“We welcome and appreciate the effort of Sen. Grace Poe. That’s what we want to hear from the government.”
Tags: jeepney modernization
Transport Strike set against Govt ‘PR’ to replace, move jeepneys to big biz
The selling price of the new jeepneys the government wanted the operators to purchase ranged from P1.5 million to P1.6 million ($27,840 to $31.82). Under a seven-year loan package with interest, the final price would be more than P2 million each, making the government-vetted jeepney as costly as a sports utility vehicle.
Who’s holding the wheel?
By RENAN ORTIZ
By DEE AYROSO
2-day nationwide transport strike set on Oct 16-17
“What is not being explained fully to the public is the component of corporate takeover and imminent threat of fare hikes in the government’s so-called jeepney modernization program.”
Piston gears up for transport, people’s protests against ‘fake’ jeep modernization
“We plan the protests to be participated in not just by transport groups but by various sectors, too, because commuters stand to pay the higher costs of this fake jeepney modernization.”