Four UP CIDS Policy Papers Shed Light on the Jeepney Transport Strike
Four policy papers by UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) discuss transport-related issues, labor conditions, and the proposed Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).
Putting Transport Workers and Commuters First: The Route to Just Transition in Public Transport Modernization Policy
This policy brief highlights the importance of adopting a worker-led and pro-people, Just Transition approach in developing and implementing public transportation policies and programs. The authors share a set of policy recommendations geared towards genuine development and transport reform.
Pasadang Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport Workers
This discussion paper looks at the scope and scale of the difficulties confronting workers in the transport industry amidst the pandemic, using a human-rights-based approach as a lens. The paper ends with a set of policy recommendations founded on the transport workers’ own demands for the redress of grievances.
Addressing the “blind side” of the government’s jeepney “modernization” program
This research aims to add a “mirror” to see and cover the “blind side” of PUVMP. The author presents both short-term and long-term recommendations and actions to achieve localized PUV modernization.
Sama-Sama sa Pag-arangkada! Magkaisa para sa pang-masang pampublikong transportasyon! Ipagtanggol ang prangkisa at kabuhayan!
These proceedings document the 2023 Transport Summit “Sama-sama sa Pag-arangkada! Magkaisa para sa pang-masang pampublikong transportasyon! Ipagtanggol ang prangkisa at kabuhayan! (Moving Forward Together: Unite for Mass Public Transportation! Defend franchises and livelihoods!),” held last 10 June 2023 at the Philippine Social Science Center, Quezon City.
Webinar on the PUVMP: A YouTube Recording
Also available is a recording of the a webinar, “Public Transportation under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Philippines:Updates, Issues and Challenges,” held on 25 October 2021. It was organized by the Task Force Nation-Building, University of the Philippines Diliman, the U.P. National Center for Transportation Studies, the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, and DZUP.
All four publications are published by the UP CIDS’ Program on Alternative Development (AltDev), which aims to look at paradigms, policies, practices, and projects that are largely marginalized and excluded from the mainstream. It is one of twelve Research Programs of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, the policy research unit of the University of the Philippines