1K More Jeepneys To Ply Metro Manila Streets On Sept. 9

1K More Jeepneys To Ply Metro Manila Streets On Sept. 9

Spotlight

EDSA Busway System To Implement Fully Cashless Transactions With Beep Cards

Cashless transactions via Beep card will begin on October 1.

SM Wins At 2019 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards

The SM Investments Corporation has bagged yet again another award!

7 Commandments To Revitalize The Country Safely

Medical experts recommend strict health protocols for public transportation.

Alibaba Cloud Launches New Digital Ecosystem Strategy In The Philippines

This will help local businesses adapt further to the new normal!

There will be more public utility jeepneys (PUJ) in the streets of Metro Manila on Wednesday after the Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowed the return to operation of some 1,006 PUJs.

In a statement on Monday, the LTFRB said the jeepneys will ply 10 routes, namely; Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa/North Avenue to Quezon City Hall, Marcos Avenue to Quirino Highway via Tandang Sora, Dapitan to Libertad via L. Guinto, Divisoria to Retiro via Jose Abad Santos, Divisoria to Sangandaan, Libertad to Washington, Baclaran to Escolta via Jones and L. Guinto, Baclaran to QI via Mabini, Blumentritt to Libertad via Quiapo and L. Guinto, and Blumentritt to Vito Cruz via L. Guinto.

These PUJs, it said, are allowed to return to operation as long as they are “roadworthy” and have a valid personal passenger insurance policy—noting that a special permit is not required aside from the QR code issued by the LTFRB.

“Maaari i-download ang QR Code mula sa website ng LTFRB (www.ltfrb.gov.ph) simula bukas ng hapon, 08 Setyembre 2020 (The QR code may be downloaded from the LTFRB website starting tomorrow afternoon, Sept. 8),” the LTFRB said.

Moreover, it said PUJs in operation are required to comply with physical distancing rules, body temperature checking, wearing of both face masks and shields, and other health and safety measures required by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) for public transportation.

Available public transport in Metro Manila

To date, it said there are a total of 16,214 PUJs plying 178 routes in Metro Manila, in addition to a total of 786 modern PUJs running in 45 routes.

For city buses, it said there are a total of 3,761 authorized units running in 32 routes, while there are 379 point-to-point buses in 34 routes.

There are 1,906 authorized UV Express units crisscrossing 59 routes in the region.

For taxis, it said there are a total of 20,891 authorized units in addition to 23,968 transport network vehicle services. (PNA)

Tarlac PDLs Get Hygiene Kits Vs. COVID-19

Tarlac City gives away disinfectants, face masks, face shields and other hygiene kits at the Tarlac City Jail to ensure the protection and safety of the persons deprived of liberty against COVID-19.

DOTr Awards 3 Contracts For PNR Clark Phase 2 Project

The DOTr and the Philippine National Railways awards the three remaining civil works contract packages for the Clark Phase 2 project, or the Malolos-Clark extension of the North-South Commuter Railway System.

‘Pantawid Ng Pag-Ibig’ Aids More Than 910,000 Families Affected By Quarantine

The campaign also wins an international award for Corporate Social Responsibility!

DSWD Gives Livelihood Aid To 120 Families In Pampanga

DSWD releases PHP1.8 million in financial assistance to 120 families belonging to the vulnerable sector in the city affected by the ECQ.

Building Permit Application In Cebu City Goes Online

Building and occupancy permit applicants can now process their applications online!

DOH-6 Launches ‘Quarantime’ Journal For Individuals On Quarantine

Promoting self-care, the "quarantime" journal containing day-to-day recommended activities while inside quarantine facilities.

Mayor Rex: Valenzuela Gov’t To Train 150 Trike Riders On Food Delivery

Here's what is in store for the displaced tricycle drivers in Valenzuela:

Mayor Isko: Market Vendors Prioritized In Manila’s 2nd Swab Testing Lab

Market vendors in the city of Manila will be among those prioritized to be swabbed in the second swab testing laboratory at the Sta. Ana Hospital.

NFA Opens 18 New Rice Buying Stations In E. Visayas

NFA opens 18 more buying stations for palay in Eastern Visayas with the onset of peak harvest season in the region.