Earlier this year, transport groups staged two consecutive transport strikes or tigil pasada on February 6 and 27 in protest of the proposed Jeepney Modernization Project by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB.
The nationwide transport strikes have affected thousands of commuters, especially the workforce and students.
- #WalangPasok: Class cancellations due to “tigil-pasada” on February 6, 2017
- #WalangPasok: Class Suspensions on February 27, 2017 (Monday) due to Tigil-Pasada or Transport Strike
To further their mission to abolish the modernization project, transport group Stop and Go Coalition announced to stage another surprise and longer tigil pasada of three days.
According to Stop and Go Coalition president Jun Magno, the planned transport strike will be another form of protest to scrap the Jeepney Modernization Project which may result to jeepney phaseout.
- LIST: Areas affected by the transport strike or tigil-pasada on February 27, 2017
- Is there class suspension on February 6, 2017 due to Tigil-Pasada?
Magno added that the transport strike will come unannounced. They will inform the public a day before the planned protest.
Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) is said to join the transport strike.
With the planned three-day strike, transport groups and jeepney operators hope that the government will finally listen to their cry to stop jeepney modernization.