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 […]
PRESS STATEMENT THE RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 5 September 2012 THE CONSPIRACY to kill the FOI bill in the 14th Congress is unfolding yet again, this time in the 15th Congress. House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II on Monday started sounding the death knell for the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, saying in […]
The Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition welcomes the recent public endorsement by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III of the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) law and the release of the executive’s final proposed bill.
The President’s endorsement achieves two things: it removes the main reason why the bill has been stalled in the legislative wringer, particularly at the House of Representatives, and 2. it resolves the “concerns” about the bill that the President has expressed, thereby reducing the danger of a Presidential veto.
If new sin taxes are not passed within 2012, the Philippines will soon suffer a severe health crisis, advocates from the medical profession and civil society warned yesterday.
Non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) such as cancer and heart disease have already reached dire levels in the Philippines, claimed Dr. Antonio Dans and Dr. Antony Leachon from the medical sector.