P1.00 bawas pasahe sa jeep, aprubado na ng LTFRB

admin   •   December 11, 2014   •   12692

GRAPHICS: Rollback ng pamasahe sa pampasaherong jeep (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Ipinahayag ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) na epektibo na ngayong araw ng Huwebes ang minimum fare sa jeep.

Ayon kay LTFRB Chairman Atty. Winston Ginez, sa halip na P8.50 ay magiging P7.50 na lamang ang pasahe sa jeep sa buong Metro Manila.

“Ito po ay effective immediately ang gawin po natin muna pansamantala habang hindi pa nakukuha ang fare matrix ay ang kasalukuyang fare matrix na naka-post sa kanilang jeep bawas lang ng bawat piso ang babayaran.”

Sa mga estudyante at mga senior citizen ay mayroon pa ring 20% discount kaya P6.00 na lamang ang kanilang pamasahe.

Ibinatay ng LTFRB ang desisyon sa patuloy na pagbaba ng presyo ng petrolyo na umabot na ng halos dose pesos simula pa noong Oktubre.

Noong taong 2008 ng nasa P35.00 ang halaga ng diesel, P7.50 ang minimum fare, noong 2011 naman ng maging P37.00 ang diesel ay nasa P8.00 ang minimum fare, ngayong 2014 ng umabot sa P43.00 ang diesel ay naging P8.50 naman ang minimum fare.

Subalit nilinaw ng LTFRB na ang bawas pasahe ay para sa mga jeep lamang sa Metro Manila at ang mga nasa probinsya ay kailangan pang magsagawa ng mga pagdinig.

Tinanggap naman ng mga jeepney operator ang desisyon, subalit hiniling nila na sana ay magkaroon ng sapat na panahon upang ito ay maipaalam sa lahat ng mananakay.

Ayon kay PISTON President George San Mateo, hindi sapat na maipalabas lamang ito sa telebisyon.

“Bakit po? Hindi lahat makakapanood ng palabas na ito, yung makapanood ngayong tanghali magugulat na 7.50 na lang kasi rollback, yung driver na hindi pa nakapanood sasabihin 8.50 sasabihin nung pasahero hindi, kailangan may lead time bakit ayaw mag anunsyo ng LTFRB ng petsa.”

Iba-iba naman ang naging reaksyon ng ilang jeepney driver.

Ayon kay Glenn Prado, “mahirap magpataas ng pasahe kasi, matagal, kasi ang dami anu di katulad ng pagbaba ng diesel madali lang.”

“Dapat singkwenta lang muna, hindi agad piso mamaya tumaas agad diesel pano mababawi yan di ba,” saad naman ni Richard Cosme.

Masaya naman ang mga commuter sa naturang desisyon. Anila, matagal na nilang hinihintay ang bawas pasahe at napapanahon nang ibigay ito ngayon.

Ayon kay Aling Violy Vargas, “tama lang lalo na pag senior ang laki ng bawas sa min, six lang ngayon eh di okey mas maganda makakatipid kami.”

“Kahit papaano yung piso malaking tulong sa mahihirap katulad ng mga commuters pabor na pabor kami dyan,” masayang pahayag ni Lloyd Abinoja.

Maging ang Malakanyang ay natuwa sa desisyon ng LTFRB.

Ayon kay Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Usec. Abigail Valte, napapanahon ang rollback sa pasahe sa jeep.

Sinabi naman ng LTFRB na maaari na ring magfile ng petisyon for fare reduction para sa mga bus at taxi.

Nilinaw rin ng ahensya na ang bawas pasahe ay provisional lamang o maaaring mabawasan o madagdagan pa, kaya muling nagtakda ang LTFRB ng pagdinig hinggil sa petisyon sa susunod na taon. (Mon Jocson / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

 

LIST: Weekend road repair, reblocking in Metro Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   February 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Some roads in Metro Manila will be closed for scheduled road repair and reblocking starting Friday, February 21, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In an advisory, the DPWH said the following roads will undergo repair and reblocking beginning 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24:

SOUTHBOUND:

  • Bonifacio Ave. 11th Ave. to Sgt. Rivera St. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA Guzent to Roosevelt Ave. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. of Boni Serrano flyover (3rd lane from MRT Line)

WESTBOUND:

  • General Luis St. Samote St. to SB Road
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (4th lane from the outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND:

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)

Meanwhile, portions along C-5 cor. Eagle St., along Julia Vargas, and along Pasig Blvd. will be closed by 10 p.m. Friday night until 4 a.m. on Monday to give way to the construction of Manila Water’s main sewer network.

Affected motorists are advised to expect heavier than usual traffic and use alternate routes instead.

PUV operators ask LTFRB to remove P5,000 penalty vs drivers for not wearing facemasks while on duty

Maris Federez   •   February 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila jeepney operators asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to remove the P5,000.00 fine being imposed on public utility vehicles (PUV) drivers for not wearing facemasks while on transport.

Under the LTFRB memorandum circular 2020-05, drivers and operators are required to wear facemasks as part of their safety precaution against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Alliance of Concerned Transport Operators (ACTO) President Efren de Luna said they are always ready to take heed on the said measure, except that they are having difficulty finding available face masks in the market.

“Ang problema ho dun walang mabilhan, pag walang raw hong mask, may bayad ng 5000, may fine na penalty na P5,000,” de Luna said.

He pointed out that even the Department of Health has advised that due to the shortage in the supply of facemasks, priority is given to health workers and patients on its usage.

The LTFRB, on the other hand, said during the hearing at the House Committee on Transportation that it will review the said measure and will take the request into consideration. — (from the report of Vincent Arboleda) /mbmf

LIST: Weekend road reblocking, repair in Metro Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   February 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed for scheduled road reblockings and repairs starting Friday, February 14, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In an advisory, the DPWH said the following roads will undergo repair and reblocking starting 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, February 17:

SOUTHBOUND:

  • Bonifacio Ave. Cloverleaf to 11th Ave. (1st lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA Guzent to Roosevelt Ave. (4th lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. Boni Serrano flyover (2nd lane from MRT Line)

WESTBOUND:

  • General Luis St. Samote St. to SB Road
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (7th lane from outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND:

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from sidewalk)

The DPWH also said that Eagle Ave. in Barangay Ugong in Pasig City will also be closed by 10 p.m. Friday night until 4 a.m. on Monday to give way to the construction of Manila Water’s main sewer network.

Affected motorists are advised to expect heavier than usual traffic and use alternate routes instead.

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