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October 11, 2017

Truck Builder Supports Jeepney Modernization Program

Centro Manufacturing Corporation, the country’s leading truck body builder, has expressed support for the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s PUV (Public Utility Vehicle) Modernization program. This program seeks to upgrade some 200,000 jeepneys over 15 years old with modern PUVs over the next 3 years.

During the launch of the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP), DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade emphasizes that the PUVMP is not anti-poor. He further emphasized that the program’s primary goal is to give the commuting public a more convenient, reliable, efficient, and safe modes of public transportation.

In turn, Centro Manufacturing Corporation is ready to locally manufacture and assemble these modern PUVs creating employment and business opportunities to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) while keeping them affordable to customers which are primarily owner-drivers.

That said, with the logistics sector having to move goods and people over 7,100 islands nationwide, Centro Manufacturing says that road worthiness and safety is very important. They eve stressed the strict implementation of the Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) for adherence to the mandated emissions and safety standards.

“We realize that the DOTr is now more active than ever before and is adamant in implementing changes on our Philippine roads not only to alleviate traffic but also to improve safety and promote environmental protection. We welcome these changes and wish Secretary Tugade and the DOTr the best of luck as we offer to him our full support and cooperation,” says Centro Sales Manager Vic Belisario.


  1. This looks better and more modern than the Jeepney albeit generic looking.

  2. If the current size(dimension) and number of jeeps are causing enough traffic right now, how can these help with the present situation?


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