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Yes, Almendras can C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S Jonathan De la Cruz 09/19/2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Yes, Almendras can

C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S
Jonathan De la Cruz
09/19/2011
Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras and his deputy, Jay Layug, should stop pretending they cannot do anything about the unabated increase in oil prices. They can. They should stop insisting that under a deregulated environment, government is so helpless in looking into possible malpractices of the Big Businesses they are supposed to monitor (manage or regulate may be too harsh or drastic for these guys to bear) to ensure that they do not engage in all kinds of price gouging or run roughshod over the interests of the public they are supposed to serve. The more reason they should. For if truth be told, even if the businesses in the energy sector, i.e., oil and power, to name just two of the more controversial and high profile, are so powerful and well entrenched, government can do something to moderate their profit taking. They can and in fact they should. That is if these guys tasked to do this are as dedicated and committed as P-Noy is in working for their real bosses — the Filipino people..... MORE

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