MANILA – The Department of Finance is amenable to Congress’ proposal to remove the country’s common carrier's tax if lawmakers can ensure that the estimated P1.6 billion revenue loss from the measure would be countered.
Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima recently wrote House Committee on Ways and Means Chair Hermilando Mandanas (Batangas, 2nd District) and Senate Committee on Ways and Means Chair Ralph Recto, to inform them of the DOF position.
The agency “interposes no objection” to the repeal of common carrier's tax “provided that countervailing revenue sources/measures shall be identified” to recoup an estimated P1.6 billion in losses.”
Public warned against
‘hot meat’ on holidays
Members of Task Force Botagoy of the Bacolod City government confiscated and destroyed 40 kilos of suspected hot meat from a vendor at Libertad Market recently.
Rex Juplo, OIC-city veterinary officer, said they were conducting inspection and monitoring at Libertad Market when they spotted Danny Roa of Brgy. Mansilingan, on board a tricycle with a polyethylene garbage bag containing the hot meat.
He said Roa tried to deny that it was in the polyethylene bag and declared it as garbage but when the enforcers opened it they saw a hastily-slaughtered pig.
open in Bacolod
Mooon Café and Chika-an Restaurant opened yesterday at the Central City Walk at Robinson’s Place-Bacolod with Mayor Evelio Leonardia leading the ribbon-cutting with singer Princess Velasco, and actress-model Bianca King.
Franchised by Ian Lo, Mooon Café serves meals, pastries, wines, coffee, and nachos, while Chika-an Restaurant serves native food.
The café and restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.