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  1. Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Public Blackmail!!! Bawiin yung mga franchise ng mga nag-strike!
    Some Leftist strikers has spilled oil along EDSA-Ayala...

    Claire de la Fuente, one of the largest bus operators in Metro Manila said 3,805 buses plying the historic Efifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) are expected to be grounded by transport operators during the impending strike.

    De la Fuente told DZBB radio station that the impending strike was aimed at forcing the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to reconsider (blackmail) its decision to lift the color-coding scheme, which bans buses to ply along EDSA based on the even and odd numbers of their plates
    Posted at 11/15/2010 8:52 AM | Updated as of 11/15/2010 8:52 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - A bus strike left thousands of people stranded on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and other major thoroughfares in Metro Manila on Monday.

    Monday morning traffic on EDSA was unusually light after local bus operators made good on their threat to keep their buses from plying their regular routes to protest the implementation of the number coding scheme for passenger buses. More than 3,000 buses or about 70 percent of all buses plying Metro Manila reportedly took part in the strike.

    Among the groups that agreed to participate are the Integrated Metropolitan Bus Operators Association, Inter-City Bus Operators Association, Metro Bus Transport Club Inc., and the South Luzon Bus Operators Association (SOLUBOA).

    As of 7 a.m., hundreds of stranded workers occupied nearly half of the main thoroughfare along Batasan Hills, Commonwealth Avenue while waiting for a ride to take them to their places of work. Some of the passengers said they have been waiting for a ride for the past 2 hours.

    Under the number coding scheme, buses that have license plates ending in 1 and 2 are banned on EDSA on Mondays; 3 and 4 on Tuesdays; 5 and 6 on Wednesdays; 7 and 8 on Thursdays, and, 9 and 0 on Fridays.

    Provincial buses prohibited from plying their routes will be stopped from entering Metro Manila at all entry points, including the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressways.

    The Metro Manila Development Authority said around 13,000 provincial and city buses will be affected by the scheme, 1,000 of them on a daily basis.
    Last edited by Monseratto; November 15th, 2010 at 10:19 AM.

  2. Join Date
    May 2008
    I don't know what to call these commuters in commonwealth. They're occupying 2-3 lanes of the road thus those coming from T. Sora are having a hard time to merge.

  3. Join Date
    Jul 2007
    So that's why traffic was unusually light today.

  4. Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Call them assh*ts but MOST people ride on buses to get to work. The current strike shows how mismanaged our transportation sector is. MMDA should just strictly implement the timed loading and unloading scheme.

    Sa napansin ko along EDSA, mahilig magbabad yung buses sa Cubao, Ortigas and Megamall. I ride the bus 4x a week.

  5. Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Pano kaya tayo aasenso nito? gumagawa ng paraan ang govmnt para kahit papaano mabawasan ang traffic sa edsa tapos etong mga bus naman ayaw nila pag bigyan ng makita kung may pagbabago nga ba?

    mag dagdag nalang sila ng MRT coaches ng mabawasan kayabangan ng mga bus operator na yan. alam kasi nila na mapaparalyze ang transportation pag nag strike sila...

  6. Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Let's see...

    70 percent gone, good riddance!

    As for the 30 percent, they must be raking it in! Re-allocate the remaining 30 percent so you got most if not all the routes still covered and you got happy commuters AND motorists.

    Then, do not allow the 70 percent back on the road and revoke their franchises!

    claire de la fuente can take a rolling f*** of a rolling donut for all I care. If the MMDA gives in to this stupidity then they can go join her!

  7. Join Date
    Jan 2003
    see! ang problema talaga eh mga bus! ang luwag ngayon sa EDSA, wala ka pa makakasabay na balasubas na BUS drivers!

    Akala ko ba malaki epekto sa commuting public? eh bakit sa opisina namin eh maaga pa rin sila nakapasok at walang absent? Kung kulang ang transpo siguro magdagdag na lang sila ng prankisa sa mga jeepneys.

  8. Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Yep EDSA was nice today! Die to all the leftists, they are part of the problem and not the solution!

  9. Join Date
    Dec 2008
    The role of busses should be reviewed. Rail should be the primary form of city transport and busses and taxi should just serve to provide transpo from the station to the remote locations. We should invest in rail transpo the true public transport. All developed countries use rail

  10. Join Date
    Jun 2007
    it would be very hard for them (dela fuente et al) to accept that they are the ones causing the traffic jams in EDSA 'coz they have invested a huge amount of money already and they will lose profits in their businesses with MMDA's number coding strategy for the buses. but it's really part of the business world..

    sa mga taong matataas ang pride at ego, mahirap talaga tanggapin na kasalanan at talo ka. private cars travelling along EDSA don't do a stop-and-go (one or two maybe). kasalanan talaga ng buses yan. they are the one's causing more bottleneck. samahan mo pa ng stupid drivers + long vehicles (wide turning radius) overtaking other buses, edi kakain talaga ng lane yan, making private vehicles either stop, decelerate, or swerve.

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Bus strike leaves thousands stranded