Day: September 13, 2018

TRAIN-2: The Sequel Makes Things Worse

TRAIN-2 was renamed Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) to distance itself from the controversial TRAIN-1, but it is very much a twin measure to TRAIN-1 in the Duterte administration’s scheme to craft a tax system that favours the rich at the expense of the poor.

By HEATHER ANN AMOROSO MANILA — Days after the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed that the country has hit another nine-year high inflation rate, members of women’s group Gabriela protested in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) against the high inflation and demanded the government to take immediate and concrete steps to ensure ample…