MMDA announced that there is no number coding for public utility vehicles (PUV) due to nationwide transport strike today.
Metropolitan Manila Development Manila lifted the number-coding scheme night before the said protests.
The transport strike was to object to the government’s PUV modernization program in 2020.
#WalangPasok-Class suspension due to transport strike today
Meanwhile, below are local government units that have canceled classes to avoid trouble on the part of the commuters.
- Pasay City – all levels (public and private)
- Manila – college level, including graduate schools (public and private)
Pampanga – all levels (public and private)
- Majayjay – all levels (public and private)
- Sta. Cruz – all levels (public and private)
- Bacolod City – all levels (public and private)
- Iloilo City – all levels (public and private)
Palace not intimidated by a nationwide transport strike
Malacañang said on Sunday night that they would “not be intimidated” by the protests across the country.
“The Duterte administration will not be intimidated nor cowed by threats of protests and strikes coming from those who only think of their own parochial interest,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement on Sunday, September 29.
Different transport groups also held nationwide protests in 2017 when the PUV modernization was first introduced. The modernization will have its full implementation next year, which will phase out all jeepneys that were at least 15 years old. The Euro-4 compliant vehicles which use renewable energy will replace the said old jeepneys.