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  • PUVMP, cha-cha threaten to erode the gains of EDSA 1 — PISTON

    PUVMP, cha-cha threaten to erode the gains of EDSA 1 — PISTON

    By staunchly pushing for the public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) and pursuing economic charter change (cha-cha), the Marcos Jr. administration flagrantly undermines the nationalist and democratic gains achieved by the people during the historic first EDSA People Power uprising 38 years ago which also toppled his father’s two-decade-long authoritarian regime. Marcos Jr’s economic cha-cha…

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  • Marcos ChaCha will not solve transport woes — PISTON

    Marcos ChaCha will not solve transport woes — PISTON

    Transport group PISTON denounces legislative efforts to amend economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution, saying that charter change will not solve poverty nor improve the state of public transport. Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Jan. 4 filed Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 seeking to relax foreign ownership restrictions on certain economic provisions, including…

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  • PISTON to OSG: Climate targets can be achieved without franchise consolidation

    PISTON to OSG: Climate targets can be achieved without franchise consolidation

    The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), representing the DOTr and LTFRB, claimed that the PUV modernization program (PUVMP) and its related issuances are aimed at fulfilling the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in response to the Supreme Court petition filed by PISTON in December 2023. However, these agencies did not explain how…

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  • PISTON to stage another strike against December 31 franchise consolidation deadline

    PISTON to stage another strike against December 31 franchise consolidation deadline

    Transport group PISTON is set to stage another transport strike starting December 14 to demand the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) scrap the December 31 deadline for applying for franchise consolidation. The franchise consolidation component of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) mandates all operators to surrender individual franchises for consolidation into…

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  • Climate Justice, Worker Justice: PISTON calls for a pro-people, worker led just transition vs PUVMP on Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

    Climate Justice, Worker Justice: PISTON calls for a pro-people, worker led just transition vs PUVMP on Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

    Transport group PISTON joined the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on Saturday, demanding a pro-people, worker-led just transition in public transport. This comes in opposition to the import-dependent, corporate-driven Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), which is slated to potentially displace thousands of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and small operators by January…

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