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Women to lead Power-Off protest

Manila, Philippines – Groups composed of homemakers – women – will lead today’s “Power-Off,” a nationwide campaign organized by the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) that is meant to denounce the abhorrently high cost of electricity in the country.

“Paying electric bills eats up a huge portion of our income,” said Osang Palma, Chairperson of MATINIK, one of the various women’s groups under FDC’s Women’s Committee. “I cut down on our budget on food, but I still can’t save enough for family health emergencies,” Palma said. (Ellson A. Quismorio)