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Various transport and cause-oriented groups nationwide staged a public transport strike yesterday to protest rising oil prices.
The strike involved mostly jeepney drivers and operators in Metro Manila, and public transport groups in key cities as well as provinces as far down as South Cotabato and Davao del Sur.
But despite its seeming wide coverage, the Philippine National Police (PNP) claims the strike is an "apparent failure" in Metro Manila since it paralyzed public transportation only in parts of the metropolis.
"Traffic is generally normal. Apparently the strike was a failure since only a few joined," PNP spokesman Nicanor A. Bartolome told reporters at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon …