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By MARYA SALAMAT
Transport groups issued the notice of strike amidst efforts by Malacañang to scuttle and threaten the planned strike against oil overpricing, taxes, numerous fees and penalties.

Sidebar: Transport strike aims to affect the profits of the Big 3 – transport groups

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — The impending transport strike was not discussed in the recent dialogue with President Aquino, but San Mateo said Aquino has “diplomatically” threatened them against pushing through with the strike, as the president reiterated the LTFRB’s “reminder” to drivers that they are franchise holders with responsibility to ply their routes.…

By CHRISTIAN RAY BUENDIA Bulatlat.com LOS BANOS, Laguna — Decrying the barrage of oil price hikes under the Aquino administration, militant transport group Southern Tagalog Region Transport Organization-Piston (Starter-Piston) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Timog Katagalugan (Bayan-TK) held a transport strike last July 20, paralyzing up to 100 percent of public transportation in strategic municipalities in Southern…

PRESS RELEASE April 1, 2011 Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) criticized what it called President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s another “pa-pogi” move amidst massive protests against the unabated oil price hikes, the one-month oil subsidy to public transport, saying this is too meager compared with what Filipinos really need and ask for. “We are…

PRESS RELEASE March 31, 2011 Davao City — Members of various transport groups led by TRANSMISSION–PISTON together with the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and Anakpawis Partylist achieved 95% participation rate from public transport operators here today. Relentless increases in the prices of petroleum products paved the way for various protest actions and transport strikes in…

March 31, 2011 PRESS RELEASE DAVAO CITY —The streets of Davao City are silent but the people have spoken. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Southern Mindanao declares victory today as the people valiantly expressed their voice against the unbridled exploitation of oil companies by way of a nationwide transport strike. A measly 5% of Davao City’s estimated 10,000…

“Our transport strike is a success.” Thus said the Task Force July 13, a transport group coalition, at the conclusion of the day-long strike it led in selected Metro Manila routes and regions outside the capital on Monday. Through the strike, they said, they were able to register their protest against the overpricing of petroleum products by the oil companies, particularly the so-called Big Three, and their connivance with the Arroyo regime. View the slideshow

Jeepney drivers in Litex, Quezon City, brave the rain to denounce the alleged manipulation of oil prices by oil companies. (Photos by Ronalyn V. Olea / bulatlat.com) Related stories: Massive Transport Strike Set on Monday; Groups Denounce Oil Firms’ ‘Greed’ For Jeepney Drivers and Truckers in the Philippines, a Long, Hard Slog Shooting of Transport…

MANILA (Updated) — As progressive transport groups in the Philippines prepared for a nationwide strike to protest the alleged price manipulation of oil prices by oil companies, a leader of one such group was shot early today in Albay province. Joel Ascutia, president of Condor-Piston-Bikol, an organization of jeepney drivers and operators, was shot at…

Since the Arroyo regime expanded the value-added tax on oil and since the implementation of the oil-deregulation law, most jeepney drivers have to work long hours, often up to 14 hours a day. If they don’t, whatever money they earn for the day will only further enrich the oil companies — and they go home penniless. Think about this the next time you are tempted to curse jeepney drivers for being uncouth, discourteous and undisciplined, as the government is wont to depict them.