Statement on the PUV Modernization Program

08 January 2024

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) fully supports the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Department of Transportation.

Further, we understand that there are individuals whose livelihood have been or will be affected by this initiative in one way or another. In line with this, TESDA has been implementing its Tsuper Iskolar Scholarship Program with the DOTr since 2019. For 2023, a Php 300 million fund was transferred to TESDA for this scholarship program.

Under the Tsuper Iskolar program, drivers, operators and their family members who have been displaced or otherwise affected by the PUVMP are entitled to free tech-voc skills training, and assessment and certification. They shall also receive a training allowance of Php 350/day (for a maximum of 35 days).

We encourage our kababayans to approach any TESDA office to check where they can avail the Tsuper Iskolar program and take this opportunity to learn new skills that will empower them to start a new career or engage in entrepreneurial activities.

At TESDA, we believe that the PUVMP will be able to address the country’s prevailing transport issues and future demands, and ultimately, the whole nation will be able to benefit from an improved and strengthened transportation system.–