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Pangasinan and Hyundai unveils modern PUVs

Hyundai Asia Resources, Incorporated (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai trucks and buses in the Philippines, is partnering with the government to supply modern public transport vehicles through the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in Pangasinan.

Pangasinan ushers in Hyundai Modern PUVs
to accelerate modern transport initiatives. In photo are (from L-R): Mr. Carlo Lilagan, TAPTRANSCO Chairman; Former Congresswoman Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, District 6, Pangasinan City; Mr. Nasrudin Talipasan, CSEE, LTFRB Regional Director, Region 1; Mr. Dennis San Juan, President of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan; Ms. Pamela Dacanay, Head of Commercial Vehicle (CV) Fleet Sales, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI); and Mr. Manuelito de Vera, TAPTRANSCO Board of Director.

In a recent ceremony, HARI and its program partner Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan dealership unveiled and turned over 10 units of its Class 2 HD50S Modern Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) to the Tayug Pangasinan Transport Cooperative (TAPTRANSCO), which is among the early adopters of the local government’s call for PUV modernization in the area.

In a statement, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 1 Director Nasrudin Talipasan, CSEE, commended the hard work of TAPTRANSCO, the Pangasinan LGU, and key government agencies behind the PUV modernization initiative. He expressed hope that such undertaking spread throughout Pangasinan.

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The LTFRB and the Pangasinan local government laud TAPTRANSCO’s acquisition of Hyundai Modern PUVs. Bravely facing the challenges of the new normal, TAPTRANSCO is set to provide the province better, safer, more comfortable and an eco-friendlier commute. Mr. Nasrudin Talipasan (1st from left), CSEE, LTFRB Regional Director, Region 1, and former Congresswoman Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (center) of District 6, Pangasinan City, hand over the certification to Mr. Carlo Lilagan, TAPTRANSCO Chairman, signaling the group’s eligibility for the PUVMP.

Along with the LTFRB, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) also received praise from Pangasinan Municipal Mayor Carlos Trece R. Mapili, as well as from Attorney Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, congresswoman of the 6th District of Pangasinan.

For his part, TAPTRANSCO Board of Director Mr. Manuelito B. De Vera expressed gratitude to those who helped make the “hard work, dreams, and aspirations” of all those in the community “to have a cooperative in our livelihood in the line of transportation realized and fulfilled.”

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Ready to mobilize progress. Units of Hyundai HD50S Modern PUV Class 2 make their maiden journey at the motorcade for TAPTRANSCO’s Modern PUV launch.

In response, Mr. Dennis San Juan, President of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan, assured that their dealership shall work to ensure the road-worthiness of Hyundai Modern PUVs through proactive post-sales maintenance.

HARI President and CEO, Ms. Ma Fe Perez-Agudo, through HARI Commercial Vehicle (CV) Fleet Sales Head Ms. Pamela Dacanay, expressed optimism about the initiative, saying “The long wait is over. Narito po ang ating sama-samang arangkada sa pagbabago, katuwang ang TAPTRANSCO at ang bayan ng Pangasinan (Together, we journey towards change, in partnership with TAPTRANSCO and the province of Pangasinan).”

A video message from Mr. Eugene M. Pabualan, Executive Director II of the Office of the Transportation Cooperatives, conveyed her keen support for transport cooperatives like TAPTRANSCO for their role in advancing sustainable mobility and the improvement of communities.

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