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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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  • Amid heating Marcos-Duterte clash, transport workers continue to push back against PUVMP — PISTON

    Amid heating Marcos-Duterte clash, transport workers continue to push back against PUVMP — PISTON

    Transport group PISTON said the escalating feud between the Marcos faction and the Duterte faction, the two current dominant forces in the government, should not distract from their accountability for the plight of Filipinos, especially informal transport workers. Duterte and his allies notoriously pushed for the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program, or PUVMP, during his…

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  • Over 500 NCR PUV routes face loss of jeepneys, UVEs by Feb 1, enough to cause a public transport disaster — PISTON

    Over 500 NCR PUV routes face loss of jeepneys, UVEs by Feb 1, enough to cause a public transport disaster — PISTON

    PISTON expresses its concerns about the massive job losses and the disruption of public transport that may arise after January 31, when unconsolidated public utility vehicles will no longer be allowed to operate. Data from the LTFRB shows that most of the jeepney and UV Express routes in Metro Manila will be affected by the…

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  • PISTON urged Supreme Court to expedite decision on PUV Modernization

    PISTON urged Supreme Court to expedite decision on PUV Modernization

    PISTON and its legal representatives trooped to the Supreme Court to file a supplemental motion seeking to expedite the decision on their earlier petition for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on PUV modernization program’s franchise consolidation deadline on December 31. The initial petition was filed days before Christmas as the December deadline nears. Despite ever-increasing…

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  • PISTON files SC petition to block PUVMP, franchise consolidation deadline

    PISTON files SC petition to block PUVMP, franchise consolidation deadline

    Transport group PISTON filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Wednesday, seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Department Order (DO) 2017-011, also known as the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG), and other relevant Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issuances mandating franchise consolidation and its December 31, 2023…

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