News Release February 1, 2011 As the scheduled “public consultation” draws near, and more additional burdens to the ordinary Juan dela Cruz are being imposed, dissent among the commuters is gaining steam. Members of the Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES Network) return to the streets to reiterate their demand to stop the outrageous back-to-back fare…
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MANILA — Amid intensifying calls againsts the impending 56% fare increase in the train systems, the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) criticized the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) management and Malacañang for using the consecutive accidents at the MRT to justify the proposed hikes, calling it an act of desperation and heartlessness. (Photo by Janess Ann J. Ellao / bulatlat.com)
PRESS RELEASE January 20, 2011 Youth group Anakbayan today assailed the series of fare and oil price hikes, saying it would push many students in Metro Manila into a ‘drop-out or starve dilemma. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials do not go through our…
News Release January 20, 2011 Global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Migrante International today joined overwhelming opposition to the impending increase in MRT and LRT fares, saying that the fee hikes will increase the daily operational expenses of their families by at least 20 percent. “Ngayong bagong taon, sa halip na magdiwang, penitensya ang…
MANILA — LRT employees who were dismissed from work for having launched a crippling strike nearly a decade ago joined the RILES Network in condemning the “continued injustice and poverty in the supposedly righteous path of the Aquino government.” The workers protested in front of the offices of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Tuesday — with some of them getting their heads shaved — a few hours before a scheduled consultation with DOTC’s assistant secretary for administrative and legal affairs Raquel Desiderio. (Photo by Marya Salamat / bulatlat.com)
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Shirley Pascua, 35, a housewife, thinks that the poor are getting poorer under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III. “He is proving to be a disappointment. The price of everything is going up,” she told Bulatlat.com.
By MARYA SALAMAT
There is hope that the proposed fare hikes of Manila’s two rail networks, MRT and LRT, can still be averted. And all it takes is for the public, mostly poor Filipinos that would be affected, to register their opposition to the increases.
Members of Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston), an organization of public transport drivers, trooped in front of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) office in Mandaluyong City Monday to oppose the decision of Secretary Jose “Ping “ De Jesus to implement the more than 250 percent toll hike at the Southern Luzon Express Way, as well as the increase of MRT and LRT fares and expanded value-added tax (e-vat) in all toll ways.