“The Aquino government has kept on trying to implement this fare hike but has failed to actually implement one. It knows how badly this will affect the public and how this will make the public really angry at the government.”
RILES Network slams MRT ‘crowd control scheme’ as prelude to fare hike
MANILA — A network opposing fare hikes in the MRT and LRT train systems strongly criticized today the management of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) for implementing a crowd control scheme in the train’s busiest stations yesterday. The group said the scheme only worsens the plight of passengers and hardly addresses the root of the…
MRT privatization, PPPs will ‘bury alive’ consumers – Anakbayan
Youth group Anakbayan called for a stop to government moves to privatize the MRT, as well as other proposed PPP projects, saying these will ‘bury alive’ ordinary Filipinos under an array of tax and fare burdens that will result from the projects. “Returning the MRT to private hands is a double whammy to the riding…
Groups Slam Multiple Increases in Prices
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The fare for public utility jeepneys, toll fees of the South and North Luzon Expressways, and water rates have increased, and soon to be followed by an increase in the fare of the MRT and LRT train lines. These are accompanied by weekly increases in the pump prices of oil.
Hikes in Toll Fees, Mass Transit Fares a Consequence of Public-Private Partnerships
By MARYA SALAMAT
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?
Consumers’ Alliance Against MRT, LRT Fare Hike Formed
By MARYA SALAMAT
The newly-formed alliance RILES called on the public to oppose the MRT, LRT fare hikes, asserting that the trains should be for public service and not for generating profits for businesses.
Looming MRT Fare Hike a Telling Sign of Hard Life To Come – CWR
The P25-fare hike for railway MRT is a telling sign of more hard life for women, according to the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institute. “The proposed fare hike is not only unjust, it is insensitive to the conditions of the people and partial only to big business and foreign capital,”…
KMU Urges Aquino Admin to Investigate MRT Contracts Before Justifying Fare Increase
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…