Browsing Day 'October 2nd, 2011'

THE Aquino government on Saturday stressed its warning against profiteers who will increase fares and prices of goods and services on October 1, the day the value-added tax (VAT) on tollway rates took effect. “We will not hesitate to go after those who will abuse and use the excuse the VAT on toll to unduly […]

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THERE is no stopping the imposition of 12 percent value-added tax (VAT) on toll starting October 1. Defying a Senate resolution to withhold its imposition, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda appealed to all sectors, saying the VAT on toll fees will eventually be used for social services. Calls have also been made to postpone the VAT’s […]

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III reiterated that his government will go after corrupt officials in the past administration and will find sufficient evidence to ensure their conviction. “A lot of this corruption that happened in the past still impacts in the present. And I think there has to be a singular message. You do something wrong […]

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III highlighted the importance of dialogue and diplomacy in dealing with China and other neighboring countries with regard to the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, or South China Sea for China. Answering a question raised during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) 100 Leaders Forum Thursday evening, the President […]

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