LGUs, DOTr bracing for possible transport strike | Inquirer News

LGUs, DOTr bracing for possible transport strike

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 04:12 PM December 28, 2023

Jeepney drivers, operators on strike and the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) once again failed to reach an agreement on the December 31 deadline for the consolidation of traditional jeepneys.

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) are preparing for a possible transport strike as the government rolls out the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program, DOTr-Office of Transportation Cooperatives Chairperson Jesus Ferdinand Ortega said on Thursday.

“Like what has been done before ‘no iyong sa mga tigil-pasada, iyong mga kaunting concern – magri-ready na po iyong ating mga LGUs kasi alam na po nila, alam na rin po ng LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board) kung saang areas ang posible na magkakaproblema sa sasakyan. So, magri-ready na po tayo doon,” said Ortega in the Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon public briefing. 


(Like what has been done before, the LGUs are preparing for the transport strike because they know, the LTFRB also knows which areas could encounter problems.)

Various transport groups have protested the modernization program, citing additional costs that will eventually be shouldered by commuters.

Transport group Manibela is set to have a nationwide transport strike on December 31, the day of the deadline.


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