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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Unfair for the Commuters

Since Monday night, oil companies have been cutting down their prices.

Petron may have increased theirs last Monday by 50 centavos per liter, but Shell, Sea Oil, and Total have been slashing theirs since that same day too. Today, Shell will cut it down again by 75 centavos per liter, and Total immediately followed. The trend is due to the decline of oil price in the world market. Naturally, Petron also followed.

Aside from these price cuts, public utility vehicles get Php1 discount per liter too.

However, fare hike has been approved last May 10, 2005, resulting to an additional two pesos for the first five kilometers and an additional 25 centavos for every succeeding kilometer. Take note: Fx taxis and air-conditoined buses are not covered by this. Discounts for students during weekends, summer, and legal holidays have been removed too.

Aside from that, the deadline for the decision of the wage hike seems to be impossible.


Blogger retiredslayer said...

You're right. the fare hike is unfair. It'll be chaos again this Thursday, once the LTFRB implements the P2.00 increase. Good thing, the MRT management decided not to hike fares yet.

May 19, 2005 9:22 AM  

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