Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today said that tax increase for oil products would be counter-productive and would wipe out or at the minimum drastically reduce the benefits of lower income taxes.

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Makabayan is a political coalition of twelve Philippine progressive parties: Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Kabataan, Courage, Migrante, ACT-Teachers, Katribu, Akap Bata, Piston, Kalikasan at Aking Bikolnon . The council also includes personages in the field of arts, governance, mass media and people’s organizations. READ MORE

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  • Additional pay hikes for stuate workers not “too ambitious”

    Government should grant salary increases in addition to the paltry hikes given under Executive Order 201, the four-year salary hike given by the Aquino administration, said ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio L. Tinio. The militant solon asserted this after the Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno said to Congress, at the presentation of the proposed 2017 budget Monday, that giving salary increases higher than EO 201 is “todo ambisyon” and thus cannot be included in the proposed 2017 budget.

  • Amid another impending OPH: Oil deregulation law must be scrapped, peace talks should tackle nationalization of local oil industry

    METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Anakpawis Party-list slams oil companies a day before a P1 to P1.50 per liter oil price hike is set to take effect in the morning of August 23, Tuesday. The impending hike will come just a full week after a P0.55 and a P0.70 per liter increases in the price of gasoline and diesel respectively were implemented last August 16.

  • Gabriela finds 2017 budget a bit short on poverty fixing

    As the executive agencies of the Development Budget Coordination Committee face the first day of grilling by the House Committee on Appropriations, the Gabriela Women’s Party found the 2017 budget submitted by the Duterte administration to be short on tangible workplans for eradicating or significantly reducing poverty, an objective that formed the core message of Duterte's presidential campaign.