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EXPAND FUEL SUBSIDY PROGRAM TO PROVINCES – YAP

A party-list lawmaker called for an expanded fuel subsidy program for the transport sector to widen the reach and provide assistance to those in the provinces and countryside areas amid the successive oil price hikes. ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap said the country is already on the verge of a fuel crisis with the tight global […]

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SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL PRODUCTS NOW – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is pushing to suspend the excise tax on fuel products, amid skyrocketing fuel prices sparked by Russia’s war on Ukraine. Further, Zubiri is also calling for stronger implementation of the Biofuels Act, as an option for alternative fuels. “With these prices, we should consider the temporary suspension of the fuel […]

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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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FILIPINOS MUST HEED MANDATORY REPATRIATION ORDER – NOGRALES

Faced with imminent danger amid tensions between the United States and Iran, Filipinos must heed the Philippine government’s order for mandatory repatriation, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. “I suppose may mga mixed reactions diyan (there have been mixed reactions from Filipinos in Iraq). But at the end of the day, ‘pag sinabi nating (when we say) mandatory repatriation, no ifs and […]

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BRACE FOR ‘COLLATERAL DAMAGE’ AS US-IRAN TENSION HEATS UP — ACTS-OFW PARTYLIST

The Philippine government sees possible negative economic impacts as tension between the United States and Iran increases following the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike. This was according to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, as he warns of possible overseas jobs losses and hikes on oil prices. “Any eruption of […]

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ESTABLISHING PEACE TO FAST-TRACK PH DEV’T, POVERTY REDUCTION EFFORTS — NOGRALES

“Our poverty reduction efforts are anchored on our ability to invigorate our economy, and the fate of our efforts to boost economic development rest in large part with the success of our peace-building initiatives.” This according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who on Monday stressed that the Duterte administration recognizes the importance of establishing peace […]