A member of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Movement) holds a placard calling for the scrapping of the 12-percent value added tax on oil products. Beside her is an effigy of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo depicting her continuous “subservience to the demands and dictates of big oil players through the Oil Deregulation Law.” (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Members of militant organizations hang this streamer in front of a gasoline station along Acacia street. They call on Filipinos to “resist the collusion of the corrupt Arroyo regime and the greedy oil cartel.” (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

Edil Gonzaga, spokesperson of the transport group Transmision-Piston, invites drivers who are still plying their route to join the strike against the increase in the prices of oil and petroleum products, and rice and other basic commodities. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Southern Mindanao declares 95% paralysis of public transport in Davao city. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

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