Truckers protest in front of DPWH


Posted at Jul 18 2013 11:28 AM | Updated as of Jul 18 2013 07:28 PM

Trucks occupying a portion of Bonifacio Drive. Photo by Noel Alamar, dzMM

MANILA – At least 50 trucks are causing heavy traffic in Manila's Port Area as members of a truckers' association hold their protest in front of the head office of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Trucks from Aduana Business Club Inc. began occupying portions of Bonifacio Drive Thursday morning in attempt to call the attention of DPWH.

The protest is causing heavy traffic in the area, police said. The drivers continue to occupy both lanes of the avenue and were just driving around the streets surrounding the DPWH office.

Some of the trucks had a tarpaulin with the message "Itigil ang panggigipit sa mga truckers."

The truckers are protesting the DPWH load limit imposed last month on cargo trucks.

The truckers continued with their protest even if the DPWH already lifted the suspension. This is because the exemption is only meant for cargo trucks carrying farm products and cement.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is now in the area to monitor the situation.