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Duterte in Fresh Push for Tax Reforms Amid Backlash Vs TRAIN Law, Outlines Other Economic Priorities

The president says the remaining tax reform packages will be submitted to Congress by end-July

Despite the popular backlash against the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that is being widely blamed for rising inflation, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to pass the remaining five packages of his administration’s tax reform ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Pauline Macaraeg  | July 23, 2018 08:00:00
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SONA 2018: Is Duterte Delivering on His Economic Targets Under the 6-Year PH Dev't Plan?

The economy is improving compared to the past, albeit gradually. Check out how it's doing vis-à-vis targets

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) today at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. It is the president’s chance to address pertinent issues facing  the country, and share with the people his assessment ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 23, 2018 10:00:00
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What Did Duterte Say in his 2nd SONA that Will Impact Business and the Economy?

It wasn’t all about politics, the drug war or the terror threat in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the 17th Congress for about two hours, around half an hour longer than his first last year. In the course of a long speech punctuated by occasional curses and ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 24, 2017 08:00:00
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Duterte Ramps Up Infra Project Approvals a Year After 1st SONA

NEDA has already cleared 20 major projects worth Php748 billion since July 2016

One of President Rodrigo Duterte’s most applauded promises in his first state of the nation address last year was to hasten infrastructure spending to ease the burden on the commuting public.“We will accelerate infrastructure spending by improving national roads and bridges and ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 24, 2017 09:00:00