• PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON denounces the government-imposed nationwide crackdown on unconsolidated jeepneys starting today, May 16, as a deliberate massacre of transport workers’ livelihoods and an attack on the people’s right to accessible and affordable public transport. Even two weeks after the April 30 deadline, the Marcos government has yet to lay out concrete plans for supporting and…

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  • PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON: Crackdown on jeepneys is a crackdown on affordable, accessible public transport

    PISTON denounces the government-imposed nationwide crackdown on unconsolidated jeepneys starting today, May 16, as a deliberate massacre of transport workers’ livelihoods and an attack on the people’s right to accessible and affordable public transport. Even two weeks after the April 30 deadline, the Marcos government has yet to lay out concrete plans for supporting and…

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  • PISTON supports the general strike in Argentina

    PISTON supports the general strike in Argentina

    PISTON sends its solidarity to the millions of Argentine workers going on a general strike on May 9, 2024 against the extreme anti-worker economic policies of the Javier Milei government. The general strike calls for an urgent wage increase, free trade unions, and opposition to the privatization of state enterprises. Since the Milei government assumed…

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  • PISTON on Labor Day: Workers’ rights, not franchise consolidation, are what’s non-negotiable

    PISTON on Labor Day: Workers’ rights, not franchise consolidation, are what’s non-negotiable

    It is especially daunting that on May 1, 2024, as the world commemorates the International Labor Day, jeepney drivers and operators who refuse to partake in the corporate-driven and foreign-oriented public transport modernization program of the Marcos regime and its franchise consolidation policy are designated as illegal, or colorum, by the very same government entrusted…

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  • PISTON denounces intimidation tactics: Excessive police presence thwarts right to strike

    PISTON denounces intimidation tactics: Excessive police presence thwarts right to strike

    PISTON condemns the outrageous police deployment in response to today’s strike. Massive police presence were seen blocking the University Ave in UP Diliman, Monumento, E. Rodriguez Ave., Welcome Rotonda, and España Blvd. Police were reportedly barring jeepney drivers, operators, and supporters from holding peaceful assemblies and demonatrations. Police were even coercing and threatening drivers and…

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  • Unjust accusations vs filmmaker Jade Castro in minibus arson case divert attention from grievances over PUVMP — PISTON

    Unjust accusations vs filmmaker Jade Castro in minibus arson case divert attention from grievances over PUVMP — PISTON

    Accusing filmmaker Jade Castro and his three companions as responsible for the minibus arson in Quezon Province solely based on a social media post criticizing the PUV modernization program (PUVMP) poses a significant danger to dissenters of such anti-poor government policies. Regardless of the actual culprits in the Quezon minibus arson, authorities must acknowledge that…

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  • Transport Committee hearing further exposes DOTr, LTFRB, PUVMP failures — PISTON

    Transport Committee hearing further exposes DOTr, LTFRB, PUVMP failures — PISTON

    The hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation on the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) on Wednesday, attended by PISTON and Tanggol Pasada Network, has once again exposed the failures of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the PUVMP. It tackled the recently issued LTFRB Memorandum…

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