Oil tax hike afflicts transport sector workers; drivers face income cut – Tinig ng Plaridel
Oil expenses consume one-third of the income of the 55-year-old jeepney driver, due to the rise of fuel prices. This increase has caused UP-PhilCOA driver Melvin Ladran to struggle even more in budgeting his daily 800-peso earnings for his five children. The oil excise tax increase imposed earlier this year has heavily reduced the income of transport sector workers, especially public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers like Ladran.