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With the impending 36 percent hike in electricity rates, AGHAM, an organization of scientists and technologists, called anew for the scrapping of the EPIRA or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, and the VAT on electricity. BY BULATLAT The AGHAM (Science and Technology for the People), an organization of scientists and technologists, has called anew…

BY BULATLAT The umbrella organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance) slammed Mrs.Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and U.S. President George W. Bush for ‘passing the burden to the people in times of crisis.’ Renato Reyes Jr., Bayan secretary general said it was no surprise why Arroyo supports the $700 billion bailout plan of the Bush administration for…

By Bulatlat.com August 22, 2008 – Members of GABRIELA gathered signatures for a petition demanding the repeal of the value-added tax (VAT) today in Quiapo, Manila. The group said they would gather signatures nationwide and submit these to House Speaker Prospero Nograles. Nere Guerero, GABRIELA spokesperson, said, “High prices remain the pervasive problem of Filipino…

A youth group revealed that an average college student would save at least P710 ($15.805) every month if the value-added tax (VAT) on products and services were scrapped. Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 A youth group revealed that an average college student would save at least P710 ($15.669 at an exchange rate…

Hundreds of government employees, under the public sector union federation Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) trooped to the Petron gas station along Philcoa last Aug. 8 to protest the continued implementation of the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on oil and the Downstream Oil Industry Regulation Law and to demand the…


Subsidizing Themselves. The Arroyo administration has been justifying its refusal to scrap the value-added tax (VAT), arguing that it is the source of subsidies for the poor who are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. (By Flon Faurillo/bulatlat.com)

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have taken their struggle against remittance charges to the worldwide web. Their online petition also includes the demand to remove the value-added tax (VAT) on oil and power. BY ANGIE DE LARA MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Volume VIII, Number 26, August 3-9, 2008 Migrante International launched their online petition to scrap remittance…

As Congress opens, the only women’s party-list group in the House of Representatives continues to uphold women’s rights and welfare through legislation.  The Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) shares with Bulatlat its priority bills and resolutions, which include scrapping the Value-Added Tax and the Visiting Forces Agreement, tackling human trafficking, working for maternity leave extension, legislating…