Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion

TRAIN-1B tax amnesty worsens PH tax inequities

November 27, 2018

The Duterte administration is set to make the country’s tax system even more regressive and inequitable with the looming passage into law of Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Package 1B which is yet another tax amnesty package for the rich. Research group IBON said that TRAIN-1B rewards tax delinquents for bad behavior and […]

Lowest-income households have lost as much as Php6,800 to high inflation

November 6, 2018

The incomes of the country’s poorest households have eroded after ten months of accelerating inflation. Research group IBON estimates that the poorest 60 million Filipinos have suffered income losses of anywhere from Php2,500 to as much as Php6,800 because of worsening inflation since the start of 2018. The inflation rate has increased from 3.4% in […]

New large dams onerous for Filipinos — IBON

October 5, 2018

Research group IBON joined other concerned groups and advocates to launch a network opposed to the the Kaliwa, Kanan, and Laiban dam projects of the Duterte administration. The group said that large dams do not deliver their promised benefits and are harmful to communities. Filipinos will be saddled with higher taxes, to pay for their […]

Inflation worsening: Gov’t should act fast as households’ incomes hemorrhage

October 5, 2018

Research group IBON said that inflation has not tapered off as government projected but has accelerated in September, highlighting government’s continued neglect in addressing rapidly rising prices of goods and services. The group said that government continues to push failed neoliberal measures, while feigning concern for Filipino families struggling with a quickly falling purchasing power. […]

Dubai crude trigger price to suspend TRAIN oil taxes already reached, IBON observed

October 4, 2018

The government is already obliged to start considering suspension of its oil excise taxes as provided for under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, said research group IBON. The group said that oil prices have in effect already reached the trigger price for suspending excise taxes as provided in Republic Act 10963 or […]

Infographic: Large Dams Under the Flagship Infrastructure Projects of the Duterte Administration

October 4, 2018

  Eight large dams are targeted for construction under the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure projects. These dams pose a threat to communities such as displacement and flooding. The cost for building them will also be passed onto consumers through taxes and high water and electricity rates. Read more: https://bit.ly/2yjISwz

The Tale of a China-funded Dam

October 3, 2018

Read more: http: https://www.ibon.org/2018/09/no-to-large-dams-mwss-water-security-roadmap-may-cause-more-insecurity-wpn/

Group refutes government’s defense of TRAIN

July 23, 2018

In a consumer forum held in anticipation of the third State of the Nation Address, research group IBON debunked the Duterte administration’s avid defense of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. The group said that contrary to government’s pronouncements, the tax program is not beneficial to the poor majority of Filipinos and […]

TRAIN-driven rising cost of living makes wage hike urgent

July 9, 2018

Research group IBON said that tax-driven inflation is making the meager wages of poor Filipinos fall even further behind the rising cost of living. The group said this makes it even more urgent for the government to immediately raise wages even as it revisits the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law behind the […]