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Central Luzon 2-day transport strike cancelled; rally to be held instead

/ 05:34 PM December 03, 2017

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Makabayang Organisasyon ng mga Tsuper at Operator (Motor), the Central Luzon chapter of militant transport group Piston, and the No to Jeepney Phaseout Coalition scrapped their planned Dec. 4 and 5 transport strike, and will instead hold a protest rally at 10 a.m. on Monday (Dec. 4) at the Dolores intersection here.

The groups said the strike was scuttled in favor of a hearing requested by Senator Grace Poe, where the protestors alternative proposals to a public utility vehicle modernization program could be tackled, according to Centoy Manalastas, Motor chair.

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The protesting groups oppose the modernization program of the Department of Transportation which would start with the phase-out of jeepneys in January.

Piston led the two-day transport strike that crippled Pampanga and other parts of Central Luzon on October 16 and 17. /je

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