“It just goes to show that this administration is hell-bent on pursuing the interests of his bosses. And I’m not talking about the Filipino people, but the capitalists who run the MRTC and LRMC.” – Train Riders Network (TREN)
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Since 2011, protests have held back the planned fare hike.
“Before proposing any increase, the high cost of operations and the large amount of debt incurred by the project should first be investigated, specifically on whether taxpayers are actually subsidizing debts incurred by the private consortium that built the MRT.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate
“We maintain that the concession agreement is grossly disadvantageous to the public. It will be disastrous for commuters.” – Renato Reyes, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise | BusinessWorld Posted by Bulatlat.com Last week’s violent demolition of shanties in a sprawling urban poor community in Quezon City highlighted once more the intractable problems of homelessness and urban blight and government’s generally myopic, piecemeal and anti-poor approach to solving these. It reminded us as well how the urban poor…
Workers, led by progressive labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), on Friday call on President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to immediately address their demand for a legislated nationwide P125 across-the-board wage hike. The workers gather in front of Aquino’s residence in Times Street, Quezon City, carrying huge yellow ribbons bearing the calls “P125 wage increase” and “Prosecute Gloria Arroyo”.