BACOLOD CITY: The city government is in talks with local transport groups to convince traditional jeepney owners to comply with the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) after they were given a two-week reprieve from apprehension for lack of franchise.

"Bacolod City aspires for a peaceful transition to fully modernized jeeps, thus, a series of separate meetings have started between the local government unit, modernized and traditional jeepney drivers and operators," the city government headed by Mayor Alfredo "Albee" Benitez said in a statement.

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