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Bitter pill

The quote is from President Duterte, when he addressed the Philippine Constitution Association last Tuesday. Whether he has a sweet tooth or not, I’m afraid the tax on sugar sweetened beverages will be a bitter pill for the working class to swallow, once they’re deprived of the cheapest source of sugar, energy, and fun.

The government is calling on Lucio Tan-owned Philippine Airlines to pay in full over P7 billion in unpaid navigational charges and other fees incurred since the previous administrations.

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The president of the Philippine Constitution Association strongly rallied behind president-elect Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte’s proposed federal form of government.

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The House Independent Bloc yesterday pushed for a financial and performance audit of the Aquino administration’s pro-poor programs to ensure that every single centavo is transparently and properly spent to alleviate the plight of the poor.

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