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PNP to offer free rides to commuters in anticipation of transport strike Monday

/ 07:27 PM September 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police will be offering free rides to commuters who will be stranded by the transport strike set Monday, a spokesman said Friday.

Aside from the PNP’s “Libreng Sakay [Free Ride]” program, all police regional directors were asked to initiate a dialogue with leaders of the protesting transport groups to ensure peaceful and orderly mass actions, said Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr.

The regional directors were also directed to organize a civil disturbance management contingent for possible deployment and ensure maximum deployment of police personnel to prevent possible breakdown of peace and order and in any case of eventuality, Cruz said.

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The Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) will lead a nationwide protest on Monday against the unabated increase in oil prices.

Piston said it was dismayed with President Benigno Aquino III’s dialogue with transport groups on Wednesday.

TAGS: Free Rides, Libreng Sakay, oil prices, Police, Transport Strike
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