Progressive organizations and Partylist groups held protested at the office of Bureau of Internal Revenue in Quezon City Wednesday, February 12, demanding the junking of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law (TRAIN) and Oil Deregulation Law.
Saying both laws have severely eroded the people’s economic wellbeing, the protesters also demanded an increase in the wages of both private (P750 per day) and public (P16,000 per month) workers.
In his speech, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr urged candidates in the coming local and national elections in May to fight for people’s issues.
Makabayan senatorial candidate Atty. Neri Colmenares for his part vowed to push what he calls the people’s agenda if elected in the Senate. He added that he will protect ordinary Filipinos against high prices and taxes. (Video by Joseph Cuevas)