There will be no NCAP
Face-to-face classes are officially back. As a result, the streets are now busier than ever, with more motorists, commuters, and pedestrians out and about in Metro Manila.Government agencies have been making the necessary preparations leading up to this week.
Just in time for the return of face-to-face classes
Just in time for the return of face-to-face classes next week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed the reopening of 133 pre-pandemic routes for various public utility vehicles on August 22, 2022.The 133 PUV
Another piece of legislation to watch
There's no way to sugarcoat the plight that our country's public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers face: They just aren't paid enough. This is especially important to keep in mind as the Philippines faces a struggling economy and fuel crisis.
Tests will only be done on all consenting and volunteering passengers
As of today, Metro Manila is now under Alert Level 3. For its part, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is making adjustments to the current public-transportation guidelines. Commuters, take note.The agency has decided to retain the 70% passenger capacity in
In areas under Alert Level 1 and 2
The government eased up on public-transport restrictions a few weeks back by bringing the operating capacity of PUVs back up to 70% and removing the plastic-barrier requirement. The loosening up continues, as members of the vulnerable population are now allowed
There are no medical findings that support their continued use
Last week, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that public utility vehicles (PUVs) may return to plying routes at 70% capacity beginning November 4. This, however, isn't the only change commuters can expect when they head out on Thursday.The agency
From there, the agency will implement a gradual increase
The Department of Transportation's (DOTr) proposal to increase the capacity of public transport vehicles in the capital has been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.According to the agency's latest statement, it
The agency will defend its proposal to the IATF on Thursday, October 28
In addition to the cash aid that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will be handing out to PUV drivers, the agency also wants to help these people cope with the rising fuel prices by increasing the PUV passenger capacity in the metro.
Starting August 25
The Cebu government's message to PUV drivers and conductors is clear: Put on a personal air purifier, or face the consequences.According to a report by SunStar Cebu, PUV drivers and conductors caught without the wearable device will be issued a
Here we go again
Well, here we go again. Metro Manila and a handful of other areas are shifting back to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). This development comes following the official arrival of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the Philippines, so mask up and avoid
Let’s hope this doesn’t fall on deaf ears
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) wants public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to know that cyclists and pedestrians have priority over their trips when it comes to road usage.In a Facebook post, the agency shared the contents of its
Have you used this?
Commuters, take note: If you plan on taking any public utility vehicle (PUV) during the COVID-19 pandemic, you better have the StaySafe app installed on your smartphone.In a Facebook post, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that
The DOTr will “strictly enforce” the policy
The required distance between passengers in all forms of public transport shall remain at one meter, Presidential spokeperson Harry Roque confirmed on today, September 19."Nag-desisyon na po ang Presidente kahapon (September 18). Ang desisyon po ng Presidente, mananatili po ang
Their licenses will be confiscated
Drivers of public utility vehicles who violate social-distancing measures in their vehicles will have their licenses confiscated, the chief of the country's security force on COVID-19 said today, September 18."The point is, if ever there is violation na
There’s still a place for this icon on our streets
One of the more common back-and-forths you'll see online regarding the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) push for public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization revolves around the jeepney's status as a Filipino icon.On one hand, PUV modernization proponents
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