“Why did the ERC allow Meralco to increase its rates when it can’t even tell us the kind of alternative fuels that were used, its cost per unit and the quantity used during the two and a half week shutdown?”
Category: Economy & Business
“ERC is subjecting consumers once again to the presumably overpriced negotiated prices between Meralco and its affiliated generation companies.”
“The administration must have clear and concrete policies that would ban all contractual
employment schemes and force capitalists to respect workers’ rights to regular jobs.”
“We are unjustly overtaxed and underserved. Lowering income tax must not be reduced to a mere revenue issue.”
PH labor laws say that employees performing tasks that are “necessary and desirable to the usual business of the company” are considered regular employees.
Science and technology advocates want the government to take action in modernizing local agriculture.
‘There is currently a disconnect between science research outputs and the needs of local industries.’
A proposed law threatens to further privatize social services through government deals with profit-driven companies.
“It is apparent that Chinabank and Planters Development Bank intend to ease out regular employees as certain bank functions in Chinabank Savings are already outsourced or being handled by contractual employees.”
BULATLAT SPECIAL REPORT:
“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”
“In 1996, President Fidel Ramos said Apec will bring development, and will make us a Tiger Economy. Now, we can’t even meow like a kitten.”