By Matikas Santos
The Manila truck ban has been blamed for various things: the rise in prices of commodities, a messed-up supply chain, and the congestion in the ports of Manila. But Mayor Joseph Estrada continues to defend the city ordinance, saying it has more boons than banes.
By Nikko Dizon
President Benigno Aquino said Tuesday he would call for a meeting with the various government agencies concerned to get to the bottom of the rising prices of basic commodities such as rice and garlic.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Militant lawmakers slammed the Energy Regulatory Commissions’ order for a re-computation of power rate hikes imposed last December and January, saying the regulatory body should have also applied sanctions on whoever jacked up the rates beyond justifiable levels.
By Nestor Corrales
Militant group Bayan Muna will file a petition before the Supreme Court on Monday to stop power producers from collecting generation charges from the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).
Four major supermarkets in the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong and Makati were found selling Noche Buena items at prices higher than the suggested retail price (SRP) issued by the Department of Trade and Industry.