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Prepare for revolution over high consumer prices, Ping warns government

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Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday warned the Duterte administration of dire consequences if it will not even attempt to take action and immediately address the rising cost of living in the country.

“Noong nag-hearing kami sa SAF (Special Action Force) sa additional subsistence allowance, opening statement ko, yan ang gagamitin ko – ‘when the stomach protests, prepare for revolution’,” he said.

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday warned the Duterte administration of dire consequences if it will not even attempt to take action and immediately address the rising cost of living in the country.

“Noong nag-hearing kami sa SAF (Special Action Force) sa additional subsistence allowance, opening statement ko, yan ang gagamitin ko – ‘when the stomach protests, prepare for revolution’,” he said.

Experience would show, especially in other countries like those in Latin America, that the continuing increases in prices of basic commodities which further aggravates the poverty incidence, stirred massive protests, he said.

“Pag yung nagreklamo ang sikmura ng tao medyo magulo kakayanan ba natin? Ibang usapan pag ang sikmura ang nagrereklamo. Yan na siguro pinaka-wakeup call. Huwag na natin hintayin yan. Gumawa na tayo ng paraan para ma-arrest ang sitwasyon o ang condition kung saan nagtaasan lahat na bilihin,” he said.

“I’m not encouraging it. But it’s a fact of life. Ito political reality ito,” said Lacson.

A number of senators have already called for the suspension of excise taxes on fuel as consumer prices rose 4.5% in April.

Consumer groups have blamed the effects of the TRAIN law, further aggravated by increasing fuel costs, as the culprits of higher commodity prices.

Experience would show, especially in other countries like those in Latin America, that the continuing increases in prices of basic commodities which further aggravates the poverty incidence, stirred massive protests, he said.

“Pag yung nagreklamo ang sikmura ng tao medyo magulo kakayanan ba natin? Ibang usapan pag ang sikmura ang nagrereklamo. Yan na siguro pinaka-wakeup call. Huwag na natin hintayin yan. Gumawa na tayo ng paraan para ma-arrest ang sitwasyon o ang condition kung saan nagtaasan lahat na bilihin,” he said.

“I’m not encouraging it. But it’s a fact of life. Ito political reality ito,” said Lacson.

A number of senators have already called for the suspension of excise taxes on fuel as consumer prices rose 4.5% in April.

Consumer groups have blamed the effects of the TRAIN law, further aggravated by increasing fuel costs, as the culprits of higher commodity prices.