[Statement] Groups set National Day of Protest against high electricity rates on Nov. 22 -FDC

Pambansang Protesta sa pagtaas ng presyo ng kuryente sa Pilipinas, tama lamang at makatwiran! Ang Youth for Nationalism and Democracy ay nakikiisa sa hakbanging ito kasabay ng panawagang ang serbisyo sa ilaw at kuryente ay dapat isabansa at ilayo sa pribadong kontrol.

Human Rights Online Philippines

Groups set National Day of Protest against high electricity rates on Nov. 22

MANILA, Philippines – The Freedom from Debt Coalition, together with various people’s organizations, will be holding a National Day of Protest on November 22, 2012 to register the people’s resistance to the skyrocketing electricity rates that continue to burden the people and the relentless privatization of the power industry under the EPIRA or Electric Power Industry Reform Act.

Manjette Lopez, FDC vice president, said that organizations in more than 50 cities and municipalities have expressed their support for the National Day of Action against high electricity rates.

“We expect that more people will join the protest in the coming days,” she added.

According to FDC, there are, at least, 10 reasons why the people should join the National Day of Protest.

First, the people should call for the repeal of the EPIRA. Since its enactment, the EPIRA…

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