Issue of February 4, 2018
     
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‘New transport system to help bring back pine scent’
by Rimaliza A. Opiña

Look at the bright side.

Even with mounting protests against the public transportation modernization program, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the plan has more gains than the setbacks complained about by some sectors.

With less fumes emitted usually by outdated vehicles, Roque said Baguio will greatly benefit from the PUV modernization system.

“So we can smell the scent of pine again; hindi amoy diesel,” Roque said, referring to the common observation of Baguio residents, expatriates, and tourists that the City of Pines has lost the scent of pine because of fumes.

Baguio is one of the four cities in the Philippines targeted as pilot sites for the test run of vehicles with engines that are Euro 4 compliant.

Citing lack of support from the government, the transport sector is protesting the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board’s implementation of the replacement of 15-year old jeepneys. Around 180,000 jeepneys nationwide will be replaced with the modernization program, according to the LTFRB.

Roque, who recently acquired a property in Baguio, reiterated that the PUV modernization program will improve the country’s transportation system. Last year, the Department of Transportation exhibited prototypes of the modern jeepney, which are equipped with a dashboard camera, global positioning system, and a closed circuit television camera. It also has a 22-passenger seating capacity, and is PWD-friendly.

Meanwhile, Roque also said there should be more flowers at roadsides going to and within Baguio. He said since Baguio is host to the annual Flower Festival, there should be more flowers that can be seen in and around the city.


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