INQToday: Piston pushes through with 3-day nationwide transport strike
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
The government is ready to deploy more than 1,000 vehicles and 9,000 cops as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has identified at least 13 transport routes that may be affected by the three-day strike by a group of public utility jeepneys starting Monday.
Several colleges and universities have also decided to shift to online classes starting today in anticipation of the scheduled transport disruption, and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has advised on X (formerly Twitter) the suspension of the expanded number coding scheme in the metropolis.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday (Philippine time) said he does not want Vice President Sara Duterte impeached.
“We don’t want her impeached. She does not deserve to be impeached,” the President told reporters here before flying back to Manila.
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte has expressed disinterest in running for president in the 2028 national elections.
Duterte said her future decisions would depend on “God’s plan,” saying that she did not intend to become the vice president.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday (US time) said the Philippines needs the United States and other allies amid “heightening tension” in the West Philippine Sea, as he reiterated his vow not to give up an inch of the country’s territory.
Speaking at the Daniel Inouye Asia Pacific for Security Studies here, the President cited the “critical role” of the US-Philippine alliance.
Slowing global demand again triggered rollbacks in the pump prices of petroleum products by as much as P0.75 per liter effective on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
In separate advisories, local oil firms said they would slash the prices of gasoline by P0.75 per liter and diesel by P0.65 per liter. The price of kerosene will likewise decline by P0.60 per liter.