Published: Sunday 18 March, 2018

UPDATED #WalangPasok March 19 Nationwide Transport / Jeepney Strike

There will be another transport strike on March 19, Monday. Earlier today, PISTON announced that nationwide transport strike in protest of the government’s planned jeepney modernization program. Will classes be suspended? Will it be another #walangpasok day just like during previous transport strikes?

Walangpasok transport strike

Another nationwide transport strike for March 19 announced by PISTON; Walang pasok? (Image via Marianne Bermudez/Inquirer)

On Wednesday, PISTON said the planned jeepney / transport strike has the support of various public transportation organizations all over the country. The group said the mass action is still in protest of the Duterte administration’s plan to phase out jeepneys from the roads, which has been allegedly disguised as a modernization program.

UPDATE: Latest #WALANGPASOK announcements posted below. Please scroll down.

UPDATE March 20: Malacanang declares #WALANGPASOK again today, Tuesday, due to ‘continued threats’ of a strike.

Just like during their previous protest actions, the group of public transport operators and drivers said such a move by the government will drive operators and drivers into bankruptcy. Thousands will lose their livelihoods all because of a modernization program which PISTON has dubbed as anti-poor.

But the Duterte administration is determined to push through with the program. Despite previous transport strikes and many more planned in the coming months, the government is bent on reforming the transport sector which, it says, is way overdue.

UPDATE: #WalangPasok announcements:

MANILA – all levels (public and private)
Quezon City – all levels (public and private)

San Pablo City, Laguna – all levels (public and private)

College of Saint Benilde (CSB) – classes & office operations
Centro Escolar University-Manila – all levels
Colegio de San Juan Letran – all levels and office operations
De La Salle University (DLSU) – Taft, Laguna, Makati, BGC campuses
Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) – classes only
FEU Manila, Makati, High School (Manila Campus) – classes and office operations
Miriam College – all levels and office operations
National Teachers College
PUP Sta. Mesa – all levels except College of Law
Santa Isabel College – all levels and office operations
St. Paul University Manila
St. Scholastica’s College – all levels
Trinity University of Asia – classes and office operations
University of the East-Manila – preschool to Grade 6
University of Santo Tomas – classes and office operations

NUMBER CODING has also been lifted except in Las Pinas City.

Check back for the latest announcements.