NATUWA ang Palasyo sa naging pasya ng PISTON na kanselahin ang binalak na transport strike ngayon at bukas.
Umaasa ang Palasyo na makikipag-usap ang PISTON sa gobyerno at susuportahan ang matagal nang planong implementasyon ng PUV Modernization Program na may layuning bigyan ang mga commuter ng mas ligtas, mas maaasahan, kaaya-aya, environment-friendly at may dignidad na karanasan sa pagbibiyahe.
“We welcome the news that PISTON called off its nationwide jeepney strike scheduled on December 4 to 5. We remain optimistic that PISTON will soon engage with the government, and support the implementation of the long-delayed PUV Modernization Program, which only aims to provide our commuters a safer, more reliable, convenient, environment-friendly, and dignified commuting experience. On the online posts circulating that classes and work have been suspended nationwide because of the jeepney strike, there is no truth to that. There is no official announcement yet from the Office of the Executive Secretary regarding the suspension of classes and work,” ani Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.