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Piston says Malacañang 'spreading fake news' on transport strike

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it has not monitored any threats in Metro Manila

NO MORE TRANSPORT STRIKE. Piston national president George San Mateo disputes what he calls Malacanang's 'fake news' that transportation groups have continued their strike beyond March 19, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Who won the March 19 transport strike?

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Despite an exchange of statements, the government and transport group Piston have not moved closer to a consensus

PROTEST. Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) hold another strike against the jeepney phaseout on Monday, March 19, 2018, along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Listen to us!' - Piston to gov't

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

It's the first nationwide strike in 2018 since the modernization program started

Die In- in time of today's nationwide Transport strike of Piston against the Duterte government PUV modernization commuters group alyansang laban sa Phase-Out ng Jeep holds die in protest along espana boulevard in Manila as expression of their support to the transport sectors call against jeepney phase out.   Photo by Maria Tan

Replacing jeepneys a must after 3-year transition period – Tugade

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says public utility vehicles that pass the motor vehicle inspection system still have to be replaced so they will be Euro 4- or Euro 5-compliant

MODERNIZE. Senate committee on public services held a hearing on the PUV modernization program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Poe: Math shows operators lose in gov't bid to modernize jeepneys

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Senator Grace Poe says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade must attend a Senate hearing to explain how the government is going to help operators shoulder the cost of modernizing their jeepneys

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Groups protest arrest of Piston's George San Mateo

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The groups condemn the 'illegal and arbitrary' arrest of transport leader George San Mateo on Tuesday, December 5. Senator Grace Poe says it's even 'unclear what exactly San Mateo violated.'

ARRESTED. Piston leader George San Mateo went to Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City after posting bail. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Leftist groups on Piston leader's arrest: Gov't obviously paranoid

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

'The Duterte government and the transport agencies have been exposed... hence their efforts to stifle the movements against [the PUV modernization program],' says Kadamay

STRIKE. In this file photo, Piston leader George San Mateo was talking to Quezon City police during the October 2017 transport strike. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Police arrest Piston's George San Mateo

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) The transport group leader, who is accused of violating the Public Service Act, posts bail of P4,000

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Malacañang: Law limits public service operators' right to free speech

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque urges jeepney drivers and operators to air their grievances against the government through dialogue, not through transport strikes

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Dec 05, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Court orders arrest of Piston's San Mateo over jeepney strike

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) Piston president George San Mateo was charged with a violation of Commonwealth Act No 146 or the Public Service Law. The court set bail at P4,000.

TO BE ARRESTED. San Mateo leads a protest during their transport strike. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LTFRB strikes back: To revoke franchises of protesting drivers

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Citing a 2011 order, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says jeepney drivers are prohibited from going on strike

CPC CANCELLATION. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada says protesting and disrupting traffic is enough grounds for cancelling franchises. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Piston threatens Duterte: Talk to us, or we'll give you monthly strikes

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Piston president George San Mateo says they have asked for a dialogue with Duterte at least twice

Should students get fare discount 'all year round'?

Feb 03, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Two bills in Congress propose a 20 student fare discount on all public transport utilities but various groups are worried about its effect on drivers and small operators

STUDENT DISCOUNT. Various groups on Tuesday, February 3, weigh in on whether an 'all year round' student fare discount is doable.

Jeepney drivers, operators to hold protest caravan

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The group wants a P6 discount on diesel products for all public utility vehicles

Protesters want ‘fair fare’ amid oil price hikes

Mar 15, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Transport group Piston wants a P1 nationwide jeepney fare increase due to rising oil prices

TRANSPORT CARAVAN. Security personnel block protesters during Thursday's transport caravan. Screen grab from Tudla Productions' livestream