Tag: TRAIN

Interview on CNN Philippines | Aug. 1, 2018

In an interview on CNN Philippines, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Basilan bombing
– leadership row at the House of Representatives
– Senate unity on Charter change
– Mayor Sara Duterte and the political landscape
– TRAIN

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Kapihan sa Senado forum | July 5, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Killing of Mayor Halili
– Criminals getting bolder despite anti-crime drive
– Need for PNP to clamp down on loose firearms
– irregularities surrounding PNP acquisition of Mahindra vehicles
– Inflation up to 5.2%
– TRAIN woes
– National ID bill update
– PRRD clarification he never ordered anti-jueteng operations stopped

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Quotes from the interview…
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On the Duterte Administration’s First Two Years

Even during the 2016 presidential campaign, when he persistently pitched for a six-month deadline to solve the drug problem in the country, I already pointed out it was impossible. It remains as impossible as saying he can stop crime.

After two years, it may be wise and prudent for his top advisers to go back to the drawing board and reassess what they did wrong and what they are doing right, not only in the fight against crime and corruption, which is the centerpiece of the Duterte administration’s deliverables, but in the economic sector as well.

For one, the peace-and-order strategy is long on crime suppression and short on prevention. It should be the other way around. We prevent crimes, and those that cannot be prevented from being committed must be suppressed with solid solution through efficient investigative work and techniques.

On the revenue side, the TRAIN law needs to be revisited and amended, and the President, with all his strong influence over Congress, must put his foot down on vested interests of some members of both houses.

On the expenditure side, a.k.a. the General Appropriations Act, the same influence is suggested to minimize wastage of the government’s hard-earned resources by strictly adhering to the existing jurisprudence outlawing pork barrel, which is still evident among selected members of Congress, a few of whom enjoyed as high as nine-figure insertions during the last two budget years under the Duterte administration.

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📰 Lacson believes VAT exemption privileges reduction key to solving TRAIN law problems [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: Lacson said the best way to counter the high cost of fuel and other petroleum products would be to limit the number of VAT exemptions being granted by the government.

Related:
Ibaba ang buwis: Bawasan ang VAT exemptions
Kung mababawasan ang 143 VAT exemptions…
Sen. Lacson proposes amendments to the Tax Reform Bill

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Interview on DZBB | May 27, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– the National ID system
– tax reform measures

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#PingTweets: On the TRAIN law

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Related:
Ibaba ang buwis: Bawasan ang VAT exemptions
Kung mababawasan ang 143 VAT exemptions…
Sen. Lacson proposes amendments to the Tax Reform Bill

#PingTweets: On inflation

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Related: Possible impact of the TRAIN law on inflation

Kapihan sa Senado forum | Jan. 11, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Charter change
– death penalty legislation
– effects of TRAIN
– alleged irregularities in PCSO
– allegations of CPP/NPA plotting to overthrow government

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#PingTweets: On added taxes on fuel, especially diesel, in 2018

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Related:
On ‘vested interests’ of the few in TRAIN
On President Duterte’s vetoing of some provisions in TRAIN

#PingTweets: On President Duterte’s vetoing of some provisions in the TRAIN

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Related:
Duterte vetoes five provisions of TRAIN (PhilStar)
Billions of pesos worth of vested interests in TRAIN and GAA