[In the news] Labor group slams LRT, MRT fare hike -PhilStar

Labor group slams LRT, MRT fare hike
By Sheila Crisostomo, The Philippine Star
January 3, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) slammed the impending hike in the fares of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT), pointing out the government subsidy for the travel budget of public officials is also increasing.

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PM spokesman Wilson Fortaleza said the travel budget of public officials has increased by at least P1.5 billion yearly since 2011.

“Clearly, there is a tale of inequality in this issue. First, the fare hike as admitted by Secretary Abaya himself is meant not for service upgrade but mainly for debt payments to an onerous contract with a private concessionaire,” Fortaleza said, referring to Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya.

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