Transport Coop To Get 29 More E-Jeepneys

Transport Coop To Get 29 More E-Jeepneys


GSIS To Launch Two Mobile Apps This October

Mas madali mo nang ma-access ang iyong GSIS account gamit ang bagong mobile application nito!

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

Officials and members of the Novaliches-Malinta Jeepney Transport Service Cooperative (NMJTSC) are waiting anxiously for the delivery this month or early next year of the second batch of 29 air-conditioned electronic or e-jeepneys allocated to them under the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).

This was learned over the weekend from Helen R. Viloria, general manager of the NMJTSC, who earlier told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that they have been allocated a total of 124 units of the Hino Euro 4-compliant vehicles under the PUVMP of the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

She said that they are now also training their passenger assistant officers in preparation for the forthcoming use of the beep card payment system in their operation.

Beep card is commonly used on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 operations in Metro Manila.

Twenty-three units of the said vehicles started operating last Nov. 9 on the Novaliches-Malinta route, a distance of nine kilometers from the former Novaliches town proper to MacArthur Highway in Barangay Malinta, Valenzuela City.

Passengers are charged PHP19 for the straight ride, higher by PHP4 compared with PHP15 in the ordinary or regular (non-airconditioned) public utility jeepneys (PUJs).

The minimum fare in the air-conditioned jeepneys is PHP11, which compares with PHP9 in the PUJs.

Senior citizens, students and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are given a 20 percent discount.

Viloria said the modern jeepneys are driven by professional drivers who have been trained at the Philippine National Driving Academy based in Biñan City, Laguna. They are accompanied by courteous and helpful conductors or conductresses.

Aside from being air-conditioned, the modernized jeepneys are equipped with a television set, closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera, and Global Positioning System (GPS).

Onie Reponia, head of the Information Technology (IT) section of NMJTSC, said the GPS enables them to track their vehicles from their office anywhere within the nine-kilometer route along Gen. Luis St. or old Novaliches-Polo Road, passing through Barangays Novaliches Proper, Nagkaisang Nayon, Caybiga, Bagbaguin, Paso de Blas, Canumay, and Maysan.

Meanwhile, daily commuters have hailed the operation of the modern jeepneys along the Novaliches-Malinta route.

They said they are no longer under the mercy of regular PUJ drivers, who often cut their trips between Novaliches and Malinta by changing signboards several times, particularly during the rush hours in the morning and evening.

The modern jeepneys carry only one reversible normal-sized signboard with the word “Novaliches” on one side and “Malinta” on the other side, plus a small signboard with the word “Bayan” which is displayed on the windshield of the vehicle to indicate that it is headed for Novaliches proper from Valenzuela City.

Passengers of the air-conditioned jeepneys, however, are not allowed to carry plastic bags and similar containers with fish, meat and foul-smelling foodstuff or objects. (PNA)

Iconic Motorola Brand Is Back With New Top-Of-The-Line Smartphones

Remember motorola? It's coming back with 2 innovative offerings!

Palace Leaves SEA Games Probe To House Panel

Malacañang is leaving to the discretion of a House of Representatives panel whether it would investigate alleged corruption and irregularities in the use of government funds during the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the Philippines hosted in 2019.

Baguio To Add 111 Isolation Beds On Nov. 3

The city government of Baguio continues to increase its isolation and quarantine facilities that it can even share to Benguet province.

More Than 124k Drivers, Operators Join Transport Cooperatives

A total 124,443 drivers and franchise owners and operators have joined accredited transport cooperatives ready for franchise consolidation.

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bicol Enforces Preemptive Evacuation As ‘Quinta’ Nears

At least 532 families or 1,789 persons in flood and landslide-prone areas in Albay and Camarines Sur are now being evacuated as Tropical Storm Quinta is expected to hit Bicol Sunday night.

Kapuso Barangayan On Wheels: Reaching Out To More Filipinos In The Regions

GMA Regional TV's Kapuso Barangayan on Wheels continues to reach out to more Filipinos across the country!

More Public Wi-Fi To Boost Ilocos Norte’s Connectivity

The Department of Information and Communications Technology in Ilocos Norte is working double-time to connect all learners as they adapt to blended learning.