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VTI won’t join transport strike

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The management of VTI that operates Ceres Liner passenger buses in Negros is not joining the two-day transport strike on March 21 and 22.*

It’s final.

The Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), operator of the Ceres Liner passenger buses, is not joining the two-day transport strike of three major transport groups in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, on March 21 and 22.

This was announced yesterday by Jade Seballos, VTI media relations officers, in the wake of claims Diego Malacad, secretary general of the United Negros Drivers Operators Center (UNDOC), that they are expecting to paralyze the operation of public utility vehicles in Negros Occidental by 100 percent.

As a member of the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP), Seballos said there is no advice to stop operations.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, VTI is only utilizing about 60 percent of its entire number of passenger buses, including Cebu, Manila, and Zamboanga trips from Bacolod City.

The Federation of Bacolod City Drivers Association (FEBACDA) and Sentrong Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Negros (S-STONE) are joining the two-day transport strike, aside from UNDOC, which is supported by the Negros Consumers Watch.

The transport groups and Negros Consumers Watch are asking Negrenses to stay in their homes on March 21 and 22 as a sign of protest over the unabated increase in prices of petroleum products.

Malacad said he is not expecting a roll back in prices of fuel next week. Instead, the price of diesel fuel may increase by P10 per liter. If that is the case, he said they are entertaining the possibility of extending the transport strike up to five days.

The transport strike will start at 3 a.m. on March 21 and end at 3 p.m. on March 22.

Seballos said they will not stop transporting passengers as long as people are coming to bus terminals.*

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