Corporate income tax recovery comprised 31 percent and 26 percent of the rates charged to consumers by Manila Water and Maynilad, respectively, in 2008 and 2012.
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“This is a test case for the Duterte administration to bare its resolve in ending contractualization through strong intervention.”
“Why did the ERC allow Meralco to increase its rates when it can’t even tell us the kind of alternative fuels that were used, its cost per unit and the quantity used during the two and a half week shutdown?”
“ERC is subjecting consumers once again to the presumably overpriced negotiated prices between Meralco and its affiliated generation companies.”
“The administration must have clear and concrete policies that would ban all contractual
employment schemes and force capitalists to respect workers’ rights to regular jobs.”
“We are unjustly overtaxed and underserved. Lowering income tax must not be reduced to a mere revenue issue.”
PH labor laws say that employees performing tasks that are “necessary and desirable to the usual business of the company” are considered regular employees.
Science and technology advocates want the government to take action in modernizing local agriculture.
‘There is currently a disconnect between science research outputs and the needs of local industries.’
A proposed law threatens to further privatize social services through government deals with profit-driven companies.
“It is apparent that Chinabank and Planters Development Bank intend to ease out regular employees as certain bank functions in Chinabank Savings are already outsourced or being handled by contractual employees.”