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A more modest tax collection goal

HOUSE bill 5636 is being touted by the administration as a reform bill with the name “Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act” (TRAIN). Reform is always a good word, while Acceleration denotes an active go-go government – as in the previous administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program – and Inclusion seeks to imply that the poorer sectors of the country will now be included in the benefits of national economic progress.

Former President Aquino has asked the Ombudsman to dismiss with finality the administrative and criminal charges filed against him for implementing the unconstitutional P72-billion Disbursement Acceleration Program.

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Aquino says he has not broken any law

President Aquino is confident that he would not rot in jail for the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) even though it was partly declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

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