“No matter what we do, it seems that it is still not enough.”
Tags: oil price hike
By DEE AYROSO
By DEE AYROSO
For Filipino transport drivers, the incessant oil price hikes may force them to stop operating. Worse, it keeps them from putting food on their table.
For the 22nd time this year, the price of diesel will again go up this week with oil firms announcing a price hike of PHP 0.60 per liter.
“Higher taxes for oil would create a domino effect that would spike the prices of basic goods and services like water and electricity.”
International oil price data show local oil prices should have been going down rather than up.
Typhoon Yolanda destroyed lives and properties of as much as 10 million people in Eastern Visayas, but this “other Yolanda” represented by simultaneous price hikes “will affect most if not all Filipinos.” – Banking and Financial Unions
“We condemn the collusion of the Aquino government and Big 3 Oil cartel in its manipulated and cartelized oil price movements and in its extreme exploitation of drivers and the citizens.” – Piston
As buses whiz by beyond the police line and trains pass overhead, these children appear to serenade the police who were preventing them from protesting the oil deregulation law. (Sitio San Roque, Quezon City) — in Quezon City, Philippines.
The commemoration of the 101st International Women’s Day is one of the biggest rallies in recent years. Gabriela, the country’s largest women group who spearheaded the protest action, slammed Aquino government for its inaction to put a stop in the overpricing in oil products, increased U.S. military presence in the Philippines and to prioritize the…