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The failed promises of privatization

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Privatization, by whatever name – Build-Operate-Transfer or Public-Private Partnerships – was touted to be the solution to the inefficient, monopolistic management by government of public utilities and services. It was supposed to be the opposite of how the dictator Marcos monopolized and profited from basic utilities such as electricity, water,…

Post your latest Selfie vs MRT/LRT fare hike, consumers group urge riding public

MANILA — In a protest rally on various train stations all over Metro Manila this Monday, consumers group, #StrikeTheHike and progressive coalition, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-National Capital Region (BAYAN-NCR) added another form of protest against the looming implementation of the P10 fare hikes on MRT and LRT. People opposed to train fare hikes who cannot attend…

President Benigno Aquino III boldly declared during his first State of the Nation Address that public-private partnerships would be the solution to the government’s lack of funds and the need to develop the country’s infrastructure. But at whose expense?

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