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PISTON hits DOTr, calls jeepney phaseout a ‘massacre

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Transport Group Pinagkaisahang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide called the nearing Jeepney Phaseout this January as a massacre.

PISTON president George San Mateo said that it will be a big problem if the Department of Transportation will continue with their plan to remove passenger jeeps, aging 15 years and above, from the streets.

San Mateo insisted that DOTr officials admitted that they are not yet ready to implement the phase-out and that there will be no replacement for the lost jeeps.

“Hndi ganyan yung napag-usapan doon sa nakaraang public hearing na isinagawa ni Senator Grace Poe, yung chairperson nung Senate Committee on Public Services. Ang napag-usapan doon basta working yung sasakyan.” San Mateo told DZRH. “Hindi nila pwede gamitin yung batayan ng more than 15 years. Kasi mismo doon sa hearing, sinabi  ng DOTr na kanilang estimate more than 90% of jeepneys are more than 15 years.”

San Mateo also reminded the DOTr that Piston and their fellow transport groups suspended their transport strikes after the government agency guaranteed that the phase-out will not happen.

“Pero kung ganyan ang pananalita ng DOTr, itutuloy namin sa Enero iyan.” San Mateo said. “Wala eh gusto ng DOTr brasuhan na.”

4 Comments

  1. Masasayang lahat ata ng effort ni Senator Grace Poe dahil sa hindi pagsunod ng DOTr sa napagkasunduan nung hearing hai nako anu na tayo

  2. Ana Mendina Lopez

    Yung gustong pagbabago ng gobyerno ay napakagandang plano talaga dahil sa mga advantages nito pero they did not even think pano naman po yung mga driver na mawawalan ng pampasaherong jeep kahit hindi pa naman dapat idispose yung mga jeep nila.Si Senator Grace lang ata nakakaintindi sa mga taong naiipit nmitong pag phaphase out ng mga Jeepneys

  3. Agnes Solomon

    Hoping for a fair result between the Transport groups and the DOTr. Sana naman at some point the government will give some consideration to those drivers na may maayos pa naman na jeepneys. I heard in the news na sabi ni Grace Poe na if pumasa ang mga jeepneys sa mga test baka pwede na yun na dahilan na makapasada pa sila.

  4. Imbis na napakiusapan ni Mam Grace yung grupo ng mga jeepney drivers mukhang mababalewala lahat dahil ni hindi man lang ata sumunod ang DOTr sa napag usapan nila nung hearing.D naman sa ayaw ko ng pagbabago kaya lang sympre dapat ikonsider din yung mga driver na may maayos pa na mga jeeps.Sino naman gugustuhin na magkaron ng milyong utang para makakuha ng mga e-jeepneys na yan kung pwede pa namn ung jeep nila db?

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