Recto bats for P23B earmarks for PhilHealth

20 November 2012, Comment are Off
Specific allocations from sin tax revenues pressed Sen. Ralph. G. Recto today said a part of the total revenues and not mere “increments” from the sin tax reform package should go directly to intended beneficiaries and programs and should not be a “blank check” for disposal of...

Toll rates bearable if VAT was not imposed

14 November 2012, Comment are Off
If only you had listened. This was the reaction of Sen. Ralph G. Recto to the reported plan of government to subsidize the operations of privately-run toll roads, including toll fees, to ensure the profitability of the investing firms and soften the impact on motorists. Recto on...

Senate Ways and Means panel unveils its own sin tax measure for plenary scrutiny and approval

10 October 2012, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today expressed dismay over the failure of the Department of Energy (DOE) to detect and stop state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) from overcharging power consumers. “Who’s minding the store at the DOE? I’m sure they knew about...