Saturday, November 27, 2021

Go calls for government fuel discount amid price hike

VICE president aspirant Senator Christopher "Bong" Go has called on concerned government agencies to provide fuel subsidy to strategic sectors amid the continuing price hike.

"Umaapela ako sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno, lalo na sa Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, at Department of Transportation na pag-aralan kaagad ang posibleng pagbigay ng fuel discounts or subsidy para sa mga strategic sectors natin, katulad ng public transport, food deliveries at iba pa," he said.

Go said providing discounts to said sectors will prevent possible fare hike, which would be a burden to commuters.

"Ang sunud-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis sa world market ay dumadagdag sa pasanin ng mga Pilipinong patuloy na tinatamaan ng kasalukuyang pandemya," he lamented.

With this, Go also proposed to study the possible suspension of fuel excise while prices of oil in world market is high.

"Mandato nating nasa gobyerno na pagaanin ang bigat na dinadala ng ating mga kababayan, lalo na ngayong meron pa tayong krisis na pilit malampasan. Huwag na nating dagdagan ang pahirap sa kanila," he said.

He added that projects on mass transportation system such as railways must be pursued and further developed to provide long-term comfort to commuters.

"Proteksyunan ang buhay at kabuhayan ng mga Pilipino. Labanan ang hirap at gutom. Ituloy ang mga pagbabagong patungo sa mas maginhawang buhay. No Filipino should be left behind in our quest for total recovery from this pandemic," he said.


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