More traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) will be back on the streets of Metro Manila on Wednesday after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday announced the resumption of 17 PUJ routes.
According to memorandum circular 2020–029, the LTFRB decided to allow the return to operation of 1,943 PUJs in 17 routes due to increased demand for public transportation.
“Based on the monitoring and coordination with local government units in Metro Manila, there is a need to open additional routes for traditional PUJs to serve passenger demand,” the memorandum read.
These routes, set to resume on Wednesday, include the MCU-Sangandaan route with 93 PUJs;
- Novaliches-Rizal Avenue via A. Bonifacio, 606;
- Tandang Sora-Visayas Avenue via Quezon City Hall, 100;
- Monumento-Paco, Obando via M. H. Del Pilar, 117;
- Quirino Highway-Sta. Lucia, 47;
- Crame-Cubao via Murphy, 177;
- Crame-Q Mart via P. Tuazon, E. Garcia, 73;
- SSS Village, Marikina-Cubao, Quezon City, 38
- Parang, Marikina-Marikina (TP) via Fortune, 100;
- Guadalupe (ABC)-Taguig via Tipas, 61;
- Calumpang-Cubao via P. Tuazon, 7;
- Ayala-Guadalupe (Ibabaw) via J.P. Rizal, 125;
- Libertad, Pasay-Pasay Road,120;
- Paco-Sta Mesa Rotonda via Nagtahan, 82;
- Pier South-Sta. Ana via P. Faura, 106;
- Navotas-Recto via Heroes Del 96, 75;
- Gate-Greenhills Shopping Center Loop, 16
According to a Facebook post by the LTFRB, the PUJs included in the memorandum can ply their existing routes with “no special permit necessary.”
However, it said the operator of these PUJs must already have a Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) or a pending application for extension of validity of CPC, the PUJ itself must be currently registered as roadworthy with the Land Transportation Office and with valid personal passenger insurance policy.