A transport leader in Negros Occidental was unhappy with the big-time rollback of gasoline prices this week.
Diego Malacad, secretary-general of the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center, said yesterday the rollback still can’t be felt by the drivers as the prices of commodities continue to increase.
He said the government should instead give immediate assistance to drivers who were burdened by the high prices of fuel and commodities in the past few months.
He added the national government should also suspend the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN law, as it also affects the drivers.
Local oil companies implemented significant price reductions in fuel effective 6 a.m. yesterday.
Pump prices for diesel were cut by P2.70 per liter, P2.45 per liter for unleaded gasoline, and P2.60 per liter for kerosene.
For June, the total oil price rollbacks, so far, are P3.75 for diesel, P4.15 for gasoline, and P3.60 for kerosene.*
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