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.
Senator Grace Poe on Saturday appealed to transport groups not to continue their planned two-day strike on Monday and Tuesday.
Gabriela partylist Rep. Emmi de Jesus said the impending approval of President Rodrigo Duterte's tax reform package is a "deathblow to the incomes of poor families and small businesses."
Transport groups have differing views on the administration's public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
Metro Manila commuters should find an alternative way to go to work on Monday as jeepney drivers are set to hold a transport strike.