Hino turns over modern jeepneys

(From left) Marubeni Philippines president Naoto Tago, Taguig Transport TSC general manager Jovito Mayo, Hino Motors Limited managing officer Toshiaki Yasuda, HMP chairman Vicente Mills, Jr., Taguig City Mayor Maria Lani Lopez Cayetano, Pateros-Fort Bonifacio TSMC chairman Nonito Sinamban, Taguig TSC chairman Freddie Hernandez, DOTr Asec. Mark de Leon, LTFRB NCR Regional Director Atty. Zona Russel Tamayo, HMP president Hiroshi Aoki, LTFRB chief technical division Joel Bolano (Photo by Roy Domingo)

HINO Motors Philippines (HMP) today  turned over a total of 416 PUV modern jeepneys to two different transport cooperatives from Taguig City, Pateros and Fort Bonifacio. 137 units were handed to the Taguig-Pateros-Fort Bonifacio Transport Service and Multipurpose  Cooperative (TSMC) while the Taguig Transport Service Cooperative (TSC) received 279 units.

Present during the ceremony were DOTr Asec. Mark de Leon, MMDA Director of Transport Terdy Taguinod, OTC Chairman Emmanuel Virtucio, Taguig City Mayor Maria Laarni Lopez Cayetano, Pateros-Fort Bonifacio TSMC chairman Nonito Sinamban, Taguig TSC chairman Freddie Hernandez, LTFRB NCR Regional Director Atty. Zona Russel Tamayo, HMP president Hiroshi Aoki, and HMP chairman Vicente Mills, Jr.

HMP utilized the air-conditioned Class II Hino jeepney, which can accommodate 23 passengers with seatbelts and perimeter seats.  Other advanced features include a Beep Card payment system, GPS, CCTV and dash cam.  Further, each unit is fitted with a speed limiter system to ensure safety of the passengers.

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Randy is our contributing writer for motoring and journey sections. His passion for cars goes beyond appreciation and knowledge as he takes pleasure in fixing stuff all by himself - as long as he has the right tools.

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