Fuel subsidy and fare rate hikes

Editorial 08/16/2018

With the scheduled issuance of cash cards for passenger jeepney operators in Cebu this month under the government’s Pantawid Pasada program — if they haven’t received them yet as of this writing — one has to ask…

Risk of allowing DOE to meddle in fuel import business cited

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/14/2018

It’s not a good idea – economist A Cebu-based economist has warned the government about the risk of allowing a government agency to meddle in the business of importing fuel as a solution to mitigate the impact…

12k PUJ franchise units qualify for fuel subsidy – Cuizon

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/10/2018

More than 12, 000 Public Utility (PUJ) franchise units in Central Visayas are qualified to receive the government’s Pantawid Pasada fuel subsidy, said Ahmed Cuizon, the outgoing director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in…

12K Central Visayas drivers qualify for fuel subsidy

Rosalie Abatayo 08/10/2018

Outgoing LTFRB-7 Director Ahmed Cuizon said he already submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) a list of 12,000 beneficiaries who qualified of the government’s fuel subsidy program. LTFRB-7 is only waiting for the distribution of cash…

Fuel subsidy, budget cuts to affect police capability

Rosalie Abatayo and Benjie Talisic 08/05/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s decision to cut the maintenance budget for city-owned vehicles issued to the city police will seriously compromise their capability to keep the peace in the city. “That’s very childish. When we talk…

Fuel aid for PUJs in Aug.

Rosalie Abatayo 07/28/2018

PASSENGER jeepney drivers in Central Visayas may receive by next month the national government’s cash fuel subsidy as coursed through the Pantawid Pasada Program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Asst. Transportation Secretary Mard de Leon told…

Poe seeks suspension of excise tax on fuel

Inquirer.net 05/25/2018

After conducting a public hearing in Iloilo City on Friday, the Senate committee on public services chaired by Senator Grace Poe recommended the suspension of excise taxes on petroleum products. “Hihilingin natin sa Department of Finance at…

DGS to come up plans for fuel supply of city-owned vehicles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2018

Following the onset of another oil-price hike, the Department of General Services (DGS) of the Cebu City Government is now coming up with plans to request additional budget to supply fuel for the over 1,000 city-owned vehicles.…

Govt, private firms also burdened by fuel price increases

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette Marie B. Erram and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/23/2018

THE government and private businesses are also going to bear the brunt of the series of oil price hikes implemented by petroleum companies. Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) President Stanley Go said several business processes…

DOF says gov’t can’t suspend fuel excise taxes under Train

Inquirer.net 05/23/2018

Contrary to earlier pronouncements that the government can suspend fuel excise taxes when global oil prices reach $80 a barrel, the Department of Finance clarified Wednesday that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act only…

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