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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Nationwide Transport Strike



Yes, I am a victim of this ridiculous transport strike! When I woke up this morning, I immediately tuned in to the news to check if I would be able to go to the office. At ABS-CBN and GMA 7’s morning show, they just announced that some schools have no classes and they only showed some places except for Pasig. I was having this thought of going back to sleep when I realized that I have tons of work to do in the office.

Transport Strike March 11, 2008When I got in the Loading section of our village, I was surprised with the huge volume of passengers. It was a hot morning so most of the people are not in the good, or it’s just me. Tricycle drivers are even insensitive to the passengers. They were asking us to go home and even “barkering“ for a ride to Cubao and Crossing. How silly!

Transport Strike March 11, 2008I just don’t get it why these drivers join in transport strikes when their families would only suffer. If they want to protest, why would they have to make the lives of the commuters miserable? I honestly don’t know the reason of their strike. I just hope it would be resolved ASAP.

The only good thing that happened to me this morning is the impressive way the traffic enforcer talked to the jeepney drivers asking them to give us a ride. Thank you to that traffic enforcer and Mr. Jeepney driver. I just have to worry how will I able to go home later. Good luck to me! Anyone with a car passing Life Homes, please give me a lift.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

aargh. hindi mo alam. Bakit hindi mo alam kung bakit sila nag-strike? Tatlong beses nagtaas ang presyo ng gasolina, tsong. Kahit pumasada sila, mas mahal pa ang pampa-gas kaysa iuuwi sa pamilya nila.

sana makiramay ka sa buhay ng iba. :(

Sakura said...

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hi...I think it's not thoroughly a nationwide transport strike, 'coz the common affected areas where in Luzon, in particular in Metro Manila, NCR and/or any other provinces, merely in Visayas and Mindanao.

Luzon areas had a very large number of vehicles that got strike. Maybe We can call it a metro transport strike or manila-wide transport strike.

Truly it is a very inconvenience for the commuters having this strike holiday.

So far as I know, there are some groups/companies/corp in Visayas and Mindanao who'd gone strike but it's not merely affected the flow of the commuters in their concerns.

Hundreds of commuters in parts of metro manila were stranded having this strike and some of the schools have also suspended.

I guess..you are truly got affected about this thing...

Thanks...

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Bambit said...

Makoy, if ever IT workers like you and me went on strike, companies that rely on our services would be inconvenienced, if not paralyzed.

That is the purpose of a strike--to make things come to a stand-still, to make life as we ordinarily know it come to a halt--so that we can stop and think of what is going on in the lives of people other than ourselves.

Imagine, Makoy, how a jeepney driver can sacrifice a day's income for a cause. They believe in their cause and they will go to such lengths to further that cause so that people can feel and take note and perhaps read about and try to understand what they are fighting for.

BTW, I was surfing gmanews.tv this morning and found our favorite banner on the front page :)

minor said...

kung nahihirapan tayo magcommute dahil ngstrike sila mas mahirap siguro nararanasan nila pagnamamasada sila kaya sila ngstrike...

Berryblitz said...

Ako naglakad na nga lang from home to office. Wala akong masakyang jeep.

Four blocks lang naman ang nilakad ko pero napagod and hiningal paren ako. Buntis ako eh :p

Edward said...

I came ten minutes late to my training today due to the strike. Still, i'm lucky because I was able to ride the very last jeepney this morning. hehehe

Sakura said...

-- Hello again, I'm not new here..I've been visited your site often..I guess so..but well..I just want to say something..about this topic that your asking for an apology for what you have been said. I hope that this thing will not cause any rudeness mind with you and to the readers. I don't have any intentions to hurt or make ashame to anybody. I'm just expressing a simple thoughts...I'm a new and beginner in blogging.
Well, for me.. as a "certified blogger" like you and those, should have this very large quantity of understanding regarding on the topics and issues you have to post, be open-minded that not all comments or reactions coming from your reader's all in a positive way, we can never say that they will always agree with us on what we have been posted... we're in the world wide web...in that thing all views and expressions done in freedom.
maybe, that's another learning strategy why we blog, blog and blog...those contradictions on our articles that we have been posted will help us to create again, another blog articles better than the past post.
It is a great help having those comments because in that sense we may be able to know that there are people who've read our articles and posted their comments afterwards.They be able to share their thoughts...right?
well, you're in control...you can personalize your account. Maybe if we don't want to read or publish in public those comments we don't like, we can seemly have a solution for that thing right?....
in the other hand, we're expressing our thoughts right?...others can't blame us on what we have been experienced and known on the certain topic we've posted 'coz we're just blogging it...so are we on their comments and reactions..it's just like an exchanging ideas...for us to know and for them to find out and explore...and vice versa...bow...

PS--it's up to you if you're going to publish this one or not...you have the freedom. ;-) .It won't affect any aspects then, I will continue to visit your site..hope so..in my vacant time..treat this message that it was from a concern friend... char!

Thank you... I've learned some views in some of your post. :-)

Bye...

ceblogger said...

Makoy, you don't need to apologize for sharing your views on the transport strike. That is how you saw it as a stranded commuter. That is also how they saw it as a sector affected by the oil price increase.

Understanding is the key here.

pehpot said...

hubby has one and he is definitely passing by life homes and he also comes from ortigas.. buuut.. your in sing now LOL

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Denis said...

kapag ito nagawa ng full blast, paralized talaga ang buong metro pero maluwag ang mga kalye