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Enchong Dee hits MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago over transport strike statement

Oct 01, 2019 - 5:13 PM

'Why not provide for the jeepney driver’s modernization?' says the actor

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Fancon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Libreng Sakay' cushions transport strike’s impact

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Piston says that Metro Manila, along with other areas in the country, were 95% paralyzed by the strike

EFFECTIVE? Various local government units deployed Libreng Sakay buses in view of the nationwide transport strike, but a number of commuters still remained stranded. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

LTFRB threatens to suspend, cancel franchises of operators who joined strike

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The PUV modernization program will continue despite the transport strike, says Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III

SUCCESS? Transport group Piston claimed that the nationwide transport strike held on Monday, September 30, was a success, but LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said that reported aggressive protests mired the high participation numbers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Piston says nationwide transport strike a success

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Despite contradicting statements from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Piston claims high participation rates in Rizal, Alabang, Navotas, Davao, Southern Tagalog, and Angeles, Pampanga

LOOK: Saving their livelihoods. Jeepney drivers and operators in Baguio and Benguet together with their families and friends picketed the Department of Transportation in the city to voice out their opposition to the Jeepney Modernization Program which they said they are not against modernizing transportation but how is it being directed in favor of the big businesses. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Malacañang 'will not be intimidated' by September 30 transport strike

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:50 PM

Transport groups will again protest the government's public utility vehicle modernization program, but Malacañang says the program is 'long overdue'

TRANSPORT STRIKE. A protester at a previous transport strike in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan

Libreng sakay: Free rides on Monday due to nationwide transport strike

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Some local government units are offering free transport for their citizens as transport groups are set to hold a nationwide strike

FREE RIDES. The FREE RIDES. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and local governments will offer free rides to affected commuters due to the September 30, 2019 nationwide transport strike. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler   and local governments will offer free rides to affected commuters due to the September 30, 2019 nationwide transport strike. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 30, 2019

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Monday, September 30, 2019, due to a nationwide transport strike

LTFRB urges ACTO to cancel July 15 transport strike

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations is set to hold a transport strike on Monday, July 15

AUTOMATED. The transportation department is going to modernize the way PUVs operate through an automated fare collection system. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DOTr warns jeepney drivers: Join transport strike, be punished

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:53 PM

'The riding public do not deserve the inconvenience the transport strike will bring,' says the Department of Transportation

LAW ENFORCEMENT. Transport group PISTON leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, June 25

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Many areas in Albay suspend classes on Monday due to the planned mass transportation strike in Bicol

Background photo by Darren Langit

Piston, other groups to hold transport strike on June 25

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Aside from the government's jeepney phaseout program, the groups will also protest rising fuel prices caused by the TRAIN law

Jeepney drivers and operators belonging to transport group PISTON hold streamers against the phase-out of passengers jeepneys from 15 years old and above in a protest rally during their nationwide transport caravan at the Elliptical Road in Quezon City. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

The week in photos: March 17-23, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:49 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A refugee child participates in an anti-racist demonstration in Athens on March 17, 2018, marking as well two-years of the EU-Turkey deal and the closing of the borders. The banner reads' fight fortess Europe'. Refugees and solidarity groups condemned the new shipwreck off Agathonissi island earlier today, where 16 refugees drowned. / AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

Meme page? Netizens hit DOTr's Facebook post vs jeepney strike

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens say the 'arrogant' post on the transportation department's verified Facebook account on March 19 demonizes activists

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

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, March 20

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:33 AM

'In view of actual and/or imminent threats posed by some groups, we are suspending classes at all levels in Metro Manila effective today, March 20, to safeguard the safety of students,' says Malacañang, even if there is no transport strike

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

Piston to hold transport strike against jeepney phaseout on March 19

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Piston, with No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition, will hold a transport strike from 12:01 am on Monday

NO TO PHASEOUT. Transport group Piston leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. File hoto by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte tells transport group Piston, be ready for rubber bullets

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will deploy the military and police to manage jeepney drivers' protests

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th founding anniversary of the Center for Brighter Beginnings, Inc. at the Davao Convention and Trade Center in Davao City on October 27, 2017, explains that one of his primary duties as a government worker is to protect the Filipinos and preserve the country. Malacañan Photo

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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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

Piston cancels December 4-5 transport strike

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Piston calls off the planned nationwide transport strike after Senator Grace Poe's appeal to discuss their concerns in a Senate hearing

In a press conference Sunday in Quezon City, members of transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) cancelled the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday and Tuesday, December 3 and 4. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

The week in photos: November 25-December 1, 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

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Pope Francis takes a ride in a rickshaw during the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on December 1, 2017.Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar on November 30 for the second stage of a visit that has been overshadowed by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO

Poe urges transport groups to call off nationwide strike

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Senator Grace Poe says she will call for an 'urgent' Senate hearing on the concerns raised by transport groups on the looming phaseout of old jeepneys

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, December 4

Dec 01, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Monday, December 4

Background photo by Darren Langit

Piston to hold jeepney strike on December 4 to 5

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The Department of Transportation warns jeepney operators and drivers that their franchises and licenses would be canceled if they join the strike

JEEPNEY STRIKE. In this file photo, protesters staged a demonstration in Monumento on October 16 to protest against jeepney phase out. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

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Oct 22, 2017 - 12:22 PM

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Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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After transport strike, House panel tackles PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Representatives from both sides – the government and transportation groups – have been invited to the transportation committee's hearing

TRANSPORT STRIKE. PUV drivers and operations hold a 2-day strike in response to a PUV modernization program being pushed by the government. File photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

LIVE: House briefing on PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:02 AM

Watch the briefing live on Rappler on Thursday, October 19

WATCH: Abala ba ang transport strike?

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:44 AM

As many commuters complain of the inconvenience brought by the transport strike, many jeepney drivers and operators fear a loss of livelihood

COMMUTERS. Stranded commuters chase a jeepney in Monumento, Caloocan City on October 16, 2017, following a transport strike against the government's PUV modernization program. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Oct 18, 2017 - 11:45 AM

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LTFRB: PH not crippled by October 17 transport strike

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Based on the update sent by the LTFRB, only some parts of Central Luzon and Calabarzon are affected by the strike

DAY 2. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member and spokesperson Aileen Lizada hold a press briefing along Aurora Blvd on the second day of the transport strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to jeepney drivers, operators: Modernize by year-end or get out

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also claims Piston is a 'legal front' of the communists and is committing rebellion through the two-day transport strike

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Agrilink/ Foodlink/ Aqualink 2017 opening ceremonies at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City on October 5, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the organizers saying that these events contribute to country's vision of having a more productive and progressive agricultural sector. MARCELINO PASCUA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippine Stock Exchange to amend trading rules

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:30 PM

This is to allow trading at the local bourse even on days when the operations of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas or Philippine Clearing House Corporation are halted

HOLD OFF. The local bourse issues the proposed amendment after it halted trading on Monday, October 16 as Malacañang decided to suspend all classes and government work because of nationwide transport strike. Photo by Jay Directo/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

Cebu, Davao not joining October 17 transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:23 PM

(UPDATED) Piston says the strike will continue on Tuesday, October 17, in all Metro Manila cities and 20 provinces

NO TO MODERNIZATION. Piston declares the day 1 of their transport strike against jeepney modernization a success. Photo by Maria Tan

Malacañang suspends gov't work, classes on Tuesday, October 17

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:26 PM

(UPDATED) Citing 'public health and safety' reasons, Malacañang suspends government work and classes nationwide for the 2nd day of the transport strike

IN PHOTOS: Paralyzed

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Almost all jeepneys in Metro Manila did not ply their routes

DIE IN. Supporters of protesting jeepney drivers block a portion of España to call on other drivers to join the strike. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Junk current version of PUV modernization program – Piston

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) The DOTr says it is not true, as Piston claims, that jeepneys will be phased out and that only corporations will benefit from the modernization program

NO TO PHASE OUT. Transport group Piston leads protest against the PUV modernization program in Cubao, Quezon City on October 16, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Oct 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

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2 in 10 Davao jeepneys on the roads despite transport strike

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio takes the opportunity 'to observe the streets with fewer jeepneys' as envisioned in the city government's planned High Priority Bus system

WHAT STRIKE? Traffic builds up during rush hour in Davao City on Monday, October 16, 2017, as 20% of jeepney drivers get on the road despite a call for a nationwide strike. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Tugade calls jeepney drivers on strike ‘selfish, small-minded’

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:44 PM

The transportation secretary says Piston and jeepney drivers who participated in the October 16 transport strike should be charged for economic sabotage

MOVE FORWARD. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade wants jeepney drivers to participate in their modernization program. Rappler file photo

Piston, #TransportStrike trend on Twitter

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:35 PM

These are trending topics as transport group Piston holds its 3rd nationwide strike against the PUV modernization program

October 16 transport strike fails to cripple Cebu

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Instead of blocking the road and asking drivers to join the rally, Piston sets up protest centers in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu

JEEPNEYS NOT BLOCKED. Piston holds a mini rally in downtown Cebu City on Monday, October 16, 2017, to protest the government’s proposed jeepney modernization program. Photo by Gelo Litnojua/Rappler