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Voting on 2nd reading, lawmakers give their nod to the 3rd package under the Duterte government's Comprehensive Tax Reform Program
A public official should not be onion-skinned, writes Quezon City Assistant City Prosecutor Arnel Pabellar, quoting the Supreme Court
On Monday, November 4, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with retired rear admiral Rommel Jude Ong to discuss the Philippine Navy's strategic vision for the future, among others
The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority Board changes its tune after a 'cordial' meeting and now backs the bill seeking to rationalize tax perks
Senate ways and means committee chairperson Pia Cayetano plays coy on the bill seeking to change the current fiscal incentives regime, but quips that like love, 'wala ring forever'
A total of 170 members of the House of Representatives vote in favor of the Duterte administration's 2nd tax reform package
Many other things could make or break our country’s attractiveness to investors. Citira's stricter investment incentives may be the least of our worries.
Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua says the surge in investment pledges in the 1st half of 2019 refutes claims of critics of the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act
But Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the Pifita bill 'grossly favors the rich who make fortunes out of thin air in the financial sector'
The House of Representatives approves the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (Citira) on 2nd reading
The Passive Income and Financial Intermediary Tax Act (Pifita) bill is the 4th package of the Duterte administration's Comprehensive Tax Reform Program
PEZA Director General Charito Plaza says the current incentives are already 'globally competitive' and could help the Philippines attract investors as companies avoid the US-China trade war
House committee on ways and means chair Joey Salceda is expected to sponsor the Trabaho bill for 2nd reading on the same day his panel approves it
(UPDATED) The Land Bank of the Philippines, which President Rodrigo Duterte criticized in his 4th State of the Nation Address, says this turnover happened in May 2019
The Trabaho bill, which aims to reduce corporate tax and rationalize tax incentives, is mentioned in President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says regulations around who could hold firearm licenses would also be tightened to 'stop weapons falling into the wrong hands'
Recto says the amount of farmers debt is 'small compared to the hundreds of billions in private sector loans it had written off over the past 40 years'
What we should be speeding up in the second half of the administration is more policy reform and economic growth, not changing parts and engines
The Land Bank of the Philippines eyes more farmer-beneficiaries after its loans for small farmers and fisherfolk went up to P13 billion in the first 3 months of 2019
The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide
Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward
The Philippine Tax Whiz tells taxpayers what they need to know about filing income tax returns, which are due on Monday, April 15
'Siyempre gustong gamitin yan ng ibang partido o indibidwal for political benefit,' says reelectionist Senator Juan Edgardo Angara
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila calls the failure to pass the reform 'a major disappointment'
'Kung ito'y magandang batas, dapat sana hinaharap kayo ni Senator Angara, 'di ba?' Otso Diretso candidate Romy Macalintal tells the crowd at a campaign event
Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, who voted for tax reform in 2017, also calls for the law's review
Unlike the riveting nationally televised public testimony on February 27, Michael Cohen's appearance on February 28 before the House Intelligence Committee is being held behind closed doors
As fuel serves as a key component in production of goods, a number of senatorial candidates called for a repeal in the fuel excise tax law
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says that the use of solar-powered irrigation systems can also save farmers more money
The Department of Agrarian Reform has formed a task force to further expedite the process of converting agricultural lands for residential, commercial, and industrial use
The task force aims to address delays in the awarding of land titles in Pampanga and Tarlac
President Rodrigo Duterte even had to 'excuse himself' to 'rest a bit in the holding room' after a 30-minute tirade about the slow land use conversion process, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The Philippine Tax Whiz tells us when political contributions and campaign expenses are taxable
The two officials supposedly sat on an 'application' for two years, something President Rodrigo Duterte says he considers a form of corruption
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses provisions of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law taking effect in 2019
The Sandiganbayan junks with finality all motions which sought to block the criminal charges
10 million households are scheduled to receive raises in cash subsidies to help them cope with the impact of the tax reform law
President Rodrigo Duterte orders Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones: 'Tingnan niya ang Masbate, i-land reform niya lahat'
Oil companies will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter and gasoline by P0.80 per liter amid price movements in the global market
Not only is TRAIN failing to generate enough revenues as expected, it is also demonstrably anti-poor and anti-environment
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says they will seek a last push discussion with legislators for the approval of the measures before the 2019 elections
DOE chief Alfonso Cusi warns oil industry players that applying the 2019 tax rates on 2018 oil stocks may lead to company closure and even estafa charges
The tax exemption is part of the tax reform law signed in December 2017
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the Bureau of Internal Revenue forms affected by the tax reform law
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new rules on interest penalty under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
Tax expert Mon Abrea says the Department of Finance should be open to lowering corporate income tax without rationalizing fiscal incentives
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the changes to allowable deductions under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
PRP agrees with President Duterte's unilateral ICC withdrawal. Miriam Defensor Santiago was the first Filipino ICC judge.
The Philippine Tax Whiz consolidates all the new alphanumeric tax codes (ATCs) under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law