Switch to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to dampen need for transport strikes

20 September 2011, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said one concrete solution to unbridled oil price increases is for government to gear up its promotion of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) in public transport. “We won’t be having frequent transport strikes if only drivers and operators are earning enough...

Exhaust all sources of revenues to plug price hikes in fees & fares

15 September 2011, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said government should exhaust all possible sources of fresh revenues before turning its back on its promise not to impose new taxes and unleash a barrage of price adjustments in power, fees and fares. “The last thing you want to do is raise taxes. Gawin...

Not one ‘promdi’ subsidizing MRT-LRT riders

09 September 2011, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said people in the provinces need not worry about their taxes going to the fare subsidy of commuters in state-run Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) even as he stressed that it is still Metro Manila that shoulders bulk, if not all, of...