Transport holiday by TNVS drivers set today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., but some may not join strike

(Eagle New) – Thousands of Transport Network Vehicle Service drivers and operators claimed they would join a transport holiday declared on Monday, July 8.

The transport holiday will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., but some groups said that they are giving TNVS drivers the free choice if they don’t want to join the strike.

Ninoy Mopas, president of the TNVS group Thug Philippines circulated a statement saying they are giving “the freedom to each and every one of our members to go online or offline.”

The transport holiday is in protest of the decision by the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for not accepting hatchback units as TNVS units.

They claimed that this was against LTFRB’s own Memorandum Circular 2018-005.

They are also complaining about the allegedly complicated and slow process of getting a provisional authority and certificate of public convenience from the LTFRB.

The Laban TNVS Group claimed that around 30,000 to 35,000 drivers will join the transport holiday.

They also vowed to file a complaint against the LTFRB officials with the Office of the Ombudsman.

They said they would also hold a protest caravan today.

On Monday morning, they initially gathered at the Quezon City Memorial Circle where they honked their vehicles horns at the same time.