By MARYA SALAMAT
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.
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…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
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…
By MARYA SALAMAT
With the drought and skyrocketing prices, workers are facing a worse situation bordering on near-death hunger, said the KMU.
Time of Their Lives
Crying over Spilled Profits
Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) disclosed today that global crude prices fell five times faster than retail pump prices in 2008, resulting in overpricing that reached as high as P12.60 per liter for kerosene and P9.56 for diesel last year. The group released its latest study amid a fresh wave of oil price hikes…
Deregulation is quite simple but the powers-that-be tend to provide complicated explanations in claiming that it should be given a chance to work despite what is happening in the world market. Indeed, a clear understanding of oil deregulation leads one to oppose it, especially at the onset of unabated oil price hikes and inconsequential rollbacks.…