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.
32 media practitioners out of 58 victims were killed on the November 23, 2009 massacre, which is now considered the deadliest attack against journalists in history.
Napalaya na si Ressa matapos nitong magpiyansa ngunit hindi pa rin maiaalis ang katotohanang naliligo sa kapangyarihan ang gobyerno. Kaya nilang gumawa, magpatupad, at magsilbing hukom sa mga batas na maaring gamitin laban sa mamamayan. Maaring pansamantala nang nakalaya si Ressa, ngunit patuloy pa ring nakakulong ang midya sa banta na mas malaki pang porma ng pang-aabuso ang maari nilang sapitin dulot ng nag-uumapaw na kapangyarihan ng estado.