Modern Jeepney Conductor Assaulted by 3 Barkers in Iloilo City

3 Barkers in Iloilo City Assault Modern Jeepney Conductor

A modern jeepney conductor was caught on a dash camera while being assaulted by three barkers in Iloilo City.

In Jaro, Iloilo City, a distressing incident involving a jeepney conductor and three barkers shows the challenges faced by public transportation workers and points out the need to address escalating tensions in the industry.

In the video, the first barker engages in a physical altercation with the jeepney conductor. After a few moments, two other barkers join in and beat the conductor of a modern jeepney.

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The shocking act of violence appeared to be the result of a disagreement about passengers. According to reports from the modern jeepney operators’ cooperative, the barkers were enraged by the jeepney’s failure to pick up passengers in their designated area.

The confrontation appears to have elicited an aggressive reaction from the barkers, resulting in a violent assault on the conductor.

The modern jeepney operators’ cooperative has shown its intention to file legal complaints against the three barkers who were responsible for the assault. This measure points out the group’s dedication to maintaining safety standards for both passengers and transportation personnel.

The incident serves as a wake-up call for all transportation stakeholders, including municipal governments, transit operators, and the barkers themselves. Open communication and collaboration are essential for establishing a long-term solution that supports the smooth operation of public transportation while protecting the well-being of all parties involved.

In the Philippines, barkers, also known as “dispatchers” or “helpers,” are individuals who assist in guiding passengers to available transportation options, often earning a commission for their services.

In a previous report, the video of 2 bus conductors engaged in a fist fight elicits reactions online

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We at Philippine Trending News hope that everyone in the transportation industry will come together to create a workplace characterized by respect and cooperation.

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