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However, the estimated tax take from the new tax law is less than the Department of Finance

had hoped to
raise, with TRAIN expected to generate $1.8 billion in revenues in its first year.

MANILA, Philippines (Originally published on December 22) — During his first state of the nation address,
President Rodrigo Duterte promised a “simpler” and “fairer” tax reform program, and he delivered after he
signed a new law that overhauls the country’s 20-year-old tax regime.

On Tuesday, December 19, Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 10963, or the Tax Reformfor Acceleration
and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, which aims to generate revenue to fund a multi-billion dollar infrastructure program
key to the government's economic agenda.

The TRAIN law is the first package of the administration’s much-awaited Comprehensive Tax Reform Program.
It takes effect 15 days after it is published in the Official Gazette or publications of general circulation.

Under the fresh law, personal income tax rates will be reduced while projected revenues to be foregone from
lower personal income tax will be offset by higher excise levies on petroleum and automobiles, among others.

According to the DOF, the first tax reform package was “designated to shift the tax burden from the lower 99
percent of the community to the wealthiest 1 percent.”

It would also end the country’s complex tax system that has become vulnerable to evasion and leakages by
transforming it into a “simple, just and efficient” structure, the DOF added.

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But before this major victory of the Duterte government, the bill, according to the president himself, had met
“rough sailing” before it reached his desk. Despite the maverick leader’s huge popularity and Congress being
dominated by his allies, Duterte’s tax reform program had encountered some resistance, with some lawmakers
criticizing certain “anti-poor” provisions of the bill.

Some sectors also warned that imposing higher excise taxes on cars, coal, fuel, mining, among others, could
hurt the robust growth of certain industries.

In that regard, is the TRAIN law really a boon or a bane for both rich and poor Filipinos?

“Sana nga mas tinax nila ang sigarilyo at alak para hindi na makakabili ang tao pero sa
ganito na ang tinaasan ay mga common commodities ang madadamay talaga dito ay
ang mahihirap,” dagdag pa ng Obispo.
Sisimulan ang pagpapatupad ang TRAIN Law sa January 1, 2018.

video explaining the train law

For another, it is difficult to understand how the poor can benefit from the TRAIN,
especially if it is going to cause a marked increase in the prices of fuel and sugar-
sweetened beverages. Diesel is the bread and butter of our public transport system,
and experience dictates that an increase in its cost will trigger inflation.
Meanwhile, soft drinks, energy drinks and packed sweetened juices are the
refreshments of ordinary workers who cannot afford 100-percent-natural juices.
The government’s numbers and perspective seem to be disconnected to the reality
on the ground.
What began as a dream come true for taxpayers may well end up to be our worst
nightmare. What is supposed to be tax reform—or a change in how taxes are
imposed—may well be just a way to introduce new taxes for our people to bear.

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May ipapatupad sa Enero Uno taong Dalawang Libo at Ditse-Otso na batas TRAIN,
ito ay kumakatawan sa mga pag babago sa pag bubuwis sa mga mamayanan at
produktong kinukunsyumo. Ang aking mga iatatanong ay yung mga bagong
ipapatupad na batas sa buwis na labis na makaka apekto sa mga mamayanan nating
mahihirap. Bagkus, sinasabi ng administrasyong Duterte na pro-poor ang
pagpapatupad ng mga ito.
insert clip duterte saying--->99% will be free of burder and 1%blah blah blah.
1. Masasabi mo bang may kakaunting ideya ka sa mga nakapa-loob sa batas
2. Pumapaloob sa batas TRAIN o Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion
na buong buo mo na makukuha ang sweldo mo na dating kinakaltasan pa ng buwis.
Masasabi bang makakabenepisyo ito sa karamihan?
3. Ano ang iyong pananaw na papatulan ng buwis ang mga “Sweetened
Beverages”? Katulad ng Iced Tea, Soft drinks, Mga kapeng 3 in 1, mga tetra pack
na inumin kagaya na lang ng Big, Zesto at iba pa?
4. Sa iyong palagay, totoo nga ba para sa ikakabuti ng mga mamayanan ang
pagpatol ng buwis sa mga inumin na ito upang tangkiliin ang 100 percent natural
juices para sa mabuting kalusugan ?
5. Pati na rin pala ang petroleum at mga gasol ay hahatulan ng dagdag buwis at
ang buwis ay lalaki kasabay sa pag daan ng mga susunod na taon, ano ang iyong
pahayag ukol dito?
6. Sang-ayon po ba kayo sa goberyno na ang solusyon ay voucher para sa mga
byaherong papasok ng eskwela o trabaho upang umano ay maramdaman na ‘pro-
poor’ ang ipapatupad na TRAIN LAW?
7. Narinig niyo na po ba na ang solusyon sa taas pasada ay voucher? Sa tingin
niyo po ba ma-seserbisyuhan ng goberyno ang lahat ng mamayanan na
nangangailangan ng voucher, bakit oo o hindi?
8. Ano po ang iyong opinyon sa sasabihing kong pahayag ng isang Obispo
na“Sana nga mas tinax nila ang sigarilyo at alak para hindi na makakabili ang tao pero
sa ganito na ang tinaasan ay mga common commodities ang madadamay talaga dito
ay ang mahihirap,”’?

9. Sa iyong palagay, ano po ba ang dapat dagdagan ng buwis? at bakit?

10. Ano ang plano sa buhay ngayon na ipapatupad na ang TRAIN law sa Enero
Uno, taong Dalawang Libo and Ditse-Otso?
11. Ang mga buwis na makokolekta ay para sa mga inprastrukturang tayo din daw
ang makikinabang, Naniniwala ka ba sa kakayahan ng administrasyong Duterte na
maipatupad ang BUILD BUILD BUILD program?
12. Sa iyong palagay, masasabi niyo po ba na ang tanging gusto ng goberyno ay
umunlad ang mga mamayanan natin kasabay ang ekonomiya ng bansa?

Maraming Salamat sa inyong oras.

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