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Presidential & Vice Presidential Candidates

Positions/Pronouncements on Public Finance and Social Development


Roxas-Robredo
Duterte-Cayetano
Poe-Escudero
Daang Matuwid
Coalition

Binay-Honasan
United Nationalist
Alliance

Santiago

ISSUES
Public finance/Fiscal Policy

Pork Barrel,
DAP/savings,
and lump sums

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Binay is not for the


abolition of pork
barrel; will revisit SC
decision in favor of
creating a new form
of pork barrel in
Congress

At the height of the


pork barrel scam,
Honasan supported
the abolition of the
Priority
Development

Assistance Fund,
said it should not be
revived under a
different name or
process. He pushed
for a shift from the
lump sum to a line
item budgeting
system

Duterte wants to

abolish the Pork


Barrel System and
DAP. No one in
government,
including himself,
will hold lump sums
He will dissolve
Congress and
impose martial law
if the lawmakers

refuse to let go of
the pork money.
Cayetano pinpoints
the existence of
executive pork
barrel in the form
of lump sum

appropriations
Cayetano says that
the lawmakers do
not have a say in
the allocation of
pork barrel funds

Poe is not keen on

the abolition of pork


barrel. She believes
legislators should
have the chance to

allocate for their


advocacies.
Transparency in
spending pork is
important
Escudero called for
the abolition of the
Priority Development
Assistance Fund

(PDAF) or the
legislative pork barrel
in 2013.
But Escudero said the
Supreme Courts
decision striking
down the PDAF did
not prohibit
lawmakers from reallocating their

Same stand as with


the administration on
pork barrel and
redefinition of savings

Robredo was one of


the legislators who
supported the
abolition of the
Priority Development
Assistance Fund
(PDAF) at the height
of the pork barrel
scam controversy.
Robredo also
proposed to convert

PDAF to district
development fund
under performancebased system where
constituents can
nominate projects
that they want
funded through
lawmakers pork

Has a very clear position


regarding PDAF and
Lump-sum
appropriations. She
wants full abolition of
PDAF, and DAP in all
their forms and lumpsum appropriations, as
well as total rejection of
the redefinition of
savings
Wants to expedite the
investigation and
prosecution of cases
against those involved in
the PDAF scam

Cayetano: Does not


consider

consultation with
legislators as
discretion to spend
the PDAF money

Taxation/Tax
policy

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Comprehensive tax
system reform that
will gradually reduce
the personal and
corporate income
tax rates to a level
that is more

consistent with
ASEAN peers.
Tax reform bill to be
certified as urgent
Fairness in tax
system: Calls to
reform income tax
brackets which are
also inflationadjusted
Progressive taxation:
Those with bigger
pay checks ought to

Income tax
exemption for low
wage

earners/employees
earning P25,000
and below

outlawed pork barrel.


He said lawmakers
can still realign their
PDAF to the ALGU
without violating the
Supreme Court
decision.
Realignment would
not be a
circumvention
because the
legislators still cant
intervene in project
implementation.
Better tax
administration: Raise
tax effort from 14%
of the GDP to 18% by
applying modern
technology to
improve tax
collection and curb
smuggling
Eliminate
unnecessary tax
exemptions and
loopholes in our tax
laws that encourage
tax avoidance
rationalize tax

incentives
Bats for lower tax
rates amidst
unbearable burden of

barrel.

Open to reducing
income taxes but

called for a very,


very sober and nonpopulist discussion
of the proposed
measure sans the
heat of the political
battle of the
elections.
Argues that cutting
taxes could slash

government services.
In favor of taxing
excise products

Overhaul tax system


within the first 6 months
of presidency
Adopt comprehensive
income taxation and
reduce maximum
personal income tax rate
from 32 percent to 25
percent
Reduce the corporate
income tax (CIT) rate
from 30 percent to 25
percent
Rationalize fiscal
incentives to partly
offset the revenue loss
from lowering the CIT
rate
Impose a national real
property tax (RPT)

pay higher taxes


than those who earn
less

Borrowing/
Debt
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Compensatory measures
for potential revenue
losses:
Selling government
assets and the
privatization of a
number of GOCCs
Approval of
revenue-generating
measures, including
Fiscal Incentives
Rationalization
Fuel marking to fight
oil smuggling and
improvement in tax
administration
Collection efficiency
Government will
recover some of the
short-term revenue
loss through
increased
consumption taxes,
such as VAT, without
necessarily
increasing it.
Borrowing can
relieve government
from underspending

high taxes and reclassification of tax


brackets
Escudero is not in
favor of raising or
creating new taxes

Deficit should be

maintained below 2%
of the GDP

piggybacked on local RPT


Abolish the estate tax
Abolish tax on dividends
Gradually increase the
VAT rate from 12
percent to 15 percent by
2019
supports proposals to
update the Customs
Modernization and
Tariffs Act

Urges government to
borrow money locally,
from the BSP, to finance

Willing to incur
bigger debt to
provide government
services
Does not see any
adverse effect on
countrys credit
rating

Positions on
related/other
public finance
issues

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Honasan: Amend
the Auditing Code
and the Internal
Revenue Code in
order to empower
the LGUs in light of
strengthening fiscal
autonomy

Economic federalism
Study shift to
federalism; focus
on regional
development;
spread economic
growth throughout
the country
Believes the root
cause of poverty,
especially in rural
areas and in
Mindanao, is the
concentration of
power and wealth
in Metro Manila.
"64% of projects
are in Metro
Manila.
Mindanaoans are

Strict government
spending will lead to
optimistic feedback
from rating agencies
Strengthening of PPP
projects in order to
increase the flow of
FDIs, which can
reduce external debt.
He said in 2008 that
government should
exercise greater
prudence in foreign
borrowings

Decentralization
Capacitating every
province with fiscal
and administrative
powers and resources
to bolster economic
development by
Revisiting the Local
Government Code

its deficit and service


debt.
Have asked Aquino
administration to lessen
its dependence on
foreign loans

angry because we
are not getting a
fair share of tax
revenue
In the shift to
federal form of
government, LGUs
will have more
independence from
the national
government, and
will be able to
retain most of their
income for their
own development

Social Development

Overall
platform for
poverty
reduction

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3 pillars of Binay
presidency: Social
inclusion/improvem
ent of basic services,
economic

dynamism, and
effective and caring
governance
Honasan also
emphasized the
need to convene the
Legislative-Executive
Advisory Council
(LEDAC) so that we
can hammer out a
national agenda and
our priorities

Dutertes
presidency will allot
the biggest budget
to 3 sectors:
education,
agriculture, and
health services

Reduce widespread
poverty and glaring
inequalities in the
income and living
standards

Fighting target is to
reduce the incidence
of absolute poverty
from the current 25%
of population to at
least the 2015 MDG
goal of 15%.

Development is an
integrated endeavor
and involves the
transformation of
rural areas to more
urban ones

Economic growth and


governance with
integrity are only two
factors that

contribute to human
development
Robredo insists that
inclusive growth is
that which should
contribute greatly to
the economy of the
countryside;

Investment in our
people through
education, basic health
care and social welfare
Reduce unemployment
and underemployement

Conditional
Cash transfer

Expand 4Ps to the


elderly

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Expand the
Pantawid
Pamilyang Pilipino
Program (4Ps) to
cover more
beneficiaries as well
as to include a
livelihood
component for
recipients.
The expanded CCT
would include loans
for poor but bright
Filipinos who want
to put up small and
medium
enterprises
An expanded
Conditional Cash
Transfer (CCT)
program to cover
indigent persons
with disabilities

Support legislation
which seeks to
institutionalize the
CCT program and the
National Household
Targeting System
Allocate an additional
PhP 6 billion to the

CCT budget to expand


to include near poor
families.
Increase coverage to
include cash for
livelihood/skills
training programs for
the elderly.
Integrate the CCT
program with social
security, training and
livelihood program
Escudero wants the
DSWD to tighten the
CCT/4Ps screening
process

acknowledges the
need to translate
robust economic
growth into inclusive
growth for all
Developing the
countryside is the
long-term solution to
some of the problems
in our cities

Institutionalize CCT
and expand the
program to provide

college scholarship
grants to high school
beneficiaries who

graduate at the top of


their class.

Continue to support the


conditional cash transfer
(CCT) program
Complement the CCT
with a grant-for work
program
Implemented the CCT
jointly with local
government units

Other key social


protection
schemes

Raising the SSS


pension is a priority

Establish a
harmonized and
comprehensive social
protection floor
Improve, expand and
harmonize existing
social insurance
schemes, i.e. health
insurance, crop
insurance, pension.
Propose a gradual
increase in the
minimum social
pension of the SSS
Enjoin LGUs to
allocate funds for the
SSS Contribution
Subsidy Program
(SSSCSP) that aims to
shoulder a portion of
the farmers SSS
premiums.
Review the feasibility
of raising the current
PhP 500 Social
Pension for Indigent
Senior Citizens

Bottom-up
Budgeting

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Will continue the BuB


program

Bring Bottom-Up
Budgeting throughout
the country
Expand the Bottomup Budgeting
program to provide
funds for a toolkit for

Job creation &


security and
livelihood
development

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Make the
manufacturing and
export sectors more
competitive
Accelerate
development of the
tourism industry
Diversify the
Philippine economy
to give equal focus
to job-generating
sectors
Raise workers'
productivity through
expanded and
aligned technical
vocational education
Expand subsidies for
college education,
and technicalvocational training
Honasan wants to
generate rural
employment
through laborintensive
infrastructure

There is a need for


industrialization. To
create jobs, steel
industry should
flourish.
More jobs in the

countryside
Phase out
contractualization
additional P1 billion
per region for
micro, small, and

medium enterprise
(MSME)
development
Conduct more
livelihood trainings
Increase

educational
assistance for
persons with
disabilities in all
levels of education

Pursue labor-market
interventions
specifically in the
areas of
manufacturing,
agriculture, tourism
sector and MSMEs
Widen financing
options for small and
medium enterprises,
specifically by
allocating funds in
loans for MSMEs
Create an enabling
environment for
micro, small and
medium enterprises
Establishment of Go
Negosyo Centers
Enhance the labor
market intelligence
system to offer career
profiling and coaching
to reduce job-skills
mismatch and
improve the job
referral system for

localities, to address
basic services and
needs determined at
the barangay level:
turning communities
into hubs for
development
Priority is on the
creation of highquality jobs in more
complex industries as
well as manufacturing
and tourism; will
provide incentives to
investors who engage
in industries higher
up the value chain
Revitalization of key
sectors like
manufacturing
Development and full
implementation of
New Industrial Policy
and industry-specific
resurgence
roadmaps, which will
create the jobs the
countryside requires
For entrepreneurial
opportunities:
continue the
establishment of
Negosyo Centers in
every city and

End contractualization
Either raise minimum
wage to a living wage or
lower income taxes in
order to increase
spending power of an
ordinary employee
Create national
industries to increase job
opportunities for skilled
workers in the
Philippines to prevent
migration of workers
Create more jobs per
sector, especially in the
science and technology,
and infrastructure
industry
Will push for the passage
of Wages and Tips
Protection Act (S.B. No.
1994); Fair Pay Act (S.B.
No. 1617)

projects like farm-tomarket roads, and


irrigation facilities

efficient job
placement.

Examine fairness of
wages and benefits
given to workers and
government
employees
Every worker needs
a decent and legal
source of income.

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municipality
Devolve labor market
information to each
barangay (for
workers) and to each
city and municipality
(for employers) to
facilitate skills-job
matching
Robredo's approach
to solving poverty
involves providing
employment
opportunities to poor
communities, and
tapping their services
for social programs
Robredo is pushing
for livelihood skills
classes to help
women become
financially
independent
Robredo intends to
Increase income and
productivity (KITA) by
creating better
economic conditions,
promote primary,
secondary, and
tertiary education for
children and teens;
and skills training for
working-age adults

Agriculture and
Food security

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Modernize
agriculture by
strengthening the
Comprehensive
Agrarian Reform
Program for farmers
and agrarian reform
beneficiaries
Raise agricultural
productivity by
reengineering agriagra development
program
Push for amending
the CARP Law to
allow beneficiaries
to sell their usufruct
rights and promote
corporate farming
Strengthen
agriculture by
creating economic
zones, promoting
agribusiness
Remove irrigation
fee
Address postharvest problems
Pursue crop subsidy
for rice, including
high-value crops
Install water systems
and provide potable
water to every

Vowed to return
the coco levy funds
in the first 100 days
of service
In addition to the
coco levy fund,
budget will be
allotted for
infrastructure,
research and
marketing to
strengthen the
coconut industry
and provide aid to
the coconut
farmers
Expand
governments crop
insurance program
and implement a
non-collateral
credit fund for
agricultural workers
that will benefit
them in times of
calamities
P1 billion per region
for a capital-lending
scheme
Expand agricultural
production through
agri-financing
reforms and
implementation of

Push for an effective


program to make
fishing, farming, and
livestock propagation
profitable for farmers
and the youth
Establish agroindustrial zones in
every region where
farmers and agribusinessmen can
have access to
processing facilities.
Escudero said the
government should
spend properly on
the agriculture sector
to increase the
household income of
farmers
Escudero called on
the DSWD and TESDA
to provide alternative
jobs to farmers
affected by El Nio.

Recognizes the
essentiality of
agriculture sector to
food and nutrition
security towards
formulating
necessary steps that
will address hunger
and under-nutrition
among Filipino
families.
Clustering of farmers
for effective access to
support services and
improved farm
operations.
Targeted
infrastructure
development in rural
areas will be pursued
Keep food prices low
through investments
in agriculture
Pushes for the
National Food
Security Bill. The bill
combines 3 key
provision into a
powerful anti-poverty
and anti-hunger
program: National
Feeding Program,
Procuring Supplies
from Small-Scale

Invest in productivity
enhancing infrastructure
to boost agriculture
Invest in irrigation and
water impounding
facilities in order to
allow more planting
cycles and to minimize
the impact of El Nio
and La Nia
Finance programs that
would expand the use of
new seed varieties and
modern technology in
order to increase farm
yield
Invest in research and
technology

barangay
Honasan sponsored
the bill authorizing
the Department of
Agrarian Reform to
continue land
acquisition and
distribution under
the Comprehensive
Agrarian Reform
Program (CARP) until
2016. He is also the
author of the Act
Strengthening
Further the CARP
Honasan wants the
immediate
implementation of
the Agriculture and
Fisheries
Modernization Act,
the release of the
coco levy funds, the
break-up of the rice
cartel, and the
crackdown on the
smuggling of
agricultural products

Land Bank
programs for
farmers

Healthcare

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Require all
hospitals to have a
facility for very
poor patients;
utilize PhilHealth

reserve funds, sin

Producers, thus
sustaining their
livelihoods and
Offering Support
Services to SmallScale Producers

Roll out a primary

care system to focus


on preventive and
holistic care

Introduce reforms in
the three core pillars

Intensify the pursuit


of 100% PhilHealth
membership
Establish health
stations for every
barangay, including

Expand PhilHealth
coverage
Stop PCSO from
requiring beneficiaries to
bring endorsements
from government

tax revenues, and


Department of
Health budget
Build specialized
hospitals (heart,
lung, kidney) in
Visayas and
Mindanao

Education

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Honasan supports
the K to 12 program
but believes the
government must
intervene to address
malnutrition among
children ages 0 to 6
Filed a bill to provide
free food for
children in public
schools and day care
centers.

of health services:
infrastructure,
human resources and
financing.

Ensure each
community has a
proper hospital,
staffed with enough
doctors, nurses, and
midwives, and with

all the necessary


equipment and
supplies
Ensure expanded
health benefits
through PhilHealth
financed through the
sin tax law
Implementation of
Reproductive Health
Law and Maternal
Health
Raise education
spending to the

UNESCO
recommended 20% of
government
expenditure or 6% of
GDP.
Free SUC education
for the poorest of the
poor, plus a tertiary
voucher program that
allows students to

women and child


centers in isolated

areas
Reduce out-of-pocket
medical expenses
together with drug
prices, providing free
maintenance

medicine for the poor


Complete
immunization from
infancy to
adolescence and for
senior citizens

officials
Oppose privatization of
hospitals
Increase available
vaccines and medicines
in barangay health
centers
Fully implement the
Reproductive Health Law

Continue and
improve on programs
that will enhance
educational
infrastructure and

ensure the sufficiency


of basic education
inputs to meet the
growing

requirements of the K
to 12 program

Revisit the K to 12
program, specifically the
readiness of public
schools to implement
the program
Implemented mothertongue based learning
during early years of
education
Higher budget for state
universities and colleges
for tuition subsidy,

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choose studying in
private institutions.
Implement a feeding
program for children
aged 0-5 years old,
which complements
the Sustansya Para sa
Batang Pilipino
Program (kinder to
high school)
Implement the K-12
while ensuring that
all backlogs are
addressed, believes
this will equip
students with the
necessary skills to
work and provide for
their families
urged the
government to
modernize public
schools, saying they
have to be updated
with the latest
developments in
technology to be
competitive in the
jobs market, citing
the booming BPO
industry where
above-average
English and
technology skills are

books, and capital


outlay, following the
United Nations
recommendation that a
states budget for
education should be six
percent of its GNP
Increase access to
education by creating
more infrastructure
allowing access to
schools in provinces and
hard-to-reach areas

Housing

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needed
Expand scholarships
and improve loan
accessibility through
the Commission on
Higher Education and
the UNIFAST Board to
increase access to
higher education.
Housing
Address the housing
needs of informal
settlers through onsite-, in-city, and offcity relocation as long
as these are
accessible to places
of employment.

Priority shall be given


to informal settlers
residing in danger
zones.
Encourage the use of
high rise low cost
housing
Ease pressures on
housing demand in
Metro Manila
through
infrastructure
projects that will
direct growth to its
periphery (Batangas,
Rizal, Cavite, Laguna,

Plan involves
providing in-city or
near-city high-rise
housing for informal
settlers, as well as
utilities and
connectivity to hubs
of economic activity

Bulacan and
Pampanga)

Presidential & Vice Presidential Candidates


Positions/Pronouncements on Public Finance and Social Development (cont.)
Marcos

Trillanes

ISSUES
Public Finance/Fiscal Policy

Pork Barrel,
DAP/savings,
and lump sums

Positions on
related/other
public finance
issues

No clear stand on Pork Barrel but a group has been recently


sued the Senator before the Office of the Ombudsman for
plunder and graft charges overP205-million PDAF scam

Sin Tax
Marcos is not in favor of the sin tax law because it affects
the livelihood of tobacco farmers and the tobacco industry

Trillanes said in an interview that pork barrel is a political


tool of the president

Change auditing procedures in the Commission on Audit. There


is a need to relieve resident auditors and instead auditing be
raffled within district offices in order to avert agencies from
influencing CoA auditors

Social Development
Overall
platform for
poverty
reduction

Critique on inclusive growth:

There is no inclusive growth; stands firm that growth rate is


irrelevant if we have high poverty, mortality rates; robust
growth not felt by the common people

Agriculture &
Food Security
Job creation &
security and
livelihood
development
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Citing the golden age of agriculture during the years his


father was in power, Marcos said he too would make the
sector a key part of his economic program.
Intends to implement the National Irrigation Program, which
seeks to irrigate 95% of irrigable lands in 3 years.
Has his eyes set on cracking down on unfair labor practices,
like contractualization. Among his priorities would be
ensuring the affordability of prices of basic goods and
addressing lack of jobs within the country.

Among his priority issues are National Health Insurance,


Cheaper Medicines, Expanded Pag-Ibig Fund Coverage, and
the welfare of senior citizens.

Believes in the ability of cooperatives to fuel the growth of


entrepreneurs.

Education

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Trillanes was the only senator to vote against the K to 12 law


during Senate deliberations. He said the proposed law could
adversely affect parents, teachers, and students. He has also
called for an increase in the salaries of public school teachers.

References
Official documents, platform summaries and transcripts
Economic Agenda of Senator Grace Poe. Document submitted by the Poe campaign team
Full text of Senator Grace Poes proclamation.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/106112-full-text-grace-poedeclaration-president-english
General Summary of the Roxas-Robredo platform of governance.
http://blog.marroxas.com/2016/02/09/ang-panata-sa-pamilyang-pilipino-the-roxas-robredoplatform-of-governance/
Leni Robredo 2016: Commitment Anti-Poverty. https://lenirobredo.com/issue/antipoverty/
Leni Robredo 2016: Commitment Shared Prosperity. https://lenirobredo.com/issue/sharedprosperity/
Leni Robredo 2016: Commitment Zero Hunger. https://lenirobredo.com/issue/zero-hunger/
Miriam slams 'bloated, ambitious' 2016 budget.
http://miriam.com.ph/newsblog/2015/11/26/miriam-slams-bloated-ambitious-2016-budget/
Pilipinas Debates 2016: Vice Presidential Debate Full transcript. http://www.mb.com.ph/wpcontent/uploads/2016/04/2016-PiliPINAS-Debates-VP-face-off.pdf
Platform of Senator Miriam Santiago. http://miriam.com.ph/newsblog/plan-of-action/
PLATFORMS: Duterte on Business Islands, Industrialization, Food Security, Education.
http://www.thinkingpinoy.net/2015/12/platforms-duterte-on-business-islands.html
Roxas and Robredo Platform Comprehensive Policy Document.
http://blog.marroxas.com/2016/02/10/comprehensive-policy-document-roxas-robredoplatform/

News articles
3 pillars of Binay presidency: social inclusion/improvement of basic services, economic
dynamism, and effective and caring governance.
http://www.mb.com.ph/vp-binay-bares-unas-platform-to-battlepoverty/#gZCThghyZ1GOTkqB.99
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ABS-CBN News Channel Facebook account.


https://www.facebook.com/ANCalerts/posts/10151740690643791
Agenda of the next president: Poverty reduction.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/762650/elections-2016-poverty-reduction-agenda-voteph2016
Alan Cayetano: Pork for Palace, not for solons. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/653518/alancayetano-pork-for-palace-not-for-solons
Binay tax plan ok. http://www.journal.com.ph/news/top-stories/binay-tax-plan-ok
Binay to review Supreme Court scrapping of pork barrel.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/725918/jojo-binay-to-review-supreme-court-scrapping-of-porkbarrel
Binay wants new form of pork barrel for Congress.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/107381-binay-new-form-pork-barrelcongress
Binays proposed tax cut to benefit state workers.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/03/01/1558240/binays-proposed-tax-cut-benefitstate-workers
Binays tax reform plan: Higher tax for the rich, lower tax for workers.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/728783/binays-tax-reform-plan-higher-tax-for-the-rich-lower-taxfor-workers#ixzz3wGN9FLbp
Bongbong Marcos sued for plunder over pork barrel scam.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/777974/bongbong-marcos-sued-for-plunder-over-pork-barrelscam
Cayetano assures senior citizens, PWDs of better opportunities.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/05/1569692/cayetano-assures-senior-citizenspwds-better-opportunities
Cayetano vows to provide livelihood opportunities for agri workers.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/03/29/1567312/cayetano-vows-provide-livelihoodopportunities-agri-workers
Chiz asks Senate to abolish pork. http://www.rappler.com/nation/37031-chiz-escudero-abolishpork
Chiz clarifies pork realignment, explains scrutiny. http://manilastandardtoday.com/news/-mainstories/138039/chiz-clarifies-pork-realignment-explains-scrutiny.html
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Duterte to dissolve Congress over pork barrel.


http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/01/15/1542711/duterte-dissolve-congress-overpork-barrel
Duterte, Cayetano platform focuses on crime, economy.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/118670-rodrigo-duterte-alancayetano-platform
Duterte-Cayetano to return coco levy fund.
http://www.dutertecayetano.com/duterte_cayetano_to_return_coco_levy_fund
Grace Poe says no to pork barrel abolition. http://rp3.abs-cbnnews.com/focus/07/17/13/gracepoe-says-no-pork-barrel-abolition
Grace Poe's promises and her 20-point agenda.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/120936-grace-poe-20-point-agendacampaign-promises
Honasan laments trial by publicity in ridiculous pork barrel scam raps.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/756881/honasan-laments-trial-by-publicity-in-ridiculous-porkbarrel-scam-raps
Miriam wants more pork cases filed http://miriam.com.ph/newsblog/2016/03/05/miriamwants-more-pork-cases-filed/
Plunder raps filed vs. Bongbong Marcos over P205-M pork barrel scam.
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/561685/news/nation/plunder-raps-filed-vsbongbong-marcos-over-p205-m-pork-barrel-scam
Presidential bets on taxes, infra and the charter.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/110815-presidential-bets-taxes-infracharter
Roxas urges government to be prudent in dollar borrowings.
http://www.philstar.com/business/42489/roxas-urges-gov%E2%80%99t-be-prudent-dollarborrowings
Santiago urges government to borrow money locally.
http://business.inquirer.net/84456/santiago-urges-government-to-borrow-money-locally
The Leader I Want: Antonio Trillanes' to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/113106-antonio-trillanes-leader-iwant
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The Leader I Want: Bongbong Marcos to-fix list for 2016.


http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/112654-bongbong-marcos-leader-iwant
The Leader I Want: ChizEscuderos to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/106049-chiz-escudero-leader-i-want2016
The Leader I Want: Grace Poe's to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/105026-grace-poe-leader-i-want
The Leader I Want: Gringo Honasan's to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/108938-gringo-honasan-leader-i-want
The Leader I Want: JejomarBinay's to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/97964-jejomar-binay-leader-i-want
The Leader I Want: LeniRobredos to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/107991-leni-robredo-leader-i-want2016
The Leader I Want: Mar Roxas to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/101081-mar-roxas-leader-i-want
The Leader I Want: Miriam Santiago's to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/109478-miriam-santiago-leader-i-want
The Leader I Want: Rodrigo Duterte's to-fix list for 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/114778-rodrigo-duterte-leader-i-want
To cut or not to cut? Presidential bets talk tax.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/110875-income-tax-binay-poe-roxassantiago
Trillanes asked to explain P245-M DAP funds.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/04/17/1444767/trillanes-asked-explain-p245-m-dapfunds
VP Binay Calls for Tax Reform: Adjust Income Tax Brackets to Current Inflation Rates.
http://www.ovp.gov.ph/index.php/advocacies/ofws/492-vp-binay-calls-for-tax-reform-adjustincome-tax-brackets-to-current-inflation-rates

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What is your presidential candidate's platform of government?


http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/02/12/presidential-candidates-platform-of-governmentelections.html
Zero tax for all employees paid P25,000 and below http://www.duterteforpresident.net/

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