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  • Court junks case vs PISTON 6

    Court junks case vs PISTON 6

    After four years, a Caloocan court has finally acquitted the six jeepney drivers, known as Piston 6, who were arrested while holding a peaceful demonstration in Monumento, Caloocan City on June 2, 2020. According to PISTON Deputy Secretary General Ruben Baylon, “This is evidence that our collective actions against the PUVMP are just.” The six…

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  • PISTON leads another nationwide strike

    PISTON leads another nationwide strike

    On April 15, jeepney drivers, operators, and commuters led by PISTON launched another nationwide transport strike, 15 days before the end-of-month deadline for franchise consolidation. Mass mobilizations and protests were held in different parts of the country including Metro Manila, Baguio, Southern Tagalog, Western Visayas, and Davao. Metro Manila Baguio City Southern Tagalog Western Visayas…

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  • PISTON announces another strike

    PISTON announces another strike

    Transport group PISTON, together with Manibela, has declared a new transport strike set to begin on Monday, April 15. This decision comes in response to Marcos Jr’s recent pronouncement that there will be no further extension of the franchise consolidation deadline after April 30. “This is an oppressive move by the Marcos Jr. government,” asserted…

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  • PISTON demands full withdrawal of individual franchises for disgruntled consolidated PUV operators

    PISTON demands full withdrawal of individual franchises for disgruntled consolidated PUV operators

    PISTON demands the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow the full withdrawal of individual franchises for aggrieved PUV operators who have complied with the mandatory franchise consolidation component of the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP). Under the LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) 2024-001, operators who have only applied for franchise consolidation but have not…

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  • PUVMP, cha-cha threaten to erode the gains of EDSA 1 — PISTON

    PUVMP, cha-cha threaten to erode the gains of EDSA 1 — PISTON

    By staunchly pushing for the public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP) and pursuing economic charter change (cha-cha), the Marcos Jr. administration flagrantly undermines the nationalist and democratic gains achieved by the people during the historic first EDSA People Power uprising 38 years ago which also toppled his father’s two-decade-long authoritarian regime. Marcos Jr’s economic cha-cha…

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