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RODRIGUEZ: SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL NOW

Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez said there is more compelling reason to suspend the excise taxes on oil products due to the worsening Russia-Ukraine crisis, as he echoed his fellow lawmakers’ appeal for leaders of Congress to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the holding of a special session. “I support the proposal of my colleagues for […]

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2022 BUDGET HAS FUNDS TO AID ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS

Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez said at least P27 billion in disaster-related funding is available in the newly-signed P5.024 trillion national budget for 2022. Rodriguez said the disaster relief funds are sourced from the P7-billion contingency fund and the P20 billion national disaster risk reduction and management fund in the 2022 budget that the government can […]

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50% LGU SHARE FROM NAT’L TAXES BILL GETS HOUSE OK

A measure seeking to intensify local government participation in national development by increasing the share of local government units (LGUs) from national taxes hurdled final reading approval at the House of Representatives. A total of 175 lawmakers voted to approve House Bill 10296, which proposes to modify the current formulation of the internal revenue allotment […]

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I WILL ONLY FAVOR CHA-CHA IF IT WILL BENEFIT THE FILIPINO PEOPLE – GO

Senator Bong Go has stressed that he will only favor Charter change (Cha-cha) if it will contribute to the benefit of Filipinos. “If those who benefit from the changes in the Constitution are us politicians, then I am not in favor. The Filipino people should be the ones who will benefit from it,” Go told […]