|Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz|
Public utilities come in various kinds, forms and shapes, in these or those places of the country, for different objectives and with diverse implications and consequences.
For ordinary people — considering that technocrats have their rather profound knowledge and expertise to say otherwise — all public utilities have the following more common features: One, they are all for the use of the public. Two, they are all for public welfare. Three, they are all funded by public funds.
In other words, the primary goal of basic objective of public utilities is the common good of the general public. And rightly so, considering that said utilities are administered by different public agencies or offices, all of which are meant for public service, in the same way that all of them are financed by the big amount of direct and indirect taxes paid by the people — from birth to death..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune