Consumers slam Meralco’s rate hike, Duterte’s inaction

In a picket protest June 11, consumers and activists held a protest action before Meralco’s office to slam Meralco’s planned rate hike.

The protesters said a rate hike amid inflationary times would drive poor families into more economic hardships.

They also blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for his government’s failure to alleviate the poor and moderate oligarchs’ greed as he promised.