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Farmers to TRB: Stop Luisita ‘highway robbery’ By Charlie V. Manalo 06/03/2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Farmers to TRB: Stop Luisita ‘highway robbery’

By Charlie V. Manalo 06/03/2011

The peasant group Kilusang Magubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) yesterday assailed the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) for its failure to immediately stop the illegal toll collection by President Aquino’s relatives, the Cojuancos of Tarlac, for the road linking Hacienda Luisita and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

“Logic dictates that the illegal toll collection must be stopped pending investigation by the TRB to prevent the Cojuangcos’ continuing abuse against motorists and farmer-residents of Hacienda Luisita,” said KMP secretary general Danilo Ramos.

Ramos said that “failure to immediately stop the illegal toll collection makes the TRB an accessory to the continuing ‘highway robbery’ in Hacienda Luisita.”.... MORE

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