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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“As it turned out, the price freeze was just meant to temper public outrage over the shameless greed displayed by oil firms after hiking petroleum prices during the height of the flooding and devastation brought by the monsoon rains. In the end, oil firms simply could not moderate their greed.” – CAOPI

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Because of the almost weekly increase in oil prices, there is a growing consensus among some lawmakers, peoples’ organizations and various consumers’ advocates that the most immediate relief the Aquino government can give is to remove or reduce the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on oil products. Since last week, even…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com There have been mixed reactions from the public regarding the National Day of Protest last March 15. While in the main, people are more aware and supportive of protest actions against oil price increases compared to before, still, there were some who expressed either indifference or negative reactions. In the “man-on-the-street”…

By BRANDON LEE Northern Dispatch LAGAWE, Ifugao — On the 22nd General Assembly of the Ifugao Bus and Jeep Operators and Drivers Association (IBJODA), they invited as speaker Mr George San Mateo, chairman of PISTON, a nationwide confederation of drivers and operators. IBJODA claims a membership of 250 drivers and operators. San Mateo discussed the…

By MARYA SALAMAT
“If the House can fast track the impeachment of Chief Justice Corona, I’m sure we can also fast track the various measures that would halt the incessant oil price hikes and possibly even reduce prices of oil and petroleum products.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño.

“While it is complicated, we need to understand that oil is now primarily traded in the international futures markets… The spiraling of prices is mainly dictated by buyers and traders who gamble on the future price of oil in the name of superprofit-taking.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com…