Jeepney Operator Strikes Again

It is like a Fiesta in the town because there are many people and most are students affected from this kind of transportation strike. Everybody waiting a jeepney, but the only Habal-Habal are available. 🙂 Twenty pesos (20php) per head if you are going to four (4) kilometers compare to regular days it only cost the passenger 7php – 7.50php. So, i dont take this kind of Trip although I have a First Quiz for the Prelim today and now I’m hoping the Quiz will be postpone. Calling all my classmates dont try to ride to Habal-Habal. =)

We hope to paralyze at least 80 percent of the transport sector here in Metro Manila,” he said in an press conference Friday in Quezon City.

The transport leader said the drivers will hold the strike to condemn the recent oil price hikes implemented by the Big 3 companies—Shell, Caltex and Petron.

“We again call on the government to conduct an independent audit of the Big 3’s books especially after the Manila court junked an appeal to stop the audit,” San Mateo said.

He also urged President Gloria Macapagal-Aroyo to junk two orders of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DoTC) mandating high fines on erring jeepney drivers.

San Mateo particularly called for the junking of DoTC orders 2008-39 and 2008-38 supposedly mandating the high fines.

“These orders only intensify corruption in the streets because of the government’s desire to increase its revenue collection at the expense of the poor jeepney drivers and operators,” he added.

Meanwhile, private motorists were also asked to join in the transport strike by boycotting the Big 3’s petrol products on the day of the strike itself.

Habal-Habal: isang uri ng sasakyan na di-motor na pangunahing ginagamit sa mga kabundukan lamang.

Comment to all the Jeepney Strikers: kung nais ninyo magtagumpay sa isinasagawa ninyong paulit-ulit na tigil pasada ay kung maaari lamang ay gawin itong isang linggo. At sana lamang kung maaari ay huwag harangin ang mga drivers na gusto kumita sa araw ng tigil pasada. Hinidi Hunger Strike ang laban ninyo, there are many jeepney drivers/operators need to earn money everyday for their Families.

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