Commuters stranded amidst transportation strike


Photo by DZRH Boy Gonzales
Photo by DZRH Boy Gonzales

Several commuters in Metro Manila are left stranded due to the extensive transportation strike brought about by the coalition group Piston.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported that several areas in the Metro have been left desolated since early morning.

According to Banjo Petisanan, Operator of the MMDA Metrobase, many commuters are left abandoned in E. Rodriguez Avenue, C.M. Recto Avenue in Manila, and Espana Avenue in Sampaloc all going to Cubao due to the lack of jeepneys and FX.

The MMDA has already dispatched its free transportation rides to the stranded commuters.

According to George San Mateo, President of the coalition group Piston, their mass action against the government’s modernization program had paralyzed about 80 to 100 percent of transport routes in parts of Manila, Rizal, Navotas, Quezon City, and Makati City.

San Mateo also claimed to have paralyzed the transport routes in the provinces of Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna.

Other members of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, Kadamay and Gabriela have also shown their support to the group by participating in the transport strike

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