Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oil price hike during Typhoon Juan's onslaught is outright insensitive

We slam oil companies who have raised their prices in the wake of Typhoon Juan's onslaught.

That is insensitive and uncalled for--it's like rubbing salt to our wounds.

Hindi pa nga nakakaalis ang bagyong Juan sa bansa at lugmok na lugmok pa ang ating mga kababayan dahil sa pinsalang dulot nito, naiisip pa nitong mga kumpanyang ito na magtaas ng presyo? Maawa naman sila sa taumbayan.

I don't see why they need to raise their prices NOW. Hindi ba nila puwede munang ipagpaliban 'yan? Now's a time when we all need to work together to rebuild after the world's worst storm of the year. To even consider raising prices now is bordering on criminal already.

We will look into crafting legislation that bars price hikes during times of calamity to prevent corporate abuse especially when consumers are at their most vulnerable.

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