Commuters riding the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) started a series of protest actions to oppose the plan to increase rail fares. The protesters were led by Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES) Network, whose spokesman, Sammy Malunes, vowed to hold protest actions every Monday. “We call on every Filipino, especially MRT and LRT commuters who are mostly workers and students, to speak out and oppose the unjust MRT and LRT fare hike. This is a burden to the riding public. The Aquino administration wants MRT and LRT commuters to pay more while it feeds Filipinos’ taxes to private big businesses,” he said.