Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 1 July 2022 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << July 2022 >> 
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Commentary: Scrap E-Vat and the unanswered questions on John Osmena's rigorous campaigning

by Romy Sabaldan

Davao City (28 March) -- THERE was a question whether former Senator John Osmena's campaigning to scrap the E-Vat law is tantamount to economic sabotage?

The Genuine Opposition (GO) candidate for senator is asking the people to put him back to the Philippine Senate and had in fact chosen one issue that is believed to be endearing to the consciousness of the majority population of voters.

Is the former senator's television political ad campaign to scrap the Reformed Value Added Tax merely an anti-government tirade for his rigorous campaign for a comeback?

And what is the feeling of the government agency tasked to implement the economy-boosting measure?

All these questions have remain unanswered as Jose Eric Furia, Revenue District Officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) based in Davao City had opted to do so during a press briefing Tuesday at the audio-visual room of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Region XI.

Furia just went into the basic of explaining the basics. He said that while the E-VAT is an added boost to government's revenue-seeking measures, the problem remains to be public apathy.

Why so, because most consumers are just excited about buying things they like and forgetting about asking for the official receipts.

For example, when you buy things considered as luxury such as gasoline for your car at P1000 that automatically carries with it the 12% E-VAT of P120 but if you don't ask for the receipt the added amount do not go to government as revenue but to the seller.

When you're wearing a new t-shirt for P10000 you're not only looking good, you are also helping build a nation with the added P120 if you ask for the receipt.

If all 90 million if Filipinos will just pay P1 each that's already P90 million in one month, he said.

The Revenue District Officer also explained that the E-VAT is just to boost the economy and not to burdened Filipinos considering that all the basic needs and food items are not included in the new taxation scheme.

RDO Furia's press briefing was just to report to the people in his district the recent achievements of the BIR Regional District Office that includes almost P1-B increase in its total collection of P4.4-B in the year 2006 compared to 2005's P3.2-B. (PIA XI) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Join a Chemic Relief Science Camp
»Women with disabilities given importance
»Davao hotel occupancy rate still at 75%
»MOA inked to empower Davao del Sur women
»Stay on service to people, Gov YG asks LGU execs
»Davao celebrates 6th Araw ng Panabo
»Commentary: Scrap E-Vat and the unanswered questions on John Osmena's rigorous campaigning
»Komentaryo: PWDs, binigyang halaga
»A kilo of rice per child is allocated - Andaya
»Feature: The Presidentís rating
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines