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Makabayan bloc asks SC to stop ‘unconstitutional’ TRAIN

(UPDATE 2 - 1:35 p.m.) Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court on Thursday, January 11, to issue a temporary restraining order and eventually stop the implementation of the Tax Reform for Advancement and Inclusion, or TRAIN, law saying its passage violated both the chamber’s rules and the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonJan 11th, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks SC to stop ‘unconstitutional’ TRAIN

(UPDATE 2 - 1:35 p.m.) Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court on Thursday, January 11, to issue a temporary restraining order and eventually stop the implementation of the Tax Reform for Advancement and Inclusion, or TRAIN, law saying its passage violated both the chamber’s rules and the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks SC to strike down tax reform law

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Leftist lawmakers on Thursday, January 11, asked the Supreme Court (SC) to strike down the  Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law. In their petition, the lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc also asked the High Court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Bayan urges Congress to stop TRAIN law implementation

The group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) is urging Congress to tackle bills that seek to repeal or suspend implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law before Congress goes on break......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Makabayan bloc seeks TRAIN law repeal

Citing what it described as its 'detrimental' effects to the people, the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday filed a bill that calls for the repeal of the Duterte a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers forming the progressive Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision to deny their bid to intervene in the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The Makabayan lawmakers filed their motion for reconsideration on behalf of other intervenors on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case

      Members of the House Makabayan bloc and people's organizations on Tuesday filed a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the Supreme Court's (SC) decision denying their petition to intervene on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Last April 3, the SC denied, for lack of merit, the group's motion for leave to file motion to intervene in the quo warranto proceedings against the Chief Justice on-leave.   READ: SC asks Sereno to attend oral arguments on quo warranto case     The group maintained that it has "legal interest" on the issue as the Chief Justice "can only be removed from office ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc files MR on junked petition to intervene on CJ quo warranto case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

WATCH | Supreme Court consolidates anti-TRAIN petitions

MANILA – The Supreme Court on Tuesday consolidated two separate petitions lodged against the passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act, or TRAIN. These are the petitions filed by the Makabayan Bloc of legislators and LABAN Consumer, arguing that there was no actual quorum at the House of Representatives when the measure […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

2nd petition asks high court to stop TRAIN

A SECOND petition has been filed by a consumer advocacy group before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to halt the implementation of Republic Act 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act. Laban Konsyumer Inc. and its president, former Trade Undersecretary Victor Dimagiba, said the petition specifically….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Makabayan asks Supreme Court to void TRAIN

BAGUIO CITY — ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate and Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao petitioned the Supreme Court to “void” the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

WATCH | Makabayan bloc files petition vs year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao

The Makabayan bloc of lawmakers was in full force Monday at the Supreme Court, where they filed a petition to stop the enforcement of a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Militant solons prepare for legal battle vs Train Law

      Members of the Left-leaning Makabayan bloc are set to challenge the newly-implemented Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law before the Supreme Court, a lawmaker said Saturday.   ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio said progressive lawmakers would file the petition against the "anti-poor" tax law next week and question procedural and substantive issues surrounding the measure.   "Hinahanda namin, yung Makabayan bloc, yung mga lawyers na katulong natin, 'yung petition," Tinio said during the News Forum at Annabel's Restaurant in Quezon City.   (The Makabayan bloc, together with the lawyers that are he...Keep on reading: Militant solons prepare for legal battle vs Train Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons

  Leftist lawmakers on Thursday again warned that the passage of the national identification system bill would pose threats to the country's security and infringe on people's privacy rights.   The House Makabayan bloc's warning came after the bicameral conference committee approved on Tuesday night the bill seeking to establish the Philippine Identification System.   The proposed measure seeks to integrate multiple government IDs by establishing a single national identification system, to be known as the Philippine Identification System, or PhilSys.   Malacaang welcomed the approval by the Senate and House of Representatives' bicameral confere...Keep on reading: National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Makabayan bloc: National ID system infringes on right to privacy

Progressive lawmakers on Thursday reiterated their warning that the looming passage of the National Identification System bill would pose serious threats to the country's security and infringe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

DOF: Gov’t cannot suspend fuel excise taxes under TRAIN

The Department of Finance (DOF) clarified on Wednesday that the government, under the new tax reform law, can only suspend further tax rate increases, not stop the collection of excise tax, when fuel prices hit $80 a barrel.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque was reported as saying on Tuesday that the government, under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, could suspend the collection of excise tax on fuel when global oil prices reached $80 a barrel.   On Wednesday, finance officials pointed to the TRAIN law provision, which states: "For the period covering 2018 to 2020, the scheduled increase in the excise tax on fuel as imposed in this se...Keep on reading: DOF: Gov’t cannot suspend fuel excise taxes under TRAIN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Dominguez asks Congress to pass second Train package

Dominguez asks Congress to pass second Train package Source link link: Dominguez asks Congress to pass second Train package.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Finance urges House to approve Package 2

THE Finance department is urging the House of Representatives to pass tax reforms focused on lowering corporate taxes and modernizing fiscal incentives. “The success we have so far achieved for the first tax reform package is encouraging, but we cannot and should not stop the train from moving forward,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said [...] The post Finance urges House to approve Package 2 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

‘Magnificent 7’ to 8 SC justices: Recant quo warranto decision or face impeach raps

If the eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "insist and persist on their unwarranted and unconstitutional decision," the House Magnificent 7 opposition bloc would proceed with its "crusade" and file impeachment cases against each of them, the group's leader, Rep. Edcel Lagman, declaredon Tuesday.   "If they (eight justices) recant and reconsider then it is no problem. But if they insist and persist on their unwarranted and unconstitutional decision, then we are going to file the impeachment cases," Lagman said in a press briefing.   READ:Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno 'deserve to be impeached'   ...Keep on reading: ‘Magnificent 7’ to 8 SC justices: Recant quo warranto decision or face impeach raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Akbayan Rep to file impeachment cases vs 8 SC justices who voted to oust Sereno

    An opposition lawmaker on Thursday has bared a plan to file impeachment cases against the eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to grant the quo warranto petition which ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin announced his intention to file the impeachment cases at a media forum. He said the move is being supported by the House Magnificent 7 opposition bloc. "The next proper and logical move is to file an impeachment case against the eight justices for culpable violation of the Constitution," said Villarin. Villarin said the eight justices "made a very unconstitutional violation by usurping the powers of the Congress"...Keep on reading: Akbayan Rep to file impeachment cases vs 8 SC justices who voted to oust Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Gabriela doubts BIR data on impacts of TRAIN law

Makabayan party list Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) expressed doubts over the data recently provided by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on the reported minimal impact of TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) Law in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Makabayan bloc slams political persecution of Sister Fox

“President [Rodrigo Duterte’s] order to investigate her is obviously a witch-hunt, part of a wider Malacanang-directed campaign to silence critics of his regime that particularly focuses on known Left personalities,” the lawmakers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018