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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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  • 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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  • PISTON seeks P31.57 billion PUV rehab fund in 2024 national budget

    PISTON seeks P31.57 billion PUV rehab fund in 2024 national budget

    Transport group PISTON urged the government on Monday to include the 31.57 billion peso ($630 million) PUV rehabilitation subsidy in the 2024 national budget. The subsidy, proposed by Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas, would be used for the centralized procurement of Euro-5 engines to upgrade about 63,140 traditional PUVs each year for three years,…

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  • PISTON calls for a nationwide transport strike to protest the PUV Modernization Program

    PISTON calls for a nationwide transport strike to protest the PUV Modernization Program

    Transport group PISTON has called for a three-day nationwide transport strike starting Monday, November 20, to protest the government’s insistence on the December 31 deadline for the application for franchise consolidation under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). PISTON National President Mody Floranda said the group is dissatisfied with the recent proposed amendments to…

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  • Addressing mitigation measures in public transport in the Philippines & recommendations for a pro-people just transition

    Addressing mitigation measures in public transport in the Philippines & recommendations for a pro-people just transition

    (Disclaimer: This briefer on climate change, PUVMP, and just transition was presented by PISTON to the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion of human rights in the context of climate change, Ian Fry, during his visit to the Philippines on November 7, 2023) Introduction In 2017, the Philippine government ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement…

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