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Warped reality EDITORIAL 09/19/2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Warped reality

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09/19/2011
The strike called by jeepney drivers and operators today is expected to be a mere preview of bigger protest movements expected as a result of high prices under the Noynoy presidency. Holding the protestors accountable for their responsibilities and their actions’ supposed effects on commuters is a wrong move that will backfire on Noynoy. It may even encourage more people to join the next scheduled protest rally.

High prices are not the problem of only jeepney drivers but every ordinary man on the street and threats on one group protesting the spiraling cost of basic commodities and services will be taken as Noynoy’s failure to connect with reality.

Representatives of public transport groups met with Noynoy last Friday and evidently Noynoy offered nothing to soothe the feelings of complaining drivers and operators. The immediate response from Noy was a reminder about the responsibilities attached to franchises, implying that these may be revoked for those who will join today’s protest actions..... MORE

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