that's why MMDA implemented the "organized bus route system" to lessen the volume of PUV's plying the main thoroughfares of metro manila. I also agree on cutting down the number of operators but I guess that would trigger another set of strikes (we had enough of those). If they cannot do anyting with the operators, target the number of buses that they operate, which the MMDA is actually doing right now. I just hope that the operators will continue to be cooperative. It's for everyone's benefit anyway.