Transport group welcomes new fare hike but maintains it’s not the ‘best’ solution

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Though the petition for another round of fare hikes did not come from transport groups in Cebu, the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) central office to allow another…

Piston-Cebu opposes new round of jeepney fare hike

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While some jeepney drivers support the new round of proposed jeepney fare hikes scheduled to take effect in September 2022, the transportation group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston)-Cebu opposes…

2% of PUV drivers no longer plying streets due to rising prices of fuel — PISTON Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 2 percent of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers in Cebu are no longer plying the streets due to the rising prices of fuel and economic struggles. This was revealed by Pinagkaisang…

PISTON-Cebu, other transport groups protest series of oil price hikes

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/08/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON)-Cebu Chapter and Panaghugpong Kadamay Cebu, on Tuesday, March 8, staged a protest beside a gasoline station in Barangay Paknaan Mandaue City, to object…

Air purifiers just ‘band-aid’ solutions, says Cebu transpo group

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A group of jeepney drivers here in Cebu expressed disagreement with the Capitol’s orders to make air purifiers mandatory in public transportation. The Pagkakaisa nga mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide-Cebu (Piston-Cebu),…

Progressive group leaders receive death threats, ask CHR’s help

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Leaders of several progressive groups in Cebu on Thursday, January 28, sought the assistance of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) after they received death threats. Jaime Paglinawan, Aldo Serat,…

PISTON-Cebu: ‘We have been suffering for eight months’

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/17/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON)-Cebu Chapter appealed to the governments of Mandaue City and Cebu City to allow the traditional public utility jeepneys to ply the city streets soon.…

PISTON-Cebu continues appeal to allow jeepneys to operate in cities of Cebu and Mandaue

Futch Anthony Inso 09/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON)-Cebu Chapter reiterates their appeal to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-7 to allow again the operation of traditional jeepneys in Cebu City and…

Cebu jeepney drivers stage ‘silent protest’ for ‘Balik-Pasada’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Jeepney drivers and operators here conducted a “silent protest” on Monday, July 20, 2020, asking the government to allow them to operate amid the continuing threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Members…

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).…

Piston-Cebu holds rally not transport strike

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There was no transport strike in Cebu. Instead, members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston)-Cebu Chapter held a protest in front of the Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory Board…

Transport group in Cebu eyes more protests against Train 2

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/02/2019

  CEBU CITY — Expect more protests from the transport sector in Cebu at the start of 2019. Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide Cebu (Piston Cebu) chairperson Greg Perez told CDN Online that the…

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