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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Two party-list lawmakers are going against the plan of the Bureau of International Revenue (BIR) to impose new taxes. Antonio Tinio of ACT Teachers Party-List and Luz Ilagan of Gabriela Women’s Party said the memorandum circular issued by the BIR imposing taxes on voluntary contributions to the…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The March 4-7 survey of the Social Weather Station, which it made exclusively for Business World, showed that 20.5 percent of respondents or an estimated 4.2 million families experienced hunger at least once in the past three months. This represents an increase from the 18.5 percent or an estimated 3.4 million…

By MARYA SALAMAT
Forming his team to set the direction of change or political payback? So far, except for Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, the Cabinet of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is a mixture of key figures in his campaign, representatives of big business, and old hands of the former Arroyo administration.

According to the January 2009 IBON Nationwide Survey, 62.5 percent of the 1,500 respondents said that the government subsidy package did not reach them, while 18.1 percent said that it did. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Malacañang released this week the final P4-billion ($82,850,041 at the current exchange rate of $1=P48.28) tranche of the…

Independent think-tank IBON Foundation criticizes the Department of Energy and Malacañang for passing the zero oil tariff cut, saying that reduced tariffs in the last three months has resulted in even higher prices of oil products. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 16, May 25-31, 2008 Independent think-tank IBON Foundation criticizes the…

If Pres. Arroyo wants to talk about “social payback from the booming economy”, the only acceptable and meaningful social payback that Filipino workers deserve today is a substantial wage increase complemented by price controls, tax reforms, and drastic increases in social services spending BY ARNOLD PADILLA Ibon Foundation Posted by Bulatlat In a televised forum…