Drivers rail vs. CO 1837, MRT
CEBU, Philippines – The Nagkahiusang Drayber sa Sugbo held a protest against City Ordinance 1837 and the proposed Mono Rail Transit and Bus Rapid Transit yesterday morning, calling them unfair to drivers.
Eduardo Guelin a member of the Council of Traders in NADSU and also a member of the Pinag-isang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide said they are against CO 1837 which bans jeepneys from outside Cebu City from plying it main thoroughfares.
Accordingly, it is against Republic Act 4136 or the act to compile the laws relative to land transportation and traffic rules, to create a land commission and for other purposes.
Guelin also said another reason for their protest was to stop the proposed projects that are the Mono Rail Transit or the Light Rail Transit and the Bus Rapid Transit.
While Guelin said that they do not have anything against these projects, the city government must also take into consideration the public utility jeepney drivers who will be affected by these proposed projects.
The PUJ drivers also protested against the rising prices of oil.
After protesting Fuente Osmeña, the drivers took their protest to Colon St.
Cebu City legal officer Joseph Bernaldez said that the drivers cannot do anything for now but just follow CO 1837. (FREEMAN)