MBCCI backs move of transport group against oil price hikes

February 26, 2012 10:28 am 

BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 25 — The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) backed the move of the transport groups in Negros Occidental for protest action against the recent increases in the prices of fuel imposed by oil companies here.

MBCCI President Frank Carbon said transport groups led by the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (UNDOC) is planning to hold a protest action on March 12 instead of holding a transport strike as Bacolod City will play host to the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet.

As part of the protest action, Carbon said they will ask the representatives in Negros to lobby for the repeal of the Oil Deregulation Law, which they believe, is the cause of the continuous increase in prices of fuel.

Carbon, who is also a manager of Supercat fast craft here, also confirmed that even the fast crafts plying Bacolod-Iloilo route and vice versa are affected by the fuel price increases.

He cited that fast crafts had already reduced their number of trips to four from Bacolod and also four from Iloilo every day. (PNA) DCT/ajp/CMG/vlo

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