tougher each day under the lockdown.

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