Traditional jeepney operators in Bacolod City informed Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez on Friday that they are not joining a national transportation strike on Monday, October 16.
They said they represent 90 percent of the transport jeepney operators in Bacolod City.
“We are grateful for your support of traditional jeepney operators.” they said in a letter to Benitez.
They also said they have secured Provisional Authorities that will allow them to operate until December 31 and are asking for a meeting with the mayor to discuss the urgent matter.
Among the signatories of the letter are Elizabeth Katalbas, Federation of Bacolod City Drivers Association president, and Junjun Asis, Sentrong Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Negros secretary general.*