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DARANUDOR TI ILOCANDIA | Taxing tobacco, tricking the people

Taxation is part of the government’s exercise of its authority. However, this authority comes with the responsibility to use the fund to improve the lives of its citizens. But under the current social conditions, proposals to raise taxes only serves those in power. The current state of our taxation and distribution system only sustains bureaucratic corruption, political dynasties and patronage politics.

Infra gets lion’s share in Ilocos 2019 budget

VIGAN CITY — The infrastructure sector was allotted with ₱71 billion which comprise 54.8 percent of the region’s ₱129 billion allocation for the 2019 proposed budget, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-1) regional office bared last June. The Department of Public Works and Highways will implement the projects.

Youthspeak: Isang malaking kahibangan ang pahayag ng NEDA

Kaugnay ng pahayag ng National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA) na nakabubuhay ang 10, 000 pisong buwanang budget para sa pamilyang may 5 kasapi.Kasinungalingan, malayo sa aktwal na abang kalagayan ng mamamayan, at kawalang malasakit ang pagturan ng NEDA na sasapat ang Php10,000 sa loob ng isang buwan bilang budget ng isang pamilyang Pilipino.

Editorial: Need a courageous and faithful CHR

Notwithstanding the demand of stakeholders for better services two, no three national governtment commissions were deprived of their budget for next year by the House of Congress and were appropriated only a measly P1,000 each for 2018.

Youthspeak: We forge ahead

The news of the P8.3 billion budget realignment to pave way for free college tuition came as a pleasant surprise for Filipino students as the previous year ended. It is a wide known fact that the Philippine education system is discriminating and problematic, thus this change was more than welcomed especially by the underprivileged.

Victory! Youth party mulls steps towards free education

BAGUIO CITY – With the approval of the P8.3-billion allocation for free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the 2017 national budget, the Cordillera chapter of Kabataan Partylist heralds a “victory” of the ranks of the Filipino youth in the collective and unwavering struggle for the right to education.

Bayan Muna speaks on 2017 Health Budget

BAGUIO CITY — Mostly in their white uniforms, staff nurses and student nurses from different universities gathered in a forum on the National Health Budget last November 19, 2016 from 1PM to 5PM at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) Dietary Hall.