Palace rules out suspension of fuel taxes amid unabated increases

6/7/2022 10:03:00 AM

The Duterte administration maintains that the imposition of the excise tax on oil cannot be suspended despite rising oil prices as the tax will fund government programs, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.

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The Duterte administration maintains that the imposition of the excise tax on oil cannot be suspended despite rising oil prices as the tax will fund government programs, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.

The Duterte administration maintains that the imposition of the excise tax on oil cannot be suspended despite rising oil prices as the tax will fund government programs, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.

(The President and his economic team have not wavered in their position, dating back to March, that we cannot suspend the imposition of the excise tax on fuel because it will fund the salaries of teachers; the Build, Build, Build and other government programs.)

Andanar said it was up to the incoming administration of President-elect Bongbong Marcos to decide if it will stick with the policy."We leave it to them to decide," he added.Oil prices have ranged from P70 to P80 per liter.As this developed, Andanar also said the increase in the number of hungry families at 12.2% or 31 million families from 11.8% in the last quarter amid the lingering pandemic was also due to rising oil prices.

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"Hindi nagbabago ang posisyon ng Pangulo (Rodrigo Duterte) noong Marso sa ngayon, ganun rin sa economic team, na huwag suspendihin ang excise tax on fuel kasi ang makokolekta rito ay naibudget na para sa sweldo ng mga guro, Build, Build, Build, at iba pang programa ng pamahalaan," Andanar said during Tuesday's  Palace briefing.By - June 6, 2022 6:28 pm Prices in one of the fuel pump stations in General Santos City on Monday, 06 June 2022.By GISELLE OMBAY, GMA News Published June 6, 2022 9:42am Senator-elect JV Ejercito on Monday said he would propose to President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.Shirley Matias Pizarro Kylie Padilla (Facebook) Actress Kylie Padilla unwittingly confirmed rumors regarding the separation of her old friend Max Collins from her husband, GMA artist Pancho Magno not too long ago.

(The President and his economic team have not wavered in their position, dating back to March, that we cannot suspend the imposition of the excise tax on fuel because it will fund the salaries of teachers; the Build, Build, Build and other government programs.) Andanar said it was up to the incoming administration of President-elect Bongbong Marcos to decide if it will stick with the policy. This developed as a big-time price hike on fuel products is set to take effect on Tuesday, June 7, with diesel rising by at least P6. "We leave it to them to decide," he added. Ejercito, the principal sponsor and author of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law, said he would recommend the move until the health situation in the country normalizes to help particularly the working class, including the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Oil prices have ranged from P70 to P80 per liter.70 for gasoline. As this developed, Andanar also said the increase in the number of hungry families at 12. Parehas kaming ikinasal, parehas naghiwalay, parehas kaming nanganak,” she said laughing.

2% or 31 million families from 11. Ruel Libawan, a member of the Minanga Buayan Fishermen Association, bemoaned the soaring prices of petroleum products in the past several months to their fishing operations. “Gusto ko lang liwanagin na nung dina-draft natin o sinusulat natin ang UHC law ay normal ang sitwasyon no’n, napakaganda ng takbo ng ekonomiya ng Pilipinas, ng buong mundo.8% in the last quarter amid the lingering pandemic was also due to rising oil prices. "Tumaas po ang presyo ng langis sa pandaigdigang merkado dahil sa giyera sa pagitan ng Ukraine at Russia," Andanar said. Sadly, we returned home without any catch. (Global prices of oil increased due to armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Hindi naman natin akalain at nakita itong pandemiyang dumating, kung kaya’t we have to adapt to the situation,” he added.) He was referring to the war which stemmed from Russia's unprovoked assault on Ukraine's separatist territories, prompting other countries to impose economic sanctions on Russia, including cutting gas pipelines. His relative, Guillermo Libawan, said his fuel expense for a fishing expedition doubled from P500 to P1,000. This bit of news doesn’t come as a surprise because we have been following Arnell’s exploits in office and we see how hard he has been working to help and assist thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the globe, with the help of other government agencies like the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

Andanar, however, maintained that the Duterte administration made significant efforts in addressing hunger. "The President formed the InterAgency Task Force on Zero Hunger under Executive Order 101 last January 2020, and this [Task Force] included initiatives such as Gulayan sa Barangay at Pamayanan and other livelihood projects to decrease hunger incidence among families," Andanar said. With the high price of gasoline, we’re afraid to go to distant fishing grounds because we might not have enough fuel to go home,” Guillermo said. Right now, we are in an emergency situation. "This is why this 12.2% is still lower than the 16% hungry families recorded in the last quarter of 2020," Andanar added. Both Ruel and Guillermo chorused they have not heard of any news that the government will grant them subsidies. — DVM, GMA News . This premium rate means that those earning P10,000 and below would have to pay P400. In China, Morocco, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other parts of the Middle East, Arnell was also able to repatriate OFWs with outstanding legal impediments, and on the other hand negotiate with employers in behalf of their OFW employees which yielded outstanding results, most of whom continued working for their bosses up to now and some even had increase in their salaries and were granted privileges like owning mobile phones.