ways and means committee - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ways and means committee


REPLAY: House hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:18 AM

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House committee wants to check Faeldon confinement in Taytay

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The customs commissioner skips a congressional hearing anew He has previously cited acute coronary syndrome hypertension and dental emergency

UNWELL. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon excuses himself on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from the House ways and means committee hearing, saying he is confined at the Manila East Medical Center. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Alvarez getting back at customs official for not promoting unqualified employee?

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:19 PM

2nd UPDATE Pinatawag po ako sa opisina niya Pinagalitan po ako [ni Speaker] recalls Mandy Anderson chief of staff of BOC chief Nicanor Faeldon

BATTLE OF THE ATENEANS? Mandy Anderson, chief of staff of the BOC head, and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez are both graduates of the Ateneo Law School. Photo of Anderson from her Facebook account, photo of Alvarez by Rappler

Faeldon’s chief of staff grilled for calling Alvarez an ‘imbecile’

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Lawyer Mandy Mercado Anderson smirks as lawmakers interpellate her over her Facebook post prompting Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas to say You want to be funny? Because I can erase that smirk off your face if you want

GRILLED. Lawyer Mandy Anderson is berated by lawmakers for calling Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez an "imbecile" online. Photo sourced by Rappler

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to watch out in the elections after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

'WATCH OUT.' Senator Sonny Angara chuckles after President Rodrigo Duterte calls him out for not clapping during the SONA. Photo by Rappler

House passes reform bill, with higher tax rate for 'super-rich'

May 31, 2017 - 5:53 PM

While HB 5636 will lower personal income tax rate to 25 VAT exemptions will be lifted on several sectors

APPROVED. The House approves the first batch of tax reforms being proposed by the Duterte administration. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House begins debates on Duterte tax reform package

May 23, 2017 - 11:05 PM

House ways and means committee chairperson Dakila Cua estimates P157 2 billion in government revenues will be generated from the tax reform package in its first year of implementation

PLENARY. Lawmakers hold their plenary session on May 23, the same day the tax reform package was sponsored for 2nd reading. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes promise P47B revenue – Suansing

May 23, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing says collection will be used to assist sugar farmers and fund school based feeding programs

SPONSOR. Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing delivers her sponsorship speech for the tax reform package. Screengrab from the House Youtube account

FULL TEXT: Revenue from tax reform to improve Filipinos' lives – Cua

May 23, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The House ways and means committee chairman says the package aims to generate revenue for social welfare infrastructure education healthcare job generation among others

SPONSOR. House ways and means committee chairperson Dakila Cua delivers his sponsorship speech for the tax reform package. Screengrab from the House Youtube account

House committee approves Duterte tax reform package

May 03, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The House ways and means panel is also eyeing a provision imposing an additional P10 excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages and carbonated drinks

TAX REFORM. House committee on ways and means chairperson Dakila Cua leads the panel tackling the Department of Finance's proposed tax reform package. File photo by Rappler

Gov't backtracks, keeps tax-free 13th month pay in new proposal

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Under the new Department of Finance proposal people earning P250 000 and below a year will no longer be taxed in addition to the P82 000 ceiling of 13th month pay

Duterte gets nod to donate P11M to 'Nona' victims

Dec 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The Davao City Council grants Duterte the legislative authority to disburse P11 million from the unspent quick response fund to 2 provinces hit by Typhoon Nona

HELPING LGUs. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte offers financial assistance to LGUs hit by Typhoon Nona. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House panel OKs tax break for first-time home buyers

Dec 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Under the proposed measure first time home buyers are also entitled to at least 5 discount from housing contractors and suppliers

HOUSE FOR SALE. The bill aims to encourage people to purchase their own houses as construction boom may benefit the economy.

‘Aquino phone calls needed for better sin tax bill’

Nov 04, 2012 - 11:43 PM

If the Palace wants the sin tax bill – and the version it desires – passed then President Benigno Aquino III must flex his political muscle well

Recto quits committee chairmanship

Oct 15, 2012 - 4:17 PM

2nd UPDATE I am stepping aside and relinquish my position to a senator who can better fight for what the Department of Finance wants says the embattled Sen Ralph Recto

House solons oppose Recto sin tax bill

Oct 13, 2012 - 7:49 PM

Congress vows to oppose Recto Sin Tax Bill and push its own version

Recto: Senate version of sin tax bill 'reasonable'

Oct 11, 2012 - 1:54 PM

Recto says the bill the Senate ways and means committee approved is a reasonable realistic and responsible rendering of our power to tax the industry of alcohol and cigarettes

Recto under fire for diluted sin tax bill

Oct 10, 2012 - 8:06 PM

Groups slam Sen Recto s watered down sin tax bill which reduces revenues meant for tobacco farmers and health care

Senate panel eyes lower sin tax revenue

Oct 10, 2012 - 8:59 AM

The target revenue is much lower than the P31 billion approved by the House of Representatives and the P60 billion that the Finance Department wanted

Sin tax in Senate: Recto wants lower rates for tobacco?

Sep 20, 2012 - 7:18 PM

The Senate ways and means committee eyes to submit its report on sin tax for deliberation at the plenary by October What will the report contain?