Duterte urges public: 'Sanayin natin 'yung buhay ngayon'


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'Sanayin natin 'yung buhay ngayon': Duterte urges public to get used to 'new normal'- news.abs-cbn.com

Mga pumapasok sa trabaho hirap pa rin sa transportasyon - news.abs-cbn.com

‘Para mabuhay kami’: Displaced jeepney drivers resort to begging for money in Caloocan - news.mb.com.ph

308 modern jeepneys allowed to run in NCR - news.mb.com.ph



'Sanayin natin 'yung buhay ngayon': Duterte urges public to get used to 'new normal'


President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged the public to get used to the "new normal" amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a live streamed briefing, Duterte urged Filipinos to get used to the new way of life amid the pandemic and practice health standards such as the wearing of face masks, frequent handwashing, and physical distancing.

"Hindi naman warning, kundi pakiusap sa inyo, na sanayin natin 'yung buhay ngayon, new... bago na talaga ang pamumuhay. Ang diskarte, maglakad, maggalaw, social distancing, hugas kamay, mask. Tapos kung maaari, limit mo 'yung labas mo," Duterte said.

(This is not a warning, but rather an appeal to you, that you should get used to the way of life we have now. It has changed. We walk, we practice social distancing, we wash hands, we wear masks. And if possible, limit your trips outside the house.)

He also reminded the public that despite the more relaxed level of community quarantine implemented in most of the country, the danger is still present.

"Kasi ang COVID, nandiyan. Ready to cling to your body. Pasok 'yan sa bunganga, ilong, mata," Duterte said.

(Because COVID-19, it's still there. Ready to cling to your body. It will enter through your mouth, nose, eyes. 

"Ilang beses na 'yung warning eh, nakakainis na. But really, the danger is there. It's up to you to decide. 'Pag tinamaan ka, sorry," he added.

(We have been warned many times, it's annoying. But really, the danger is there. It's up to you to decide. If you get sick, then you'll be sorry.)

Duterte also cited the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases in Cebu, claiming this is because the people there became "too confident and too complacent."

"Yung mga taga-Cebu, ganoon eh. Bakit marami? Because you were too confident and too complacent about it. Parang binalewala ninyo. Ayan, dumating," he said.

(The people in Cebu, that's what happened. Why is there a lot of cases? Because you were too confident and too complacent about it. It's like you took it [quarantine protocols] for granted. Now, it's there.)

Metro Manila and other areas in the country are under general community quarantine until June 30, while Cebu City was escalated back to enhanced community quarantine due to the increasing number of new cases, as well as widespread community transmission in the majority of the city's barangays.

Talisay City, also in Cebu province, was also placed under modified enhanced community quarantine until June 30, 2020.

Almost all industries except for leisure and amusement services are allowed to operate in GCQ areas but in varying levels, based on the guidelines of the inter-agency task force.

For ECQ, the movement of people will be limited to essential services and going to work.

Up to 75 percent of the economy was reopened when Metro Manila and some urban centers were placed on GCQ, after enduring an 11-week lockdown or enhanced community quarantine, acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua earlier said.


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/23/20/sanayin-natin-yung-buhay-ngayon-duterte-urges-public-to-get-used-to-new-normal


Mga pumapasok sa trabaho hirap pa rin sa transportasyon

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Hirap pa rin sa pagbiyahe ang mga pumapasok sa trabaho dahil sa kakulangan ng transportasyon. Kaya madalas unahan sila sa pagsakay at hindi nasusunod ang physical distancing.


Source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/06/17/20/mga-pumapasok-sa-trabaho-hirap-pa-rin-sa-transportasyon

Mahaba na ang pila ng mga nais sumakay ng MRT o bus augmentation sa MRT Quezon Avenue station sa Quezon City ngayong Lunes ng umaga. Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News #CommuterPatrol


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Sa Commonwealth Avenue sa Quezon City ngayong Lunes, marami na ang nag-aabang ng masasakyan kasabay ng pagbiyahe ng mga pampasaherong bus at modernong jeep bilang bahagi ng ika-2 phase ng pagbabalik sa kalsada ng mga pampublikong sasakyan. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News#CommuterPatrol#TrafficPatrol


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‘Para mabuhay kami’: Displaced jeepney drivers resort to begging for money in Caloocan



DISPLACED WORKERS—Displaced jeepney drivers resort to begging along the streets they used to ply in Caloocan City. Per general community quarantine (GCQ) guidelines, jeepneys are still prohibited from going back to the road. (Photo by Minka Tiangco/MANILA BULLETIN)


But after the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) crisis struck the country and mass transportation was banned during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Galvez was among thousands of drivers who suddenly found themselves jobless.

Jeepney drivers are arguably the hardest hit among public transport drivers in the COVID-19 crisis. Even as Metro Manila eased into the general community quarantine (GCQ), jeepneys are still prohibited from operating.

DISPLACED WORKERS—Displaced jeepney drivers resort to begging along the streets they used to ply in Caloocan City. Per general community quarantine (GCQ) guidelines, jeepneys are still prohibited from going back to the road. (Photo by Minka Tiangco/MANILA BULLETIN)


Officials said this is because physical distancing guidelines are not properly observed inside jeepneys, and this might lead to the spread of COVID-19.

With this, displaced jeepney drivers from different parts of Metro Manila, including Galvez, turned to begging for money along streets they used to ply.

Galvez, along with a group of seven other jeepney drivers, have been carrying signs bearing words such as “Jeepney driver po kami, kaunting tulong lang, ma’am/sir (We are jeepney drivers, we just need a little help, ma’am/sir)” and begging for money along A. Mabini Street near Sangandaan in Caloocan City for over a week.

“Wala pa po kaming hanapbuhay, ayaw pa po kaming payagan bumiyahe, kaya ganito, humihingi kami ng tulong sa tao para mabuhay po kami (We do not have a livelihood, they refuse to allow us to work, that’s why we are asking for help from the people so we can stay alive),” Galvez told the Manila Bulletin.

Richard Libre, 34, said they start at around 12 p.m. and go home at 6 p.m. They split the money they collect equally among themselves. Each driver can come home with up to P400 per day.

“Mayroon naman po (kaming naipon bago mag-ECQ), kaso ubos na rin, eh (We had savings before ECQ was imposed, but we’ve spent all of that now),” he added.

The drivers said they received food and financial assistance from the government. However, for some of them, this is not enough to meet their families’ needs.

Libre, who is the only one who works in his family, said he has to provide for his two young children, aged 6 and 9, and his pregnant wife. He said he is not even sure if he can afford to enroll his children in school in the coming academic year.

Meanwhile, 28-year-old Jason Apao said he needs to help out his three other siblings, who he is sharing a rented room with. He said his sister has a 2-year-old child who needs milk and diapers.

Apao also said their landlord is not taking the implementation of ECQ as an excuse for them not to be able to pay rent.

He is also planning to save enough money for their fare back to Misamis Occidental.

Despite the recent arrest and subsequent release of Piston 6, a group of jeepney drivers who held a protest action against the ban on jeepney operations amid GCQ, Galvez said he is not afraid of being told off by authorities.

“Hindi kami kinakabahan dahil wala naman po kaming ginagawang masama (We are not anxious because we are not doing anything wrong),” he said.“Hindi naman kami hinuhuli dahil wala namang masama sa ginagawa namin (They do not arrest us because there is nothing wrong with what we are doing),” he added.Apao and Libre, on the other hand, expressed unease over the thought of being arrested while they are begging for money.

Apao said Caloocan Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan scolded them while they were begging on the streets on June 1. The next day, the police threatened to arrest them.

“‘Pag nahuli pa tutuluyan kami, aarestuhin kami (They said that if they catch us, they will arrest us),” he said.

“Bawal daw ‘yung ginagawa namin, may paraan daw para sa ginagawa namin (They told us that what we are doing is illegal, that there is a proper way to do the things that we are doing),” Libre added.

Some have claimed that by prohibiting jeepneys from operating during GCQ, the government is already implementing the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.

Under the program, public utility vehicles 15 years old and older will be phased out. If this pushes through, hundreds of jeepney drivers in the country will lose their livelihood.

But Galvez fear the drivers no longer have a choice.

“Wala po kaming magagawa, gobyerno po may gusto non (We cannot do anything if that’s what the government wants),” he said. “Maghahanap kami ng ibang trabaho ‘pag natuloy ‘yung phaseout (We will look for different jobs if the phase out pushes through).”

Still, the jeepney drivers hope that the government will reconsider GCQ rules and allow them to earn a living through dignified work.

“Sana po matulungan niyo kami na magkaroon ng biyahe para po mabuhay kami (We hope you will help us work again so we can stay alive),” Galvez said.

Source: https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/06/15/para-mabuhay-kami-displaced-jeepney-drivers-resort-to-begging-for-money-in-caloocan/?fbclid=IwAR1xDlvwGNEXSKttelDwzZpVHOsRVkROiz02NzqGfDE7eDssHnBXgBeOY7Q


308 modern jeepneys allowed to run in NCR

Over 300 modern jeepneys have been allowed to operate in 15 routes in Metro Manila starting this Monday, June 22.“Itong mga routes na ito (These routes) they take care the last mile,” said Transportation senior consultant Alberto Suansing said during an interview over CNN Philippines on Monday.

Suansing said there 308 modern jeepneys which have been allowed to operate in all 15 routes but they can only fill up their seats at 50 percent capacity.

“Before pinoprovide lang namin transportation are the main routes being serviced by the buses (Before we only provided transportation in the main routes being serviced by buses),” he noted.

There are currently 31 bus routes established by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulator Board (LTFRB).

Now that modern jeepneys have been allowed, Suansing urged operators to adopt the cashless payment of fares.

“We highly recommend that it should be cashless transaction to lessen the probability of transmission of COVID,” he said.

Suansing noted that some modern jeepneys and even buses have been using automatic fare collection system (AFCS).

“Dual kasi ang purpose noon. (It has a dual purpose). It does not only collect the fare but at the same time collect information that that is needed for contact tracing,” he said.

Source: https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/06/22/308-modern-jeepneys-allowed-to-run-in-ncr/?fbclid=IwAR0pDc--8yF1ZHFkY7839t-s6k6avODI2gFKtdSKLIdZY54BVEDH4EIlDmo


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