Utzurrum: Managing stress, and the People’s Jeep

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AT long last... a modern jeepney!

The Cebu People’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CPMPC), one of the biggest and multi-awarded cooperatives in the country, has finally achieved what has been a long-awaited dream for Cebu’s commuting public! Last Saturday, CPMPC inaugurated 100 units of modern jeepneys, also known as People’s Jeep.

“We thank our partners, our funding institutions in government, government regulators and our transport operators for this significant milestone for our cooperative,” said Macario G. Queved, chief executive officer of CPMPC, during last month’s blessing in Lapu-Lapu City. The main garage, however, is located at U.N. Avenue, Mandaue City.

Proudly, CPMPC has a total of 170 units in its fleet, 12 of which are presently plying the Talamban to Colon route. As it starts operating in Metro Cebu, 300 more drivers will be added to handle these routes.

Very impressive are its modern Durabus Zhongtong Class 2 which are air-conditioned, equipped with a GPS, speed limiter, front and rear cameras, indoor TV for entertainment, CCTV for security and foam seats. These are likewise powered by environmentally compliant Euro 4/5 Diesel, significantly reducing carbon and sulfur emissions.

Fare payment is easy and convenient with the installation of the Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS). CPMPC has partnered with Beep cards operator AF Payments Inc., leading AFCS provider in the country.

For the information of many, state-run Development Bank of the Philippines and Land Bank of the Philippines have specialized in vehicle loan packages that will assist transport corporations and cooperatives to acquire modern and environment-friendly jeepneys.

In closing, Quevedo added: “Our acquisition of new PUV (public utility vehicle) units is our response to the government’s call for a massive industry-wide modernization providing efficient, safe, comfortable public transportation, while at the same time promoting pro-environment initiatives for a cleaner and better tomorrow.”


Still adjusting to the new normal? Experiencing pangs of anxiety, apprehension and anguish, and ending with instability and insecurity? Man, you’ve got stress!

CPMS (Children’s Paradise Montessori School) will hold free webinars on managing stress and mental wellness amid the global pandemic, as part of its Family Life Enrichment Program (FLEP).

To help families weather these challenging times, CPMS has invited distinguished experts Internationally renowned coach May SJ Soriano, and coach RJ Goyeneche, the first certified brain health coach in the country.

According to CPMS president Marivic E. Bathan, it decided to hold these webinars to support not only its students but also parents, guardians and mentors.

Here are the upcoming webinars.

Oct. 3: “Bringing Out the Best in Your Child - How to be a Parent-Coach” with Coach Soriano (pioneer of life and corporate coaching), and Coach Aiza Caparas-Tabayoyong (parenting and relationship coach of the love Institute and co-active life coach of strengths guide).

On Nov. 7: “Awakening the Heart - A Compassion Centered Parenting” with Fr. Loreto Jacque (first Biodanza facilitator in the Philippines, trained in play and expressive arts therapy and a missionary in Lima, Peru).

Please register thru the Google Registration Form to get a slot, as this is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact CPMS thru the following: Facebook page: Children’s Paradise Montessori School. Contact numbers: 422-3446/ 0998-579-5992.


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