By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – It is bad enough that the Philippine government has been ceding to the private sector the operation of vital public services such as major highways, turning its operation into a business instead of a public service. What is also worrisome even for authors and consultants to the crafting of…
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Congress acknowledges ‘deafening cries’ vs ‘regressive VAT’ on toll fees
By MARYA SALAMAT
“It’s really ridiculous that the people are already paying for the cost of constructing roads and on top of that paying for taxes on their payments.” – former Rep. Renato Diaz, consultant when VAT law was crafted 17 years ago.
Sidebar: VAT on toll fees, a precedent for all public services under PPPs