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Fight Off Confusion, Redaction and Neglect: Time to Refocus on FOI (R2KRN Statement – Sep. 27, 2017)

STATEMENT OF THE  RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 27 September 2017 Fight Off Confusion, Redaction and Neglect: Time to Refocus on FOI We are not living in ordinary times. Attempts at impeachment have been initiated targetting several of our topmost officials, part of the country is under Martial rule, there are aborted clandestine entry of illegal drugs […]

Angara’s TRAIN version will run over the poor, must be amended – AER

By InterAksyon | September 26, 2017, 6:47 PM   MANILA – The version of the tax reform package reported out by the Senate ways and means committee is a derailed TRAIN, according to civil society advocates led by Action for Economic Reforms, which urged senators to amend it in plenary deliberations. AER said the senators […]

AER seeks TRAIN amendments to anti-poor, pro-rich Angara bill

PRESS RELEASE 26 September 2017 AER seeks TRAIN amendments to anti-poor, pro-rich Angara bill Dubbing the Angara bill as a derailed TRAIN, civil society advocates led by Action for Economic Reforms (AER) urge the members of the Senate to amend the Angara bill in the plenary deliberations and focus on keeping the original proposals of […]

A critique of the UA&P studies on tax reform

Yellow Pad By Madeiline Aloria and Joshua Uyheng   With House Bill 5636 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) well underway at the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, it is crucial to take stock of the studied and evidence that have been presented to lawmakers, and scrutinize their relevance in light […]

Health groups prod Angara, Senate to drop plastic tax; Urge tobacco tax to augment revenues from TRAIN

PRESS RELEASE 13 September 2017   Health groups prod Angara, Senate to drop plastic tax; Urge tobacco tax to augment revenues from TRAIN   “Why use plastic tax to augment revenues from TRAIN when it has not been proven to be a steady source of revenue that will fund the promised spending of this administration, […]