By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
From an initial P4 billion in 2006, the cost of expanding and improving the South Luzon Expressway jumped dramatically to P12.5 billion by last year. This is being used to justify the increase in toll fees – an imposition that many view as not only patently anti-poor but the result as well of “evident corruption.”
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By MARYA SALAMAT
Leaders and representatives of commuters, drivers, workers, transport workers and transport operators including pier-based truckers and bus companies, an association of independent oil companies and a legal expert banded together to oppose the impending toll fee hike.
As a result of the 80% hike in toll fees at the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Benguet truckers and traders warned that they may soon be forced to increase their prices to cope with the increased delivery costs. BY Kim Quitasol Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY— Benguet traders delivering fruits and vegetables to…