- Major transport groups are set to have a nationwide strike
- Jeepney and UV Express drivers and operations will protest against the supposed phaseout
-The nationwide strike will happen on September 30
Major transport groups will conduct a nationwide strike on Sept. 30, 2019 (Monday).
KAMI learned that the drivers will be protesting against the phaseout of jeepneys and UV Express service vehicles in 2020.
In a report by the Philippine Star (author Romina Cabrera), some of the groups that will participate in the strike are Stop and Go Coalition, the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) and Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization.
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Stop and Go president Jun Magno said their counterparts in the provinces would join also join the nationwide strike.
According to PISTON president George San Mateo, the Memo 2019-13 issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) would put many operators in debt. He also mentioned that a unit of a Class 3 vehicle ranges from P2.3 to P2.6 million.
It has been reported that in 2013, the government has given a 13-year limit for all public utility vehicles.
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