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Kakampi ng mga tsuper: Manny Lopez commended by FEJODAP

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By Billy Begas

The Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (FEJODAP) has commended Manila Rep. Manny Lopez for acting on the plight of public utility jeepney drivers and operators.

FEJODAP National President Ricardo Rebaño expressed the federation’s gratitude to Lopez for his intervention, which paved the way for the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to act on the queries and request of PUJ drivers and operators.

Lopez is the chairperson of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development.

On May 26, LTFRB provided FEJODAP with the list of permitted routes and its response to the queries regarding the consolidation of individual franchise operators.

“Mabuti na lamang po na meron tayong napakamatulungin na si Manila Congressman Lopez sa aming mga jeepney drivers at operators. At-least may iba samin na makakabyahe na habang ang iba ay pwedeng magkaroon ng alternatibong kabuhayan,” said Rebaño.

FEJODAP was also told that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and LTFRB will collaborate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to assist affected drivers and operators in starting up their own small businesses under the Integrated Livelihood Program and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP).

Drivers will also be given the chance to learn new skills through the Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) programs.