Piston stages rally vs jeepney modernization act in Baguio

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BAGUIO CITY —- Members of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) here called the government “heartless” during a protest rally on Valentine’s Day.

The group was referring to the government’s move to push through with its jeepney modernization act.

“We have a heartless government on hearts’ day. It wants to deprive small people like (jeepney) drivers and operators of their source of livelihood,” said George San Mateo, national chairperson emeritus of Piston.

San Mateo said their group has been opposing what he called “the enforced franchise consolidation” and the one-year provisional authority of the Department of Transportation (D…

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