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  • PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON denounces the government-imposed nationwide crackdown on unconsolidated jeepneys starting today, May 16, as a deliberate massacre of transport workers’ livelihoods and an attack on the people’s right to accessible and affordable public transport. Even two weeks after the April 30 deadline, the Marcos government has yet to lay out concrete plans for supporting and…

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  • PISTON to SC: ‘Block PUVMP now to prevent grave injury in transport sector’

    PISTON to SC: ‘Block PUVMP now to prevent grave injury in transport sector’

    PISTON continues to urge the Supreme Court to swiftly block the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) with a supplemental motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the new Department of Transportation (DOTr) Department Order (DO) No. 2023-022 which repealed the previous order, DO No. 2017-011, serving as guidelines for the PUVMP implementation. The petition raises…

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  • PISTON urges SC to expedite TRO vs PUVMP

    PISTON urges SC to expedite TRO vs PUVMP

    PISTON urges the Supreme Court to immediately issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) and side with the jeepney drivers and operators who are on the brink of displacement if the April 30 franchise consolidation deadline pushes through. According to PISTON Deputy Secretary General Ruben Baylon, “Let us not wait…

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  • PISTON demands full withdrawal of individual franchises for disgruntled consolidated PUV operators

    PISTON demands full withdrawal of individual franchises for disgruntled consolidated PUV operators

    PISTON demands the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow the full withdrawal of individual franchises for aggrieved PUV operators who have complied with the mandatory franchise consolidation component of the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). Under the LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) 2024-001, operators who have only applied for franchise consolidation but have not…

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  • Transport Committee hearing further exposes DOTr, LTFRB, PUVMP failures — PISTON

    Transport Committee hearing further exposes DOTr, LTFRB, PUVMP failures — PISTON

    The hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation on the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) on Wednesday, attended by PISTON and Tanggol Pasada Network, has once again exposed the failures of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the PUVMP. It tackled the recently issued LTFRB Memorandum…

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