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Lunch with the Yellow Pad: What is UHC?

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   This time, I try to write differently, patterned after the Financial Times weekly column called “Lunch with the FT,” an institution of what probably is the world’s best business newspaper. “Lunch with the FT” is an interview over lunch that features the world’s leading figures in politics and diplomacy, economics […]

Yellow Pad: Slowing down TRAIN

Yellow Pad By Madeleine Joy Aloria   The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) is envisioned as a long-term reform program. It aims to generate revenues to finance AmBisyon Natin 2040, which expresses the aspirations of the people for the next 25 years. It fixes the systemic flaws in the tax system and simplifies […]

Mighty’s might

http://bworldonline.com/mightys-might/ Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   BOC/DOF via PHILSTAR   A most disturbing development that will affect revenue collection and even the credibility of the tax reform is the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) dismissal of the tax evasion cases against Mighty Corp. The DoJ justifies the dismissal in light of the […]

Forward, back, side steps on FOI: Systems reboot, strong push for law (R2KRN Statement – March 17, 2017)

STATEMENT OF THE  RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 27 September 2017 Forward, back, side steps on FOI: Systems reboot, strong push for law THE ISSUANCE on July 23, 2016 of Executive Order No. 2 on Freedom of Information drew support from the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition as a signal of the commitment of the […]

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 […]