Militant youth group uses ‘sticker-bomb’ vs MRT-LRT fare hikes

10/14/2010
MANILA, Philippines –Youth protesters have started a “sticker bomb” campaign in their fight to stop the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) fare hikes on Thursday.

According to ANAKBAYAN spokesperson Charisse Bañez, random train coaches of the MRT and LRT became the venue of the militant group’s ‘sticker-bombing’ campaign wherein they stuck “NO TO MRT-LRT FARE HIKE” stickers while calling out slogans.

The militant youth group protested the P20-P30 MRT-LRT fare increase, which would in turn affect majority of train commuters made up mostly of students and minimum-wage earners.

ANAKBAYAN members explained that the transportation facilities “built with taxpayer’s money is a service and not a business.”

This is just one of many demonstrations of youth ralliers following the budget cuts on education, the proposed K-12 education program, and the MRT and LRT fare increase.

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