Civil society group supports automobile excise tax reform “We believe that having cars is a luxury while public transportation is a right. Only six percent of households in the Philippines own a car while the rest only have access to poor and inadequate mass transport systems,” said Jo-Ann Diosana, AER Senior Economist. AER […]
House approval of tax reform lauded; Opposition to tax reforms is anti-poor – civil society group Action for Economic Reforms (AER), a policy advocacy group, lauds the members of the House of Representatives for passing on third reading the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN). According to AER, House Bill 5636 adopts […]
The substitute bill on the tax reform measures that came out of the Committee on Ways and Means in the House of Representatives is not the ideal version. It falls short of the original proposal, filed by Rep. Joey Salceda. That said, the substitute bill is an acceptable compromise. Despite the compromise, the tax […]
Action for Economic Reforms (AER) urges President Rodrigo Duterte to implement existing law in dealing with Mighty Corporation’s tax evasion case instead of unlawfully settling with a measly P3 billion. “We welcome efforts of the government to charge Mighty Corp. for tax evasion. The company must be made to face the court and if found […]
The government is preparing for a 2015 power crisis. This crisis, according to the testimony of Department of Energy Assistant Director Irma Exconde before Congress last October 2014, is basically a 31-megawatt shortfall in supply for around two critical weeks in April. The government’s solution is the Interruptible Load Program (ILP), which will subsidize the expenses of large companies who have their own generators, if these have to be run due to impending brownouts.
Action for Economic Reforms is happy to share the full documentation of the seminar “Economic Policy and Public Health: Never the Twain Shall Meet?” held on May 8, 2014; and the Dialogue with Bureau of Internal Revenues Commissioner Kim Henares titled, “Will the Reforms Stick Beyond 2016?” held in the morning of May 9, 2014. A separate documentation for the CSO Strategy Meeting held in the afternoon of May 9, 2014 is available to the participants of the said meeting.