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Senate panel to push higher tax on tobacco when session resumes

THE SENATE Ways and Means committee will submit for plenary action a measure to raise the excise tax on tobacco products when Congress resumes session in May, even if there will be little time left by then to ensure enactment.

Congress ratifies 2019 budget; rejects cash-based budgeting system

Congress on Friday finally ratified the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019.

Andaya says Diokno offered P40-B for lawmakers to ignore ‘insertions’

HOUSE Appropriations committee chair Rolando G. Andaya on Friday accused Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of offering money to lawmakers to keep silent about the alleged “insertions” in the P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019, which the Cabinet official denied.

General tax amnesty awaits plenary action in the Senate

SENATOR Juan Edgardo M. Angara, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means committee, on Tuesday submitted a general tax amnesty bill for plenary action.