Posts Tagged ‘gasoline’

Upper Puerto:

As it is easier to do the repairs with the mechanic upright, turn the vehicle on its side.

Villarin St., Carmen-Patag boundary:

Can’t blame the usiseros; we don’t see taxis doing this everyday.

Gassing up tip:

Oil companies nationwide have implemented a new wave of rollback of pump prices starting yesterday. Before you gas up ask if the rollback has been enforced in the station. It seems that some have yet to update their pump prices, as I found out at 7:30 this morning. After asking the station attendant, who then asked the cashier, who then asked whoever was in charge inside the station convenience store (why is everyone soooo clueless), the price adjustments were made. Are these price cuts not viewed with great enthusiasm by all?


A new month has begun.

A lot has happened in the past 2 weeks of blogging absence.

The bad stuff so far (not limited to this small list):

  • worldwide economic meltdown

Like the vast majority of the world I don’t have any direct financial interests in the fallen Wall Street financial institutions that have shaken the stability of money markets worldwide. That’s just the problem; the mindless risk-taking of a few people still affects the entire planet.

  • melamine, “protein substitute”, anyone?

Being someone who loves to drink milk and has nothing against China or the Chinese, the news of melamine finding itself into food it was not invented to mix with is bothersome. Retailers have been ordered to pull out all dairy products which have originated from China. Some consumers have gone as far as to refrain from purchasing any China-made food products. The DOH has named Green Food Yili Pure Milk and Mengniu Original Drink Milk positive for melamine contamination. An independent laboratory found 8 pruducts containing melamine, including a brand of corned beef, luncheon meat, and get this, an iced coffee shake premix served in a popular (unspecified) coffee chain. Got to warn The Accomplice. I take my brewed coffee without frills.

  • fewer doctors

Fewer NMAT takers (NMAT is National Medical Admission Test, a prerequisite for acceptance in most medical schools, cut-off marks vary). Fewer medical school enrollees. Fewer graduates. Fewer doctors. Increased patient load (as if the present load weren’t unbearable to begin with).

Statistics peg the fall in medical school enrollment to 40%.

Add to that the licensed physicians who have chosen to practice abroad, either as doctors or as allied medical personnel.

A Horror Story Continues.

  • global warming
  • the government

The good stuff (also a short list, but hey there are still many things to be happy about!):

  • free movies

Cine Europa 11 at the Rodelsa Hall of Liceo University started yesterday, and runs till tomorrow. Free movie passes are available at the Office of Cultural and Public Affairs.

A scan of the schedule is here. (Thanks to Els (a.k.a. mommy dharlz; darn the h and the z!).)

  • no price increase

In petroleum products, that is. In spite the global financial crisis the price of crude oil has remained stable. No rollback this weekend, though.

  • Velez St

Finally the partial rehabilitation of the once pothole-ridden thoroughfare is complete (the Yacapin to Provincial Capitol stretch). The segments that were unfinished during the fiesta period in August have been opened to traffic.

  • Charice Pempengco

Comments of her youtube videos are riddled with racial slurs. Inggit lang kayo/Suya lang ‘mo. Filipinos are talented.

Enough said.

Lower by Piso

Posted: September 19, 2008 in The Road (and Everything On It)
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Effective 12:01 AM today the prices of petroleum products are cheaper by 1 peso. The Caltex station in the NHA-Kauswagan area seem to be less enthusiatic about this. A few meters away the Shell station have already adjusted and updated their pricelist. (Photos taken today, at 7:15 AM.)

Commuters are now praying for a fare rollback. The Commuters Association of the Philippines will submit a petition today for a PhP 2.50 fare reduction although this will be met by reistance by transport group PISTON on the grounds that diesel still costs above PhP 50.00. And of course there’s red tape – the LTFRB may start reviewing this proposal after 2- 3 weeks, by the first or second week of October.

First, the good news:


The PhP 54.47 unleaded juice that I feed my machine now costs PhP 2.00 less, effective 12:01 AM today. There is also a corresponding reduction in the pump prices of premium gasoline, diesel, and kerosene. However, it is feared that this decline is only temporary as oil cartels like OPEC plan to cut production. Apparently, they don’t like making too many people happy. Kill joy.

I still have nightmares where the number 60.47 figure prominently.

Now the bad:


SunStar has previously released two stories on gas stations with defective pumps in the CDO area. The first article named 5 stations while the second, posted on July 25, added 13 more. Regardless the economic conditions, shortchanging the very customers who keep your businesses alive, intentionally or not, is unacceptable.

Here is the combined list, with the location of each station and its registered owner:

  1. Caltex; A. Velez Street; Adlai Elizaga
  2. Caltex; Barangay Gusa; Harley Yu
  3. Jetti; Calamansi Drive, Barangay Carmen; Wilhelm Valencia
  4. Jetti; Zone 6, Bulua Highway; Isen Ting
  5. Petron; Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen; Gorgonia Buaquina
  6. Petron; Ilaya, Barangay Carmen; Roger Tan
  7. Petron; Vamenta Boulevard, Barangay Carmen; Miami Chan
  8. Petron; Vamenta Boulevard, Barangay Carmen; Maria Lourdes Jane Pepito
  9. Petron; 8th Nazareth-Hayes Street; Ariel Tan
  10. Petron; C.M. Recto-Osmeña Streets; Edsel Salvana
  11. Petron; Barangay Macasandig; Roger Tan
  12. Shell; Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen; Vic Pizarro
  13. Shell; Vamenta Boulevard, Barangay Carmen; Antonio Almirante, Jr.
  14. Shell; C.M. Recto Avenue-Licuan Street; Roy Tancinco
  15. Shell; Gusa Highway; Claudio Puertas
  16. Shell; Claro M. Recto Avenue; Edna Puertas
  17. Shell; East Bound Terminal, San Pedro, Barangay Gusa; James Giam
  18. Shell; Yacapin-Osmeña Streets; Alfonso Goking

An updated list is highly anticipated. I am hoping for a shorter list. A blank one would be even better.

Incidentally the photo, taken by The Accomplice nearly 2 weeks ago, is the price list from one of these stations. Guess which one?