New Year brings 3rd tranche of tax hikes

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/01/2020

Higher prices of gasoline, diesel and cooking gas will greet Filipinos on the first day of 2020 as the third tranche of excise tax increases takes effect. Smokers also will have to brace for higher prices of…

Labor groups ask congress, senate bets to champion workers’ agenda

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Labor groups in Cebu will ask congressional and Senate bets to push for workers’ agenda if they get elected into office. The labor groups’ twin agenda include the implementation of a P750-national minimum…

Labor groups slam Duterte for failure to end contractualization

Gerard Vincent Francisco 04/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of two labor groups in Cebu gathered at the historic Colon Street for a protest rally against contractualization on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in time for the commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan…

Duterte to study plan to push through with hike on oil excise tax

Inquirer.net 11/30/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte will look into the recommendation of the government’s economic managers to push through with the scheduled increase in oil excise taxes next year, Malacañang said Friday. The administration’s economic managers had initially called for…

Demand for wine continues to grow despite price hikes

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/14/2018

WINE consumption is expected to grow despite price increases brought about by the implementation of the Philippine Government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Package (TRAIN). Yogi Ringler, Future Trade International’s (FTI) chief marketing officer, said the…

Train Law pushes cost of dying up

Inquirer.net 10/30/2018

TRAIN ALSO AFFECTS THE DEAD As All Souls’ Day draws nearer, a lawmaker warned the public that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, coupled with the skyrocketing inflation rate, affects not just the living…

FUEL PRICE ROLLBACK ON SUNDAY, MONDAY: How to ‘truly’ decrease fuel prices

Zena V. Magto 10/21/2018

As independent and major oil companies implement another round of fuel price cuts on Sunday (Oct. 21) and Monday (Oct. 22), a transport group believed that only with the repeal of the Oil Deregulation Law and the…

Oil companies to implement rollback on Monday

Zena Magto 10/21/2018

Oil companies are set to implement a rollback in the prices of gasoline at 6 a.m. on Monday (October 22). Gasoline prices will be reduced by P1.60 to P1.90 per liter, and P0.90 to P1 per liter…

Cause-oriented groups’ call: Abolish TRAIN Law

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2018

Cause-oriented groups in Cebu are calling for the abolition of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law claiming that it has increased the rate of hunger in the Philippines. Angel Trocio, secretary general of Gabriela…

City Hall mulls fuel cuts for some vehicles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/03/2018

SHOULD fuel prices continue to rise, Cebu City Hall will cut off the fuel allocation for some of their vehicles in favor of ambulances, police vehicles and trucks used to collect garbage. Ronald Malacora, chief of City…

Business leader to gov’t: Focus on competitiveness

Gerard Vincent Francisco, USJ-R Intern 09/19/2018

CEBU businessmen are encouraging the government to focus on the country’s competitiveness as Congress continues to deliberate on the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. Antonio Chiu, Cebu Chamber of Commerce…

EXPLETIVE-FREE SONA

Christine O. Avendano 07/23/2018

Duterte vows to continue ‘chilling and relentless’ war on drugs; rejects call to suspend Train Law but asks Congress to pass second package; warns rice hoarders, irresponsible miners, friends involved in corruption The government’s war on drugs…

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