Passage of bill lowering income tax rates by 2016? Possible, Belmonte says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As calls for the government to cut income tax rates gain ground, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Tuesday raised the possibility of the House of Representatives passing a legislation lowering income tax rates by 2016. In a text message, Belmonte said the House...

House majority won’t block political amendments in discussing Cha-cha

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives has already begun discussing possible changes in the charter concerning economic provisions, but the possible amendments may also involve term limits. The majority floor leader in the House of Representatives said the bloc...

VP Binay respects PNoy’s open stand on 2nd term, but…

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he respects President Benigno Aquino III’s open position on the matter of seeking another term beyond 2016. But Binay, in a statement posted on his social media accounts, also advised Aquino to make sure the...

Draft Bangsamoro law may not be passed by December: Malacañang

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacanang on Wednesday admitted the possibility that the passage of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law by Congress may have to wait until the next quarter of 2015 instead of December as earlier announced. However, even with the delay, Palace spokesman Edwin...

Sustainable growth lies in quality human resource development – Belmonte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – May 1st should be celebrated by taking a more holistic view of human resource development, which is the key to our pursuit of an inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth for our country,” Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. declared on the eve of Labor Da...
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