franchise consolidation

DOTr doesn’t want to admit that jeepney fare hikes are coming

January 7, 2024

COMMENTARY

There is much to improve in making public mass transport safer, cleaner and more convenient but ‘modernization’ by making transport profitable for private capital is the wrong direction.

IBON: Forced franchise consolidation will distress thousands of drivers and strand millions of commuters

December 13, 2023

Marcos Jr administration’s refusal to extend the franchise consolidation deadline reveals how callous it is to ordinary Filipinos – the livelihoods of tens of thousands of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators will be disrupted and millions of people will have an even harder time commuting.