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Duterte won’t stop TRAIN

Suspending or scrapping the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law will undermine the delivery of basic services, President Duterte said yesterday as he defended the implementation of the controversial tax measure, widely blamed for soaring prices of commodities......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 2018

Duterte won’t stop TRAIN

Suspending or scrapping the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law will undermine the delivery of basic services, President Duterte said yesterday as he defended the implementation of the controversial tax measure, widely blamed for soaring prices of commodities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

‘If you don’t like TRAIN, then don’t pay’ but…, Duterte tells critics

      President Duterte has dared critics of his administration's tax reform law to stop paying taxes if they object to it so much.   But they should also face the consequences of their actions, Mr. Duterte said.   During a private meeting early on Tuesday, Mr. Duterte noted that there continued to be protests against the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.   The TRAIN Act adjusted income taxes that led to increases in workers' take home pay, but also imposed excise taxes on diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, and kerosene that led to price hikes.   "If you don't like TRAIN, then don't pay. It's simple. You'r...Keep on reading: ‘If you don’t like TRAIN, then don’t pay’ but…, Duterte tells critics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

‘Train and Fetish for Coke’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: FINANCE Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. This after some artists attempted to tweak the real and equitable benefits that Filipinos will derive from TRAIN. It is rather sad that some quarters are muddling up the positive impacts of the new tax reform law but funny enough to make the increase of the price of Coca-Cola as their principal issue as though it is the national fetish of Filipinos. Truth is, imposing higher tax on the sweet drink is a panacea to what seems to be an incurable proclivity of Pinoys for coke. The Cola, just like cigarettes, is among the top causes of affliction and death of us Pinoys – diabetes. By the way those who are now dependent on drugs for their diabetes the news is the prescribe drugs will be tax free and therefore expect the price to plummet. In summary and in sum, those who earn P250,000 keeps their P50,000 tax which they use to pay.Those in the upper bracket enjoy tax benefits too. We have to emphasize this as this is where the largest population of wage earners belong. The thousands of public school teachers will celebrate once the get hold of their take home pay. The burden now is actually transferred to the rich and they better not dodge paying the right tax otherwise life will be a little bit more difficult for them under the Duterte regime and while the Department of Finance is under the watch of Secretary Dominguez. Why make an issue about the luxury cars being taxed a little less. Just how many luxury cars can one have in his garage. But think about the other incentives if you are really hunting for a car. An environment friendly vehicle like an electric car is even tax free and a hybrid variety with so little tax. Incentive is the key word. In short when the team of Secretary Dominguez crafted TRAIN, they are not only looking for money to fund the massive infrastructures that we are so in dire need of, they are also looking after the health of the nation. Those who find fault in TRAIN will not just stop with Coke which they had raised to underscore the negative impact of the tax reform law on the poorest of the poor. It is actually belaboring the issue but to answer the idiotic question DSWD actually has funds for them and their will be corresponding adjustments that is provided for by TRAIN. What maybe they would raise next are the beggars in the streets. These poor and the mendicants are not in the radar screen of TRAIN when it comes to tax but just the same they are part of the inclusion. The revenues that TRAIN will raise is primarily for infrastructures. Railways, roads and bridges, airports, seaports and irrigation among others. In addition to the billions of pesos that TRAIN will raise are cheap loans from Japan and China. Never in our history do we have this availment of cheap money which comes with an incredible terms that give the country a holiday of over ten years before we start paying the loans. That is why under the BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program the momentum of development could be much faster that our usual expectation. Even with the implementation of the projects, expect shortages in skilled personnel especially in the railway projects. Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporation had advanced the idea of setting up a Railway institute while construction is ongoing because managing and maintaining railways are something strange to Filipinos. Other infrastructures, like roads, bridges and building would be needing thousands of workers. With network of infrastructures expect productivity to rise above normal levels. These will generate if not motivate people to produce more as access to the markets will now be cheaper and their profits doubled. The entire nation is celebrating the prospects and the dawning of the new era. The surveys say it all. An overwhelming number of Filipinos look up to 2018 and beyond with unprecedented optimism. This is only shadowed by the results of the surveys which show an all time high in the TRUST and SATISFACTION ratings which are pegged in the grade of “Excellence”. No matter how and what the opposition and critics will do no amount of demonizing and rallies can diminish that trust and satisfaction or derail the programs of the Duterte administration. The President is focused on his agenda, and his Cabinet members are on track. Even the players in telecom industry which had been so laggard and so inept for decades and have become a national shame are now uneasy with the mere announcement of the entry of the 3rd Telecom player. The duopoly suddenly came out with series of announcement that they are pouring in billions of dollars to address the sluggish internet speed, drop calls and inadequate availability of telecom service in the country. Oh well, these duopoly thought they have the monopoly of and knowledge of the telecom technology and how to run it. Early in the Presidency of Duterte, one of them had the temerity of telling the President to leave telecom alone as this is an area where the duopoly has the sole expertise. To there surprise this President, whom they thought is so […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Duterte firm on stance to stop mining in PH - Inquirer.net

Duterte firm on stance to stop mining in PH - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

TRAIN 2: Stop, look and listen!

Typhoon “Ompong” (international name “Mangkut”) which hit the country last Saturday, is recorded as the biggest storm of the year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

How to stop Trillanes attacks vs Duterte? Kill me or isolate me

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said only death and isolation can stop his criticisms against President Rodrigo Duterte. “Probably they'll have to put me away physically – either killing me or isolating me from the rest of the world,” Trillanes said in a  Rappler Talk  interview on Friday, September ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Rappler Talk: Antonio Trillanes IV and his fight vs President Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – More than a week following the revocation of his amnesty, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains holed up in his Senate office wary about a possible warrantless arrest. Despite this, President Rodrigo Duterte’s fierce critic vows he won’t stop his attacks and exposés against Duterte and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

De Lima questions use of gov’t funds under TRAIN Law

Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday questioned the use of government funds following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law. The detained senator added that the tax reform program led Filipinos to suffer from price hikes of goods and services. "Saan nga ba napupunta ang pondong nakukuha sa pagpataw ng mas mataas na buwis, kung kalbaryo lang naman ang hatid nito sa maraming Pilipino (Where did the funds from higher taxes go, which only brought suffering to the Filipino people)?" De Lima, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, said in a dispatch from Camp Crame on Thursday. De Lima said the government could be using the reven...Keep on reading: De Lima questions use of gov’t funds under TRAIN Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

SC won t stop Duterte order against lawmaker

MANILA: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday rejected a petition of an outspoken opposition lawmaker to stop a proclamation signed by President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte revoking the amnesty gr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Trillanes grateful to SC for showing ‘semblance of independence’

        Despite the junking of his petition, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remained “grateful” that the Supreme Court (SC) has shown “some semblance of independence” with its decision.   The SC has denied Trillanes’ petition, seeking to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation that voided the amnesty granted to him by then former President… link: Trillanes grateful to SC for showing ‘semblance of independence’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

New PNR stop

Commuters line up and take the train at the Sangandaan (Samson Road) station in Caloocan City, which was opened on Sept. 10. The post New PNR stop appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

It’s time to scrap TRAIN 1 and 2

I feel it’s about time for the administration to junk the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program that the hare-brained congressmen in the House have rammed through Congress with TRAIN 1 already signed into law by President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Trillanes seeks high court relief

THE camp of embattled Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th on Thursday trooped to the Supreme Court (SC) to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s revocation of his amnesty and prevent his arrest. A lawyer for the opposition lawmaker and strident Duterte critic, who was holed up at his Senate office, filed a petition for certiorari or review and [...] The post Trillanes seeks high court relief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

BIR To Collect P1.95T by End of Year Thru TRAIN

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is expected to collect Php1.95 trillion by December this year through the implementation of the first package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law by the Duterte administration. Lawyer Sa’Aduddin L. Macarambon, CPA and supervisor of the assessment section […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Duterte heads to Jordan, his next stop in a week of historic visits

The three-day official visit, the first by a sitting Philippine president, will include a meeting with King Abdullah and a meeting with the Filipino community. Source link link: Duterte heads to Jordan, his next stop in a week of historic visits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Lacson to Duterte: Enough of drug war, focus on economy

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson called on President Rodrigo Duterte to stop focusing on his drug war and concentrate on addressing the country's economic problems  instead. Lacson said the anti-drug campaign should now be left to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). "Mechanical na 'yung anti-drug campaign, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Things you need to know about Trabaho bill

MANILA, Philippines – To complement the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, House Bill 8083, which contains the Duterte administration's second tax reform package, is now up for plenary debate at the House of Representatives. It will be known as the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities or ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Stop glorifying a dictator, Duterte told

MANILA: Vice President Leni Robredo lashed back as she urged President Rodrigo 
’Rody’ Duterte to stop ‘glorifying a dictator’ and instead work to unite the country th Source link link: Stop glorifying a dictator, Duterte told.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Stop glorifying a dictator, Duterte told

MANILA: Vice President Leni Robredo lashed back as she urged President Rodrigo 
'Rody' Duterte to stop 'glorifying a dictator' and instead work to unite the country th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte on rape, Robredo hits back, Rachelle Ann meets Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte explains rape cases in Davao: 'Many beautiful women.' Roque: Visayas, Mindanao 'more liberal' in defining what is offensive. Robredo to Duterte: Stop ranting, focus on helping suffering Filipinos. PH boxer Rogen Ladon advances to gold-medal round. Rachelle Ann Go meets Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018