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Junk Epira — KMU By Pat C. Santos 06/10/2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Junk Epira — KMU

By Pat C. Santos 06/10/2012

The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) has joined the recent protests against the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) or Republic Act 9136 in Mendiola, saying the law legalized plunder by allowing power firms to rake in profits at the expense of poor Filipinos.

This year marks the 10th year of the Epira’s implementation, being the first law passed under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency.

In a prepared statement KMU chairman Elmer “Ka Bong” Labog said the Epira’s passage into law 10 years ago was an imposition by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as part of the Arroyo government’s neo-liberal program for the economy.

“For workers and the toiling masses, the neo-liberal policies implemented by the Arroyo regime paved the way for unbridled plunder by foreign businesses in strategic industries..... MORE
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