PIATCO FIASCO: GRIM EFFECTS OF PRIVATIZATION!

What is happening now at the NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport), the construction of Terminal 3 in particular, is a clear example of the detrimental effects of the privatization program of the government where ownership andmanagement of public services utilities would be transferred to private entities and/or foreign firms. The Philippine International Air Terminals Corporation…

Suspension is not Enough, Abolish PPAs!

Today, workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) picketed the MERALCO Office to protest the private utility company’s continued collection of PPA payments to cover its own obligations to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and to reiterate its call for the abolition of the Purchased Power Adjustments (PPA). The picketers continued to encourage MERALCO…