Southern Tagalog transport strike vs. oil price hike fizzles out

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm 

MANILA, May 3 — A transport strike calling for a rollback in oil prices on Moday in Laguna Province and other key areas in Southern Tagalog Region was unsuccessful on due to lack of support and it was a holiday, police said.

The Philippine National Police (PNP)-Region 4 (Calabarzon) said some commuters working overtime during the long weekend holiday found it easy getting rides to and from their destinations in the region.

Meanwhile, Piston secretary general George San Mateo said selected routes in Laguna, Batangas and Cavite were supposed to have a transport stoppage starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. but it fizzled out.

San Mateo said their regional chapter, Southern Tagalog Transport Sector Organization, established mass action and strike centers in Binan, Canlalay, Sta. Rosa in Brgy. Tagapo complex, Balibago, Brgy. Dita Sala, Rotonda, Brgy. Pulo, Brgy. Mamatid in Cabuyao,Laguna.

Routes that were expected to be paralyzed by the strike are San Pablo City, Balay Hangin, Calauan and Pagsanjan, Sta. Cruz and Victoria in Sambat, San Miguel and Sto. Tomas in Batangas.

The strike was also held to pressure the big oil players – Chevron, Shell and Petron — to implement a substantial cut in the prices of petroleum products during rollback. (PNA) LOR/JCA

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