Only 25 percent of the respondents believe that the public utility jeepney drivers and operators are ready for the implementation of the jeepney modernization program.
Eighty-eight percent of Filipinos agree that jeepneys are still the most widely used form of public transportation in the country.
Eighty-seven percent are concerned about the possible increase in jeepney fares due to the implementation of the PUVMP.
Over half of Filipinos support jeepney modernization, survey says
At a glance
More than half of Filipinos expressed support for the government’s jeepney modernization program, according to the results of a Tangere survey released on Wednesday, March 22.
In the latest Tangere survey conducted from March 7 to 10, it found that 53 percent of Filipinos approve of the implementation of the Department of Transportation’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP).
“Fifty-three percent of the 2,400 survey respondents support the PUVMP, mandating jeepneys to be upgraded to comply with Euro-4 and Philippine National Standards (PNS) or become LPG-powered, electronic or hybrid vehicles, have modern features, such as GPS capability, automated fare collection systems and CCTV cameras, and requiring operators and drivers to be members of accredited cooperatives or corporations,” said Tangere CEO and founder Martin Peñaflor.
Meanwhile, the survey revealed that only 25 percent of the respondents believe that the public utility jeepney drivers and operators are ready for the implementation of the jeepney modernization program.
Most say jeepneys still most widely-used mode of public transport
During the same survey period, Tangere found that a majority, or 88 percent of Filipinos, agree that jeepneys are still the most widely used form of public transportation in the country.
It also revealed that a majority, or 87 percent of Filipinos, are concerned about the possible increase in jeepney fares due to the implementation of the PUVMP.
Meanwhile, 62 percent believe that the implementation of the PUVMP will help curb the impact of transportation on the environment, such as air pollution.
The mobile-based survey was conducted from March 7 to 10, with a margin of error of 2.191 percent.
Survey respondents proportionately represented the following areas nationwide: 12 percent from Metro Manila, 23 percent from North and Central Luzon, 22 percent from South Luzon (including the Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol), 20 percent from the Visayas, and 23 percent from Mindanao.
Acquisition Apps, Inc., also known as Tangere, is an industry-recognized and award-winning technology and innovation-driven market research and opinion poll services company with an active and ever-growing nationwide respondent base of more than 750,000.