Transport group members told not to join the nationwide strike

March 14, 2012 9:43 am 

BAGUIO CITY, March 14 – The president of the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of Baguio, Benguet and La Union (FEJODABLU), which has more than 20,000 membership with some having garage vans to Pangasinan province, Wednesday ordered all its members not to joint the planned public transport strike nationwide Thursday.

Perfecto "Junie" Itliong warned that members who will go against the order will be meted with certain sanctions.

Itlong said that he was informed early Wednesday that many militant leaders are going around here and the surrounding provinces convincing transport groups to join the nationwide strike in protest of the skyrocketing fuel prices.

"Our group has a pending dialogue with the Department of Energy (DOE) as to how we can solve the problem through the decrease of the value added tax on oil and other peaceful solutions," Itliong said.

Should transport strike be held during this period in this mountain resort, he said almost 400,000 regular commuters would be affected considering that students are taking their final examinations, while other schools including the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) are preparing for their graduation ceremonies.

The arrivals of more summer tourists to this area has also just started and any disruption of the transport business would be detrimental to the region's good international tourism, he added.

"We warn our members that they are duty-bound to comply with the conditions of their respective franchises. Besides, we should prioritize the welfare of our riding public because without them, our sector would also suffer," Itliong said. (PNA) FFC/AAG


One Response to “Transport group members told not to join the nationwide strike”

  1. Patrick Merisier on March 14th, 2012 7:19 pm

    I whant work like unvolunteers