October 24, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

‘Not emergency power, but brain power and truth, to address thinning reserves’

“While we should look for solutions if there is an impending crisis, we should guard against short term knee jerk solutions that make energy costly.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

‘7 – 5 doables to reduce power rates, prevent 2015 power outage’

“The problem with Malacañang’s proposal to allow the President to enter into P6 billion to P10 billion ($136 million to $227 million) worth of negotiated power contracts is that it is based on Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla’s...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Bayan rues ‘End of an era’ as Aquino privatizes LRT 1

“We maintain that the concession agreement is grossly disadvantageous to the public. It will be disastrous for commuters.” – Renato Reyes, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Public to shoulder more costs than Ayala-MVP in LRT deal — Ibon

The public-private deal concerning LRT will give the Ayala-MVP Group the benefit of the government’s official development assistance (ODA) in financing more than half of the total project cost of about P65-billion. The government committed to shoulder...

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

LRT privatization deal grossly disadvantageous |‘Another MWSS in the making’ – thinktank

The LRT privatization deal has been dubbed by Bayan and commuter groups such as the RILES Network as the “great train robbery.”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Controversial contractor rakes in billions of taxpayers’ money

So far, the biggest likely overpriced project involving HCC is the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), a pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon. The convention center has been partly funded by Drilon’s Priority Development Assistance Fund...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

MRT staff to blame for mishap? Not that simple

“We reject the suggestions that these problems (in MRT) would be magically solved by a fare hike. A fare hike would be like rewarding the grossly incompetent, taxpayer money-addicted private management of the MRT.” – James Relativo,...

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

4 arrested in protest vs WEF, Aquino government

The so-called tiger economy of the Philippines has never trickled down to the poorest Filipino communities, most of which can be found in climate-sensitive and disaster prone areas still vastly vulnerable and unprepared for their impact.” –...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Manila city council opposes high electricity rates

Raymond Palatino of multisectoral alliance POWER hopes that City Resolution 6165, ‘A Resolution Expressing the Strong Opposition of the City Council of Manila to the High Electricity Rates Charged by Power Companies’ will inspire other city councils...

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Charter Change to pave the way for ‘ocean grab’ – fisherfolk group

“The decision of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments to amend the 1987 Constitution will entice fishing investors abroad to embark on monopoly fishing expeditions inside the country’s territorial waters to fish for high value sea-based products...

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Despite virtual monopoly, price-fixing, Meralco paints self as ‘not the bad guy’ in rate hike

In this week's hearing, Meralco is ostensibly just following rules, and WESM rules have inability to prevent manipulation while the regulator failed to ensure rules do not prejudice Meralco costumers. Read also: Opposition to Meralco rate hike...

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