Articles worth reading

PNP taking holistic approach to combat illegal drugs

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said it is taking a more holistic approach to its illegal drugs campaign as ordered by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Marcos earlier said he will co...

Photo Courtesy of Manila DRRM Office

Floods hit parts of Manila 

account_balanceManila access_time4 days ago

A heavy downpour caused gutter-deep floods in several areas in Manila on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 27, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), in an advisory, said gutter-deep f...

DSWD intensifies ‘Karding’ relief efforts 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) spokesperson Romel Lopez acknowledged Tuesday the challenges to their relief efforts due to Super Typhoon Karding but made sure to address all of these, with the equally important ones are shared by...

Metro News

Online sellers, vloggers complain against BIR

account_balanceMetro News account_circleMike Solomon chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Instead of training its sights on online sellers and vloggers, Senator Raffy Tulfo asked the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to instead go after big-time tax evaders, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

At an organizational meeting of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Tulfo said he has received complaints from online sellers and vloggers that some BIR agents are badgering them about their tax payments.

“These are the people who survived the pandemic. Dumiskarte lang sila para mabuhay (They are just resourceful in order to live),” Tulfo said.


If the government is serious about raising money through taxation, Tulfo said the BIR must focus on the “big fish”, not on small-time business enterprises, while the Bureau of Customs (BOC) should track down oil smugglers.

“The government must know its priorities if the intention is to maximize state revenues through taxation,” Tulfo said.

Senator Nancy Binay likewise asked for the conviction rate of tax evaders and smugglers and asked the BOC and BIR to submit detailed reports, including the actual number of cases won.

Tulfo also proposed legalizing imported second hand garments (ukay-ukay) as it would mean an increase of government funds since their entry cannot be controlled anyway.

Republic Act No. 4653, or an Act to Safeguard the Health of the People and Maintain the Dignity of the Nation by Declaring it a National Policy to Prohibit the Commercial Importation of Textile Articles, makes it unlawful for any person, association or corporation to introduce into any point in the Philippines textile articles commonly known as used clothing and rags.

Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Pia Cayetano proposed a review of the law. 

The Ways and Means committee held the meeting to look into the government’s actual revenues versus target revenues, tax leakages and how to stop them, performance of past tax reforms, and the priority measures of the Marcos administration.

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Global oil prices fall to 9-month low 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Oil prices continued to plunge on Monday to nine-month lows as several countries opted to increase interest rates to tame rising inflation amid recession concerns, triggering anxiety over weak demand, according to a report by Anadolu. International ...

UDM posts 77% passing rate in social work board exam

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Graduates of the Universidad de Manila (UDM) College of Arts and Sciences achieved a 77.14% overall passing rate during the September 2022 Licensure Examination for Social Workers. UDM President Dr. Ma. Felma Carlos-Tria extended her congratulation...

DFA wants original budget restored

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told senators on Friday that restoring budget cuts will be a big help in fortifying its capacity to serve Filipinos and allow it to respond to the increasing demand for consular services, according to a re...

Binay envisions Makati as climate-resilient model city

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Mayor Abby Binay is determined to make Makati City a model for other local governments in formulating disaster risk reduction and climate action plans, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. She said Makati can become the first resili...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature