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Transport group holds strike in Albay over oil price hikes; classes suspended

By: - Reporter / @iamruelperez
/ 09:55 AM August 31, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – A militant transport group staged a province-wide  strike in Albay Wednesday to condemn the  continuous rise in oil prices, a report on 990AM said .

The protest by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) prompted the Department of Education to suspend classes, the report said, quoting DepEd Region 5 (Bicol).

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The DepEd also authorized its other regional offices to suspend classes if similar protests were to be held in their areas of jurisdiction.

Piston and other transport groups have threatened to go on strike over the recent spate of oil price increases. Kate Evangelista, INQUIRER.net

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