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Goodbye jeepney: Are you in favor of phasing out jeepneys?

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Goodbye jeepney: Are you in favor of phasing out jeepneys?

Recently, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) clarified that the phasing out of jeepneys which are 15 years old or older is all part of the modernization plan for public utility vehicles. LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra explained that the agency will help the drivers secure loans for their upgraded vehicles and will implement new strategic routes to better serve commuters and lessen traffic.

To show opposition to the planned jeepney phaseout, group of jeepney drivers and operators, led by ‘Piston’ and ‘Stop and Go’ conducted nationwide transport strike today, February 6, in Metro Manila. This was despite the LTFRB’s ear­ly warning that un­der MC 2011-04, a PUV operator that went on strike to protest any gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion faced sus­pen­sion or re­vo­ca­tion of his fran­chise.

The concerned group said that the draft of the Department of Transportation’s (DoTr) order will deprive many drivers and operators of their livelihood, adding that the said draft was made without consultation.

Jun Magno, president of Stop and Go, said that under the draft plan of the jeepney modernization program, an operator is required to have 7 million to get a franchise and must have 20 units by 2018 and increase the fleet to 40 units in 2019. It is also included there that jeepneys are required to have a GPS and Wi-Fi.

To prevent the DoTr from implementing the department order on February, the group said that it is willing to bring the protest to court.

Is it about time say goodbye to old jeepneys? What do you think fellow Caviteños and Caviteñas?

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  1. Grace Lumbad

    February 8, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Yes… phase out old jeepneys

  2. eleonor nuguid

    February 9, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Yes po kme, ung mga luma na odeng i phase out na bka maging cause pa ng disgracia sa kalsada at commuters, anyway mgbbgay nman ang government ng loan for operators to get jeepneys na bago at mas magandang conditions.

  3. Elle Espinosa

    February 9, 2017 at 2:16 am

    No, A big “N-O”. Pano naman po ‘yung mga driver na don lang naasa ng pangbuhay sa pamilya nila?

  4. Darwin

    February 9, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Yes it’s time to move into the future. Change is one of the vital elements of success. How about tricycle roaming around main roads and highway, someone has to control them instead of implementing the bandaid solution called number coding in Cavite

  5. nelszy

    February 9, 2017 at 5:22 am

    yes…

  6. Josh Lee

    February 9, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Okay sana pero matabang. Kulang sa patis. Paano po yung drivers na mawawalan ng trabaho?

  7. Josephine Talan

    February 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    NO!!! Kng di nyo man lng tutulungan makabangon lalo na ang operator na iisa lng ang inaasahang hanapbuhay kasama pa ang mga drivers na ala ding inaasahan kundi maka extra dun…madali sa inyo na maraming inaasahan…pero anti poor na ba ang karaamihan ngaun??? salamat sa unawa..GOD BLESS!!!

  8. Nancy Evangelista

    February 17, 2017 at 7:25 am

    You need to have an alternative way of transpo before trying to phasing-out this jeepneys!

  9. Jongso

    May 5, 2017 at 2:14 am

    No 2 phase out kung alaga naman ung 15years old na na jeepny kung ipapa2pad yan kahit pagloan nyu kami mga operators anu mati2ra sa amin kta kung ihuhulog lng sa new vehicle jeeepney kawa2 naman kami.

  10. gina

    May 25, 2017 at 2:57 am

    A big NO.. Sa mga wala kunsensya at wala paki alam sa maliliit na operator at commuter. Mahabag kau. Kc ang mga piyesa ng mga jeep at bus. Napapalatan ng bago oras na may nasisira.. So paanong need i faceout. …..NO nO. No…

    • Larry barruga

      June 2, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      The proposed plan is somewhat political and business in nature. Example, where in the world can a driver/owner get a 7 million? Is this a manipulation of the few corporate groups?

      Do you think the government can support them? In history, the government doesn’t have a shining record of helping the poor in business,frankly! Only few.

      Iwas disgrasya at mausok daw. Who is to blame? Why don’t you ask the stupid LOT how they examine vehicles? The very futile (inutil) air emission testing centers nationwide who pass smoke-belching ones? So, who’s to blame?

      Road accidents, why? Does the LTO have strong policies? Ni- wala ngang facility for training and seminars.

      If you want to phase out cars, do it reasonably, fair and square.

  11. Elmer

    June 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

    The way to go is mass transport even for small roads. The jeepneys have more passengers than tricycles. So, phase out first public transport with few passengers. Alternative livelihood for drivers are the provincial and city government concern. Drivers must learn new skills. Free education for such skills must be implemented. Encourage businessmen to put up more factories by giving them tax incentives, ideal business environment, peace and order, etc.

  12. Talehloo Talehloo

    June 3, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    No! Rid our thoroughfares of tricycles, bicycles, pedicabs and motorcycles. They are the real cause of traffic in the streets.

  13. Kima

    June 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    No, maybe “bawasan” kasi talaga namang marami nang bumibiyahe na jeep kahit wala namang laman pero wag naman totally alisin lahat. Bawasan lng plss..

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