TNVS drivers to stage nationwide ‘transport holiday’ on July 8
MANILA, Philippines — Several transport network vehicle services (TNVS) communities nationwide will hold the first-ever “TNVS Transport Holiday” on July 8.
During the transport holiday, TNVS drivers will temporarily stop operations and go offline from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the TNVS groups and labor group Defend Job Philippines said in an advisory on Wednesday.
The groups said the transport holiday is a protest against the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for its “pahirap policies” which includes the alleged inconsistencies in its processing of registrations and applications for TNVS.
The groups are also protesting the LTFRB’s complicated requirements, slow processing and releasing of provisional authority (PA) and Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC).
A press briefing will be held on Thursday to announce further details about the transport holiday.
Expected to attend the press briefing are leaders of the various TNVS groups, as well as representatives from Defend Job Philippines, and Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP).
Kabataan Partylist Representative Sarah Elago and Aniceto Bertiz III from ACTS-OFW Partylist are also expected to attend the press briefing. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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