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Taguiwalo: CA rejection due to my fight vs pork barrel, tax reform

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

‘I have served the people well. I gave my all, and I’m proud to say that my integrity is intact,’ says the social welfare secretary

INFOGRAPHIC: How tax reform hits your favorite drinks

Jun 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers says the excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages in the proposed tax reform package is the highest in the world

Higher fuel excise tax means more funds for social services – lawmaker

Jan 24, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The tax reform proposal also aims to reduce poverty incidence from 21 6 to 14 by 2022

BETTER SERVICES. The increased revenue expected fromt he proposed excise tax on fuel will be used to fund social services. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Adjusting fuel tax to inflation could net PH P20B

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:15 AM

While the measure would raise fuel prices it could have the same effect on traffic as the sin tax has had on health says the Action for Economic Reforms Group

Diokno to next president: Focus on tax reform, foreign ownership limits

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Former budget secretary Benjamin Diokno says President Benigno Aquino III s successor can make major changes to entice foreign investors

Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Colmenares on Senate agenda: 'Ang pension ngayon di nakakabuhay'

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Neri Colmenares currenty representative of Bayan Muna Party list says he will champion pension hike and tax reforms if elected senator

PRO-LABOR CHAMPION. Senatorial candidate and incumbent Bayan Muna Party-list Representative Neri Colmenares says he will push for reforms in pension and income tax, just as he did in the House of Representatives. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Race for Aquino's signature: 13th month pay or lower income tax?

Dec 16, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Did the proposal to lower income taxes really have a fighting chance to become law had the 13th month pay bill not reached the President s desk first?

ONE OR THE OTHER. According to a source, President Aquino could only favor one tax exempt measure.

EXPLAINER: Is income tax reform dead?

Nov 27, 2015 - 8:22 AM

24 bills have been filed but all are stuck at the House committee level

STRONG SUPPORT. House members have filed around 24 bills seeking income tax relief.

Beverage makers support income tax reform

Nov 10, 2015 - 5:30 PM

But the Beverage Industry Association of the Philippines still opposes the sweetened beverage tax calling the measure anti poor and anti business

ANTI-POOR. The Beverage Industry Association of the Philippines says HB No. 3365 put the burden of taxation on commodities consumed by middle, lower middle, and lower income classes. Canned soft drinks image file from Shutterstock

Netizens urged to join 'Black Payday Friday' protest

Oct 29, 2015 - 1:12 PM

The Tax Management Association of the Philippines urges employees to wear black to work and post photos on the online protest on October 30 to force Malacañang to take a second look at the proposed lower income tax rates

To cut or not to cut? Presidential bets talk tax

Oct 28, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Of the 4 leading presidential bets only Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas has expressed apprehension over moves to cut down income taxes in the country

Angara: High taxes may drive Filipino workers to ASEAN neighbors

Oct 25, 2015 - 10:27 PM

As ASEAN integration looms Senator Angara fears that the country s high tax will drive skilled workers to look elsewhere in the region

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Why will I vote for Binay?

Oct 24, 2015 - 3:31 PM

We need a leader who has the political will to push forward the tax reform bills in Congress and start overhauling our outdated and overly burdensome tax code

PUSH TAX REFORM. 'If Vice President Jejomar Binay will push for genuine tax reform as his priority bill, I will vote for him as the next Philippine president,' Jejomar Binay says