LEGAZPI CITY – Militant transport groups here announced Wednesday that they would not join the nationwide transport strike scheduled on Thursday, and instead they will hold protest rallies across the Bicol region, the Bagong Alyansyang Makabayan (BAYAN) said.
Tessa Lopez, BAYAN Bicol spokesperson, said in consultation with Concerned Drivers and Operators (CONDOR) in Bicol, they have decided not to participate on Thursday’s call for a nationwide transport strike by transport groups in Manila, saying that instead of a strike it will hold mass action or people’s protest.
Lopez said they would hold mass action on Friday to protest the unabated spikes in prices of fuel products.
Lopez said the group will also hold a rally Wednesday at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) regional office here as a sympathy over the fate of the three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in China.
As this developed, the Philippine National Police (PNP) here said they have placed various police units across the region on high alert. (PNA)