Wednesday, February 04, 2009

An ordinance is being proposed by Quezon City Councilor Jesus Suntay to implement the charging of street parking fees on roads near "areas of special interest." If approved, parking fees of P10 for the first three hours plus P5 for every succeeding block of three hours will be charged for parking on roads surrounding the city's "parks, churches, government offices, schools, museums, hospitals and shopping malls."

Hay naku! Dagdag gastos na naman ito. Okay lang sana kung maalagaan at ma-pro-protektahan nila ng mabuti ang mga nakaparadang sasakyan, kaso alam naman nating lahat na di nila magagawa ito ng mabuti.

Effective 12:01am yesterday, Chevron, Shell and SeaOil implemented a 50 cent price hike on gasoline and rollbacks of 50 cents and P1.00 for diesel and kerosene respectively. Following their announcement, Petron also implemented the same price changes effective 6:00am yesterday. PTT Philippines, on the other hand, implemented a 50 cent rollback on diesel effective at 12:01am today. No changes on the prices of their other petroleum products were announced.

With this latest round of price changes, the Big 3's pump prices for gasoline has gone up by P1.75 while diesel has gone down by P3.75 since the start of the year. I'm sure the smaller players have slightly different price movements but since the majority of all gas stations in the metro belong to the Big 3, this doesn't really make that big an impact for the average consumer.

P.S. Sorry for the late reporting. We're all pretty busy these days.