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Government agencies such as the MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) belittled the day of protest but President Benigno Simeon Aquino III signed and announced that day a previously pending executive order that would give discounts and subsidies to public utility vehicles.

| Sidebar: Government Tried to Quell People’s Protest Vs Oil Overpricing

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA –The March 31 nationwide People’s Protests against oil overpricing pushed through as scheduled last Friday, despite government efforts to quell the protests through threats of franchise cancellations and possible use of police force, as well as through misrepresentation of the nationwide protests as a “transport strike”, which was duly reported…

Because there seems to be no end to the increases in the prices of oil products, people’s organizations are calling for a nationally-coordinated strike on March 31 saying that oil companies are lying when it cites world crude prices in justifying increases in local pump prices.

PRESS RELEASE March 7, 2011 Youth group Anakbayan today joined other groups in calling for the resignation of Energy Secretary Rene Almendras, while dismissing those who defended the latter as ‘sympathetic to their fellow incompetent’. “Yet again, Almendras and the rest of the pro-oil cartel Aquino administration is missing the point: the issue is not…