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Monday, June 24, 2024

Manibela threatens transport strike

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Transport group Manibela threatened to hold a transport strike starting today to appeal to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to stop the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.

Mar Valbuena, Manibela president, said they are hoping that the Chief Executive would listen to their sentiments despite his tough stance not to grant another deadline extension for franchise consolidation.

Along with the other Manibela officers, he remained unfazed by the filing of Batas Pambansa 880 (Public Assembly Act of 1985), Article 155 of the Revised Penal Code (Alarm and Scandal), Article 151 of the RPC (Resistance and Disobedience) and direct assault upon an agent of person in authority for their transport strike in March.

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board chief Teofilo Guadiz III said public utility jeepneys with unconsolidated franchises after April 30 are considered as colorum or operating illegally. 

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