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  • The fight continues: PISTON successfully launched a nationwide strike

    The fight continues: PISTON successfully launched a nationwide strike

    PISTON launched a nationwide transport strike on November 20 to 22 to protest the ongoing implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP). The strike came ahead of the December 31 deadline for the application for franchise consolidation. THE ISSUES Under the franchise consolidation requirement of the PUVMP, jeepney operators are being forced to…

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  • Addressing mitigation measures in public transport in the Philippines & recommendations for a pro-people just transition

    Addressing mitigation measures in public transport in the Philippines & recommendations for a pro-people just transition

    (Disclaimer: This briefer on climate change, PUVMP, and just transition was presented by PISTON to the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion of human rights in the context of climate change, Ian Fry, during his visit to the Philippines on November 7, 2023) Introduction In 2017, the Philippine government ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement…

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  • Support the strikes vs PUVMP!

    Support the strikes vs PUVMP!

    PISTON stands in solidarity with the drivers and operators who are taking part in the transport strikes and protests starting October 16, 2023. We believe that any militant action is a significant contribution towards the advancement of the people’s interests. This is particularly true when it comes to promoting a pro-people public transportation system, which…

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  • Transport workers excluded from government plans during Marcos Jr.’s second SONA

    Transport workers excluded from government plans during Marcos Jr.’s second SONA

    A year has passed under the regime of Marcos Jr., and to our dismay, the livelihood of our dedicated drivers and small operators remains under threat. However, during his State of the Nation Address (SONA), there wasn’t a single mention of our welfare. The demand to junk the PUV phaseout remained unaddressed, and promises of…

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  • One year of Marcos Jr: How are the drivers and small operators doing?

    One year of Marcos Jr: How are the drivers and small operators doing?

    Has the country experienced any changes in the year since Marcos Jr took oath as the president? Have the lives of those in the transportation sector been impacted, or does the regime remain the same as Duterte’s—puppet, oppressive, and fascist? No action on high oil prices and deregulation During Marcos Jr’s tenure, the country has…

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