Group says transport strike has no effect
Group says transport strike has no effect
Group says transport strike has no effect
by Kristan Carag06 March 2023

The National Center for Commuters Safety and Protection belittled the impact of the transport strike to the public.

Elvira Medina, chairperson of the group, said on Monday, March 6, that some traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs), and modern PUJs continue to ply their routes.

"Wala. Baka yung sinasabi nilang malawakan ay kalawakan," said Medina during DZRH's Magandang Umaga Pilipinas.

Medina noticed that an average of two to four traditional PUJs traverse along Tomas Morato Avenue - Kamuning Road every five minutes.


Groups MANIBELA and Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) started on Monday their planned one-week transport strike.

The groups seek to urge the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to scrap memorandum circular 2023-013.

The memorandum circular states that PUJ operators must join a cooperative or corporation so that they can continue operations beyond June 30.

LTFRB earlier pushed the deadline to December 31 but the groups continued with the transport strike.


Mar Valbuena, chairperson of Manibela, said that around 170,000 public utility vehicle operators and drivers will join the transport strike which he said could continue beyond Sunday, March 12.

Local government units and various government offices provided free-rides to cater to passengers affected by the transport strike.

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