19th Congress urged to suspend fuel taxes, junk oil deregulation law

Xander Dave Ceballos 06/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The suspension of excise and value-added tax (VAT) on fuel and the junking of the oil deregulation law should be the priority of the 19th Congress, a group of public transport drivers and operators…

PISTON to DOTr: Don’t use pandemic to get rid of old PUJs

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Progressive transport group, Piston, has called on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) anew to allow traditional jeepneys to ply the street as most parts of the country transition to general community quarantine (GCQ).…

Peaceful PISTON rally in Cebu City

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Delta Derycka C. Letigio 09/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippine–The staged rally of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) – Cebu Chapter on Monday, September 30, 2019, in front of the Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory Board Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) office, was…

No class suspension in Cebu City for Monday’s transport strike

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Classes in all levels of schools in Cebu City will not be suspended tomorrow,  Monday, September 30, 2019, amid the planned nationwide transport strike. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella announced on his Facebook…

Cebu City prepares to field Kaoshiung buses for nationwide transport strike on Monday

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is planning to offer provide free bus rides to residents who may be left stranded if drivers would push through with the planned nationwide transport strike on Monday, September…

Cause-oriented groups call on government to protect sovereignty

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cause-oriented groups gathered at the famous Colon Street here on Friday morning, July 12, 2019, to join the nationwide protest of the 3rd anniversary of Philippines’ victory in the arbitration case against China. The groups, composed…

Loud music was not meant to disrupt rally, says Sinas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO – 7) denied allegations that it attempted to drown the speeches of militants who staged a rally in front of its headquarters last Monday, February 25,…

PISTON Cebu: Surge of fuel prices to possibly reach P20 by year-end

King Anthony Perez 10/02/2018

Transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) believe that increases in fuel prices will continue until year-end. Greg Perez, PISTON Cebu coordinator, said that fuel price increases could even reach as much as…

Piston-Cebu to discuss fuel subsidy, jeepney modernization with new LTFRB-7 chief

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/02/2018

Chapter leaders of Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) in Cebu will meet with the new Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7) Regional Director Eduardo Montealto, Jr. within the week. The transport group…

Piston, some drivers say no to fare hike

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/22/2018

CESAR Escolar, 57, patiently waited for passengers to fill all the 24 seating spaces in his jeepney. Escobar needed to carry as many passengers as he could to have a decent earning for the day especially that…

Piston Cebu members hold protest rally

Nestle L. Semilla 03/19/2018

At least 60 members of the Pagkakaisa ng Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (Piston) here held a rally on Monday morning to protest against the plan to phase out jeepney units that were at least…

Gov’t affected by strike, says Piston- Cebu head

Inquirer.net, Nestle L. Semilla 10/17/2017

THE government is affected by the two-day nationwide transport strike. Gregorio Perez, Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide-Cebu (Piston-Cebu) president, said this after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to arrest those who would defy the implementation…

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