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TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlH_Seof-uE Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said there was a need to ensure that inflation was going down before tax measures that could adversely affect investments were considered.   Zubiri made the statement as he disclosed that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill was not among the Senate's priority measures.   The Trabaho bill, also known as TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) 2, continues to have little support in the chamber, Zubiri said.   The bill would rationalize the incentives given to businesses and lower the corporate income t...Keep on reading: TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 9th, 2018

TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlH_Seof-uE Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said there was a need to ensure that inflation was going down before tax measures that could adversely affect investments were considered.   Zubiri made the statement as he disclosed that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill was not among the Senate's priority measures.   The Trabaho bill, also known as TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) 2, continues to have little support in the chamber, Zubiri said.   The bill would rationalize the incentives given to businesses and lower the corporate income t...Keep on reading: TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Rough road ahead for TRAIN 2 — Zubiri

THE controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) 2 faces an uphill climb in the Senate after Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III filed it yesterday. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri confirmed that the senators are still not inclined to approve the second package tax reform which primarily….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Zubiri calls for probe vs illegal profiteers of TRAIN Law

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said he is poised to file a resolution asking to conduct an inquiry into the reported illegal price increase and profiteering made by some unscrupulous businesses after the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law took effect last Jan. 1.   In a press briefing on Thursday, Zubiri, who chairs the Senate trade, commerce and entrepreneurship panel, said he was alarmed over the reported price increases even without the advise of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Finance (DOF), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).   "Naalarma nga ako na nagkaroon ng price increases na wala pang utos ang BIR, DOF, wala p...Keep on reading: Zubiri calls for probe vs illegal profiteers of TRAIN Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Fighting the WTO

SENATOR Miguel Zubiri is right – the Philippine sugar industry might have won a slim and precipitous victory in the Senate but the battle against the high fructose corn syrup is not yet won. The proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, easily recalled by its acronym, TRAIN, has not yet been signed into law […] The post Fighting the WTO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

'AskTheTaxWhiz: Will employees benefit from TRAIN?

When will the proposed tax reform bill be passed? When will it be implemented? Given all the investigations and other hearings in the Senate, can they really pass the TRAIN bill? The TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) bill has been certified as a priority bill of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

DoF echoes President’s call on tax reform bill

The Department of Finance (DoF) on Tuesday echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for the Senate to pass the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Act. “With the President’s certification of the Train bill as an urgent and a priority measure, complemented by the personal appeal he made before our lawmakers in his SONA, [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Senate bets on inflation: ‘Boost agriculture, review TRAIN Law’

SENATORIAL aspirants on Sunday called for a review of the tax reform law and boost the agriculture sector to curb inflation in the country. During the “Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN…READ The post Senate bets on inflation: ‘Boost agriculture, review TRAIN Law’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Zubiri: I’m ‘Ok’ lowering age of criminal liability to 13

      MANILA, Philippines --- Despite the Senate panel's recommendation to lower age of criminal liability to 12, Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri asserted that it should be set to 13 years old. "Kung meron man tayong adjustments, I'm leaning towards 13 to 15 so bababaan natin yung age na from 15 to 13 years old," Zubiri told local radio station DWIZ. Zubiri, who is a father of three kids, said this because 13-year-old children are already hitting puberty as 12-year-old children are too young to be tagged as criminals. READ: Senate panel to recommend lowering minimum age of criminal liability to 12 "I am okay to age of 13 to 15, 12 is a bit too...Keep on reading: Zubiri: I’m ‘Ok’ lowering age of criminal liability to 13.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Senate adopts House bill abolishing Road Board | The Manila Times Online

THE Senate on Tuesday abolished the Road Board by adopting the approved version at the House of Representatives. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri reported to the plenary that theREAD The post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Abolition of Road Board, budget top Congress agenda

CONGRESS RESUMES session on Monday, Jan. 14 with the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 as the top priority measure in the Senate and the House of Representatives set to tackle the Road Board abolition bill......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Senate lists priority measures for action next week

SENATE PRESIDENT Vicente C. Sotto III on Thursday listed the priority measures that the chamber is seeking to pass on third and final reading, aside from the proposed 2019 national budget, when it resumes session next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Zubiri bats for revival of Self-Reliant Defense Posture for PH

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri wants to revive the government’s Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) program to develop the national defense industry and reduce dependence on foreign nations for the country’s military needs. Zubiri bats for revival of Self-Reliant Defense Posture for PH Source link: Zubiri bats for revival of Self-Reliant Defense Posture for PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Senate in for a busy start in 2019 Manila Bulletin News

The Senate will have a busy schedule when it resumes session on January 14 as it continues with the deliberations on the P3.757-trillion proposed national budget for 2019, and other priority measure b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Bicam meet eyed to tackle Road Board

Hoping to push through with a bicameral conference committee to craft a "better" bill to abolish the Road Board, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday appealed to Minority Leader Franklin Drilon to keep an open mind on the matter. Zubiri also plans to call an all-member caucus on Jan. 14 to discuss his proposal for a bicameral meeting. No conflicting provisions Drilon earlier said there was no need for both houses of Congress to meet in conference as there were no conflicting provisions in the bill to iron out. The Senate has adopted the House bill. But Zubiri said on Thursday that the bicameral conference committee was intended to appease the new House of ...Keep on reading: Bicam meet eyed to tackle Road Board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Zubiri urges Andaya to just reconvene bicam on Road Board abolition

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri called on his House counterpart, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr, to just agree to reconvene the bicameral conference committee on the abolition of the Road Board instread of passing a different bill. The suggestion came after the House on Saturday, December ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Senators congratulate Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s win

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwQb4kGnZjM   MANILA, Philippines --- Senators on Monday congratulated Miss Philippines' Catriona Gray for taking home the Miss Universe 2018 crown and bringing pride to the nation. Senate President Vicente Sotto III said that Gray's answer in the Question and Answer (Q & A) portion was "superb" and the way that Gray carried long gown was the "final win." "Congratulations, of course. Her answer was superb. I think that, and the outstanding way she carried her gown was the final win. Her personality was there all along," Sotto said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri meanwhile said that Gray's answer in the Q &am...Keep on reading: Senators congratulate Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Not one bell less: Samar diocese nixes Zubiri plea

Just days after their return to the country, the bells of Balangiga are ringing a new controversy, this time between a senator and the Diocese of Borongan in Eastern Samar where the bells originated more than 100 years ago.   Church leaders said it would be "disrespectful" to keep any of the three bells outside Balangiga town in Eastern Samar, where they belong. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who filed a resolution asking to display one of the bells in the National Museum, said the clergy were being "arrogant" in their statement.   The bells were taken by American troops as war trophies in retaliation against the people of Balangiga for the Sept. 28, 190...Keep on reading: Not one bell less: Samar diocese nixes Zubiri plea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Senate goes on Christmas break without passing 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines --- As expected, the Senate adjourned its session on Thursday without passing the 2019 budget. Congress will go on Christmas break and will resume on January 14, 2019. The Senate will resume its session at 10 a.m. on January 14 and will continue its plenary deliberations on the budget. Even before its adjournment, Senate leaders had already predicted that the budget would not be approved within the year. "We really tried our best," Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri told reporters. But Zubiri noted that even House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced during the joint session on martial law extension on Wednesday that the bicameral conference com...Keep on reading: Senate goes on Christmas break without passing 2019 budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Why the proposal to bring a Balangiga bell to National Museum is opposed

A proposal to install one of the recently-returned Balangiga Church Bells at the National Museum in Manila was opposed by members of the Catholic church. Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri’s Senate Resolution 965 which he filed shortly before the return of the three bells taken during the Philippine-American War in 1901 seeks to put one of […] The post Why the proposal to bring a Balangiga bell to National Museum is opposed appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Re-electionist senators bask on performance

BACOLOD City – Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito said they hope to get re-elected in spite of formidable contenders in the 2019 senatorial race. “We may not be popular but we have performed and delivered,” both said in a press conference here on December 8, 2018 with Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri at Stonehill Suites owned […] The post Re-electionist senators bask on performance appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018