Transport groups, to have transport strike on Monday

A transport strike by the transport groups is set on Monday. However, authorities such as the PNP and LTFRB said that they are ready for the strike.

According to reports, the Philippine National police (PNP) said it will deploy a ‘sufficient’ number of policemen in areas expected to be affected by the transport strike.

On the other hand, the Land Transportation Franchising an

d Regulatory Board (LTFRB) also said that up to 5,000 personnel from various government agencies will be deployed to ensure that commuters will not be stranded.

Authorities have said that private buses, government vehicles and even motorcycles will be sent out to serve commuters during the transport strike.

Transport groups ‘Piston’ and ‘Stop and Go’ are leading the transport strike to protest the government’s plan to phase out jeepneys and replace them with more environment-friendly vehicles.

 The Quezon City Police District said policemen will be deployed as early as 5:00 a.m. in at least 16 areas in Quezon City to monitor the situation, especially stranded passengers.

These areas include Muñoz, Balintawak, Commonwealth-Litex, Commonwealth-IBP Road, Philcoa, Quezon Avenue-Centris, Welcome Rotunda, Tandang Sora-Commonwealth, Quirino Highway-Zabarte Road, Santolan-Crame, Aurora Boulevard-Annapolis and Timog-Tomas Morato.

Allegedly, the strike to be held by the the transport groups on Monday is to protest the planned phaseout of jeepneys.

 

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