Goodbye Dilapidated Jeepneys!
By Dodo Azo
October 18, 2017 7:56am CST
Philippine PUV Modernization Underway The public utility vehicle owners, operators and drivers had dramatized their protest on phasing out PUVs that 15 years or older for safety reasons on the part of the public commuters. The government has come up a new jeepney type as shown in the above picture as screengrabbed from Rappler's. This is prototype of a jeepney to replace the 180,000 old jeepneys in the entire country of the Philippines as reported by Land Transportation Office (LTO). If you were a Filipino, will agree with this government proposal?
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18 Oct 17
I'm so amenable with this. Change is part of our living. Jeepney might have big impact to our country but some old things must be put aside: look we are using now the mobile phone instead of telephone; no more telegram because we have facebook now. Sometimes we must embrace the new change for the goodness of the present and future.
19 Oct 17
They did the same thing with Customized SUV aircon vehicles and so far it has worked increase the quality of transport. But I don't know if any one has the capacity to pay for the new jeep neys. They still look like mini shuttles to me.
• Guangzhou, China
19 Oct 17
I learned about this news briefly. These jeeps will be replaced by modern types. And the government's decision is quite tough because it ignores the protest. And if it goes on, perhaps they will be put into the jail? I think it will be too much. Perhaps it will be a big budget for the vehicle owners to replace the new modern types. It will be better if the government can give them some benefits or money so that this new policy will be carried out easily.