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Position statement on the VAT reforms

AER position on the VAT reforms 23 August 2017   FOR ATTRIBUTION: Filomeno Sta. Ana III, AER Coordinator   Isn’t it alarming that too many items are covered by exemption from the value-added tax (VAT)? Exempted from the VAT are 143 items of goods and services. This complicates the tax administration system, creates opportunities for […]

Stop the killings, build the good institutions

We the women and men of Action for Economic Reforms express our indignation over the government-sanctioned killings of thousands of Filipinos.   The persistent and even surging increase in the number of dead bodies strewn all over, underscored most especially by the execution of Kian Loyd delos Santos, has deservedly triggered widespread condemnation from almost […]

AER calls on cause-oriented groups to support tax reforms to fund healthcare, education

PRESS RELEASE 19 August 2017   AER calls on cause-oriented groups to support tax reforms to fund healthcare, education   Action for Economic Reforms (AER) challenges critics of the tax reform, like Bayan Muna and Freedom from Debt Coalition, to answer how they want to finance the huge requirements for health and education services that […]

Congress scored for delayed passage and watered down tax reform bill

PRESS RELEASE 5 April 2017   Congress scored for delayed passage and watered down tax reform bill   Kung gusto, maraming paraan, kung ayaw, maraming dahilan. This was the statement of fiscal policy reform organizations, Action for Economic Reforms (AER) and Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) as they warned against the undue delay and dilution […]

Action for Economic Reforms asks Duterte: Uphold rule of law in Mighty cigarette fake tax stamps

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 […]