By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Oil companies increased pump prices again. This is the eighth oil price hike since the beginning of the year alone, amounting to a net increase of P6.75 ($0.16) per liter for gasoline and P6.50 ($0.15) for diesel. This would bring the prices of oil products in the country near its peak…
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Oil firms, Aquino warned of nationwide protests vs oil price hikes
Oil firms, Aquino warned of nationwide protests vs oil price hikes (Photos by MARYA SALAMAT)
Sneaky, greedy oil companies
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com While the media is preoccupied with the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona and its political reverberations, oil companies have been raising pump prices of petroleum products. The continuing increases in pump prices of oil have grave implications on the quality of life of most Filipinos because of its domino effect…
Nationwide peoples’ protest, regional transport strike vs oil overpricing and deregulation slated on August 31
By MARYA SALAMAT
There would be at least 300 protesters in about 50 protest centers in communities, highways and factory belts in Metro Manila alone on Aug 31, said Elmer ‘Bong’ Labog, chairman of progressive labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU).
Benjie Oliveros | Suffering From Fundamentally Flawed Premises
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The March 4-7 survey of the Social Weather Station, which it made exclusively for Business World, showed that 20.5 percent of respondents or an estimated 4.2 million families experienced hunger at least once in the past three months. This represents an increase from the 18.5 percent or an estimated 3.4 million…
Benjie Oliveros | Heed the People’s Call for Immediate Relief
It seems that the Aquino government would rather let the Filipino people suffer than lean on oil companies to “moderate their greed.” It is more scared of facing the wrath of the IMF-WB than the Filipino people. Perhaps, it is banking on its popularity and relying on its apologists-allies who are already in government but still stake their claim to being part of civil society. (By Benjie Oliveros / bulatlat.com)
Salungguhit: Profiteering Again!
News in Pictures: Jeepney Drivers and Operators Oppose Series of Oil Price Hikes
Members of the Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON) renewed their call to the Big Three oil companies to stop oil price hikes during a noise barrage held in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday. According to George San Mateo, PISTON secretary-general, since the lifting of E.O. 839, the big 3 oil…
Massive Transport Strike Set on Monday; Groups Denounce Oil Firms’ ‘Greed’
Public-transport drivers and operators in several urban areas across the country – including, for the first time, Makati City – denounce the measly oil-price rollbacks by the Big Three oil companies, as well as their “manipulation” of the prices of oil and gas products, such as LPG, to the detriment of unorganized and ordinary consumers.
Transport Leader Says Gov’t Should Go After ‘Legal Loot’ of Oil Companies
The militant Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston or Unity of Drivers and Operators’ Associations Nationwide) said that the government should go after what it described as “legal looters” of motorists’ money – the giant oil companies. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Bulatlat The militant Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng mga…
No reason to hike oil prices: Oil Products Overpriced by P0.16/Liter
There is no basis in the plan of oil firms to again hike the prices of their petroleum products in spite of the uptrend in world oil prices. Oil companies in the country have overpriced their products by around 16 centavos per liter from January to May this year. By IBON Foundation Bulatlat.com There is…