Actor Enchong Dee is one of the social media users who took a swipe against Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Spokesperson Celine Pialago who said that the transportation strike held two days ago is a failure.
In his tweet, Enchong Dee asked Pialago why it seems that they wanted the people to adjust again for the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program being planned by the government to happen in 2020.
He suggested that the government should provide to the PUV owners for the modernization of their vehicles because of the high price of modern jeepneys.
“Mamayang Pilipino nanaman mag-aadjust? Why not provide for the Jeepney driver’s modernization… if the govt finds it expensive, how much more the jeepney drivers?” Dee said.
He also said that Pialago is “clueless of the state of Metro Manila traffic”.
Mamayang Pilipino nanaman mag-aadjust? Why not provide for the Jeepney driver’s modernization… if the govt finds it expensive, how much more the jeepney drivers? pic.twitter.com/zxP0TvgpBR
— Enchong Dee (@enchongdee777) October 1, 2019
On October 1, Pialago posted a social media post declaring the transport strike of some groups was a failure.
She also vowed that the government would not be affected by the transport strike saying that it only gave inconvenience to commuters.
“Despite the good intentions of the government, puro reklamo lang ang kaya niyong gawin. Nasasanay kayong gobyerno ang mag aadjust sa lahat ng reklamo niyo particularly dito sa PUV Modernization Program,” Pialago said.
“You should follow the system and if you have complaints, follow the protocol. And don’t ever tell us that making your transport strike unsuccessful is clamping down on freedom of expression. Nakapag-strike na kayo, may freedom kayo. Pero hindi kayo entitled para pagbigyan ang gusto ninyo,” she added.
Pialago also addressed BAYAN Secretary-General Renato Reyes, urging them to stop doing transport strikes because they’re only wasting their time.
“Tigilan mo ko Renato Reyes. Tigilan mo kaka strike mo para pahirapan ang mga pasahero dahil hindi ka magtatagumpay.” Pialago said.
“Kung kaya mong mag transport strike ng isang taon baka sakali magtagumpay ka. One day? Try harder.” she added.