Transport group to go on strike on July 15
SOME jeepney drivers will not be plying their routes in Caloocan, Pasig and Montalban, as well as Quiapo in Manila and Sucat in Parañaque, on Monday, July 15.
This as the Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization (ACTO) announced on Friday that its members will hold a protest and transport holiday.
ACTO president Efren De Luna said they are set to gather in front of the Quezon City Memorial Circle on July 15, at 8 a.m. before going to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) office, where they would present their grievances. These include their opposition to the fleet management program required in modernizing public utility vehicles (PUV). Under the program operators must consolidate their fleet into a “legal entity.”
De Luna clarified the group is not against PUV modernization. They only oppose specific standards set by the LTFRB.
ACTO counts 475,000 members nationwide, according to de Luna.
Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (FEJODAP) president Zeny Maranan said they support ACTO’s stand.
But Maranan said FEJODAP will not join the transport holiday. With a report from Philippine Daily Inquirer
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