Provincial Government of Bulacan

BFJODA, other transport groups won’t join strike
Fernando orders PNP to protect drivers, operators

CITY OF MALOLOS– Governor Daniel R. Fernando orders the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bulacan to protect Bulakenyo jeepney drivers and operators following the announcement of the Bulacan Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (BFJODA) and other jeepney transport groups in the province that they will not join in the nationwide transport strike from March 6 to 12, 2023.

“Noong Biyernes ay nagkaroon po tayo ng pag-uusap kasama si Provincial Director PCol. Relly B. Arnedo. Atin pong inatas ang pagbibigay prayoridad sa kaligtasan ng mga drayber na patuloy pa ring papasada para sa mga mananakay na Bulakenyo. Poposte po ang ating kapulisan sa ating kakalsadahan upang matiyak po ang kapayapaan sa buong lalawigan,” the governor said.

In his issued Memorandum GO-03052023-70, Fernando also gave the education sector in the province the option to conduct classes online for the duration of the transport strike.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) will be providing free rides on the routes of City of Malolos to Calumpit-Apalit boundary, and City of Malolos to the City of Meycauayan-Valenzuela boundary. The governor also calls on the mayors of the cities and municipalities of the province to aid in the transport of passengers in their respective jurisdictions.

The PGB will continue with its usual operation while monitoring the effects of the halt of jeepney transport.

Fernando also gave the decision and discretion for the cancellation of work on private offices to their administrators. ###