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Marcos: No more extension for PUV consolidation

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President Marcos said there would be no further extension of the April 30 deadline for the franchise consolidation under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).

During the Bagong Pilipinas Townhall Meeting in San Juan on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the President underscored the need to proceed with PUV modernization efforts without delay.

“And the final thing you should expect is that there will be no more extension for the modernization. We really need that,” he said.

“We’re gonna fix [the process]… we’re just making sure that the payment and debt of the driver, operator won’t be too heavy, so we’re doing it properly and we’re making that system well-organized,” the President added.

The President also ordered the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)to crack the whip on colorum vehicles.

“I didn’t realize there were so many, about 30% of those operating are colorum. I’ll bring this issue to the Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary now because the police will enforce that and ensure there’s proper documentation, with cooperatives involved and other transport groups, all recognizing the operators,” he said.

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