OUT WITH THE OLD
While the militant leftist transport group Pagkakaisa ng Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) rallied against the government’s purported plan to phase out passenger jeepney units aged 15 years old and older, growing public sentiment favored the phaseout.
James Mario wrote: “Panahon na cguro nga wagtangon na ng mga jeep nga dugay na kaau kay somehow mao na ang mka.cause ug traffic kay mao na kasagaran madaotan sa dalan (It’s time to remove the jeepneys that have been plying the streets for so long because they somehow cause traffic and they often break down in the middle of the road).”
Wilfredo Olayvar said while it’s time for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to operate for faster and more convenient transportation, the displaced drivers should be assisted by the government.
“Drivers must understand that there’s always time for everything. Whatever the drivers need to survive should be given by the govt. in forms of ‘soft loans’ from banks or, any cooperative they may join. Cebu and all over the PH got to move forward or the country will be behind all the time.”
Yesterday’s rally lasted only for 30 minutes and didn’t affect traffic flow which also marked the opening of the school season.
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