- President Rodrigo Duterte assured the public that the taxes they are paying are safe with him
- This came after the approval for the second round of fuel excise tax hikes for next year
- However, the netizens were divided with regard to the pledge of the President
In a speech during the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas, President Rodrigo Duterte shared that the people should not be worried about paying taxes. KAMI learned that President Duterte reiterated that he will not allow corruption during his administration.
KAMI brings this news to the readers to spread knowledge about the approval of the government for the second round of fuel excise tax hikes for 2019.
“Do not be so sad about being taxed because your money here during my term is safe. I will not allow corruption. I have fired so many Cabinet members for just an infraction," said the President as reported by CNN Philippines.
In a report by Inquirer, as per Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, there will be an additional P2.24 per liter for diesel and gasoline starting January 1, 2019. The P2 will be the excise tax, while the 24 centavos will be for the value-added tax (VAT).
However, the netizens are divided in the pledge made by President Duterte. Here are some of their comments on the Facebook page of CNN Philippines:
“So Mr. President, we would like to clarify if this is one of your jokes or one of your broken promises? Kami na mag-adjust kasi huling sinabi mo joke yung sa marijuan. *Edit* tax payer here may right akong itanong kung saan ginagastos ang malaki kong tax monthly. May naimbag naman siguro ako kahit hindi to contribution sa Christmas party?”
“I will not allow corruption but I simply love Estrada, Arroyo and Marcoses”
“Bakit po kapartido at inindorso ng anak nyo yung mga nakasuhan at nakulong na dahil sa corruption? Yung sa hugpong ng ulupong?”
“galit sa corrupt...ba't andyan pa c gloria sa kongreso...me pork barrel pa ngang pinapalusot eh!!!”
“THANK YOU FOR SPENDING OUR TAXES TO #BUILDBUILDBUILD, free education, free hospital bills, pangkabuhayan para sa mga sumukong NPA at mga OFWs!! Too many things to be thankful for! God bless you, Mr President!”
“I don't support ANY tax increase. But since it's going to happen, I trust the President and understand that the additional revenue will be used for intended purpose.”
“Ang problema nang Pilipinas eh lahat gusto maging leader! panay batikos kahit pa sino man yung nagiging presidente,rally dito,rally doon.Lahat puro matatalino at magagaling! Puro reklamo eh di kayo na! Palitan nyo na ang Presidente at iba pang namumuno.”
“sus ano lang ba yung 2 pesos compared sa 210 pesos na pinangbibili nyo ng Dark Mocha Frappe sa Starbucks everyday or everyweek”
As previously reported by KAMI, some senators and President Duterte are also open to legalize the use of medical cannabis in the Philippines after the remark he left about using it to remain awake amid erratic schedule.
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