Faeldon received P107-M ‘pasalubong’: Lapeña

MANILA — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña confirmed that former Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon received some PHP107 million worth of ‘pasalubong’ (payoffs) during his stint. Senator Panfilo Lacson bared this in a television interview on Tuesday saying that Lapeña went to his office before one of the hearings and informed the senator about his discovery. … Read More

Jeepney phase out must be done gradually: Poe

MANILA — Senator Grace Poe on Monday said that she found merit in the sentiment of jeepney drivers and operators for opposing the government’s plan to phase out old jeepneys. Poe, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services, made this statement the same day transport groups held a nationwide protest in hopes of suspending the … Read More

Passenger jeepneys back on Bataan roads

BALANGA CITY, Bataan — Passenger jeepneys in this province on Tuesday are back on the roads after joining the transport strike Monday in opposition to the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program of government. Drivers of jeepneys in the first district of Bataan resumed their regular trips but it was noticeable that the vehicles were … Read More

Transport strike has minimal effect to commuters in NCR: MMDA

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Monday the “transport strike” staged by transport groups opposing the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program had a minimal effect on the commuters. This is due to the suspension of classes in all levels and government work, Edward Gonzales, MMDA Rescue Emergency Group head said. … Read More

Jeep strike paralyzes around 90% of Camanava transport

MANILA — The nationwide jeepney strike has paralyzed at least 90 percent of transport in the Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela area, the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) said Monday. “Wala na halos bibiyahe dahil blockade na (There are barely any jeepneys operating because of our blockade),” Ruben Baylon, PISTON NCR secretary general, said … Read More