90 percent of public transport paralyzed – coalition
90 percent of public transport paralyzed – coalition
90 percent of public transport paralyzed – coalition
by Ada Pelonia15 December 2023
Photo courtesy of No to PUV Phaseout Coalition/Facebook

The No to PUV Phaseout Coalition on Thursday, Dec. 14, said the transport strike managed to paralyze public transport by 90 percent on its first day.

“Dahil sa sama-samang pagkilos ng mga tsuper at operator ngayong araw, naabot natin ang 90% paralysis sa mga major routes sa NCR at 85% paralysis sa mga rehiyon labas ng NCR!” The coalition’s caption read.

As of 9 p.m. last night, the coalition recorded 90 percent paralysis on every major route in Metro Manila and 85 percent in every region outside the metro.

“Ngayong araw napalabas natin si LTFRB Chair Guadiz, at natuklasan nating si Bongbong Marcos ang nagtutulak na matuloy ang franchise consolidation sa December 31. Alam na natin ngayon kung sino ang tunay na sisingilin,” it added.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. earlier remained firm on the December 31 franchise consolidation deadline, stating that the government “cannot let the minority cause further delays,” after citing that 70 percent of the public utility vehicle (PUV) operators nationwide “consolidated” to the modernization program.

The coalition said they would push through with the strike for PUV operator's and drivers’ livelihoods.

“Kaya tuloy ang ating welga! strike para sa kabuhayan, sa pagbabasura ng franchise consolidation, at sa makamasang pampublikong transportasyon!” it said.

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