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Press release: Senate bill on tax reform rejected, tagged pro-rich, anti-health

PRESS RELEASE 29 November 2017   Senate bill on tax reform rejected, tagged pro-rich, anti-health by economic, health leaders   Economic, finance and health leaders expressed disappointment  today over the failure of Senate Bill 1592, or the Senate version of package 1 of tax reforms for catering to self-interests,  failing to correct the structural problems, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]