News Release

From the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson – On Piston’s nationwide transport strike

If and when Piston pushes through with its threat to continue its nationwide strike, despite its unsuccessful staging today, we will call for a class suspension in Metro Manila starting tomorrow, March 20 until Friday, March 23.

For other local government units (LGUs) affected by the strike, we leave it to the sound discretion of their LGU heads to suspend classes in their respective areas.

We appeal for patience and understanding, especially those commuters who were duly inconvenienced by the strike.

We, however, remain committed to modernize our public utility vehicles. We see this as one of the long-term solutions to decongest our streets with dilapidated and smoke-belching jeepneys.