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Media Release 05 February 2011 “President Aquino is not doing everything within his power to stop the impending fare hikes in the MRT and LRT.” This was the statement of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno on the second day of the LRT Administration’s public consultations on the proposed fare increases in the train systems, where…

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…


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…

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.

PRESS STATEMENT September 15, 2010 With the impending unprecedented fare increases in the three major elevated railway systems—the Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1, LRT 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3—in Metro Manila, we ask this timely question: Does Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid’ include an affordable public mass transportation system? They administration wants to raise train fares…

Media Release 15 August 2010 Kilusang Mayo Uno called on the Aquino administration today to scrutinize first and publicize the contracts pertinent to the construction and operation of the MRT, before justifying the intended fare hike to the public. “The decision to hike the MRT fare was reached without the public’s full knowledge of any…