Let us protest the MRT-LRT fare hike!

4 Jan

Today, as the Aquino government implements increases in fares for the MRT and LRT, the Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES) Network calls on the riding public and all Filipinos to protest. Let us speak up against the fare hike. Our expression of opposition and our protests have prevented the Aquino government from implementing the fare increase until now.

The Aquino government is belittling our opposition, our anger and our protests. Let us make our voices heard: safe, efficient and affordable mass transportation is a right of the people and should not be turned into a business of a few!

We call on the riding public and all Filipinos to condemn the Aquino government’s treachery in approving the fare hike – amidst the Christmas season and without presenting the actual increase before public consultations.

Let us condemn what DOTC Secretary Emilio Abaya disclosed – that the fare hike will go to the pockets of the government’s big capitalist contractors, not to improvements in the train systems’ services. Let us condemn the privatization of the MRT and LRT, their transformation into businesses which means that there would be more fare hikes in the coming years.

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Iprotesta natin ang MRT-LRT fare hike!

Ngayong araw, kasabay ng pagpapatupad ng gobyernong Aquino ng dagdag-pasahe sa MRT at LRT, panawagan ng Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES) Network sa lahat ng pasahero at Pilipino na magprotesta. Magsalita tayo laban sa dagdag-pasahe. Ang ating pagtutol at protesta ang siyang nakapigil sa gobyernong Aquino na magtaas ng pasahe hanggang ngayon.

Minamaliit ng gobyernong Aquino ang ating pagtutol, ang ating galit, ang ating protesta. Iparinig natin ang ating tinig: ang ligtas, episyente at murang sistemang pangtransportasyon ay karapatan ng mga mamamayan at hindi dapat gawing negosyo ng iilan!

Panawagan namin sa lahat ng pasahero at Pilipino na kondenahin ang pataksil na pag-apruba ng gobyernong Aquino sa dagdag-pasahe – sa gitna ng Kapaskuhan at nang hindi ipinepresenta ang aktwal na pagtaas sa public consultations.

Kondenahin natin ang inamin ni DOTC Sec. Emilio Abaya – na mapupunta ang dagdag-pasahe sa bulsa ng malalaking kapitalistang kontraktor ng gobyerno, hindi sa pagpapahusay sa serbisyo ng mga tren. Kondenahin natin ang pribatisasyon ng MRT at LRT, ang pagtransporma sa kanila patungong negosyo na nangangahulugan ng mas maraming dagdag-pasahe sa mga darating na taon.

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