Protesters dislike the increase-now, explain-later attitude implied by actions of government regulators.
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“This is supposed to be a basic social service to the people. But the government failed to provide it to us. Now, it is the capitalists who are benefiting.”
The unprecedented hike was revealed as mostly due to Meralco’s contract with Thermo Mobile, which had bid 25 times higher than the usual rate, or the average recorded by WESM (P62 from P6 to 8 per kilowatt-hour). It was also disclosed that Meralco actually dictates and has full control over the pricing decisions of Thermo Mobile.
“We find it revolting that Meralco is the No. 1 corporation in the country in terms of profits while the Philippines is No. 1 in Asia in terms of costly electricity rates.”
Ni MARK ANGELES Bulatlat.com Sandali. Bakit kailangang tayo pa ang magtipid para lang mamantikaan ang kanilang mga bibig? Meralco. Ang liwanag ng kulimbat. Para tayong kinukuryente sa bayag. Kaya heto ang liham ng pasasalamat: Mahal kong Meralco, nakita mo ang nangyari sa nahuling akyat-bahay? Ganyan din ang aabutin mo ‘pag makuyog ng taumbayan.
The government is insensitive to our plight and let big corporations like Meralco to profit even from the poorest people.”
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