January 5, 2017
STATEMENT OF SEN. LEILA M. DE LIMA ON THE ANNOUNCED PLAN TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL TAXES ON FUEL PRODUCTS ON TOP OF THE 12% VAT
This is not acceptable! Dagdag pahirap ito sa publiko, siguradong magtataas ang pamasahe at bilihin habang ang kakayahang bumili ng tao ay hindi naman tumataas. Galit ba talaga sila sa mahihirap? Palagi na lang mahihirap ang biktima, sa war on drugs mahihirap lang ang biktima, pati ba naman sa pagkolekta ng buwis ang mahihirap pa din ang dapat pasakitan?
This should be studied extensively because the consequences will be carried by the poorest segment of our society. They should likewise disclose where will this additional revenue be used.
Finally, is this necessary? Last year they dropped the collection targets for BIR and BOC and now they want to impose additional taxes to increase revenue? Maybe they should focus more on fulfilling the President's campaign promise to curb corruption in these revenue collection agencies to increase collection efficiency.
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