Asec. Libiran Sheds Light On The Misconceptions About PUV Modernization

Asec. Libiran Sheds Light On The Misconceptions About PUV Modernization


Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

In New Education Normal, Volunteers Help Fill Crucial Learning Gaps

“I volunteered because I didn’t want these kids to waste their time learning nothing,” says Emy Tarnate, one of the hundreds of volunteers helping children survive an education system altered by a global health crisis.

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, And ADRA Partner To Support Goni-Displaced Families In Bicol

World Vision, along with several of its partners, vows to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of the Bicol region.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary Goddess Hope Libiran has issued a statement addressing the issues surrounding the Public Utility Vehicles PUV Modernization Program on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, Libiran made it known that this DOTr project has been a long time coming as it has been brought up many administrations ago. Whenever someone proposes the idea, it would later receive backlash from the public, resulting to the government turning it down.

“Ang PUV Modernization ay HINDI PAGPABOR SA MAYAYAMAN. Ang pinapaboran po dito, mga COMMUTERS. We want to give them a safer and more comfortable commuting experience (The PUV Modernization does not favor the rich. It actually favors the commuters. We want to give them a safer and more comfortable commuting experience).”

The PUV Modernization was greenlighted in 2017 by President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines, which allows DOTr to “set guidelines, criteria, and procedures for local public transport planning.”

This has allowed DOTr to execute various projects including local public transport route plan for the LGUs as well as a revised set of regulations for the PUV.

She continued, “Binigyan din po ng TATLONG TAONG TRANSITION PERIOD ang mga operator upang mag-consolidate bilang kooperatiba o korporasyon upang magkaroon ng proper fleet management, at magkaroon ng modernized units. Ito po ay in-extend pa hanggang Disyembre ngayong taon (Operators get a 3-year transition period to consolidate as cooperatives or corporation so there will be a proper fleet management and a modernized jeepney ready. This was extended until December this year).”

“NGUNIT, tandaan, kahit hindi bago o traditional jeepney pa ‘yan, kung papasa naman sa road worthiness standards, papayagan pa rin po ‘yang tumakbo (However, keep in mind that whether it is an old or traditional jeepney, if it passes the road worthiness standards, it would still be allowed to transport),” she clarified.

With the PUV Modernization Program in place, reduced air pollution is expected as it will stop the operations of smoke-belching vehicles. Aside from that, it will also put an end to the malpractices that has been happening on the road for many years now.

DOTr has so far ceased the boundary system, long waiting time, and confusing routes, among other things.

Read the Libiran’s statement here.

Photo Source: Asec. Goddes Hope Libiran Facebook Page

Pasig Expands Contact Tracing Solution Via QR Code System

Pasig City’s QR code system will prevent people from having direct contact with strangers when manually filling out health declaration or contact tracing forms.

VPLR Visits Caramoan 19 Nov 2020

In line with her continued efforts to help communities hit by the recent typhoons, VP Leni Robredo visited the municipality of Caramoan.

Pasig River Ferry Service Back In Operation

Balik-operasyon na muli ang Pasig River ferry service matapos ang pananalanta ng bagyong Ulysses.

DPWH To Complete P3.4-B GenSan-SoCot Bypass Road In 2021

The DPWH is targeting to fully open late next year the PHP3.4-billion road network that connects General Santos City and the municipalities of Surallah and Tboli in South Cotabato province.

Need A Fast Connection? No Worries, Grab And Globe At Home Have Got You Covered!

Starting November 24, 2020, customers can conveniently purchase Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi and Xtreme Home Prepaid WiFi devices on GrabMart.

SMC To Open 100 Add’l RFID Installation Sites In North And South To Meet Surge In Demand

To accomodate the increased number of motorists wanting to avail of the free RFID stickers, SMC is putting up 100 additional RFID installation sites!

Capture Every Style This Christmas As realme Launches New Realme 7i Variant

Watch out for the launch of realme 7i this coming Christmas! #realmeWithYou

MultiSys Launches Fundraising Platform DonationBox After 24-Hour Hackathon is an all-in-one donation and fundraising platform that promotes transparency and honesty as it brings together support for people who are in need of assistance.

Globe Customers Enjoy Virtual Gardening, While Raising Homeschool Kits For World Vision

As part of Globe Platinum's #ForFutureHeroes campaign, Homegrown Weekend is not only an enjoyable perk for customers but a way for them to support Filipino children in building a brighter future.

Obey Health Protocols To Avoid Post-Holiday Covid-19 Surge: PRRD

President Rodrigo Duterte urges the public to help the military and police stop the COVID-19 infection by staying inside their homes.