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The 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on oil will remain despite popular demand to have it scrapped, as Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo stood pat on her position that her government gets funds for pro-poor projects from the said revenue measure. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by (Bulatlat.com) Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 BAGUIO…

Lifting the reformed value-added tax (RVAT) on oil would deliver more direct and indirect benefits to millions of poor Filipinos through lower prices. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by (Bulatlat.com) Vol. VIII, No. 24, July 20-26, 2008 Lifting the reformed value-added tax (RVAT) on oil would deliver more direct and indirect benefits to millions of poor…

It is all too clear that in “taking on” Meralco, Mrs. Arroyo merely seeks to deflect the people’s righteous anger over high electricity prices while maneuvering to position her own cronies and subalterns to gain a stronger foothold in the power industry. BY CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise / Business World Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No.…

Gloria Arroyo’s distorted version of reality shows how detached her regime is from the people who face worsening poverty and hunger. But empty propaganda about economic growth will not quell the deteriorating political crisis that engulfs the country today. BY ARNOLD PADILLA Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 8, March 30-April 5, 2008 Gloria Arroyo’s…

One of Ibon’s proposals is a system of centralized procurement of imported crude oil and refined oil products, a necessary step to ensure the steady supply of reasonably priced petroleum in the country. By Arnold Padilla Ibon Features Posted by Bulatlat It has now become obvious that the Arroyo administration does not have a credible…