MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila roads were jeepney-less on Monday, October 16, as operators and drivers went on a transport holiday to protest the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) president George San Mateo told Rappler that most areas in Luzon were paralyed as early as 9 am. Piston opposes the planned phaseout of jeepneys aged 15 years or older.
The riding public was spared from the inconvenience of the 2-day strike and protest as Malacanang suspended classes and work in government offices. Local government units and other government agencies dispatched vehicles to ferry stranded commuters.
Monumento, Caloocan City
Cubao, Quezon City
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