Hundreds of passenger jeep drivers struck Monday in the Philippines to protest oil price hikes, stranding thousands of commuters, officials said.
No violence or arrests were reported during the strike, which forced local officials to send out government and army trucks to ferry stranded commuters home, police said.
Many of the drivers said they would continue their strike Tuesday in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Bacolod and Iloilo as part of nationwide democracy protests marking the day dictator Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law 27 years ago. He was ousted in 1986 and died in exile three years later.
In the bustling industrial city of Mandaue, about 90 percent of 500 passenger jeeps stayed off roads, strike leaders said. Drivers there were also protesting a new transport rerouting plan.