Former Senate President and current chief presidential legal counsel Juan Ponce Enrile suggested that the government may remove the franchise of all operators participating in the nationwide ‘tigil-pasada’ on March 6 to 12.
According to him, the public utility vehicle (PUV) crossed the line when they decided to stop serving the people for one week to oppose the implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.
He said that if he were in authority, he would give a hard lesson to the operators.
“They are a jury of public service. Kung ako ang may kapangyarihan, let them strike but I will cancel all their franchises. No more, you cannot engage in that trade,” Enrile said.
The veteran politician also said that he would cancel the license of the drivers who would participate in the rally.
“Bawiin ang kanilang lisensiya at maghanap sila ng bagong trabaho,” he stated.
Enrile explained that the government should protect the public from the inconvenience being brought by the drivers and operators who would join weeklong rally.
“Government must stand-up to protect the people. Sino ang mapeperwisyo kapag nag-strike sila. Is that their right? Pahirapan mo ang mga taong nagbigay sa yo para magkaroon ka ng negosyo?, ” he pointed out.