Taguig City, November 19, 2018 – Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country, has recently turned over the second batch of its modern jeepneys to the Pateros-Fort Bonifacio Transport Service and Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TSMC) and Taguig Transport Service Cooperative (TSC). This rollout of 33 modern jeepneys comes on the heels of the release of the first set of modern jeepneys earlier this year to the same cooperatives in support of the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization (PUVM) program.
Thirteen (13) air-conditioned units of the 33 jeepneys will be used by Pateros-Fort Bonifacio TSMC while 20 non-air-conditioned units will be run by Taguig TSC. The first batch of Hino modern jeepney units operated by these transport cooperatives has been receiving positive feedback from riders and drivers alike, which prompted the addition of more units for immediate operation.
The turnover ceremony recently held at the Lakeshore Hall in Taguig City, was attended by Taguig City Mayor Hon. Ma. Laarni Cayetano , Taguig Vice Mayor Hon. Ricardo “Ading” Cruz, Jr., Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary for Road Mark Richmund de Leon, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin B. Delgra III, LTFRB NCR Regional Director Atty. Zona Tamayo, and HMP Chairman Vicente T. Mills, Jr.
As the only one-stop shop for trucks and buses in the Philippines, Hino manufactures the vehicles from scratch. Hino takes pride in its efficient lineup of trucks and buses that adopts green technology to reduce harmful environmental effects. Built in accordance with the criteria of the Bureau of Philippine Standards, the Class II Hino modern jeepneys can accommodate 23 commuters in comfortable, seatbelt-secure perimeter seats.
“Hino remains firm in ensuring the welfare and safety of the Filipino riding public with the modern jeepney units. We believe that it is time for our people to get the public transportation that they deserve. As the Philippines continues to move forward with this modernization project, we will continue to work closely with both the private and public sectors in creating a more connected community through a sustainable transport system,” Mr. Mills shares.