BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental — Women from Bacolod City in Negros Occidental held a protest action, calling to put a stop on the unabated oil price increases.
The local chapter of Gabriela, the country’s largest women group, said that the Oil Deregulation Law is behind the oil price increases. In effect, the group said, the burden of increasing prices of commodities is being passed on the people.
Women led the petition signing organized by ALTAPRESYO (N) Alerto sa Pagsaka sang Presyo Network in their protest rally in Bacolod City. Pamphlets were distributed to passersby along Bonifacio Street in Bacolod City.
Gabriela Negros Secretary General Ma. Rina Amacio called on the people to unite and urge the Government to act on oil price increases.