Cebu City plans to convene motorcycle-for-hire board

CEBU City Councilor James Cuenco, chairman of the committee on transportation, hopes to convene a motorcycle-for-hire regulatory board to address the issue of overpricing and the lack of traffic discipline by some erring “habal-habal” drivers.Cuenco told SunStar Cebu Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, that it is now time for the City Government to regulate “habal-habal” or […]

LTFRB 7 warns PUV operators against overcharging commuters

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB 7) has warned the operators and drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) not to overcharge the commuters or else they will face penalties.The agency, in a social media post, reminds PUV operators and drivers, particularly those operating public utility jeepneys (PUJs), to follow the […]

Tisa village chief wants ‘habal-habal’ drivers to get tested, organized

BARANGAY Tisa, Cebu City chief Renato “Ringo” Pacaña is planning to require habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) drivers in his village to undergo a drug test.This after some of those arrested in an anti-illegal drug operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in his barangay last Wednesday, July 27, 2022, were found to be habal-habal drivers.Due […]

30K PUV drivers receive fuel discount cards

AROUND 30,000 public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers have received fuel discount cards courtesy of the Cebu City Government.City officials started distributing fuel discount cards to PUV drivers on Friday, April 8, 2022.Lawyer Gerardo Carillo, chairman of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told SunStar Cebu that following the response they received from […]

Drivers’ group calls for more fuel subsidies

TRANSPORT group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) Cebu Chapter has expressed hopes that more local government units (LGUs) will provide fuel subsidies to public transport drivers just like the Cities of Cebu and Mandaue.Piston Cebu president Greg Perez told SunStar Cebu Tuesday, March 22, 2022, that their organization welcomes aid from […]

Regional Insurtech Igloo and Vietnam’s AhaMove strengthen partnership with 3 new insurance products including hospital cash allowance to protect its drivers

Igloo, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing insurtech continues to deliver affordable and accessible insurance coverage in Vietnam with 3 new insurance products through its partnership with AhaMove, Vietnamese on-demand delivery platform 3000 drivers will receive a 60% discount on Hospital Cash Allowance insurance coverage, as part of a community initiative from Igloo and Ahamove to protect […]

Fuel aid set for 6K modern, traditional PUJs in Region 7

OPERATORS and drivers of around 6,000 traditional and modern public utility jeepney (PUJ) units in Central Visayas are set to receive fuel subsidy from the government through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) “Pantawid Pasada Program (PPP)” starting this week. In a text message to SunStar Cebu, LTFRB 7 Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. […]

Gov’t starts distribution of jeepney drivers’ fuel subsidy

THE GOVERNMENT has started the distribution of fuel subsidy to qualified jeepney drivers to help them deal with rising fuel prices, the Transport department announced on Wednesday. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), an attached agency of the Department of Transportation (DoTr), said it has identified more than 136,000 eligible jeepney drivers for […]

Bikers, drivers, ‘tambays’ nabbed for flouting public health protocols

POLICE and civilian authorities apprehended 79 bikers, drivers and bystanders for violating health protocols during a simultaneous operation in Barangay Busay on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The operation against violators of health protocols such as wearing of masks and observing physical distance were conducted by the members of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Cebu […]

Wearing of air purifiers ‘additional burden’ to PUV drivers, conductors

THE Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) Cebu said the new policy requiring public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors in Cebu Province and Cebu City to wear personal air purifiers is an “additional burden” for the already suffering drivers and conductors. “Ang kana nga policy para namo, tungason ug dili […]