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Palawan SP asks Senate to probe high oil prices in the province

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The Palawan Sangguniang Panlalawigan has asked the Senate of the Philippines to probe the high prices of petroleum products in the province.

The SP passed Resolution No. 076-81 entitled: Requesting the Senate of the Philippines thru the Committee on Energy Chaired by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian to conduct an inquiry/investigation in aid of legislation and pro-active intervention to the high, exorbitant, excessive, uncontrolled and unabated fluctuation of fuel prices in the Province of Palawan.”

The said resolution was authored by Board Member Ryan Maminta, Chairman of the SP Committee on Energy.

The Palawan SP also wants to summon oil players in the province to shed light on the high prices of petroleum products.

Maminta, in his privilege speech, said that Palawan has the highest petroleum products among the provinces composing the CALABARZON and MIMAROPA.

“Sa aking pananaliksik at ayon na rin sa mga impormasyon galing sa Kagawaran ng Enerhiya, ang lalawigan po ang may pinakamahal sa lahat ng mga lalawigan pagdating sa presyo ng produktong petrolyo,” he said.

“Sa kasalukuyan po, halos nasa 66 piso na ang presyo ng gasolina at nasa 55 ang presyo ng krudo” added BM Maminta.