Jeepney fares may still go down again. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this as he allayed public concerns following the implementation of P1-increase in jeepney fares in Metro Manila.
A group of motorcycle riders is calling on the government to recognize motorcycles for hire, which are popularly known as “habal-habals”, as an alternative mode of transportation to commuters.
Senator Sonny Angara on Saturday asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to look into the reported refusal of Grab to grant a 20% fare discount to students as mandated by law.
Fed up with problems brought about by old and dilapidated jeepneys, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has made a firm decision to ban old jeepneys from plying metro streets.
Anakbayan has lambasted the government for pushing for its transport modernization program.
Government is providing buses for commuters who will be inconvenienced by the “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” campaign.
The battle on old jeepney replacement is not yet over.
Old buses and trucks will not be spared from the government’s public utility vehicles modernization program.