“Truth be told, the wages of our workers have long been stunted and its purchasing power gravely diminished.”
Tags: Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)
First quarter of TRAIN: A preview of the worse to come for the poor
While TRAIN puts more money into the pockets of 5.5 million of the highest-earning 9.1 million households through reduced personal income tax (PIT) and lower estate and donor’s taxes, the price surges in prime commodities and services have begun affecting the overwhelming majority of poor Filipinos without any income tax gains.
Peasant killings on the rise, 109 murdered
“Majority of the killings happened during Martial Law in Mindanao and are linked to agrarian cases and land disputes.”