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TRIPKO Goes to Mindoro!

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

On the photo are Mr. Raymond Lapira (left), Operations Manager, and Mr. Donavan Yu (right), CEO of Journeytech Inc. (both wearing navy blue shirts) together with wait for the response of coop in FB for the names & position of peeps in the pic, Mr. Antonio Ng, of Bahaghari Kapit Bisig Transport Cooperative

On February 20, 2020, Mr. Donavan Yu, CEO of Journeytech Inc. (JTI) together with Mr. Raymond Lapira (Operations Manager) went to Calapan, Mindoro in support of the Modern Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Caravan and the launch of Modern Jeepneys of Bahaghari Kapit Bisig Transport Cooperative.

The Modern PUV Caravan is a joint undertaking of the public and private sectors for the objective of gaining awareness of the numerous benefits of modern PUVs to potential participants and transport groups outside Metro Manila by introducing various vehicles participating in the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP).

In light with the PUVMP, one of the modernized Public Utility Vehicle is called the Modern Jeepney. A Modern Jeepney or Modern Jeep is an improved version of our traditional “Jeeps”. It includes a more spacious interior, comfortable seats, and various accessories and equipment designed for the better commuting experience of passengers.

Bahaghari Kapit Bisig Transport Cooperative has partnered with JTI, a one stop shop for PUV Modernization needs, and availed an automated fare collection system namely TICKETKO and TRIPKO. TICKETKO is a mobile POS device and TRIPKO is a reloadable contactless payment card. These two eliminate three contact points- Manual ticketing, Cash handling, and Manual logging into the Trip Manifest as required by the government for the purpose of contact tracing. Eliminating these contact points is a necessity as we continue the battle against COVID-19 pandemic as it can reduce the risks of acquiring or passing the virus through shared items. With TRIPKO, not only it makes commuting convenient, it also makes fare payment hygienic. Combined with TICKETKO, passengers just only need to load via our promo staff geared with proper sanitation equipment, tap their card unto the device and peel off the receipt from the device and relax throughout the whole trip.

Not only that, just by registering, through various options (via Website, TRIPKO app, Scanning the QR code, or via our promo staff in Market! Market!, Starmall Alabang, and Alabang Town Center booths), Ka-TRIPKOs can not only check their balance and transaction history, they will also get the latest updates, and are automatically entitled to a one year free Personal Accident Insurance from COCOGEN. The best part is, with every tap, details needed for a trip manifest are automatically recorded, which then makes contact tracing much more efficient.

Change is the only thing constant in the world indeed, let us continue embracing it as we move forward. Switch to contactless now with TRIPKO and prevent COVID!


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