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GATCHALIAN TO LTFRB: FAST TRACK PANTAWID PASADA

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to speed up the efficient distribution of fuel subsidies to the targeted beneficiaries in the public transport sector. Gatchalian made the call as he is set to pursue the provision of the third tranche of the fuel subsidy program to provide economic relief […]

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POE TO BUS OPERATORS: DON’T LET COMMUTERS SUFFER

Senator Grace Poe asked concerned bus operators to carry out their mandate accordingly and service passengers, many of whom have been stranded and inconvenienced recently. “‘Wag naman natin silang ipitin at pahirapan pa sa pag-aabang, pagbabakasakali at pagpapalipat-lipat ng masasakyan,” Poe said. “The bottomline is to serve our passengers coming to and from the provinces […]

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20 MORE MODERN PUJS TO SERVE SAN JOSE DEL MONTE

Twenty more modern jeepneys will start serving passengers in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Nasrudin Talipasan, regional director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said the Sapang Palay Grotto Transport Service Cooperative (SPGTSC) launched the brand new and modern YouYi ZGT 6540 public utility jeepneys (PUJs) to ply the […]

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LACK OF DATABASE DELAYS FUEL ‘AYUDA’ DISTRIBUTION

The lack of an existing database has been the cause of delay in the distribution of the government’s fuel subsidy program, Senator Win Gatchalian said. “Hanggang ngayon ay marami pang hindi nakakakuha ng ayudang ito halos tatlong linggo na mula nang magsimulang mamigay ng Pantawid Pasada dahil na rin sa kawalan ng listahan ng mga […]

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GIVE TRANSPORT SECTOR FUEL SUBSIDY – NANCY BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay urged the Department of Budget and Management to immediately release funds for the provision of fuel subsidies to the public transport sector. This, as public utility drivers are feeling the heat with a steady rise in oil prices for the seventh week in a row now. “Umaaray na po ang ating mga […]

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BINAY TO LTFRB: GIVE JEEPNEY DRIVERS AYUDA

“Tinanggalan na ng pasada, pinagkaitan pa ng ayuda.” Senator Nancy Binay expressed disappointment by the lack of government effort to seriously fast track the implementation of the Service Contracting Program for public utility drivers. “Mahigit nang isang taong pinagkaitan ng ayuda ang mga kapatid nating mga namamasada. The DOTr and the LTFRB are invisible, and […]

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POE TO DOTR: GIVE JEEPNEY, BUS DRIVERS ‘AYUDA’

Senator Grace Poe urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to “put the pedal to the metal” and accelerate the disbursement of the P5.58-billion service contracting program. “What’s supposed to be a lifeline for jeepney and bus drivers appears to be stalled due to bureaucratic traffic,” said Poe, who […]

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DON’T PHASEOUT JEEPNEYS IN PANDEMIC – POE

Senator Grace Poe recently conducted a hearing on the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) to hear both sides of concerns coming from the stakeholders of the transportation sector and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “Lagi kong sinasabi ito tuwing mga drayber ang pinag-uusapan: Gusto nating maging ligtas ang ating mga daan […]

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GOV’T SHOULD PROVIDE BUS SERVICES FOR WORKERS AMID MECQ, GCQ – GORDON

Balancing the need to revive the economy amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the need to provide workers with protection and safety, Senator Dick Gordon is proposing that government provide transportation, such as bus services. During the hearing of the Committee of the Whole to discuss updates on COVID-19 situation in the country and […]

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APPLY LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO GRAB’S HIGH FARES – GATCHALIAN

While ride-hailing firm Grab gave commuters temporary relief by reducing its surge pricing cap, Senator Win Gatchalian believes this is just a band-aid solution that will not effectively address Grab’s high fares brought about by the lack of available drivers especially during peak hours, and the lack of competitors in the market. Grab has temporarily […]