Philippines: Transport group leader George San Mateo arrested under Public Service Act for leading a public transport strike

Author: Rambo Talabong, Rappler (Philippines), Published on: 6 December 2017

"Police arrest Piston's George San Mateo", 5 Dec 2017

 The Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 43 ordered the release of transport group leader George San Mateo after he posted bail...

San Mateo, the president of the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston), posted bail of P4,000 after his arrest...

The court had ordered San Mateo's arrest for leading a transport strike back in February. His actions were allegedly a violation of the Public Service Act...

Leftist groups have condemned San Mateo's arrest, calling the Duterte administration "paranoid." 

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