September 14, 2016
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with several legislators over dinner in Malacañang for the proposed review of the current tax reform program of the government.
The discussions centered on the improvement of the social protection scheme and the excise tax on oil and diesel. The meeting also tackled the proposed higher pension or a subsidy similar to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) for senior citizens, as well as more PhilHealth support. The topic on the proposed tax amnesty coverage was also discussed.
Among the legislators present during the meeting were former President and currently Pampanga’s Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (District 2), Representative Pantaleon Alvarez (Davao Del Norte, District 1), Representative Arthur Yap (Bohol, District 3), Representative Romero Quimbo (Marikina City, District 2) and Representative Dakila Carlo Cua (Quirino Province).
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