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Plans are in place for a seven-day transport strike by the government.

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According to Malacaang, the Marcos administration has created a backup plan to decrease the effect of the upcoming week-long transport strike on the general population who commute.

Comms Sec. Cheloy Garafil said in a statement that the administration is ready to assist commuters who would be impacted by the disruption notwithstanding the guarantee that 94 percent of jeepney drivers will not join the transport group strike.

Hubert Guevarra, senior deputy executive secretary, presided over a meeting of government institutions to develop strategies for assisting commuters who would be impacted by the transit strike that will begin on March 6.

Just approximately six percent of public utility trucks worldwide are anticipated to participate in the transport strike, according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulation Board (LTFRB), Garafil stated.

The Philippine National Police (PNP), according to Garafil, will send out officials to monitor the situation and uphold order along the affected roads.

She also said that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) would give concerned organizations, like the Department of Transportation (DOTr), a command center to help monitor traffic conditions. The PNP would also mobilize its regional resources, including 41 transport vehicles, to transport commuters affected by the incident to their destinations.

In order to monitor the situation on the ground, the MMDA, PNP, and the Military Forces of the Philippines—which will also mobilize about 106 of its transport trucks to assist commuters—will coordinate with one another, she said.

According to Garafil, the MMDA, and the DOTr would also work closely together to plan for any potential suspension of Metro Manila’s number coding system during the strike.

The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program is being contested by the transport group Manibela, which is the only UV Express transport organization to launch the transport group strike in Metro Manila (PUVMP).

Manibela stated that the strike will continue despite the fact that the deadline of June 30 for the consolidation of regulations—not for the phaseout of traditional jeepney units—has been extended to December 31.

Teofilo Guadiz III, the chairperson of the LTFRB, stated during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Public Affairs on Thursday that “the deadline is for the consolidation, urging the drivers to come together, consolidate as one, and start the formation as a cooperative in pursuit of the modernization”.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. stated on Wednesday that although the PUVMP must be implemented, more debate is needed among all parties involved, particularly the organizations representing jeepney drivers.

He stated that a “new technique” needed to be used to carry out the PUV modernization program.

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