ZENAIDA de Castro Maranan, a transportation advocate who relentlessly fought for the rights of normal community utility auto (PUV) drivers especially in the past months that the Covid-induced lockdowns had wiped out their sector, died on Saturday afternoon, her family members said.
She was 75.
Maranan, the national president for the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (Fejodap), died of cardiac arrest though staying taken care of in hospital for an unspecified illeness.
Until finally incredibly not too long ago, she was nonetheless granting media interviews repeatedly pleading with government to take into consideration the plight of motorists adversely afflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic. She reported whilst she herself agreed with the wide basic principle of upgrading rundown PUVs, the government’s financing solutions will not accommodate most of them.
A sober and enlightened voice, “Ka Zeny,” as she is fondly called by peers, supported the plight of lesser jeepney gamers, who will be most afflicted by the modernization system of the govt.
She repeatedly sought for bigger thing to consider from the authorities on their funding boundaries, stating that single players will have no suggests to receive present day models. Alliance of Involved Transport Organizations (Acto) National President Efren de Luna mentioned the industry mourns the decline of a passionate transport advocate.
“Ka Zeny’s loss of life is a fantastic decline for the business. Even in her very last breath, she fought for the legal rights of standard motorists and operators, primarily from the concern on modernization. Even though we mourn her passing, we will continue on to fight for the similar advocacies of Ka Zeny,” de Luna mentioned in a Fb post.