Yet, if they are paid with e-jeepneys' regular salary, well, this can spell an improvement in their way of life," said Democrito Mendoza, TUCP President.
also emphasized that with the current e-jeepney concept as introduced, drivers will not just enjoy the security of a dignified waged earner but they will also contribute in minimizing the pollution in their working environment.
"With the e-jeepney, drivers' exposure and their contribution to the pollution on the streets where they work is dramatically lessened.
If pollution in their working environment is minimized, they tend to be more productive," Mendoza
made the reaction in view of the granting of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) franchise the other day to 21 e-jeepneys to ply some select routes in Makati City beginning tomorrow March 1.
There are 203,000 estimated registered fossil-fuelled jeepneys with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), and around 50,000 of which are in Metro Manila. ###
For more information, please contact the office of TUCP President Democrito Mendoza.