The apprehensions and the stiff fines have prompted operators to temporarily sideline their jeepneys, resulting in reduced number of jeepneys plying the streets thereby creating more difficulties for commuters.
Tags: transport strike
MANILA — Various jeepney routes in Metro Manila and major roads in the provinces nationwide were almost hundred percent clear of public utility jeepneys on October 16 and 17, during the two-day transport strike. Piston estimated the participation in the strike was 90 percent on average in targeted routes. The government said it was barely…
By DEE AYROSO
“Our proposal details steps for the modernization and nationalization of our mass transport system. But Duterte personally rejected our request and instead told us to hold a two-month strike first, and he would give us a permit.” – Piston
“Why will jeepney operators accept indebtedness when the jeepneys they already have can be rehabilitated to fit the clean air, safety and other requirements of the government?”
It was Pres. Duterte himself who urged the drivers to go on a strike if they are indeed opposed to jeepney phaseout.
“We plan the protests to be participated in not just by transport groups but by various sectors, too, because commuters stand to pay the higher costs of this fake jeepney modernization.”
Bicolanos strike against oil overpricing ahead of Mar 15 nationwide consumers’ protests (Photo courtesy of Arkibong Bayan)
By MARYA SALAMAT
KMU said the strong Sept 19 protests combined with transport strike in some areas succeeded in explaining the just bases of the protest to the public, effectively garnering their sympathy and support.
PHOTOS BY JHUN DANTES JR. and MARYA SALAMAT
PRESS RELEASE 19 September 2011 MANILA — Spearheaded by transport groups and participated in by the people, the nationwide transport strike on 19 September is a legitimate militant action against the series of oil price increases that has intensified poverty by eroding further the already nil purchasing power of the poor. In monopoly of 85…