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Walang awa! Palace: Jeeps won’t be allowed if other transport modes enough to meet needs of riding public

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By Prince Golez

Traditional jeepneys will not be allowed to operate in Metro Manila if the modern public utility vehicles and other public vehicles can adequately serve the transport needs of commuters, according to Malacañang.

“Tingin ko po, kung sapat,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said during a virtual presser on Monday.

“Pero ina-assess ng LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board) kung magiging sapat kung aalisin ang traditional jeepneys,” he added.

Roque reiterated that social distancing would be difficult to practice in traditional jeepneys where passengers sit face to face with each other.

“Ang ordinaryong mamamayan, alam naman pag harapan ang upuan talagang mas mataas yunga chansa na magkahawaan, kesa yung lahat nakaharap sa isang direksyon lamang.

“May hierarchy tayo ng public transport at nasa baba ang mga jeepneys. Kung kulang naman ang supply ng bus [at] modern jeepney, ikokonsidera natin ang paggamit ng jeepneys,” he said.

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