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NTC SHOULD BE ABOLISHED – ABANTE

House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. called on Congress to abolish the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and transfer its powers to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Abante made the call following the NTC’s issuance of a cease and desist order directing media network ABS-CBN to cease operations immediately despite its commitment to […]

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SENATORS CALL FOR ABOLITION OF TRAVEL TAX

The right of Filipinos to travel abroad should not be burdened with a travel tax which is intended to fund the enhancement of the country’s competitiveness as a major tourist destination, three senators said. Senators Koko Pimentel III, Manny Pacquiao and Kiko Pangilinan, filed their respective bills seeking to totally abolish the collection of travel […]

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ABOLISH TRAVEL TAX – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that imposes a travel tax on Filipinos traveling abroad. The repeal of the travel tax, especially for travels to countries within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), should have been in effect as early as Nov. 2002, following the […]

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ROAD BOARD ABOLITION SHOWS HOW SERIOUS PRESIDENT DUTERTE IS IN FIGHT VS CORRUPTION – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Wednesday expressed satisfaction that President Rodrigo Duterte “did the proper thing and further heightened the fight against corruption” by signing Republic Act 11239, the measure abolishing the Road Board, a graft-ridden agency tasked with supervising the road user’s tax, officially known as the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC). Abolishing the […]

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INCREASE VOLUME OF NFA RICE, TO AVOID RICE SHORTAGE AND PRICE HIKES – NOGRALES

Despite calls for the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA) in light of surging rice prices, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles on Monday said the grains agency should be retained even if a rice tariffication measure is passed, as the NFA is necessary to ensure the continued sale of affordable […]

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GOVERNMENT SHOULD SCRAP SUPERMARKET NFA RICE PERMIT FEE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian slammed the “uncoordinated and impractical” move of the National Food Authority (NFA) to charge retailers ₱115,000 to be able to sell rice, as he called on the agency to scrap the exorbitant fee. “This is an ill-conceived move of the NFA. Akala ko ba ang gusto nila ay dumami ang magbenta ng […]

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WHAT HAPPENED TO ROAD BOARD ABOLITION? – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Thursday renewed calls for the “urgent and immediate follow through on the abolition of the Road Board” after noting that the Senate had already passed a measure putting an end to the government agency’s existence early this year. The lawmaker likewise tagged as “legally questionable” the House of Representatives’ “rescission” […]

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ABOLISH NFA – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA) to spare taxpayers from the burden of subsidizing the “inefficient and unproductive” operations of the embattled agency. “lsa sa mga problemang nakikita ko kaya kulang ang supply at mataas ang presyo ng bigas ay iyong operations ng NFA. Hindi maayos at […]