Day: July 19, 2008

The 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on oil will remain despite popular demand to have it scrapped, as Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo stood pat on her position that her government gets funds for pro-poor projects from the said revenue measure. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by (Bulatlat.com) Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 BAGUIO…

As the Court of Appeals (CA) denied the petition for writ of habeas corpus for the Gumanoy siblings held by the Philippine Army, human rights groupS and children’s rights advocates decried the use of psywar tactics against the two. They said that threat and exploitation of poverty belied military’s claims of ‘voluntary custody.’ BY RONALYN…

In its decision, the Supreme Court (SC) recently upheld the secrecy of the negotiations on the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). An anti-JPEPA coalition and an environmental group said the decision sets a dangerous precedent on future economic agreements entered into by the Philippine government. BY (Bulatlat.com) Volume VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008…

Lifting the reformed value-added tax (RVAT) on oil would deliver more direct and indirect benefits to millions of poor Filipinos through lower prices. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by (Bulatlat.com) Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 Lifting the reformed value-added tax (RVAT) on oil would deliver more direct and indirect benefits to millions of poor…

The 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on oil will remain despite popular demand to have it scrapped, as Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo stood pat on her position that her government gets funds for pro-poor projects from the said revenue measure. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 BAGUIO…