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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

PROFILE: Shades of Duterte in China s Xi Jinping

MANILA, Philippines – Both sons of public officials, they rose through the ranks, vowed to stop corruption, and became the most powerful leaders their countries have seen in decades.  While they have different contexts, Chinese President Xi Jinping shares many things in common with Philippine President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 hr. 38 min. ago

Stop PRC training scam, Duterte urged

Two lawmakers urged President Duterte to stop the continuing professional training program of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), which they said has become a scam......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

To stop fraud, waste and abuse in govt, adopt the inspector general system

YEN MAKABENTA First word AFTER reviewing at length the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the many provisions of the 1987 Constitution concerning crimes of corruption and dishonesty in the government service, I have concluded that the continuing frustration of President Duterte with the government bureaucracy will abide for as long as we persist in… link: To stop fraud, waste and abuse in govt, adopt the inspector general system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Sister Fox happy to be home in Australia, says PHL human rights abuses increasing | News

Australian nun Patricia Fox who lost a long legal battle with Manila to stop her deportation attacked President Rodrigo Duterte's "reign of tyranny" as she returned home to Australia on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Sister Fox happy to be home in Australia, says PHL human rights abuses increasing

Australian nun Patricia Fox who lost a long legal battle with Manila to stop her deportation attacked President Rodrigo Duterte’s “reign of tyranny” as she returned home to Australia on Sunday. Source link link: Sister Fox happy to be home in Australia, says PHL human rights abuses increasing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Sister Fox now in Australia, hits Duterte tyranny

MELBOURNE, Australia – Sister Patricia Fox, the Australian nun who lost a long legal battle with Manila to stop her deportation, attacked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "reign of tyranny" as she arrived in Melbourne on Sunday, November 4. Fox, 72, who spent almost 3 decades working with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Duterte, Brazil’s Bolsonaro are populist leaders, but...

While some in the foreign media are comparing Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s populist appeal with President Duterte’s popularity, Malacañang said the comparison should stop there as the Brazilian leader has yet to assume his post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Duterte asks communists to stop occupying lands

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Nov) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte asked communists to stop occupying lands that are “already owned” and urged them instead to wait because he will distribute lands eventually through legal means. In his speech in Cagayan de Oro City Thursday during the distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAS) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Duterte calls female critics loka-loka , pangit ; Etta Rosales says stop

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday referred to his female critics as “loka-loka” and “pangit”, moving former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales to say he should stop his “non-sense ramblings” and work instead. Source link link: Duterte calls female critics 'loka-loka', 'pangit'; Etta Rosales says stop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Marching orders for new Customs bureau leadership: Get rid of corruption

President Rodrigo Duterte is expecting the new Customs leadership to curb corruption in the bureau and to work closely with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to stop drug smuggling. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Lapeña’s exit from Customs not due to smuggled shabu controversy

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang clarified on Friday, October 26. that President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to move Isidro Lapeña out of the Bureau of Customs was not out of frustration with the latter's failure to stop the entry of an estimated  P11-billion shabu shipment  into the country. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said Lapeña ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Duterte wages war on online gambling

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte again reiterated his desire to stop gambling, particularly illegal online gambling. In his speech during the conferment ceremony of the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan 2018, Philippine...READ MORE The post Duterte wages war on online gambling appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Duterte calls on Lapeña, Aquino to stop blame game – Manila Video

Duterte calls on Lapeña, Aquino to stop blame game – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Duterte to Lapeña, Aquino: Stop blame game

Duterte to Lapeña, Aquino: Stop blame game.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Duterte to Lapeña and Aquino: Stop blaming each other

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte called on his two appointees, customs chief Isidro Lapeña and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino to stop pointing fingers at each other and just work together. "Instead of killing the idiots, sila ang nagtuturuan (they are the ones pointing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Rappler Talk: Mon Abrea on the unintended effects of tax reform

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Thursday, October 25, at 2 pm MANILA, Philippines – The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law was projected to kick off President Rodrigo Duterte's commitment to holistic and genuine tax reform. The government seems to be on track in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Everything ready for Boracay opening — DENR

By all indications, there is nothing that would stop the scheduled soft opening of the world-famous Boracay Island on 26 October, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. After calling it a “cesspool,” President Duterte had ordered the island shut down last April to pave the way for rehabilitation and demolition of illegal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018